Brexit Bites, 17 August 2018

Aug 16, 2018

Negotiations between the UK and EU are ongoing this week and a full day is dedicated to discussing the border with Northern Ireland.  In other developments, UK unemployment rate drops to a 43 year low while the European Medical Agency warns that it may have to scale back its work significantly as a result of Brexit.

  • Ireland and Northern Ireland on the agenda during two days of Brexit talks this week
  • European Medical Agency staff numbers are expected to reduce by 30 percent as a result of Brexit and its work will have to be significantly scaled back
  • Latvian foreign minister says possibility of a Brexit deal is 50:50
  • "Everyone needs to prepare for the possibility of a chaotic no-deal Brexit," says UK foreign minister
  • UK unemployment rate drops to a 43 year low
  • Central Bank of Ireland is working to ensure that Irish pensioners who receive a UK pension can still receive payments in Ireland

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