British Prime Minister David Cameron was given less than ten minutes to present his proposals for EU reform at the European summit on Thursday (25 June), as the Greek debt consumed most of the attention of EU heads of state.
UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has said he wouldn’t call English EU senior official Jonathan Faull British, in a stinging rebuke to the veteran civil servant chosen by the European Commission to head up its taskforce on the “Brexit” referendum.
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.
“It's right for Britain to have this renegotiation and this referendum to address the concerns that the British people have about Europe and to make sure that the British people have the final say about whether we stay in a reformed EU or leave,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron, upon arrival to the EU Council summit on Thursday.
Between the lines, the new ‘five presidents’ report’ on the future of EMU tells an interesting story about how eurozone leaders see their future together. Britain should take note, writes Renaud Thillaye.
Opinion polls currently point to a clear victory for the ‘Yes’ camp in Britain’s referendum on EU membership. But those who are shy in declaring their voting intentions could foil the pollsters, writes Dr Melanie Sully.
“Jonathan Faull is someone who can very capably lead our work in terms of what expectations the UK has for reforms in the EU, what is possible and how we can meet each other”, said EU Budget Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in a press conference on Wednesday.
All of the changes in the European Commission reshuffle. Jonathan Faull, the European Union’s top civil servant for financial services regulation, will head up an EU executive “Brexit” taskforce dedicated to the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the bloc.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will present his counterparts with a list of demands for the UK’s European Union membership renegotiation at the European Council dinner on Thursday. EurActiv France reports .
A group of British business leaders and entrepreneurs are preparing to launch a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union at a planned membership referendum, a major donor to the UK Independence Party said.
The urgency of the Greek crisis and the sensitivity of the UK to issues of eurozone integration have complicated the last-minute negotiations over the “five presidents’ report” on eurozone governance. Initially promised for earlier this month, the report will now be presented in late June. EurActiv France reports .
There are good reasons why David Cameron should go for an early referendum on Britain’s EU membership, argues Dr Melanie Sully. But a muddled rushed job would bounce back to cause even more strife in the long run, she writes.
If the right-wing opposition parties win the Danish general elections next week, Denmark's EU affairs policies will become more Eurosceptic, and will support British Prime Minister David Cameron's call for EU reforms, the parties confirmed on Thursday (11 June).
Britain wants a guarantee from the European Union that it will not be penalised for remaining outside the eurozone, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said on Wednesday (10 June), setting out one key demand in London's renegotiation with the bloc.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron today (10 June) agreed to allow Members of Parliament to vote on whether 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to participate in the country's in-out referendum on European Union membership.
The British government will not use large amounts of public money to back any one side of the campaign in the final weeks leading up to Britain's planned European Union membership referendum, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday (9 June).
British Prime Minister David Cameron has been challenged by a group of over 50 lawmakers from his Conservative Party who are prepared to join a campaign backing Britain's exit from the European Union unless he achieves radical changes in the bloc.