Brexit trade deal hopes on the rise as progress is made on financial services. Meanwhile, Barnier rolls back threat to NI trade and Japan’s new PM welcomes Britain’s interest in joining the CPTPP. UK ‘confident’ a Brexit trade deal can be done: Hopes of a last minute Brexit trade deal are on the rise …

The World FZO New World Model Online Conference from 15-17 September 2020 was a great success with more than 3000 attendees from 150 countries. Here is a link to our panel on ’Customs and Border Management under shrinking supply chains’.

Trade adviser, Shanker Singham, had claimed today an implementation period could be used following the end of the transition. This would allow both sides the needed time to implement elements of the Brexit deal. In response, however, the EU said: “The transition period ends on 31 December. It cannot be extended.” Speaking to the …

Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, presented a statement plus Q&A on Brexit preparations in the House of Commons today. The idea with the publication of todays’ paper on Readonable worst case scenario day 1 (January 1sr 2021) is to warn the border industry and wake up the business environment to prepare …

Only a quarter of UK businesses are ready for the end of the Brexit transition period in less than four month’s time, Boris Johnson’s government has revealed. Michael Gove, the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, on Wednesday told the House of Commons that a government survey had found that while 78% of businesses …

Why have we progressed more in the last few hundred years than in the previous tens of thousands before? My friend Johan Norberg has written a fantastic book that gives insights into our current world. ”Mr. Norbergs ’Open’ is clear, colorful and convincing, marshalling evidence from a range of aras of civilization…often amusing as …

What a great story! Swedish super producer Max Martin wrote a song for a dance video with children showing how to avoid Covid-19|Corona infection in Ghana. The video is a cooperation between Sweden/Ghana. The video is broadcasted on Ghana’s overthrown TV channel six times a day. Two dance teachers in Nima, one of the …

Minister Michael Gove issues warning to hauliers to prepare. U.K. says flow of freight at Dover could be reduced by 80% in worst case scenarios. I don’t believe that the worst case scenario will happen, on the other hand I don’t believe in a best case scenario either. This is the biggest customs change …

The news came as Germany on Tuesday warned the UK to ‘stop the games’ while France and Ireland warned of legal action The Brexit legislation enabling Boris Johnson to alter key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement cleared a major Commons hurdle on Tuesday night. The Internal Market Bill cleared its committee stage after an …

There is at leadt some hope for this crazy yesr to become a tiny bit better. Bass player Adam Clayton confirms that U2 is preparing for an upcoming new album which they recorded the new songs for in 2019 and now the studio effort is ‘ready to go.’ U2 are all set to release …

The Trade War continues. South China Morning Posr reports that, more than 15 months after its announcement, China has finally released details of how its new “unreliable entities list” will work, in a move seen as a countermeasure to similar actions taken by the United States. Beijing said in May 2019 it would blacklist …

How Bruce Springsteen confronted death, saw Clarence in his dreams, and knocked out a raw and rocking new album with the world’s greatest bar band. Rolling Stone has a new cover story, Bruce Springsteen’s very first interview on his upcoming album, ‘Letter to You.’ He reveals the new songs’ haunted origins, and discusses mortality, …

Keanu Reeves is on his way back to the legendary role of Neo in the sequel to the at least iconic “Matrix” trilogy. Many are of course curious about what the fourth film in the series will be about, and during a visit to the BBC program “The One Show” Reeves took the opportunity …

I participated as speaker in a Live Webinar Panel on ’Customs and Borders Management Under Shrinking Supply Chains’ at World Free Zones Organizations ’New World Model – The Future of Industry’ high level online event. There were more than 3100 participants from 152 countries listening in to the online event of the year. In …

Armand Mondo Duplantis! Tonight the track and field athletic world saw a new amazing world rwcord The 20 year old Swedish Pole Jump supertalent beat Sergei Bubkas 27 year old outdoor world record. The new world record is 6.15. Mondo already holds the indoor world record, 6.18.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission held her first State of the Union speech today. In the speech the President said: ”People want to move out of this corona world, out of this fragility, out of uncertainty. They’re ready for change, ready to move on. This is the moment for Europe …

Prime Minister Boris Johnson have had ‘constructive’ talks with senior MPs and tells them he will act on their concerns. Boris Johnson has signalled a possible compromise with Tory rebels after a minister suggested that elements of the Brexit legislation that triggered a revolt could be rewritten. The Prime Minister met senior MPs shortly …

The Guardian Exclusive: document seen by the Guardian says core IT system not due to be tested until November. Personally I don’t think it is strange that Government is engaged in scenario planning and looking at also worst case scenarios. I would be more surprised if the didn’t. The Guardian writes that the scale …

We are delighted to publish GENN:s first paper exploring the fundamentals of resilient economies and how the creation of global superhighways that connect leading, hi-tech, knowledge based economies can power the global economy in a post-pandemic world. The paper looks at how the pressing questions of global economic outlook have moved from the stagnating …

Are we finally at Brexit crunchtime? It sure looks like it to me. The next weeks will be decisive for UK|EU. And Europe.