Participating in ‘The Negotiation Podcast’ (Förhandlingspodden) from MAQS this week – talking Brexit, the transition period and the UK-EU Future Relations negotiations (in Swedish). The podcast has approximately 20.000 listeners per show. To listen to the podcast (in Swedish), click here : Förhandlingspodden

The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. – $1 trillion should be made available through the expanded use of special drawing rights– $1 trillion of debts owed by developing countries should be cancelled this …

Bob Dylan has unexpectedly released his first new music since 2012. A17-minute song about the assassination of John F Kennedy. It is a great song. The Nobel Prize-winning artist, 78, shared the track called ‘Murder Most Foul’ with a short message to fans on Friday morning. “Greetings to my fans and followers for all …

UK-EU talks on a post-Brexit trade deal will go ahead as planned next week, despite the chief negotiator on each side being diagnosed with coronavirus. Much of Europe is on lockdown, so Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove will meet EU officials via video link. The UK’s David Frost and the EU’s Michel Barnier are …

It is time for a new trade paradigm. Beyond the pandemic. Trade recovery will have to be in the centre of any financial recovery plan post-C19/CV. We will need more extensive FTAs than ever before, including one between the EU and UK.And we will need it fast. Some people say that the waves of …

The Defence from Covid 19, the Last few Weeks This is a war. The last few weeks have been our Dunkirk moment. It’s been all about retreat, protect and defend. This week, 2 million tests rapid 10-15 min C19 diagnostic tests arrive from our suppliers in Guangzhou and Hangzhou. This week, we start to …

Sweden has become an international outlier in its response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak: many schools and offices remain open, and the capital’s commuter trains are packed. ‘It is a huge experiment. Since the UK went into lockdown on Monday evening, Sweden is the largest European country with the fewest limits on where people …

The National Crime Agency today warned that organised crime groups may try to exploit the coronavirus outbreak to target the UK. Despite the unprecedented situation with the pandemic, the NCA is continuing to protect the public and leading the UK’s fight to cut serious and organised crime throughout this difficult time. Steve Rodhouse, NCA …

Britain and the European Union have exchanged draft legal texts containing their proposals for how relations between the two sides should work after the end of a Brexit transition period on 31 December, a British government spokesman said on Wednesday (18 March). Britain formally left the bloc on 31 January, but under the terms …

We didn’t listen then, maybe it is time to start lusten now. “If anything kills over 10 million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than a war – not missiles, but microbes,” warned Bill Gates during a TED Talk five years ago.” “Part of …

CLECAT, representing the Freight Forwarding and Customs brokerage sector in Europe, calls on the European Commission to take measures related to customs formalities to ensure the flow of essential goods across the EU borders. As recognised by an EU Emergency Transport Council on 18th March 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak has a major impact on …

I am humble and happy to see this weblog continue growing month from month. In February I had 19.235 visitors to the blog! This is an amazing result for a blog about Customs, borders, capacity building, trade, security, trade facilitation, Brexit, music, film, sportd and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. I want to thank all of you …

The borders are open for goods transports! We are there to help. Update regarding the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation At KGH our top priorities are always our KGH team members and visitor’s health and safety followed by the service delivery to our customers. There are many rumours and countries are closing their borders for people movements. …

McKinsey has published a report with their our analysis of the #coronavirus outbreak, displaying that two likely economic scenarios might unfold: a quick recovery or a global slowdown. Learn more about the business implications associated with COVID-19 in our guide, updated March 9: https://mck.co/2U5Fjox Source: McK

My friend and former colleadue Kevin McAleenan, former Department of Homeland Security official has joined the board of directors of information technology firm Steampunk. Kevin McAleenan, who led DHS on an acting basis from April to November of last year, will provide direction for Steampunk’s enterprise to drive growth efforts, the company said Wednesday. …

Now the Corona virus (Covid-19) also impacts the EU-UK future relations negotiations. The EU and UK negotiators have announced the consequences for next weeks’ negotiations.Www.europa.eu/!Qt93fm Hou can click here to read the Statement

Great recording of the next edition of The Negotiation Podcast (Förhandlingspodden) in Gothenburg earlier today with host Carl Fhager from MAQS. This time about Brexit. Soon on a platform close to you. Normally approx. 50.000 listeners.

Another seek in UK for meetings. Thingd are starting to move. Good meetongs and good talks today. More tomorrow.

‪…will be Iceland. Everybody having listened to the song ‘Think about things’ performed by Daði Freyr & Gagnamagnid knows this. This is a done deal. ‬The song is brilliant. You can watch the also brilliant video here: Think about things‪‬

It’s possible that COVID-19 isn’t as fatal as most people think. And stockpiling hand sanitizer and masks could hurt people who are truly at risk: the elderly and those with weak immune systems. “Kids and adults have done extremely well in terms of recovery so far,” said Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency medicine doctor …