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26/06/2016

Brexit threatens to undo UK’s Calais border deal


UK & Europe 25-06-2016

UK’s EU Commissioner quits after Brexit vote

Jonathan Hill, the UK Commissioner in charge of financial services, has announced his resignation on Saturday (25 June), apparently bowing to growing pressure from the European Parliament following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
UK & Europe 25-06-2016

Parliament: No deal for a new EU-UK relationship before Brexit activation

In an effort to protect EU’s integrity, European Parliament party leaders have urged David Cameron to fully respect the British citizens' will and “immediately” activate Article 50 of the Treaty to start Britain's EU withdrawal process. In a draft resolution due to be voted on Tuesday (28 June), MEPs from the Parliament's main political groups have …

Future EU 25-06-2016

All eyes on Berlin and Paris as EU leaders urge quick Brexit

The EU's founding states want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" to keep the bloc from being stranded in "limbo", Germany's foreign minister said after emergency talks held on Saturday (25 June).
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Brexit threatens the UK, the EU and the economy

British voters today (23 June) chose to leave the European Union, sparking fears over the future of the EU, the UK, and the economy, and forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Post-Colonial Brexit Blues

The anti-colonial rhetoric used by Brexit campaigners was uniquely familiar to surviving subjects of the British empire, and their children. Joel Schalit reflects on the memories it raised for him as an Israeli, and the son of one of the country's founding families.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

EPP vice-chair: 'We have to be firm with the UK - no rotating presidency'

France should renegotiate the UK's Calais border deal, and Britain should miss out on the revolving Council presidency in late 2017, Françoise Grossetête told EurActiv. She is deeply opposed to the organisation of a Brexit-style referendum in France. EurActiv France reports.
Energy 24-06-2016

Brexit calls EU climate action into question as top MEP quits

The European Union’s plans to reform its broken carbon market have been thrown into turmoil, after the British lead MEP on the bill to revise the Emissions Trading System resigned after the UK voted to leave the bloc.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Migration: The people behind the numbers

Last year over a million migrants and refugees arrived in Europe. When talking about migration, we have to remember that behind the numbers are children, women and men fleeing war zones and conflicts, writes Antonio López-Istúriz.


Future EU 24-06-2016

Poland urges 'new EU treaty' based on nation states

Poland said today (24 June) that Britain's vote to leave the EU meant it was time for a "new European treaty" to overhaul the federalist model of closer European political integration.
Global Europe 24-06-2016

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" as he arrived in Scotland on Friday on his first international trip since becoming the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

EU tells shocked UK staffers: ‘We’re not closing the door on you... now’

The Presidents of the European institutions have sent reassuring emails to EU officials of British nationality, telling them not to worry about their jobs just yet after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. But some still fear for their position in the longer run.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Tories 'plan November general election' to win Brexit government mandate

EXCLUSIVE / Britain's ruling Conservative party is planning to hold fresh general elections in November, to secure a popular mandate for a new Brexit government.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

A plea to the rest of Europe: Reform or face further exits

There is obviously no time to lose in absorbing the new reality facing the UK and urgently working to unite and heal its divided communities. It is time for reform, writes Jean Lambert.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Austria unlikely to follow UK, but calls for EU reform

The overall response in Austria to the result of the UK's referendum has been to call for closer cooperation and to put the EU on the path to reform. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

UK 2017 EU presidency raises concerns

Even though it is already on an exit trajectory, the UK is still due to assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2017. But it would be surreal if the UK presides over a Union that it is going to leave.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Brexit threatens to undo UK's Calais border deal

The bilateral agreement on the policing of the UK border on French territory could be one of the first victims of Brexit. EurActiv France reports.