About: Brexit

Elections 21-11-2017

German crisis causes EU headache

Efforts to form a coalition government have failed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (20 November), pitching Germany into its worse political crisis for decades, raising the prospect of fresh elections and causing the EU a serious headache.

Economy & Jobs 20-11-2017

China to invest in UK despite Brexit turbulences

While the EU-UK talks to agree on an orderly divorce have stalled, Chinese investors are willing to pour more money in the exiting member state over the coming years despite the uncertainty around its future relationship with the bloc.

Agrifood 20-11-2017

Agriculture strategist: ‘Impossible’ for UK grain producers to compete outside EU

LONDON: Britain’s grain sector does not have the scale to stand on its own two feet outside the EU, a leading representative of farming has warned.

Brexit 14-11-2017

Does return of EU growth weaken case for Brexit?

One of the more powerful arguments advanced in Britain by Eurosceptics – from hardline Brexit ideologues to polite rationalists who disliked many aspects of European integration - was that the European Union had a dreadful economic tale to tell this century, writes Denis MacShane.

13-11-2017

How Corbyn could keep Britain in the EU

If Theresa May’s government falls and Jeremy Corbyn becomes the UK’s next prime minister, he could face a binary choice between hard Brexit or no Brexit at all, writes Peter Kellner.

Health 10-11-2017

EMA relocation should consider the wellbeing of all Europeans

The competition for the European Medicines Agency is not a horse race but the first concrete, effective decision the EU has to make in the wake of Brexit - and one with long-lasting consequences. A responsible yet ambitious mindset is therefore in order, writes Sandro Gozi.

Agrifood 10-11-2017

Commission puts EU fishermen in catch-22 situation

The European Commission has proposed new fishing quotas for 2018 but new rules create a paradox whereby fishermen won't actually be able to cast off and go out to sea.

Brexit 10-11-2017

EU concerned about slow-moving Brexit talks

The EU warned Britain on Thursday (9 November) that time is running out to reach a divorce deal by the end of the month, a necessary step to guarantee moving the Brexit process on to trade negotiations.

Development Policy 09-11-2017

Nick Clegg warns of ‘lack of coherence’ in post-Brexit UK development action

Britain’s commitment to development spending will give way to short-term geopolitics as “Brexit points the UK towards a friendless future,” the country’s former Deputy PM Nick Clegg has warned.

Brexit 09-11-2017

Brexit talks resume, slow progress set to cause delays in roadmap

Britain and the EU opened another round of slow-moving divorce talks on Thursday (9 November) amid growing signs that a decision to start discussions on post-Brexit trade and customs ties, which London wants to tackle as soon as possible, could be postponed until next year.

Future EU 08-11-2017

EU ambassadors ‘brainstorm’ post-Brexit ties

European Union countries will on Wednesday (8 November) begin mapping out for the first time possible future relations with Britain after the nation leaves the bloc, sources said ahead of a new round of Brexit talks this week.

Economic governance 07-11-2017

EU finance chiefs thrash out post-Brexit future

European Union finance ministers wrangled yesterday (6 November) over differences in plans to reform the euro common currency in the wake of last year's shock Brexit vote.

Brexit 06-11-2017

Most EU firms plan retreat from UK suppliers

Most European businesses plan to cut back orders from British suppliers because of the slow progress of Brexit talks, a survey of company managers showed today (6 November).

Elections 31-10-2017

What role should Germany’s new federal government play in Europe?

Brexit, EU enlargement, the Greek debt crisis: during the German election campaign European politics has hardly played a role.

Brexit 27-10-2017

UK sets date for parliamentary showdown on Withdrawal bill

The British government said on Thursday (26 October) its key piece of Brexit legislation would be debated in parliament on 14 and 15 November, the next stage in what is expected to be a tortuous lawmaking process that will test Prime Minister Theresa May’s authority.

Brexit 27-10-2017

UK lawmakers knock Bank of England and insurers’ heads together

The Bank of England and the insurers it regulates must find common ground over proposed tweaks to European Union rules so that the 1.9 trillion pound (€2.14 trillion) sector stays competitive after Brexit, a panel of UK lawmakers said in a report today (27 October).

Brexit 26-10-2017

EU envoys start talks on future ties with UK after Brexit

European Union nations except the United Kingdom began preparing on Wednesday (25 October) for a transition period in relations with London and for their future ties after Brexit, with meetings over the next month aimed at drawing up guidelines for EU leaders in December.

Global Europe 25-10-2017

UK lawmaker asks Zuckerberg about Russia-linked Brexit activity

A British parliamentary committee investigating "fake news" and suspected foreign interference in politics said on Tuesday (24 October) it has asked Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June's general election.

Brexit 25-10-2017

German bank regulator urges EU to be ready for hard Brexit

European Union regulators need temporary fixes in place to prevent market distortions in case banks based in Britain face a Brexit without a deal, Germany's financial watchdog said.

Brexit 25-10-2017

Barnier: UK likely to end up with Canada-style EU deal

Britain must choose from a range of existing off-the-peg models for its relationship to the European Union when it leaves the bloc, Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier has told a group of newspapers.

Brexit 24-10-2017

Duff on #EUCO: May not savaged but salvaged

During the latest European Council (19-20 October), President Donald Tusk and his colleagues took the point that to savage the British prime minister in Brussels would further undermine her already weak position in London and risk the ascendancy of Boris Johnson, argues Andrew Duff.

Defence policy 24-10-2017

EU is moving closer together on defence

After the Brexit vote and Trumps election in 2016, the defence union came to the fore of the EU integration plans. The past EU summit showed that progress has obviously been made, writes Steffen Stiehle of EURACTIV Germany.

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.

Margaritis Schinas
23-10-2017

Commission: Some people undermine our Brexit negotiating position

Margaritis Schinas, the Commission chief spokesperson, today (23 October) refuted publication according to which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May looked “despondent” and “looked like someone who can’t sleep a wink”.