EC seeks to safeguard ‘level playing field’ with post-Brexit green standards

Document reveals how Brussels may seek to insert environmental safeguards in a post-Brexit trade deal to prevent the UK from using laxer regulation to undercut EU businesses

Brexit illustration: one jigsaw piece with EU flag and one with Union Jack. Photograph: Alessandro Bianco/123RF
UK economy 'too big and too close' for Europe to treat as a normal trading partner. Photograph: Alessandro Bianco/123RF

Brussels is seeking to ensure the UK maintains high environmental standards as a condition of trade with the EU post-Brexit to preserve a “level playing field”, it has emerged.

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