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25/07/2016

UK Commissioner: After Brexit, resigning was the right thing to do

UK & Europe


UK & Europe 25-07-2016

Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightens risks for the world economy, finance chiefs from the G20 group of leading countries said Sunday (24 July), vowing to use "all policy tools" to boost growth.
UK & Europe 22-07-2016

‘Dramatic deterioration’ in UK economy since Brexit

The British economy has suffered a “dramatic deterioration” in the four weeks since the UK voted to leave the EU, new figures on Friday (22 July) showed, prompting the country’s new Chancellor to warn he may have to “reset fiscal policy” in the autumn.
UK & Europe 22-07-2016

Live: Birth of the Brexit government

David Cameron has followed through with his pledge to resign and has been succeeded by Theresa May at 10 Downing Street. Follow EurActiv's live coverage as the new UK government is formed and begins to deal with the country's exit from the EU.
UK & Europe 22-07-2016

Brexit: A very British drama, a very European challenge

We must not fall prey to the idea that Brexit is the start of an "unravelling" of the EU, write Enrico Letta, Yves Bertoncini and other members of the Jacques Delors Institute.
UK & Europe 22-07-2016

Corbyn: Brexit vote must be respected

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday (21 July) that the result of last month's vote to leave the European Union should be respected, putting him at odds with the lawmaker who is challenging him for his job.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

Merkel grants May until new year to trigger Article 50

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her opposite number Theresa May breathing space to come up with a Brexit negotiation position on Wednesday (20 July), concurring with the new British PM that London will not trigger Article 50 until the New Year.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

May warns against Scottish EU hopes ahead of Merkel talks

Theresa May warned on Wednesday (20 July) that Scottish plans to somehow remain in the EU despite the UK's Leave vote were "impracticable".
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

Referendum on Irish reunification is a 'possibility' after Brexit

Enda Kenny, the Irish prime minister, said on Sunday (18 July) that Northern Ireland could vote to become part of a united Ireland if they want to stay in the European Union. But the topic is highly divisive.  EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
Future EU 20-07-2016

UK 'too busy' with Brexit to hold EU presidency, claims May

Britain will no longer take on the rotating EU presidency as planned next year, surrendering the role in the wake of the Brexit vote, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said Wednesday (20 July).
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday (21 July) to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.
UK & Europe 20-07-2016

UK Labour Party rebels back single candidate to oust Corbyn

The race for control of Britain's opposition Labour Party narrowed yesterday (19 July) as lawmaker Angela Eagle withdrew, leaving incumbent Jeremy Corbyn up against Owen Smith, a challenger promising a second Brexit referendum.
UK & Europe 19-07-2016

Boris Johnson on his best behaviour as he enters EU lions' den

Britain's Boris Johnson, who made his name as a Brussels-bashing journalist in the 1990s, was determined to avoid making headlines when he returned to his old stamping ground on Monday (18 July).


Security 19-07-2016

UK parliament votes to update nuclear arsenal

The new British Prime Minister Theresa May won her first parliamentary victory on Monday night (18 July), as MPs voted overwhelmingly to update the country’s nuclear arsenal.
Euro & Finance 19-07-2016

Commission’s private-sector ‘revolving door’ should work in public interest

Former Commission President Barroso’s job offer at Goldman Sachs has prompted outrage. But the real problem is the EU’s lack of transparency and democratic oversight. Interaction with the private sector through the so-called “revolving door” should be encouraged, write Katinka Brouwer, Penelope Bergkamp and Dr Lucas Bergkamp.
Trade & Society 18-07-2016

Kerry to embark on EU roadshow to promote TTIP

US Secretary of State John Kerry said today (18 July) that concluding the TTIP agreement before the end of President Barack Obama's term in office remains his country’s priority, and that he was going to tour EU countries to make this happen.
Future EU 18-07-2016

Kaufmann: Brexit means EU 'has a mountain to climb ahead of it'

A debate about the future development of the EU has raged across the continent since the UK's Brexit vote. While many believe this is the beginning of the end, others, like Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann MEP, see it as an opportunity to start afresh. EurActiv Germany reports.
UK & Europe 18-07-2016

Boris Johnson: We are leaving the European Union, not Europe

“We have to give effect to the will of the people and leave the European Union, but that in no sense means that we are leaving Europe,” Britain’s new foreign minister Boris Johnson said upon his arrival at the European Council in Brussels on Monday (18 July).
Energy 18-07-2016

There's silver lining in Brexit for the EU's climate and energy plans

A lot of good can come out of the Brexit vote if the European Commission makes it 100% clear that continued action on climate change and energy savings are crucial issues which transcend politics and pro or anti-EU sentiment, writes Brook Riley.
Global Europe 18-07-2016

EU ministers meet on Turkey, facing perfect storm

European foreign ministers will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan today (18 July) to respect the law and human rights in dealing with defeated coup plotters, but have limited leverage over their strategic neighbour.
UK & Europe 18-07-2016

Brexiteer Johnson in first Brussels talks since becoming FM

Britain's new foreign minister Boris Johnson was to meet with his European counterparts for the first time Monday (18 July), in what will likely be a fence-mending trip to Brussels for the outspoken politician who led the victorious Brexit campaign.
UK & Europe 15-07-2016

May suggests Article 50 will wait until full ‘UK approach’ agreed

Theresa May, the new British prime minister, suggested Friday (15 July) that Article 50, triggering Brexit, would not be filed until there was a full “UK approach and objectives” – suggesting Scotland would have a major say.
UK & Europe 15-07-2016

Polish minister blasts Germany's post-Brexit approach

Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has criticised Germany's approach to European policy after the UK's vote to leave the EU was announced. EurActiv Germany reports.
Special Report
Transport 15-07-2016

Boeing: 'UK's aviation policy is in question after Brexit'

SPECIAL REPORT / US aircraft maker Boeing confirmed its commitment to the UK's aviation sector during the Farnborough Airshow. But in the long run, the uncertainty generated by the country's exit from the European Union will be hard for business, says its Vice-President, Randy Tinseth.
Euro & Finance 14-07-2016

UK Commissioner: After Brexit, resigning was the right thing to do

Britain’s outgoing Commissioner Jonathan Hill has said he resigned as a matter of principle after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union because the public feel that politicians do not take enough account of their opinions.