Brexit Briefing: Weekly Media Summary – 22 December 2017

Brexit Briefing - Weekly Summary

This Friday’s edition of the Brexit Briefing is part of the series of posts to highlight articles published in the media covering Brexit from an environmental perspective.

The articles are presented in chronological order with the most recent articles first. They are not presented in any specific order of importance & are provided as a selected sample of news articles to promote understanding of the key environmental issues as they develop during the Brexit process.

The selected articles from this past week, which saw the UK passed into the next phase of the negotiations with Teresa May (UK Prime Minister) gaining support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)  party in Northern Ireland, UK MPs rebel over the vote & Defra is recruiting 1,200 more staff to cope with Brexit demands, are:

How to perfect your Brexit chat this Christmas (BBC News, 21 December 2017)

One government department is recruiting 1,200 new full-time staff to cope with Brexit, showing the scale of the challenge (BusinessInsiderUK, 21 December 2017)

REACH to be converted into UK law, government confirms (ChemicalWatch, 21 December 2017)

Packaging protected from national bans by circular economy agreement (Resource, 21 December 2017)

2017 green policy review: A year of progress and pleasant surprises (edie, 20 December 2017)

Half of Defra’s Brexit work streams involve IT, NAO finds (Computer Weekly, 20 December 2017)

EU says Brexit transition should last to end-2020 (AFP, 20 December 2017)

Jenifer Rankin (Twitter – The Guardian, 19 December 2017)

Hammond plays down Brexit rift reports (BBC News, 19 December 2017)

The impact of Brexit on life sciences (EPR, 19 December 2017)

Owen Paterson: To make Brexit a success, we must break free from the over-taxed, over-regulated European model (ConservativeHome, 19 December 2017)

Theresa May condemns abuse of MPs over Brexit (BBC News, 19 December 2017)

Industry Calls for ‘Gove Guarantee’ on Agri-Environment Schemes (Stackyard, 18 December 2017)

Regulators, industry identify challenges ahead for EU biocides (ChemicalWatch, 18 December 2017)

Conservative rebels urge May to build cross-party alliance for soft Brexit (The Guardian, 18 December 2017)

Coveney: ‘Relationship with DUP needs to be repaired (itv News, 17 December 2017)

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