About: Michael Gove

Brexit 08-11-2017

Denmark warns of ‘severe’ Brexit impact on fishermen

Denmark's fishing fleet will suffer “severe” economic consequences unless business-as-usual continues after the UK leaves the EU, the Danish government said in a recently published in-depth impact assessment of Brexit on its fishing industry.

Agrifood 27-10-2017

British farmers’ boss: I hope outside the EU, decisions will be science-based

The leader of Britain's farming union, Meurig Raymond, hopes that the agriculture-related decisions made in London after his country leaves the EU will be more science-based and less emotional than is currently the case in Europe.

Air Pollution 07-08-2017

UK government adviser warns electric cars are not total air pollution solution

Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

Brexit 04-08-2017

EU fishing boats can operate in UK waters after Brexit, says Gove

The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.

Climate change 27-07-2017

Gove’s ‘green’ Brexit will be hard to achieve

On top of weakening environmental protection in the UK, a hard Brexit would strengthen the influence of the EU’s climate sceptic governments and undermine the bloc’s commitments at home and abroad, writes Joseph Curtin.

Electricity 26-07-2017

UK to reward green consumers, ban dirty vehicles

British consumers could enjoy savings worth billions of pounds as a result of major changes to electricity generation, usage and storage, under new plans by the UK government. Westminster also intends to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040.

Brexit 03-07-2017

Britain moves to ‘take back control’ over fishing in its waters

Britain will withdraw from an agreement that allows some other European countries to fish between six and 12 miles from its coast in a move to "take back control" of fishing policy, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday (2 July).

Elections 12-06-2017

Embattled May brings back foes as she unveils new cabinet

Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.

Trade & Society 02-11-2016

‘Post-truth politics’ does not require better truths, it requires better arguments

With CETA signed, protest groups in Wallonia and beyond will surely cry foul at the way the region was coerced into standing down. What is surprising, however, is that they are not the only ones who feel cheated, Reinout van der Veer.

Brexit 07-09-2016

The Somme, Verdun and Brexit

Brexit was the point at which two narratives about 20th century European history collided. The 21st century has seen Europe begin to turn once again toward nationalism. Fritz Groothues warns there is much to be done to reverse this trend.

Brexit 13-07-2016

Merkel ‘looking forward’ to meeting new PM May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) does not want to put incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May under any undue pressure when it comes to Brexit. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Brexit 12-07-2016

Cameron leaves legacy of failure

David Cameron's political epitaph was carved in stone when he resigned the morning after Britons voted to quit the European Union.

Brexit 05-07-2016

May wins big in first round of voting to be post-Brexit UK PM

Theresa  May, the British Home Secretary, swept into a convincing lead in the first round of voting to replace David Cameron as prime minister on Tuesday (5 July).

Brexit 04-07-2016

Top candidates to lead Britain differ on Brexit urgency

Two leading contenders to be the next British prime minister disagreed publicly on Sunday (3 July) on how quickly negotiations should be triggered to plan a departure from the European Union.

Brexit 01-07-2016

Remain’s May in pole position to be next UK PM

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May, who campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, emerged this weekend as the front-runner to become the next British prime minister – amid the political wreckage created by last week’s Brexit vote.

Brexit 30-06-2016

Boris departure allows a rethink on Brexit

In English politics, we are witnessing the truth of Marx’s maxim that history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce, as the man who led the Brexit campaign in order to become prime minister now suddenly renounces his ambition, writes Denis MacShane.

Brexit 28-06-2016

Post-Brexit EU must fight the descent into populism

The forces that led to Brexit are not unique to the UK. Europeans must react against populism, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and "post-truth" politics before the EU's values become a thing of the past, writes James Sibley.

Brexit 23-06-2016

Polls close – Britain, EU and the world hold breath

Polls have closed in the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU - leaving an overnight wait until the result of one of the most significant events in the 28-member bloc’s history.

Brexit 24-05-2016

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics

INVESTIGATION/ Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-sceptic think tank and question the science behind global warming.

Brexit 08-04-2016

Brexit campaigners cry foul over Cameron’s pro-EU mailshot

British Prime Minister David Cameron was accused on Thursday (7 April) of using state funds for propaganda after his government sent leaflets out to millions of voters urging them to vote to stay in the EU at the upcoming referendum.

EU judges could strike down migrant benefit curbs after UK referendum

The ‘emergency brake’ banning European Union migrants from claiming British in-work benefits – part of David Cameron’s deal to keep the UK in Europe – could be struck down by EU judges after the referendum, a legal expert has told EURACTIV.

Brexit 13-05-2013

Tories split as minister says he would vote to leave EU

A senior British minister said on Sunday (12 May) he would support an exit from the European Union if there were a vote on the issue, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces a revolt over Europe from lawmakers in his own party.