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28/06/2016

Door-slamming reactions to the UK won’t help

UK & Europe


UK & Europe 28-06-2016

Live: First EU summit post-Brexit

Following the UK's historic decision to leave the EU, the member states will now convene in Brussels to begin the unprecedented decision of discussing the terms of its divorce. Follow EurActiv's live blog for all the developments as they happen.
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.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Lithuania seeks to preserve UK ties against Russia

Lithuania, which looked to Britain to help toughen the EU line on Russia, said yesterday (27 June) it wanted the European Union to preserve all that it could of its ties with London after the Brexit vote.
Elections 28-06-2016

Rajoy hopes for a government by early August

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called yesterday (27 June) for a government to be formed by early August after his conservative Popular Party (PP) emerged stronger from another inconclusive general election.
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.

'I'm still alive' jokes Queen Elizabeth on Northern Ireland visit

"I'm still alive," quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth yesterday (27 June) when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union.
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

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.


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.
Future EU 27-06-2016

EU's Juncker under pressure to resign after Brexit vote

Pressure is building on Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to resign following the UK referendum, but also over the need to “change the habits” of his way to run the EU executive over the last two years.
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.
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

Archived: Britain votes to leave the European Union

The United Kingdom on Thursday (23 June) voted to leave the European Union, in a result that is likely to rock the 28-country bloc. Follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments, as they happen.
Global Europe 27-06-2016

Clinton swipes at Trump over Brexit

Democrat Hillary Clinton yesterday (26 June) took a swipe at Republican rival Donald Trump's stance on Brexit, saying that "bombastic comments" do more harm than good during such times.
Enlargement 27-06-2016

Scotland seeks ‘immediate discussions’ to stay in EU

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed yesterday (26 June) to protect Scotland against the "devastating" fallout of Brexit, as new polls found over half of Scots now want independence, which she may put to a second referendum.
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.
UK & Europe 27-06-2016

Door-slamming reactions to the UK won’t help

The UK needs 12-16 weeks to order its affairs. In the meantime, door-slamming reactions from the EU can only be counterproductive, Sir Graham Watson writes.