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Brexit Briefing No.26 - Cultural Differences

The last few days have shown that, as reported in earlier Brexit Briefings, the transition period is far from a done deal, many compromises need to be agreed by both sides, and quite simply, it has never been done before, so it creates logistical and legal challenges for both sides.

Brexit Briefing No.25 - A Game of Cat and Mouse

Michel Barnier and David Davis met for the first time in person this year as the EU chief Negotiator visited London on Monday, itself an unusual occurrence as he has generally remained on the other side of the channel throughout the negotiations.

Dan welcomes an end to unfair price discrimination

In a speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 5 February, Dan welcomed a report which abolishes unjustified geo-blocking and price discrimination. These changes will lead to better service and lower prices for consumers.

Brexit Briefing No.24 - Transitioning

This was the week when both sides firmed up their positions ahead of the negotiations on the second phase of the Brexit talks - the transition period which will govern the UK-EU relationship from March 2019 for a minimum of 2 years and possibly for a little longer.

Could the UK join a Pacific trading block?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a new kind of trade deal between 11 countries all bordering the Pacific Ocean, a trade block which is actually more about trade than political integration.

Is your business prepared for the GDPR?

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. Businesses throughout the West Midlands will need to make changes to ensure compliance with the new data handling rules.

Call for antiques trade input to new customs rules

Call for antiques trade input to new customs rules

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton is calling for input from the antiques trade on the impact of proposed new rules on the import of cultural goods to the UK and EU.

Dan: New database will close a crime fighting loophole

New measures piloted by West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton will improve the sharing of criminal records information between national authorities, whilst striking the right balance between security and individual rights.