Boris Johnson: “Now is the time to look forward to the future and to building a more global Britain.” Photograph: PA Wire

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to approve the post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and UK, bringing to a conclusion yea(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the vote, but warned that ‘faithful implementation is essential’.  Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve the post-Brexit trade deal between the EU and the UK, bringing to a conclusion ye(...)

European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic speaks during a press conference, February 23rd 2021. Photograph: John Thys/EPA

Brussels’ Brexit chief has warned that the EU will launch legal action against the UK “very soon” in response to British plans to unilaterally grant N(...)

Sections of the internal market bill are expected to ‘eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement’ in areas including state aid and Northern Ireland customs. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Government sources on Sunday night called for calm, but suspected gamesmanship could be behind reports that Boris Johnson’s government could pres(...)

Incoming  EU commissioner for trade  Phil Hogan: argues that the Mercosur treaty will be the first real leverage the EU has on Brazil’s government over its policies in the Amazon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The loss of Amazon forest between 1990 and 2016 now totals some 1.3 million square kilometres, at a rate equivalent to 800 football pitches an hour, T(...)