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30/06/2016

Why Brexit will not happen

People: David Cameron


UK & Europe 30-06-2016

As it happens: Britain in meltdown

The British vote to leave the European Union has sparked a political crisis in the United Kingdom. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to do the same, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is pushing for an independence referendum for Scotland. Keep up to date with the latest twists and turns here.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

After Brexit: The Fall?

Historians warn against reading too much into the importance of the present, but it’s difficult not to worry about the impact of the UK’s vote. Brexit was a distinctly British decision but has knock-on effects for the UK, for Europe and for the wider world, writes Mark Rhinard.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Theresa May launches bid to succeed David Cameron

Interior minister Theresa May vowed to unite Britain as she launched her bid to succeed David Cameron as prime minister with a letter to The Times, the newspaper reported Wednesday (30 June).
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

As it happened: First EU summit post-Brexit

Following the UK's historic decision to leave the EU, member states convened in Brussels to begin the unprecedented decision of discussing the terms of its divorce. Follow EurActiv's live blog below for all the developments as they happened.
Future EU 29-06-2016

Bratislava to host first summit on EU's future

An EU summit without the UK prime minister on 16 September in Bratislava will kick off the discussion on the future of EU following Brexit, EU leaders decided today (29 June).
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

Kenny says Cameron will fight to keep free movement with Ireland after Brexit

Enda Kenny tried today (29 June) to dispel concerns that Brexit would disrupt the peace process between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and said the UK would fight to keep free movement between the two countries.
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

UK rudderless, as Conservatives and Labour look for post-Brexit leaders

Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was clinging on to his political life today (29 June), pledging to fight on in any new leadership contest, while the Conservatives started looking for a new leader - and with it, prime minister - during the most turbulent period in Britain’s recent history.
Global Europe 29-06-2016

Visegrad calls for complete change of EU-27

As the EU summit continues today (29 June) without UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Visegrad group comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, will call for an inside out change of the functioning of the EU and its institutions.
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

Kerry says Brexit may not happen

US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday (28 June) that Britain's vote to leave the European Union might never be implemented and that London is in no hurry to go.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Cameron gets okay for successor to trigger Brexit at Brussels ‘last supper’

British Prime Minister David Cameron was forced to deny the United Kingdom had collapsed “politically, monetarily, constitutionally and economically” last night, after his final summit with EU leaders before the UK leaves the bloc.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

The tempting prospect of a non-Brexit

David Cameron has not yet triggered the negotiations that will take the United Kingdom out of the EU. Until he does, the UK will remain a full member. So what would happen if they decided to stay after all? EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
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.
UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Commission in bid to lead 'tough' Brexit talks with UK

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ready to take a “tough stance” with the UK. Rallying behind its boss, the executive’s legal arm confirmed its support for Juncker taking charge of the negotiatians, EurActiv.com has learnt.
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.
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".
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Cameron heads to Brussels for awkward divorce encounter

With England's disgraced football team returning from France after being dumped out of Euro 2016 by Iceland, Prime Minister David Cameron heads to Brussels today (28 June) for an awkward encounter with his 27 counterparts.
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 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

Kerry urges European leaders not to take revenge for Brexit

John Kerry urged EU leaders today (27 June) not to “lose their heads” and take revenge on the United Kingdom, after its decision to quit the European Union.
Future EU 27-06-2016

Beyond Brexit: A roadmap for a New European Renaissance

We respect the vote of British citizens and we regret it. But we can’t let Brexit sap our energy. Europeans have to reinvent themselves and face major, but shared, challenges.
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

Why Brexit will not happen

MEP Sorin Moisa argues that the "Big Lie" promoted by the Leave campaign will be exposed before Britain can actually leave the EU, and that a second referendum will reject Brexit.