Mark Briggs

Brexit 03-06-2015

The UK’s EU referendum: On the path to Brexit?

Following the Conservative Party’s victory in the 2015 general election, the UK is set to hold an in/out referendum on its membership of the European Union before the end of 2017.
Brexit 27-05-2015

Brits will be able to vote ‘Yes’ to the EU

The UK referendum on EU membership will offer voters the option to say ‘Yes’ to staying in the EU.
Brexit 18-05-2015

Opposition mounting to UK Human Rights Act suspension

The new Conservative government is planning to repeal the Human Rights Act during its first 100 days in office in an attempt to “break the formal link” between UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights.
Brexit 15-05-2015

Labour look for leader as UKIP’s Farage faces ‘coup’

Four candidates have put their names forward to be the new leader of the Labour party, as parties defeated in last week’s general election lick their wounds and prepare for five years in opposition.
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Brexit 12-05-2015

Greg Hands given key role as Cameron mulls early EU referendum

David Cameron could bring the UK referendum forward to next year following his surprise victory in last week’s (7 May) UK election, and has appointed a new minister to play a key role in negotiations.
Brexit 07-05-2015

Europe ‘à la carte’: The whats and whys behind UK opt-outs

Since becoming a member in 1973, the United Kingdom has negotiated opt-outs on key parts of EU legislation, and a sizeable rebate from the EU annual budget. But do they really serve the best interests of the UK and Europe?
Brexit 07-05-2015

As it happened: The UK election

As Britain goes to the polls EURACTIV UK brings you the latest developments in the fight for 10 Downing Street.
Brexit 05-05-2015

Polls predict election uncertainty as support for EU rises

With just two days to go until the general election, the two major parties are neck and neck in the polls.
Digital 04-05-2015

Pier Luigi Parcu: More work to be done on press freedom in Europe

SPECIAL REPORT / Much of Europe may be in a privileged position when it comes to media freedom, but we must not become complacent, says Professor Luigi Parcu on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.
Brexit 29-04-2015

Britain must do more to tackle air quality

The UK Supreme Court has ordered the government to deliver plans to tackle air pollution by the end of the year, in a unanimous decision delivered Wednesday (29 April).
Brexit 27-04-2015

Brexit would hit UK economy hardest, German think tank warns

The impact of a UK exit of the European Union would hit Britain harder than Germany or the rest of Europe, warns the Bertelsmann Stiftung, saying 'Brexit" could shave 14% off the country's GDP.
Brexit 24-04-2015

TUC’s Owen Tudor: ‘We are totally opposed to TTIP’

Shrouded with secrecy and posing a threat to public services, Owen Tudor tells EURACTIV why the UK Trade Union Congress doesn’t believe the hype over TTIP, and why exploitation, rather than immigration, should be the cause of people’s concerns.