About: Brexit negotiations

Brexit 23-06-2017

Brexit: Can a bitter divorce end up in a good trade partnership?

The European Union and the United Kingdom have less than two years to negotiate a satisfactory deal for their divorce.

Brexit 22-06-2017

Merkel calls UK offer on citizens’ rights a ‘good start’

Angela Merkel gave a subdued nod but no outright approval to British Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal to protect EU citizens' rights after Brexit, pouring cold water on May's promise of a “generous” offer on one of the most sensitive issues in the divorce talks.

Brexit 19-06-2017

Brexit talks start with smiles, focus on tough issues

The historic talks on how the United Kingdom and the EU will go separate ways in 2019 kicked off on Monday (19 June) with the two sides agreeing on a timetable, structure and priorities.

Brexit 19-06-2017

The Brief: Stop this Brexit madness

Stop this Brexit madnessAfter months of stalling and political upheaval, London’s Brexit chief David Davis finally sat down with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in Brussels today.For Britain, this marked the end of the phoney war. But the road to Brussels has already taken a heavy toll on the UK’s credibility, destroyed the unity …

Brexit 16-06-2017

Brexit talks to start with focus on UK’s bill, citizen rights, N.Ireland border

The EU will open the historic divorce talks with the United Kingdom by discussing the size of the bill London will have to settle, the rights of EU and UK citizens and the bloc's new external border in Northern Ireland.

Brexit 15-06-2017

European Commission offers ‘open arms’ for British return

European Commission deputy chief Frans Timmermans said Thursday (15 June) that he would welcome Britain back into the EU "with open arms" if it reconsidered its decision to quit the bloc.

Brexit 15-06-2017

Whose court is the Brexit ball really in?

One week on from the United Kingdom General Election, the positions of the two sides of the Brexit negotiating table could not be more different, writes Tom Parker.

Brexit 15-06-2017

London to open Brexit talks by offering to protect rights of EU citizens in UK

The UK's Brexit minister, David Davis, will open divorce talks in Brussels next week with an offer to allow the three million European Union citizens living in Britain the same rights that they have now, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (14 June).

Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt [R] is not an active MEP [European Parliament]
Brexit 14-06-2017

Britain can stay in EU but perks will end, says Verhofstadt

The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it currently has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday (14 June).

Brexit 13-06-2017

Brussels warns ‘time is passing’ as May tries to clinch power deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a government deal in an initial round of talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP party on Tuesday (13 June), leaving the EU's Brexit negotiator wondering when divorce talks would begin.

Brexit 13-06-2017

EU, Britain fail to agree Brexit talks start date

Top EU and British figures held "talks about talks" on Brexit Monday (12 June) but failed to nail down a date for the start of negotiations amid the fallout from Britain's chaotic election, officials said.

Brexit 09-06-2017

EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after May loses majority

European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing.

Brexit 01-06-2017

Soros: Britain could reunite with the EU before the divorce is completed

Investor and philanthropist George Soros said today (1 June) that the EU should use Brexit as a “catalyst for introducing far reaching reforms”, transforming itself into an organisation that Britain would like to rejoin before the divorce is completed.

Brexit 01-06-2017

Brexit GDP losses to dwarf Britain’s EU budget contributions

As net contributors to the EU budget, the UK’s Brexiteers had hoped they would be better off after leaving the bloc. But the evidence suggests Britain stands to lose more through reduced market access than it could hope to claw back from Brussels.

Future EU 26-05-2017

Trump scolding shadows most difficult G7 ‘in years’

US President Donald Trump, fresh from scolding Europe over military spending, slammed "bad" behaviour in trade by Germany as acrimony dogged the start of annual G7 summit talks on Friday (26 May).

Economy & Jobs 17-05-2017

BDA chief: Brexit Exchange can instill ‘rationality’ in a purely political debate

Business leaders should respect the UK's decision to leave the EU, but can help to mitigate the economic damage by bringing reason to an otherwise purely political process, Steffen Kampeter told EURACTIV.com ahead of the launch of the Brexit Exchange forum.

Economy & Jobs 12-05-2017

Brexit will harm EU cohesion policy, regions warn

EU cohesion policy will “suffer heavily” during Brexit given the anticipated halting of payments for certain projects until 2020, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) warned. EURACTIV Greece reports.

Economy & Jobs 12-05-2017

EU to grow faster despite Brexit turmoil

The European Commission on Thursday (11 May) revised upwards its growth forecast for this year and the next, despite the difficult break-up negotiations expected between the EU and the UK, and the long list of challenges affecting the bloc.

Brexit 09-05-2017

Brexit will cost Greece up to 0.8% of GDP, minister says

The British exit from the European Union will have consequences for the Greek economy, especially on tourism, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs George Katrougalos said on Monday (8 May).

Brexit 05-05-2017

Barnier cuts short Brexit blame-game

During a 20-minute speech stuffed with examples and technical details, the EU’s top Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said protecting citizen rights after the UK leaves is a moral duty and refused to be drawn into a blame game with London.

Brexit 04-05-2017

EU’s Tusk warns rows could make Brexit talks ‘impossible’

European Council President Donald Tusk warned Thursday (4 May) that Brexit talks could become "impossible" if London and Brussels fail to calm a bitter war of words over the negotiations.

Economy & Jobs 04-05-2017

EU declares Brexit battle over euro clearing

The EU fired a fresh salvo at the UK on Thursday (4 May), proposing fresh rules that would require a huge slice of London's banking business to leave the UK after Brexit.

Brexit 04-05-2017

British PM accuses Brussels of meddling in election

Prime Minister Theresa May accused Brussels on Wednesday (3 May) of trying to influence next month's election with "threats against Britain" over Brexit talks, as the two sides traded blows over the country's exit bill.

Brexit 03-05-2017

EU raises stakes for Brexit talks with demand for more cash

The UK would be obliged to pay for EU programmes approved after leaving the block and it would not receive a share of Union assets, senior EU officials confirmed today (5 May).