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16/01/2017

Renzi warns UK over post-Brexit EU rights

People: David Cameron


UK & Europe 10-01-2017

Oxford English Dictionary: The man who coined 'Brexit' first appeared on EurActiv blog

The word ‘Brexit’ was coined by EurActiv, according to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, way back in 2012, in a blog post by Peter Wilding.
UK & Europe 09-01-2017

May denies UK heading for ‘hard Brexit’, as sterling falls

Theresa May denied Monday (9 January) that the UK was heading for a ‘hard Brexit’, in the wake of the resignation of the UK ambassador to the EU, and her own core focus on controlling immigration.
UK & Europe 06-01-2017

May set to be first EU leader to visit Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to become the first EU leader to visit President Donald Trump, after Downing Street announced a trip scheduled for the spring.
UK & Europe 05-01-2017

Sir Tim Barrow: New EU ambassador is ex-Moscow and 'tough negotiator'

The fresh British ambassador to the EU - charged with picking up the portfolio just two months before Brexit negotiations are triggered - is a former ambassador to Moscow, described as a “tough negotiator”.
UK & Europe 04-01-2017

UK ambassador’s damning final email: ‘Speak truth to power’

The resigning UK ambassador to the EU warned colleagues to “speak truth to power” and “challenge muddled thinking”, in an unprecedentedly blunt departing email, it emerged on Tuesday (3 January).
UK & Europe 04-01-2017

Sir Ivan Rogers leaves May's small tent

Sir Ivan Rogers is not a Foreign Office smoothy, the kind of charming brilliant dip who used to live in the Rue Ducale and out-negotiate the Eurocrats with effortless ease, writes Denis MacShane, reflecting on the sudden departure of the UK's envoy to the EU.
UK & Europe 03-01-2017

UK ambassador in Brussels quits on eve of Brexit negotiations

Britain’s ambassador to the EU has unexpectedly resigned, just weeks before the UK triggers Article 50 to begin negotiating its exit from the bloc, the Financial Times reported Tuesday (2 January).
UK & Europe 02-12-2016

Pro-EU candidate wins London ‘Brexit by-election’

The UK’s ruling Conservatives have lost a seat in London dubbed the ‘Brexit by-election’, seeing the pro-EU Liberal Democrats overturn a 23,000 majority.
UK & Europe 30-11-2016

Women top EurActiv’s ‘Power List’ of Top 50 Brexit influencers

Despite Britain’s referendum on the EU being called by a man, and both the Leave campaign and the Remain campaign being led by men, women now hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating Brexit, a panel of experts for EurActiv.com has concluded.
Global Europe 24-11-2016

From Brexit to Trump: Transatlantic Allies in an era of unpredictability

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President is not just a test for EU leaders and institutions, it’s test of free citizens in free societies, write Geoffrey Harris and Tim Oliver.
UK & Europe 23-11-2016

Brexit slams brakes on British growth

Brexit will cause Britain's economic growth to slow sharply and blow a hole in government finances that will require it to borrow an extra £122 billion [€143 billion] over five years, a gloomy budget update revealed today (23 November).
Elections 23-11-2016

Welcome to the Leak-ocracy:  Elections decided by Russian hackers and (Wiki)leaks

A new and disturbing factor emerged during this US presidential election, one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technologies, and those who control them. Steven Hill warns that Germany could be next.
UK & Europe 23-11-2016

White supremacist found guilty of assassination of UK Remain MP

A white rights terrorist was found guilty  of the murder of British MP Jo Cox on Wednesday (23 November), who was assassinated in the run-up to the Brexit referendum in June.
UK & Europe 21-11-2016

Britain’s Brexit minister holds first meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg

Britain’s ‘Brexit’ minister headed to Brussels and Strasbourg Monday (21 November), in his first official meetings on the continent since taking up the portfolio after the UK’s June referendum.
UK & Europe 15-11-2016

Leaked memo: UK government has no Brexit strategy

The British government has no Brexit strategy, and may not have one before triggering Article 50 in March 2017, according to a leaked memo published by The Times today (15 November).
UK & Europe 04-11-2016

Brexit resignation prompts talk of early election in UK

One of Theresa May’s MPs resigned on a point of principle over Brexit on Friday (4 November), reducing her parliamentary majority and prompting speculation of an early general election in the UK.
UK & Europe 04-11-2016

Media-political hysteria over Brexit High Court ruling not justified

The sensationalist press coverage of the High Court ruling on Brexit is not justified by what actually happened and is likely to happen, says Denis MacShane.
UK & Europe 21-10-2016

Juppé: Anglo-French border should be moved to UK

France's Alain Juppé will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian reported on Friday (21 October).
Future EU 13-10-2016

Live: EU begins to talk life after UK

The negotiations haven't even started yet, with the now infamous Article 50 yet to be triggered by Theresa May's government. Things are starting to take shape and the news will come thick and fast. Follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments and talking points.
UK & Europe 13-10-2016

Reinventing Britain's centre ground

Under Theresa May, everything is on the line: from the UK economy to the future of the Union itself. If May fails the test of Brexit, it won’t be the British people who get rid of her. The Tories will move quickly, daggers drawn.
UK & Europe 04-10-2016

Clegg: May making 'huge mistake' with hard Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a "huge mistake" by heading for a hard Brexit -- severing ties with the European single market, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told AFP on Tuesday (4 October).
UK & Europe 04-10-2016

Council of Europe: Brexit campaign fuelled 'anti-foreigner' feeling in Britain

The Council of Europe voiced concern today (4 October) at a rise in racist violence in Britain in recent years, adding that campaigning for the Brexit referendum led to a further rise in "anti-foreigner sentiment".
UK & Europe 30-09-2016

May faces party conference as clock ticks on Article 50

Theresa May faces her first Conservative party conference as leader and prime minister this weekend, as the clock ticks for the UK to trigger ‘Article 50’ beginning its two-year EU exit negotiations.
Future EU 29-09-2016

Renzi warns UK over post-Brexit EU rights

Britain must not expect to end up with more rights than other countries outside the EU following Brexit negotiations, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned in an interview Thursday (29 September).