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28/06/2016

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

Location: United Kingdom


UK & Europe 28-06-2016

A new strategy for Europe can respond to Brexit

The European Council meeting today (28 June) should take the first decisive steps towards adopting our strategy as a guideline for the reform of Europe’s economic, social and environmental policies. It would be the best answer to Brexit, writes Karl Aiginger.
Europe's East 28-06-2016

Austria backs graduated Russia sanctions

Brexit continues to have far-reaching consequences, among which is the potential for normalised relations with Russia. Austria is seeking a leading role in this push. EurActiv Germany reports.
Agriculture & Food 28-06-2016

Brexit: A step forwards or backwards for a Greener Europe?

Environmental action is one of the triumphs of the EU. The UK’s contribution and ambition in this area is likely to be sorely missed, write Viviane Gravey, Andrew Jordan and Charlotte Burns.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Brexit will end EU investment in the UK

A major contributor to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and the main beneficiary of the Juncker Plan, a post-Brexit United Kingdom will have to learn to live without EU investment. EurActiv France reports.

English will remain an official language of the EU

English will indeed stay an official language of the European Union when the UK leaves the bloc, according to the Commission’s Representation in Ireland, refuting the claims of a senior MEP.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

George Osborne: Minister of 'fear'

Finance minister George Osborne, who ruled himself out of the race to be Britain's next premier Tuesday (28 June), played a key role in warning against Brexit, heading a campaign rivals dubbed "Project Fear".
Euro & Finance 28-06-2016

UK political confusion puts world markets on edge

Britain's vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

First Brexit, next stop United States of Europe and a Norse League?

In December 2011, EurActiv.com’s partner, Milano Finanza, published a scenario put together by British historian Niall Ferguson. It concerned Europe in 2021 and his predictions are already starting to materialise.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Post-Brexit EU must fight the descent into populism

The forces that led to Brexit are not unique to the UK. Europeans must react against populism, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and "post-truth" politics before the EU's values become a thing of the past, writes James Sibley.
Future EU 27-06-2016

Merkel, Hollande and Renzi in show of unity over Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Sunday (26 June) that EU countries won't negotiate the UK's divorce with the European Union until the British government formally notifies them that it will leave.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Diplomats: UK must accept freedom of movement and ECJ to get single market

If it wants access to the bloc’s single market, post-Brexit Britain must accept EU freedom of movement rules and the supremacy of the European Court of Justice, EU diplomats have warned ahead of a vital summit.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Farmers tell UK: Leave EU now to avoid market instability

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union should start now, in order to prevent additional market uncertainty, the pan-European farmers' association, Copa-Cogeca, told EurActiv.com on Monday (27 June).
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Brexit contagion reaches French presidential campaign

After Brexit, the movement for referendums on EU membership has picked up momentum in other countries. It is even becoming a central theme of France's 2017 presidential campaigns. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Survey: One fifth of British businesses may move operations abroad

One fifth of British business leaders are considering moving operations abroad after the country's shock decision to leave the EU, according to a survey from a leading business lobby group.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Will Brexit harm EU trade deals?

The UK took the plunge into the unknown and is dragging everyone along with it. Just as the EU and global markets were slowly getting back on track after years of economic recession, economic chaos this time has arrived via popular vote, writes Nelly Stratieva.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Economist: Brexit is not a good deal

Economic experts went to great lengths to warn voters about the risks of Brexit, but now it is here. What this will mean for the UK, and Germany, is the centre of fierce debate. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Brexit has exposed Juncker's democratic unaccountability

The fallout from Brexit would have claimed the scalp of any other politician, but Jean-Claude Juncker appears to be bullet-proof. Never has his unaccountability to the people been so obvious, writes James Crisp.
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

Senior EU official: Brexit has sparked 'significant political crisis' in UK

The legal procedure to start Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will not be triggered at this week's European summit in Brussels because of the “significant political crisis" there, a senior EU official has said.
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

UK in political turmoil as Corbyn under pressure after Cameron quits

Britain’s Labour opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn was faced with the resignation or dismissal of at least seven of his shadow cabinet on Sunday (26 June) in the wake of the Brexit vote - just 48 hours after Prime Minister David Cameron announced his own resignation.
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

Reports of racist unrest in post-Brexit UK

Police in London confirmed Sunday (26 June) they were investigating “racially motivated” damage to a Polish cultural centre, in the wake of Britain’s Brexit vote, as other citizens used social media to self-report incidents of racist abuse.  
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

Brussels Brits react in horror to Brexit: 'What the hell went wrong?'

The vote for Brexit has come as a huge shock to the British people living and working in Brussels, who "branded it "insane", "stupid", and asked, "what the hell went wrong?"
UK & Europe 26-06-2016

Expats begin looking for Plan B after Brexit

Many Europeans have benefitted from the right to live and work across the EU. Large numbers of British and French citizens that have crossed the Channel are now worried about their future in their adopted home. EurActiv France reports.
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.
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.