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Barnier warns post-Brexit border friction is the new normal

Michel Barnier has warned that many of the new regulatory frictions hampering cross-Channel trade will be impossible to smooth over, as the inevitable consequences of Brexit begin to manifest themselves for businesses across Europe.  The EU’s Brexit negotiator said that some things have “changed for good” as a result of the UK’s policy choices, noting… Continue reading Barnier warns post-Brexit border friction is the new normal

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Japan paper: pulp friction

Restaurants have been reopening around the world even as partial lockdowns and social distancing change the rules of eating out. Al fresco dining, disinfected utensils and seating capacity limits may help curb transmission of coronavirus. But what about paper menus? An antimicrobial menu with copper ions that are supposed to repel viruses sounds like the perfect… Continue reading Japan paper: pulp friction