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23/05/2016

EasyJet CEO: Impact of Brexit ‘shouldn’t be overestimated’

UK & Europe


UK & Europe 23-05-2016

Live: Countdown to Brexit referendum

Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. Follow EurActiv's live feed for the latest developments.
UK & Europe 23-05-2016

Poll: Majority of Greeks against a Brexit

A majority of Greeks want the UK to remain in the EU ahead of the 23rd June referendum, according to a new poll.
Trade & Society 23-05-2016

TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
UK & Europe 23-05-2016

UK reimbursed in excess of €111 billion by EU since 1985

Thanks to the “UK rebate” won by Margaret Thatcher, over the last three decades, the United Kingdom has been reimbursed more than €111 billion from the EU budget, EurActiv.com has learned.
Energy 23-05-2016

Investors warn UK referendum 'already causing a short-term effect’

According to Global Infrastructure Investor Association head Andy Rose, members of his organisation, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, see Europe as an attractive place to invest. But, he warned, the upcoming Brexit  referendum is causing negative “short-term effects”.
UK & Europe 22-05-2016

Brexit row turns to Turkey's possible EU accession

Chief 'In' campaigner Prime Minister David Cameron clashed with members of his own party on Sunday (22 May) over the impending referendum on Britain's European Union membership, dismissing claims that he would be powerless to stop Turkey joining the EU.
Global Europe 20-05-2016

Conflict analyst: EU would have 'second most powerful military on Earth'

The EU would have "the second most powerful military" in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain.
UK & Europe 20-05-2016

‘Deserters’ won’t be welcomed back with open arms, Juncker warns Britain

"Deserters" from the European Union will not be welcomed back with open arms, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned as Britain prepares to vote in a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc.
UK & Europe 20-05-2016

Brexit prospect stokes dream of independent Scotland

Sitting in a Dundee park, two students discuss their hopes and dreams and, while they fear the prospect of Britain leaving the EU, they relish what it could bring -- a second chance at Scottish independence.
UK & Europe 19-05-2016

Queen's speech overshadowed by EU sovereignty row

Queen Elizabeth unveiled plans by British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (18 May) to overhaul prisons and help the poor under a social reform agenda he hopes to press after a referendum on European Union membership.
UK & Europe 18-05-2016

Watchdog condemns Sun’s misleading ‘Queen Backs Brexit’ headline

Britain's press regulator ruled Wednesday (18 May) that The Sun newspaper was "misleading" in suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II backs leaving the EU in next month's referendum - although the tabloid stood by its story.
UK & Europe 18-05-2016

Brexit-Brexin: Two leaps in the dark

The referendum debate on the UK and EU has mutated to a classic David and Goliath battle with a public sceptical of both sides, writes Dr Melanie Sully.


UK & Europe 17-05-2016

Tusk blasts 'absurd' Boris Johnson after Brexiteer's Hitler comments

European Council President Donald Tusk today (17 May) launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson, a leading figure in the campaign to take the UK out of the EU, after the former London mayor compared the EU to Adolf Hitler.
Energy 17-05-2016

France’s Total launches major offshore gas project near Shetland Islands

France’s Total officially launched a mammoth new gas project in Britain's remote Shetland Islands yesterday (16 May), hailed by London as a "vote of confidence" in the flagging North Sea oil and gas industry.
UK & Europe 17-05-2016

Dust settles after Boris Johnson’s comparison of EU to Hitler

Former London mayor Boris Johnson's comparing the EU to Adolf Hitler highlights how Britain's in/out referendum campaign is growing increasingly bitter, with six weeks to go and polls suggesting a dead heat, experts said yesterday (16 May).
Development Policy 17-05-2016

What would 'Brexit' mean for Development?

On June 23rd Britain will go to the polls to make a momentous decision: whether to remain in or leave the EU, writes Linda McAvan MEP.
EU Priorities 2020 12-05-2016

Slovak presidency ‘will work for overcoming East-West divide in EU’

The upcoming Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU has overcoming the fragmentation in Europe as one of its main objectives, Slovakia´s State Secretary for European Affairs Ivan Korčok told a small group of journalists today (12 May).
UK & Europe 12-05-2016

Hammond: Brexit would 'impair' UK’s ability to defend Gibraltar

Britain leaving the EU would "seriously impair" London's ability to stand up for Gibraltar, Britain's Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said yesterday (11 May) on his first official visit to the contested UK territory on Spain's southern tip.

National parliaments’ 3rd yellow card: A preliminary assessment

On 10 May, national parliaments, mainly from Central and Eastern Europe, managed to trigger a “yellow card” that forces the European Commission to reconsider its proposal to revise the Posted Workers Directive. Valentin Kreilinger answers eight questions on proposal, procedure and precedents.
UK & Europe 12-05-2016

Brexit campaigners pull ahead in race to raise cash

Groups campaigning to take Britain out of the European Union have secured £8.2 million (€10.3m) in recent weeks from leading businessmen in the financial services industries.
Development Policy 11-05-2016

Cameron caught on camera naming ‘fantastically corrupt countries’

British Prime Minister David Cameron was caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth yesterday (10 May) that leaders of some "fantastically corrupt" countries, including Nigeria and Afghanistan, were due to attend his anti-corruption summit.
UK & Europe 10-05-2016

Cameron is right to raise Brexit security fear

The real risk is that a UK exit could lead to the departure of other member states, writes Paul James Cardwell.
UK & Europe 10-05-2016

Salmond predicts Scotland could be independent ‘within 2 years’ of Brexit

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond predicted on Monday (9 May) that Scotland could be independent within two years of a Brexit vote.
UK & Europe 10-05-2016

EasyJet CEO: Impact of Brexit ‘shouldn't be overestimated’

Budget airline EasyJet's chief-exec Carolyn McCall told EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche why she's looking forward to fuel price increases and shared her thoughts on Brexit.