UK & Europe

Politics 30-03-2017

UK likely to leave Europol and might ‘take our information with us’

Britain is likely to leave European Union police agency Europol after Brexit and could "take our information" away if no future security deal is struck with the bloc, interior minister Amber Rudd said yesterday (29 March).

Politics 29-03-2017

Revoking Article 50 would be illegal, claim EU diplomats

European Union member states questioned on Wednesday (29 March) the legality of a European Parliament move to open up the possibility that Article 50, the legal process taking Britain out of the EU, could be reversed.Diplomats told EURACTIV.com that by offering the UK a way out of Brexit, the EU had weakened its hand in …

Politics 29-03-2017

Brexit ‘letter’ is nothing new: What May did not say

After the Trump-like picture of Theresa May signing her Article 50 letter, there was nothing new in her statement in the House of Commons, writes Denis MacShane.

Politics 29-03-2017

Tusk to Brexit Britain: ‘We already miss you’

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 today (29 March), beginning an unprecedented two-year period of tough negotiations that will end in Britain leaving the European Union.

Future EU 29-03-2017

Germany backs Spain’s Catalonia position, Scottish comparison avoided

The German government yesterday (28 March) endorsed Spain's position on Catalonian sovereignty and avoided making any comparisons with Scotland's own push for independence. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Politics 29-03-2017

Moravcsik interview, part I: Britain is the exception to the rule

Brexit was an extremely unlikely occurrence, Princeton’s Andrew Moravcsik told EURACTIV Slovakia.

Politics 29-03-2017

Tusk: ‘No reason to pretend this is a happy day’

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (29 March) that there is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, either in Brussels or London.

Politics 29-03-2017

‘We know we will lose influence’ May tells MPs as she triggers Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted today the UK would both lose influence and not be able to ‘cherry pick’ the advantages of EU membership, as she briefed MPs in London on the two years of unprecedented negotiations with Brussels ahead.

Politics 29-03-2017

Brexit influencers

As the United Kingdom begins the Brexit process, we asked members of the British public who they think will influence the outcome.

Politics 29-03-2017

Twitter and Brexit: Old friends reunited

Brexit has once again taken Twitter by storm as British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter last night (28 March) launching the process for the United Kingdom's exit from the EU.

Competition 29-03-2017

EU regulators scupper stock market merger on Brexit day

EU antitrust regulators vetoed a proposed €29 billion merger of Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday (29 March), just as the UK triggered divorce talks with the EU.

Politics 29-03-2017

EXCLUSIVE: EU leaders ready for orderly Brexit, but prepared for failure

EXCLUSIVE / In a draft European Council statement seen by EURACTIV, EU member states regret that the UK will leave the Union, but “are ready for the process that now will have to follow”.

Politics 29-03-2017

As the UK prepares to leave, is Europe disintegrating after 60 years?

The EU will not necessarily disappear, but it badly needs leaders who would avoid empty slogans, which merely repackage the status quo, and instead propose tangible solutions to everyday problems, writes Sir Michael Leigh.

Politics 29-03-2017

German manufacturers say ‘no concessions’ to UK in EU exit talks

A powerful association of German manufacturing industries, the VDMA, has called for “fair” discussions over Britain’s departure from the EU but warned there should be “no unilateral concessions” in favour of the UK, saying the EU single market was more important to them.

Politics 29-03-2017

May signs Brexit letter with call for UK unity

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (28 March) signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, a photo released by her office showed, as she called for unity even as Scotland voted for a new independence referendum.

Economy & Jobs 28-03-2017

Milan joins race for post-Brexit financial spoils

Brexit is set to cost the City of London a slice of its lucrative financial services sector and now Milan has joined the race to become the EU's new finance capital. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.

Future EU 28-03-2017

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday (27 March) urged Scotland not to choose independence, while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit.

Future EU 27-03-2017

Berlin’s March for Europe celebrates Erasmus and ‘peace in our time’

Thousands of people across Europe marched in support of the EU this weekend. In Berlin, EURACTIV's partner treffpunkteuropa interviewed some of the people that hit the streets.

Politics 27-03-2017

UK manufacturers urge May to drop threat of no Brexit deal

Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (27 March) to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the European Union without a new trade deal, saying they would bear the brunt of trade barriers with the EU.

Politics 25-03-2017

Thousands march in London against looming Brexit

Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters took to London's streets on Saturday (25 March), in defiance of the terror threat, to mark the bloc's 60th anniversary just days before Brexit begins.

Politics 24-03-2017

Scottish minister: We are better off without London

After declaring independence from the UK, Scotland will improve its relationship with England. However, we have to make decisions about key affairs ourselves. Today, Europe is the most important, Alasdair Allan told EURACTIV’s partner Gazeta Wyborcza.

Future EU 24-03-2017

A very happy birthday to the European Union

There will be a sombre atmosphere when EU leaders gather in Rome later today (24 March). Just a few days after the summit, the UK will trigger Article 50. But now the bloc is tasked with rekindling public support for integration, so let’s toast its future, writes Fraser Cameron.

Future EU 24-03-2017

Rome: A common declaration but no miracle cure

Finding common ground for the EU’s declaration on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome is proving difficult. The bloc’s objective is to “confirm that the EU is the right answer” but one diplomat said there was no “miracle cure” for the Union’s woes. EURACTIV France reports.

Politics 23-03-2017

Belgium arrests man trying to drive into crowd in Antwerp

Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday (23 March) after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the northern city of Antwerp, a police chief said.