Separation anxiety: Can the UK still influence the EU’s green agenda after Brexit?

A Brexit transition period would see the UK continue to accept EU regulation without any formal representation. Simon Pickstone asks Brussels experts what it would mean for British influence on key environmental issues

Theresa May meets Jean-Claude Juncker
Theresa May meets European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the run-up to November's European Council

British politics is in chaos as the government struggles to sell its Brexit withdrawal agreement to MPs and the general public. But in Brussels, lawmakers are already turning their attention to other matters. This week, Michel Barnier, the bloc’s chief Brexit negotiator, briefed a nearly empty European Parliament on the agreement.

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