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David Jessop | Relating To A Much-Changed Europe and the Caribbean

Published:Sunday | October 6, 2019 – Jamaica Gleaner

AP Photo Ursula von der Leyen could become president of the European Commission.
The spectacle of Britain all but tearing itself apart over its future relationship with the European Union has been unedifying.

Now, however, after months of political, legal, constitutional, and parliamentary wrangling, the indications are that very soon, Britain, in one or another way, will leave.

As a fail-safe, the Caribbean has agreed the text of a Cariforum-United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement, or EPA, which can be rapidly approved in the event of a hard Brexit. This will, if required, provide Caribbean exporters of goods and services to the UK near identical market access terms to those it has under the EU-Cariforum EPA.              Continue reading

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