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Politics 24-03-2017

Scottish minister: We are better off without London

After declaring independence from the UK, Scotland will improve its relationship with England. However, we have to make decisions about key affairs ourselves. Today, Europe is the most important, Alasdair Allan told EURACTIV’s partner Gazeta Wyborcza.

Politics 23-03-2017

Belgium arrests man trying to drive into crowd in Antwerp

Belgian police arrested a man on Thursday (23 March) after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the northern city of Antwerp, a police chief said.

Politics 23-03-2017

Romania looks to poach EU medicines agency from UK

Romania announced that it will bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Bucharest after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Politics 22-03-2017

Scottish lawmakers to vote on new independence referendum

Scotland's leader Nicola Sturgeon is expected to win a vote in the Scottish parliament today (22 March) in support of a new independence referendum, despite opposition from London.

Elections 21-03-2017

Study identifies particular French form of misery

Are you pessimistic about the future, gloomy about globalisation and suspicious of political institutions? If so, you're suffering from a particularly French combination of complaints, according to a study published yesterday (20 March).

Future EU 20-03-2017

Post-Brexit ‘member states will fall in love with each other again’, insists Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries following the United Kingdom out of the EU because Brexit will show them "it's not worth leaving". He also warned that a trade war is not in the interests of either Brussels or Washington.

Future EU 17-03-2017

Spanish think tank: Spain needs to anchor itself in EU’s ‘big four’

Spain has to cement itself among the European Union's 'big four' after the United Kingdom's departure from the bloc, the Elcano Royal Institute's lead analyst told EURACTIV's partner EFE.

Future EU 17-03-2017

Vox pops London: What the UK thinks of Brexit

EURACTIV reports from the streets of London on the public's views on Brexit. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we asked members of the public what they think about Brexit and how long it will take to re negotiate the country's relationship with the EU.

Politics 15-03-2017

Scotland’s independence debate is now intrinsically tied with Brexit

Scotland's nationalists hope the country’s pro-EU stance will translate into votes for independence. To ensure a European future for an independent Scotland, the next referendum must take place before the UK and the EU drift too far apart, writes Anthony Salamone.

Politics 15-03-2017

Poll: Euroscepticism in Scotland at record level

Support for Scottish independence is at its highest ever but it might not be the best time for Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to hold a new referendum, a survey by ScotCen's Scottish Social Attitudes said on Wednesday (15 March).

Wales continues to lead UK in recycling, announces circular economy fund

The Welsh government has unveiled a £6.5m (€7.5m) fund to help SMEs make the transformation towards a circular economy. The Principality leads the UK in recycling targets and would place 4th in the EU if it were a member state. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.

Politics 13-03-2017

EU ‘well prepared’ as May prepares to press Brexit trigger

After heated debate and a delay in the upper House of Lords, the bill could win final approval by both Houses by Monday (13 March.)

Politics 10-03-2017

May warns EU on Brexit bill, vows to ‘get on’ with talks

Prime Minister Theresa May warned EU leaders on Thursday (9 March) that Britain would not keep paying "huge sums" into the EU budget after Brexit, as she expressed impatience to start divorce talks.

Global Europe 09-03-2017

Joseph Quinlan on the 2017 Transatlantic Economy

Joseph Quinlan, a senior fellow for Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins, spoke to EURACTIV.com about the 2017 Transatlantic Economy report Thursday (9 March).

Railways 09-03-2017

German railways on track for Brexit boost

German railway company Deutsche Bahn remains interested in setting up a Frankfurt-London route. The UK’s Brexit vote and potential relocation of financial services to mainland Europe means demand could skyrocket.

Transport 08-03-2017

‘Hard’ or ‘soft’, Peugeot sees mileage in Brexit

French carmaker PSA, which this week bought Opel and Vauxhall in a bid to create a European champion in the auto industry, must still face the uncertainty of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

Politics 08-03-2017

UK Lords demand power to reject final Brexit terms

Britain's upper house of parliament voted on Tuesday (7 March) to give lawmakers more power to reject the final terms of the country's exit from the European Union, ignoring pleas from Prime Minister Theresa May's government not to hamstring their negotiations.

Politics 07-03-2017

Poll: UK public oppose exiting EU without deal

British people are against the prime minister's plans to leave the European Union without a deal if parliament rejects the agreement struck with Brussels, according to a new poll released on Tuesday by The Independent.

Economy & Jobs 06-03-2017

FTT blockage illustrates pitfalls of multi-speed Europe

As France, Germany, Spain and Italy meet to perfect their vision of a future multi-speed Europe, the stalemate over the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) raises the question of whether some states are capable of working together efficiently. EURACTIV France reports.

Future EU 06-03-2017

UK could escape post-Brexit EU bill if no deal agreed, say British lawmakers

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without agreeing an exit deal it will not be legally obliged to contribute to the bloc's budget post-Brexit, a committee of members of Britain's upper house of parliament said on Saturday (4 March).

Electricity 06-03-2017

EU readies cash to help Ireland cut energy dependence on Brexit Britain

Two big Irish energy projects designed to reduce dependence on Britain are set to benefit from EU funding as the bloc steps up efforts to support the country with the most to lose when its bigger neighbour quits the European Union.

Economy & Jobs 06-03-2017

UK manufacturers enjoy post-Brexit surge in orders

Britain's factories are growing at their fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets in Europe, a survey showed on Monday (6 March).

Dan Hannan on Communism, 'Ostalgie', first loves and enforced atheism.
Freedom of thought 03-03-2017

Dan Hannan on Communism, Ostalgie, first loves and enforced atheism

Fresh from his Brexit victory over Brussels, Conservative MEP and thinker Daniel Hannan now has Communism in his sights - organising an ACRE conference next month in Tirana, Albania on the legacy of state socialism for Europe.

Politics 03-03-2017

Brexit could slam door on star footballers

European football’s top official fears superstar footballers with ongoing court cases, like Messi and Neymar, could be refused access to the UK after Brexit. He even indicated that European matches could be held elsewhere in a worst case scenario.