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23/01/2017

Tusk warns Cameron: ‘The fundamental values of the EU are not for sale’

UK & Europe


Elections 18-01-2017

Antonio Tajani: European Parliament's new president

European People’s Party (EPP) candidate Antonio Tajani has been elected as the European Parliament's new president. Tajani won the election by a slim 69 vote margin. In his acceptance speech, he dedicated his win to citizens in need.
UK & Europe 16-01-2017

Commission 'interested' in Trump's talk of crumbling EU

The European Commission today (16 January) said it had “read with interest” comments made by President-Elect Donald Trump that predicted the crumbling of the European Union.
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UK & Europe 05-12-2016

#Brexit50 ranking unveiled in Westminster

A EurActiv event in Westminster revealed the 50 most influential people shaping Britain’s exit from the European Union.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

McGuinness: Hard borders with Europe would be 'hugely damaging' to Northern Ireland

"Northern Ireland is Brexit collateral damage," said Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and a leader of the Irish republican party, Sinn Fein.
Future EU 14-09-2016

Letta: EU leaders must leave ‘business as usual’ at home before going to Bratislava

In Bratislava this week, EU heads of state and government should show clear resolve that they are departing from business as usual, and President of the Commission Jean Claude Juncker should raise the bar, said Enrico Letta in a Citizens’ web dialogue, organised by the Jacques Delors Institute in partnership with EurActiv.com. “It is the first …

Future EU 14-09-2016

Brexit battlers Farage and Verhofstadt butt heads at State of the Union speech

The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
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).
UK & Europe 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers II: Challenges ahead

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EurActiv about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
UK & Europe 13-07-2016

UK Young Farmers I: Future of farming

Young farmers at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Show talked to EurActiv about the future of farming, EU subsidies and the challenges ahead in the UK.
UK & Europe 07-07-2016

Timmermans to MEPs: Don’t let your democratic mandate be ridiculed

“Don’t let your democratic mandate be ridiculed or diminished, stand up for it. You are the representatives of more than 500 million people,” European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans told MEPs in a powerful speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday (6th July).
UK & Europe 06-07-2016

Farage: 'I will miss being the pantomime villain'

“I should miss the theatre, and I should miss the drama that there has been inside the European Parliament,” said UKIP leader Nigel Farage on Wednesday (6th July), after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd.
UK & Europe 06-07-2016

UK farmers link Brexit vote and glyphosate

EurActiv.com spoke to young British farmers at the 2016 Lincolnshire Show, just before the EU referendum on 23 June. Most showed strong interest for Brexit and linked their rejection of the EU to glyphosate.


UK & Europe 05-07-2016

Verhofstadt: 'Only a woman is capable to manage a divided Tory party'

Addressing MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday (5th July), ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt said that “the last man standing in Britain will be a woman.”
UK & Europe 05-07-2016

Tusk tells UK: 'There will be no single market a la carte'

"Leaders made it clear that access to the single market means acceptance of all four freedoms, including the freedom of movement,” said European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (5th July) in Strasbourg.
UK & Europe 05-07-2016

Juncker: ‘Patriots don't resign when things get difficult – they stay’

“I could understand that the remain camp needs weeks to reflect but I don’t understand that the Brexit camp needs months before knowing what to do,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 July) in Strasbourg.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Commission says Scotland's EU future is up to UK

An independent Scotland could be part of the EU after Brexit without re-applying for membership if London and Edinburgh were to agree, EU officials have said.
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Juncker vs. Farage: The final battle

“I’m surprised that you are here. You were fighting for the exit. The British people voted for the exit. Why are you here?” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday in Strasbourg.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Juncker: EU is ready to launch negotiations swiftly with UK

European President Jean-Claude Juncker gave a joint statement to the press on Friday morning (24 June), representing the European Commission, European Parliament, European Council, and Council of the EU on the British referendum on membership of the EU.
UK & Europe 24-06-2016

Tusk: we are prepared for this negative scenario

Speaking to the press on Friday morning, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, said that he wants to “reassure everyone that we are prepared also for this negative scenario”.
UK & Europe 30-05-2016

Gibraltar's chief minister on Brexit... and monkey Viagra?

Gibraltarian politicians are campaigning for the UK to stay in the EU in next month's referendum, but Gibraltar's First Minister Fabian Picardo said the outcome won't affect the territory's relationship to Britain.
Global Europe 19-02-2016

Merkel on refugee crisis: ‘We need protection of external borders’

“It is good if EU and Turkey share the burden, but we need protection of external borders,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her arrival to the European Council Summit on Thursday.
Global Europe 18-02-2016

Cameron: ‘I will not take a deal that does not meet what we need’

“It is much more important to get this right, that to do this in a rush,” UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron said about the UK’s negotiations on EU membership.
UK & Europe 14-10-2015

Captain Europe: Grexit, Brexit and my double life

The European Union's only superhero Captain Europe shares his thoughts on Grexit, Brexit and the refugee crisis. In an exclusive interview with EurActiv.com, he also gives us a glimpse of the mysterious man behind the mask...
Euro & Finance 25-06-2015

Tusk warns Cameron: 'The fundamental values of the EU are not for sale'

EU Council President Donald Tusk warned the UK that “the fundamental values of the EU are not for sale,” as the British Prime Minister is set to lay out his UK referendum plans during the June Council Summit in Brussels.