Mark Briggs

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

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.
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 23-04-2015

Cameron: Operation Triton is a failure

Britain will ‘make a contribution’ to more search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean according to David Cameron, who admitted current policies “haven’t worked”.
Brexit 23-04-2015

British candidates embrace TTIP as ‘biggest prize’ for UK in Europe

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the “biggest prize” in global trade, Labour candidate Mike Grapes said on Tuesday (21 April), echoing a widely shared view among other British political parties.
Brexit 21-04-2015

SNP manifesto: Pro-EU and no new independence vote

The Scottish National Party has unveiled their campaign manifesto, promising an alternative to austerity and reaffirming their commitment to EU membership.
Development Policy 20-04-2015

European countries focus aid on ex-colonies

Until the 20th century, they were Europe's biggest imperial powers. Today, France, the UK, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Portugal are spending the bulk of their Official Development Assistance (ODA) budgets on their former colonies. The EURACTIV network reports.