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Brexit 23-10-2017

Brexit is a ‘future of Europe’ issue, European industry warns

The EU27 must “save Britain from itself” by offering a “looser deal” that protects the European Union or else the future of Europe is at stake, an Irish industry leader told a EURACTIV forum in Westminster.

Brexit 20-10-2017

Macron: ‘We are not halfway through yet’ on Brexit divorce bill

Speaking at the closure of a European summit on Friday (20 October), French President Emmanuel Macron stressed the “unity” of EU leaders on Brexit, saying there were “no concessions to be made" to Britain at this stage.

Brexit and the breaking of environmental promises

Brexit will have more immediate impact on the UK’s ability to manage growing stresses on the environment than any other single political development of the past 50 years, writes Tom Burke.

Brexit 17-10-2017

May and Juncker agree to ‘accelerate’ stalled Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said they agreed after talks Monday (16 October) to "accelerate" efforts for a Brexit deal ahead of a decisive EU summit this week.

Brexit 16-10-2017

Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.

Brexit 09-10-2017

UK’s May to talk up Brexit outcome, meet business leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May, weakened by a disastrous party conference last week, will give Parliament on Monday (9 October) a bullish prognosis for negotiations over the UK's exit from the European Union, but will stress that it is up to Brussels to make the next move. In a separate development, May will also meet leaders …

Brexit 09-10-2017

Brussels alarmed by UK leadership crisis as Brexit talks resume

Brexit negotiations enter a critical round on Monday (9 October) with British Prime Minister Theresa May saying the ball is in the EU's court, but the bloc fearing her domestic political woes threaten the talks.

Brexit 28-09-2017

Auditor recommends giving committed EU funds to UK after Brexit

The easiest solution to settle the account with the UK would be to continue transferring committed EU funds to London within this budgetary period even beyond the exit date of March 2019, the president of the European Court of Auditors Klaus-Heiner Lehne said on Wednesday (27 September).

Brexit 28-09-2017

Opting for EU realism, Corbyn tries to brand Tories as Brexit fundamentalists

Like a crab emerging cautiously from under his rock, the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is millimetre-by-millimetre re-calibrating his party line on Brexit, writes Denis MacShane.

Brexit 25-09-2017

Brexit and energy: A choice between economics and sovereignty

Britain will have to invest more in new electricity generating capacity and face higher prices in exchange for regaining its independence from the European Union, writes Philip Lowe.

Brexit 22-09-2017

All eyes on May as she prepares to spell out key Brexit demands

European leaders braced on Friday (22 September) for a speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May that is expected to spell out key positions on Brexit after wrangling and tension in her own government.

Brexit 20-09-2017

Tusk to meet May next week to discuss Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk will discuss Brexit with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London next Tuesday (26 September), only days after she is due to make a key speech on how she sees the UK's future ties with the EU.

Brexit 18-09-2017

Stanley Johnson: In 50 years, Brexit may look like the right move at the right time

Former MEP Stanley Johnson, the father of the current UK foreign secretary, told EURACTIV.com that Brexit should not throw out the baby with the bathwater and maintain the best the EU has to offer.

Health 14-09-2017

Greek minister: EMA bid shows drugs are a social good

Athens’ decision to claim the European Medicine Agency's relocation from London sends a message that medicine is “not just a commodity but a social good”, Greece’s Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Georgios Katrougalos, told EURACTIV.com.

Brexit 13-09-2017

EU citizens, British expats rally for post-Brexit rights

Hundreds of EU nationals living in Britain were joined for the first time on Wednesday (13 September) by British citizens living in the EU for a day of protest in London to demand that MPs protect their rights after Brexit.

Brexit 11-09-2017

Post-Brexit customs checks could cost 4bn pounds a year, study says

The introduction of post-Brexit customs checks could cost traders more than 4 billion pounds a year, according to a think tank report released on Monday (11 September).

Brexit 05-09-2017

Brexit clinches ‘mission impossible’ by highlighting EU’s value

This summer has seen the ‘Brexit effect’ quietly gathering momentum, so much so that it's shaping into one of the most spectacular own-goals of European history, on a par with Germany's Third Reich or the Russian Revolution, writes Giles Merritt.

Agrifood 04-09-2017

EPP says no ‘hasty’ CAP reform before 2024

EXCLUSIVE / The European People’s Party (EPP) believes Brussels must first settle the UK's departure from the European Union and set a stable post-Brexit financial framework “before triggering discussions on the future reform" of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Brexit 04-09-2017

Davis: UK will not be pressured by EU timetable

Brexit negotiator David Davis on Sunday (3 September) insisted that Britain would not be forced into accepting unfavourable terms in the face of European Union criticism that not enough progress had been made.

Brexit 28-08-2017

Get out, and go quick: Brexit heartland stays defiant

In the rundown dock town of Tilbury on the eastern outskirts of London, backing for Brexit remains rock-solid, with uncompromising voters wanting Britain to get out of the EU, and get out fast.

Brexit 25-08-2017

Has ‘ambitious’ British PM aimed too high with EU demands?

Prime Minister Theresa May always said she would be "ambitious" in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union, and government documents published this month show the scale of that ambition - wanting the closest of ties without the costs.

Brexit 24-08-2017

Post-Brexit European funds dry up in the UK

Five months after triggering article 50 and beginning negotiations for its exit from the EU, another European fund has frozen investment in the UK. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’Environnement reports.

Brexit 24-08-2017

UK sends deportation warnings to 100 EU citizens by mistake

Britain's interior ministry sent deportation warnings to around 100 EU citizens by mistake, it emerged on Wednesday (23 August), an incident that campaigners said would increase fears among Europeans living in Britain.

Brexit 23-08-2017

UK outlines plans to break free of European Court after Brexit

The British government will outline its plans on Wednesday (23 August) to escape the "direct jurisdiction" of the European Court of Justice after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's main aims in talks to unravel 40 years of European Union membership.