Brexit: Concerns over green safeguards as lawmakers prepare to examine UK-EU trade deal

Environmental groups in London and Brussels have warned that the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU may fail to ensure green standards are upheld despite including a commitment not to undermine existing protections.

by Simon Pickstone
Prime minister Boris Johnson signs the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 30 December. Green groups are worried it does not contain sufficient protections for environmental standards. Photo: Leon Neal / POOL / AFP / Getty Images
Prime minister Boris Johnson signs the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 30 December. Green groups are worried it does not contain sufficient protections for environmental standards. Photo: Leon Neal / POOL / AFP / Getty Images

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