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EU warns UK of ‘zero’ environmental dumping in free trade deal

EU warns UK of ‘zero’ environmental dumping in free trade deal

The European Commission’s top Brexit official has said the UK will only be able to trade freely with the EU if it commits to “zero dumping” on environmental standards

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UK risks ‘falling behind’ EU green protections after Brexit deal

Green groups and opposition parties in the UK have warned that the new Brexit deal risks scrapping continued alignment with EU environmental rules in favour of a US-style approach

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Brexit deal: EU ‘kicks the can’ on securing green protections

The UK would not be required to uphold EU environmental rules after Brexit under the terms of a new deal, with ‘level playing field’ provisions moved to a non-binding political declaration

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Environmental divergence: Could the UK cut green rules after Brexit?

With the arrival of Boris Johnson in Number 10, there are growing signs that the UK government is seeking to diverge from EU environmental rules after Brexit. But which protections are most at threat?

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Brexit talks: Fresh UK demands ‘threaten green protections’

Reports that the UK government is seeking to remove some level playing field considerations from a renegotiated Brexit deal have raised concerns among EU member states and green groups

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Boris Johnson: UK green standards could 'diverge' from EU after Brexit

The UK’s environmental standards could diverge from those of the EU after the country leaves the bloc, prime minister Boris Johnson has admitted

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