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Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches from British drivers | Brexit

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Personal imports of meat and dairy products into EU banned since Brexit transition ended. Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU. Officials wearing high-visibility jackets are shown explaining to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe , like meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, that kind of stuff.” To a bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil who asked if he could maybe surrender the meat and keep just ...

Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights

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This article is more than 7 months old Northern Ireland-born British and Irish win EU citizenship rights This article is more than 7 months old UK government makes change to immigration law after Derry woman’s residency case Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Emma De Souza, with her husband Jake outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast in 2019, described the decision as ‘great news’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Thu 14 May 2020 14.56 BST Last modified on Thu 14 May 2020 20.30 BST All British and Irish citizens born in Northern Ireland will be be treated as EU c...

For Europe, losing Britain is bad. Keeping Hungary and Poland could be worse - European Union

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This article is more than 1 month old For Europe, losing Britain is bad. Keeping Hungary and Poland could be worse Timothy Garton Ash This article is more than 1 month old The populists of Budapest and Warsaw are blackmailing the EU over the rule of law. They cannot be allowed to succeed Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in Lublin, eastern Poland on 11 September. Photograph: Jacek Szydlowski/EPA Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in Lublin, eastern Poland on 11 September. Photograph: Jacek Szydlowski/EPA Thu 10 Dec 2020 06.00 GMT Last modified on Thu 10 Dec 2020 16.29 GMT “B rexit means Brexit”...