In brief: Brexit transition, DNA species assessments

Also in the news: Leak names EU directives due to come into force during Brexit transition period; environmental DNA species assessments ‘accurate and reliable’

European Parliament building, Brussels. Photograph: Felix Lipov/123RF
European Parliament. Photograph: Felix Lipov/123RF

Environmental directives named in leaked Whitehall memo

A leaked Whitehall analysis shows that Britain “could be forced to accept” nearly 40 EU directives - including a number of environmental laws - during a two-year transition period after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reports.

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