Brexit

17-10-2017

May and Juncker agree to ‘accelerate’ stalled Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said they agreed after talks Monday (16 October) to "accelerate" efforts for a Brexit deal ahead of a decisive EU summit this week.

16-10-2017

Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.

16-10-2017

May and Corbyn now say yes to Europe – sort of

So now we know that the main party leaders in Britain would vote to stay in the EU if there was a second referendum - hence the growing attacks on the government from those in the Brexit camp, writes Denis MacShane.

16-10-2017

Guess who’s coming for dinner? Theresa May in Brussels today

UK Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday (16 October) for talks with Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.

13-10-2017

The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Squaring the circle of the Irish border

One of the three big issues in the first phase of Brexit talks, next to the financial settlement and citizens’ rights, is the problem of the Irish border – the UK’s only physical contact with the rest of the EU.

13-10-2017

EU summit to offer May hope of talks on post-Brexit relationship

European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.

13-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: Weinstein, Brexit ball games, and Catalonia

This week, Harvey Weinstein the world’s most hated man? Brexit ball games, Barnier’s no fan. And watch this space if you’re Catalan.

12-10-2017

Brexit talks hit cash impasse, Barnier worried about ‘thousands of projects’

British and EU negotiators hit a dead-end over money in four days of talks, the European Union’s Michel Barnier said today (12 October) as he ruled out discussions on future trade being allowed to start by EU leaders next week.

Agrifood 11-10-2017

Farmers face ‘cuts agenda’ as Brexit unravels EU farm subsidies

Brexit raises big questions about the viability of agriculture on both sides of the Channel, as the sector currently relies on the EU for around half of its income. UK farm profits may fall dramatically as the sector adjusts but EU farmers will also feel the squeeze as the bloc searches for budget savings.

11-10-2017

EU lawmakers tentatively back Brexit clearing law that could clobber Britain

European Union lawmakers on Tuesday (10 October) gave broad support to a law that could end the City of London's global dominance in clearing euro-denominated financial contracts after Brexit.

10-10-2017

Britain sketches out customs powers if Brexit deal fails

Britain on Monday (9 October) outlined proposals for new laws to set tariffs and quotas including if Britain leaves the European Union with no agreement in place, as it prepares for a post-Brexit customs system.

Agrifood 10-10-2017

UK shadow minister: Britain needs a real food policy after Brexit

After Brexit, the UK should develop a real food policy focused on consumer health and self-sufficiency, while ensuring public money gets to the farmers who need it, David Drew told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

09-10-2017

UK’s May to talk up Brexit outcome, meet business leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May, weakened by a disastrous party conference last week, will give Parliament on Monday (9 October) a bullish prognosis for negotiations over the UK's exit from the European Union, but will stress that it is up to Brussels to make the next move. In a separate development, May will also meet leaders …

09-10-2017

Brussels alarmed by UK leadership crisis as Brexit talks resume

Brexit negotiations enter a critical round on Monday (9 October) with British Prime Minister Theresa May saying the ball is in the EU's court, but the bloc fearing her domestic political woes threaten the talks.

Elections 09-10-2017

EU failure to respond to plight of the Catalans is shameful

In Catalonia, there appears to be a majority in favour of independence at least as great as the majority in the UK which voted for Brexit. The EU cannot continue to close its eyes to what is happening, writes Sir Graham Watson.

Elections 06-10-2017

After May’s speech fiasco, Tories wonder: Who next?

It was meant to be the speech that rescued Theresa May's premiership, but her public humiliation before the assembled Conservative Party has thrust her own future into doubt.

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06-10-2017

Tweets of the Week: May speaks, Vestager takes on Amazon, and the EP debates Catalonia

Theresa May yet again looks a fool, Vestager says tax dodging ’s not cool and MEPs talk Catalonia self-rule.

Future EU 05-10-2017

Catalonia’s chief communicator: We will be independent and an EU member

EXCLUSIVE / The EU may be reluctant now but it will inevitably accept to mediate in the separation of Catalonia from Spain and the presence of the new Catalan state within the EU, Joan Maria Piqué told EURACTIV in an interview.

04-10-2017

Prankster, coughing fits mar Theresa May’s speech to activists

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to reassert her dwindling authority was marred on Wednesday (4 October) by a calamitous keynote speech interrupted by repeated coughing fits, a prankster and even letters of her slogan falling off the stage.

03-10-2017

Juncker warns May not to ‘go over Michel Barnier’s head’

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a stern warning to UK Prime Minister Theresa May that she should not attempt to go over the head of the EU's chief negotiator by opening direct discussions with member state leaders like Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron.

02-10-2017

EU declines to rank rival bids for agencies leaving UK post-Brexit

The European Commission has shied away from ranking which cities should host Europe's drugs regulator and banking authority after Brexit, saying the decision is up to the 27 member states which will remain.

Future EU 29-09-2017

Tusk vows to keep unity with proposal on EU’s future

European Council President Donald Tusk has set himself a time limit of two weeks to talk to leaders from every EU member state before he proposes a plan for how to advance on the future of Europe.

29-09-2017

Juncker: ‘Miracles’ needed to unlock next Brexit stage in October

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said it would take "miracles" for Brexit divorce talks to make enough progress by the end of October to move on to trade negotiations.

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Future EU 29-09-2017

Tweets of the Week: Macron, May, Germany, and Twitter

This week it’s Macron’s address, Theresa May in distress, German voters digress and Twitter’s a mess.