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UK & Europe 21-10-2016

Brexit can be the rallying call for a Europe at its lowest ebb

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the EU has caused its continental partners to close ranks; the unexpected result of the Brexit vote is a rallying point that Europe can use to offset their other differences, writes José Manuel Sanz.

UK & Europe 21-10-2016

May defends EU response to Aleppo bombing, as Russian warships sail in English Channel

British Prime Minister Theresa May today (21 October) insisted that EU leaders’ response to Moscow’s bombing of Aleppo was a success, as Russian warships passed through the English Channel on their way to Syria.
UK & Europe 20-10-2016

May sets down summit marker on future meetings of EU-27

UK Prime Minister Theresa May last night (20 October) told EU leaders that Britain would not just rubber-stamp agreements made between the other member states when they meet as 27.
UK & Europe 20-10-2016

ASEAN's first priority is EU, not Brexit Britain, diplomats say

EXCLUSIVE/ EU and Asian diplomats have poured cold water on the idea that developing economies of the ASEAN bloc are queuing up to do trade deals with a post-EU UK – a major policy plank of the British Brexit ministers.
Development Policy 19-10-2016

Somaliland hopes Brexit will pave way for UK to grant international recognition

Britain’s looming departure from the EU may be a fraught issue at home, yet in one corner of the Horn of Africa hopes are harboured of a very definite Brexit dividend.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

Breaking up the UK

Brexit has thrown into question the future trajectory of the UK, and the Conservative government is in the driving seat. A second referendum is potentially a necessary intervention to push back against the reactionary forces mobilised by the Leave camp, argues Josh White.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

Brexit will dominate Council summit behind the scenes

With London and Brussels going head to head over Brexit, the EU's leaders are eagerly awaiting Theresa May's first European Council summit this week. EurActiv France reports.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

Romania's financial contribution to UK healthcare highlighted

Romania makes a significant financial contribution to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), the Eastern European country’s ambassador told a House of Lords committee on Monday (17 October). EurActiv Romania reports.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

UK parliament 'very likely' to have vote on post-Brexit deal

The UK parliament will "very likely" need to approve any official deal with the European Union following Brexit, a government lawyer told Britain's High Court on Tuesday (18 October).
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.
UK & Europe 19-10-2016

Auto powerhouse Slovakia eyes post-Brexit UK car industry

Car industry giant Slovakia is showcasing itself as a global centre for auto assembly during its EU presidency amidst warnings by foreign car firms they may leave the UK in the event of a hard Brexit.
Trade & Society 19-10-2016

EU leaders face ‘credibility’ test with CETA

Belgium’s Wallonia region will be at the centre of attention when EU heads of states and government meet tomorrow and Friday (20-21 October), as the French-speaking region’s opposition to a proposed EU-Canada free trade agreement is expected to dominate summit talks.

UK & Europe 18-10-2016

Leaderless UKIP not in 'death spiral', party insists

The UK Independence Party was thrown into further turmoil on Monday (17 October) with the resignation from the party of its favourite for the leadership, Steven Woolfe, who branded the party "ungovernable" without Nigel Farage.
Global Europe 17-10-2016

Barnier: 'If we do not stick together, we are doomed'

Michel Barnier, Jean-Claude Juncker's special advisor on European defence, on Friday (15 October) called for the EU to establish a €3-4 billion defence budget. EurActiv France reports.
Agriculture & Food 17-10-2016

Hogan: Farmers have to seek 'alternatives' for post-Brexit world

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan has warned Spanish farmers they will "have to find alternative markets" once the UK leaves the EU. The bloc has increased its budget for finding new market opportunities as a result. EurActiv Spain reports.
UK & Europe 17-10-2016

Brexit: Labour calls to ‘look before you leap’

The UK's opposition Labour party is divided over Brexit, as unity is limited to supporting an increasingly unlikely vision of a soft Brexit, writes Geoffrey Harris.
UK & Europe 17-10-2016

Brexit advocate Boris Johnson hails EU in unseen column

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote an article urging that Britain stay in the EU just days before becoming the chief campaigner for Brexit, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.
UK & Europe 13-10-2016

Brexit chaos puts Scottish independence back on the table

Scotland's government will publish a draft bill for an independence referendum next week as a last resort if it cannot keep close EU ties when the UK leaves the bloc, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned today (13 October).
UK & Europe 13-10-2016

Reinventing Britain's centre ground

Under Theresa May, everything is on the line: from the UK economy to the future of the Union itself. If May fails the test of Brexit, it won’t be the British people who get rid of her. The Tories will move quickly, daggers drawn.
UK & Europe 13-10-2016

Marmite taken off UK shelves as Brexit bites

British staple Marmite was taken off the virtual shelves at supermarket Tesco on Thursday, following a reported row with supplier Unilever over pricing after the pound plummeted on fears over the UK's Brexit plans.
UK & Europe 12-10-2016

May to let MPs 'scrutinise' Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled ahead of a House of Commons debate Wednesday (12 October) that she would let parliament scrutinise her plan for Brexit before she begins the formal process to exit the EU.
UK & Europe 11-10-2016

‘Lot of work to be done’ on Brexit says Danish PM after meeting May

Denmark’s prime minister has warned that the UK still has “quite a lot of work to be done” to figure out its Brexit negotiation position, after meeting with the British prime minister last night (10 October).
UK & Europe 10-10-2016

British MPs insist parliament must vote on 'hard' Brexit

A group of British politicians called today (10 October) for a parliamentary vote on the UK's future relations with the EU, warning the option of a hard Brexit that has hit the pound would be a "grave danger".
UK & Europe 10-10-2016

Britain backtracks over listing foreign workers

The British government stepped back Sunday (9 October) from a plan to make employers list their foreign workers after an outcry from business groups and opposition politicians who said any proposal to "name and shame" employers would be divisive and discriminatory.