Brexit

The 585-page draft Brexit agreement in a nutshell

15-11-2018

The European Union has published on Wednesday (14 November) the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break.

16-11-2018

UK cabinet chaos as May tries to steady the ship

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was defiant on Thursday (15 November), as she dismissed claims from government ministers that her draft withdrawal agreement does not deliver the Brexit that the British public voted for.
Tweets of the Week Brexit special
16-11-2018

Tweets of the Week: Brexit special

The published deal is nearly 600 pages, in the House of Commons argument rages, and as ministers resign, no one knows what the next stage is.
15-11-2018

EU prepares Brexit war plan for weeks ahead as uncertainty grows

After 17 months of negotiations, with less than 140 days before the UK is officially set to exit the EU, Brussels and London reached an agreement late Wednesday (14 November) on the terms of their divorce. However, the work is far from complete. Below is an overview of the next steps leading to the UK's withdrawal.
Future EU 15-11-2018

Theresa May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit

Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday (15 November) to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years.
Future EU 15-11-2018

Brexit draft deal brightens Barnier’s political prospects

The tentative Brexit deal grudgingly approved by the British cabinet on Wednesday (14 November) could yet fall apart, but for one man it is already a personal victory.
14-11-2018

May wins narrow cabinet backing for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won the support of her cabinet for a draft divorce deal with the EU on Wednesday night (14 November), making yet another unexpected breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations.
13-11-2018

EU, UK reach draft Brexit deal but details remain shrouded

The UK took a tentative step towards leaving the EU with a Brexit deal announced on Tuesday (13 November), as negotiators appeared to reach a technical agreement on its withdrawal from the bloc more than two years after Britain voted to leave.
13-11-2018

Seizing the window of opportunity to rethink Brexit

The UK government is paralysed by Brexit as it reaches decision time over whether to agree a messy compromise or crash out with no deal. In the meantime, support for a second referendum is growing, writes Sandra Khadhouri.
08-11-2018

Come back, Mother Britannia! 

Seeing Brexit crumble towards a single market fudge with no UK say, daughter Europa pleads to re-unite her mother - with her father Franz-Emmanuel, not the ideal home-maker.
08-11-2018

EU hopes fade for November summit to seal Brexit deal

EU officials on Wednesday (7 November) poured cold water on hopes of holding a special summit this month to seal a Brexit divorce, saying talks have made some progress -- but not enough.
Energy 07-11-2018

UK’s renewables attractiveness drops amid no-deal Brexit fears

The UK has fallen in a ranking of the world's most attractive renewable energy markets for investors, with apprehensions around Brexit cited as a major reason for a year-on-year drop in investment. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
Data protection 07-11-2018

UK data chief demands overhaul of campaign rules after Brexit

The UK’s data chief has called for a new code of practice on the use of digital information in political campaigning in a new report published on Tuesday (6 November) in the wake of data scandals connected to the Brexit referendum.
06-11-2018

Most UK citizens back staying in EU: poll

British citizens would vote to remain in the European Union by a 54-46% margin in a second referendum, a survey purporting to be the biggest of its kind said Monday (5 November).
06-11-2018

EU to offer Irish border compromise in Brexit talks – sources

The European Union is preparing to back a compromise proposal on the Irish border to resolve the last major hurdle in Brexit negotiations, the Times newspaper reported on Monday (5 November).
05-11-2018

Brexit: Eurotunnel preparing for increased checks in Calais

Every minute counts when it comes to maintaining a fluid flow of traffic at the entrance to the tunnel under the English Channel. In order to prepare for the return of new checks, post-Brexit, the Eurotunnel site in Calais is mounting a race against the clock. EURACTIV France’s media partner, Ouest-France reports.
02-11-2018

UK crime agency investigates Brexit ‘bad boy’ Banks over campaign loans

Britain's serious crime agency launched an investigation on Thursday (1 November) into Brexit backer Arron Banks, over the true source of million of pounds in loans he gave to Leave.EU, one of the main campaign groups in the Brexit referendum.
31-10-2018

The Brief – How meaningful can a Brexit vote be?

Few parliaments can match the House of Commons for ancient, arcane and apparently incomprehensible traditions and procedures. And MPs were given an intensive lesson by the grand master in procedure on Wednesday (31 October).
30-10-2018

Tax cuts or hard Brexit – Hammond’s budget warning to Tories

Philip Hammond’s pre-Brexit budget, presented on Monday (29 October), was full of small giveaways designed to be popular with voters, and also included a stern warning to his hard Brexiteer colleagues in the Conservative party: you can have tax cuts or a hard Brexit, but not both.
30-10-2018

Britain to mint coin in honour of Brexit, EU has no such plans

Britain will issue a new 50-pence coin to mark its departure from the European Union next year, the government said on Monday (29 October) in an announcement that was quickly mocked on social media.
29-10-2018

Hammond offers tax cuts and no deal warning in first Brexit budget

The first post-Brexit budget will hand Britons tax cuts, but the UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond, offered a veiled warning that the UK would be poorer if Theresa May’s government failed to strike a Brexit agreement with the EU.
29-10-2018

Britain’s Hammond to turn up heat on Brexit rebels in budget speech

British finance minister Philip Hammond will use his annual budget speech on Monday (30 October) to urge his divided Conservative Party to get behind the government's push for a Brexit deal, or put at risk a long-awaited easing of austerity.
26-10-2018

French businesses prepare for no-deal Brexit

With the fateful date fast approaching, the France's Ministry of Economy and Finance is encouraging French businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.
26-10-2018

Data talks not started, admits minister as UK faces EU ‘data wall’

Concerns are growing that the UK will face a post-Brexit 'data wall' that will stymie the €272 billion of trade in Europe that relies on data flows.
Electric cars 24-10-2018

Brexiteer vacuum inventor to build electric cars in Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has chosen to build his electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.