UK referendum on Europe

UK & Europe 17-02-2017

Blair urges pro-EU Britons to ‘rise up’ against Brexit

Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Friday (17 February) urged Britons who support the European Union to "rise up" and persuade Brexit voters to change their mind about leaving the bloc in a high-profile speech.

UK & Europe 17-02-2017

Juncker warns Brexit deal will take longer than two years to negotiate

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker believes it will probably take longer than two years to agree on all the arrangements for Britain to leave the European Union, he said on Thursday (16 February).

UK & Europe 11-02-2017

Juncker will not seek second term as European Commission President

Jean-Claude Juncker will not seek a second term as European Commission president, once his first mandate ends in 2019.

UK & Europe 10-02-2017

Apple CEO: Britain will be ‘just fine’ after Brexit

Britain will be "just fine" after it leaves the European Union, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook said in an interview broadcast on Friday (10 February).

Future EU 10-02-2017

Ireland tells EU Brexit bosses ‘we are firmly on your side’

Ireland has told leading EU negotiators that its border with the United Kingdom must stay “invisible” after Brexit and said it was “firmly on the side” of the 27 remaining member states in the forthcoming divorce talks.

Euro & Finance 09-02-2017

Dombrovskis: Brussels wants Brexit deal ‘for all’

The European Commission's vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis argued on Thursday (9 February) that a Brexit deal must benefit financial services sectors in both Europe and Britain.

Energy 09-02-2017

Does Brexit offer a ‘golden opportunity’ to pursue EU ETS alternatives?

As the British MPs this week waved through the bill to withdraw from the European Union, the debate surrounding the country’s future involvement in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) intensified with a lively debate in parliament. EurActiv’s media partner Edie.net reports.

UK & Europe 09-02-2017

Asian economies stress focus is on EU-27, not UK, after Brexit

Leading Asian economies stressed on Wednesday (8 February) their attention would continue to be focused on the EU-27 post-Brexit, ahead of any possibilities for the UK opened up by Brexit.

UK & Europe 08-02-2017

Scottish independence now neck-and-neck, new post-Brexit poll shows

Support for Scottish independence in the wake of the Brexit referendum is now effectively neck-and-neck, according to a new poll released Wednesday (8 February).

UK & Europe 07-02-2017

May promises MPs vote on draft Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May agreed Tuesday (7 February) to give British lawmakers a vote on the final Brexit deal before it is finalised, seeking to fend off a rebellion over a bill to start negotiations to leave the EU.

UK & Europe 07-02-2017

UK lawmakers reject pro-EU attempts to attach strings to Brexit law

British lawmakers on Monday (6 January) rejected the first set of proposed amendments to legislation that would give Prime Minister Theresa May the right to notify the European Union of Britain's intention to leave the bloc.

UK & Europe 06-02-2017

French PM says Britain must agree divorce terms before trade deal

Britain must discuss the terms of its divorce from the EU before talks on any future trade agreement can start, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned on Monday (6 February).

UK & Europe 06-02-2017

Brussels refutes claims that it will make UK sport teams wear EU flag

The EU this weekend scolded the British tabloid press for claiming it is demanding that its flag be flown at sporting events and displayed on team shirts.

UK & Europe 02-02-2017

UK unveils Brexit blueprint

The British government on Thursday (2 February) presented its Brexit strategy to parliament, publishing 12 objectives that it believes will secure "a new, positive and constructive partnership" with the EU.

UK & Europe 02-02-2017

Gibraltar urges MEPs to work towards ‘sensible’ Brexit

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has called on MEPs to work towards a “sensible Brexit”, guaranteeing the Rock’s border crossing with Spain and single market access for its services industry. EURACTIV Spain reports.

UK & Europe 02-02-2017

Brexit bill clears first hurdle in UK parliament

British MPs on Wednesday (1 February) approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union.

Health 01-02-2017

European nurses registering in UK falls by 90% post-Brexit

The number of European nurses registering to work in Britain has fallen by more than 90% since last June's Brexit vote, according to the British Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

UK & Europe 31-01-2017

British MPs finally begin debating Brexit

Some seven months after the bombshell referendum, British MPs finally began debating Brexit on Tuesday (31 January) – although only to grant the government permission to trigger Article 50.

UK & Europe 31-01-2017

Give young people a say over Brexit

If the EU and UK want to build public support for the Brexit negotiations, they need to include the younger generation. After all, young people that will be most affected by the process, write Sophie Pornschlegel and Marcel Hadeed.

UK & Europe 30-01-2017

Sturgeon gives May deadline to sort Scotland Brexit compromise

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had given Theresa May until March to come up with a compromise plan for Scotland and Brexit, after the pair met in Cardiff on Monday (30 January).

UK & Europe 30-01-2017

UK agrees ‘immediate’ post-Brexit talks with US, leaving EU high and dry

US President Donald Trump has agreed to start immediate trade talks with Britain with the goal of preserving current arrangements when it leaves the European Union, Downing Street said Saturday (28 January), setting the UK on a collision course with its EU commitments.

Global Europe 27-01-2017

Pakistani minister: We want a ‘GSP-Plus’ trade deal with Brexit Britain

EXCLUSIVE / Pakistani Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told EurActiv.com that the UK leaving the EU was a “tremendous loss” for Pakistan’s dealings with Brussels, and that he would like a GSP-Plus deal with post-Brexit Britain.

UK & Europe 26-01-2017

Ex-US ambassador: Ideology has ‘Trump-ed’ common sense

Ideology has “Trump-ed” common sense in the US, the country’s former ambassador to the EU warned. Anthony Gardner said that post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and America and the UK and the EU will be long and difficult.

Trade & Society 26-01-2017

Post-Brexit trade deal with Trump will take years not days, warns former US ambassador to EU

EXCLUSIVE/ Any free trade agreement between Britain and the United States will take years rather than the 90 days mooted by Donald Trump’s supporters, the former US ambassador to the EU warned the day before (26 January) British Prime Minister Theresa May meets the new president.