Brexit

Car giant Honda to scrap 3,500 jobs at UK plant

19-02-2019

Japanese carmaker Honda confirmed that it will shutter its Swindon factory in 2022, where 3,500 workers ply their trade, after media reports on Monday (18 February) cited uncertainty caused by Brexit as the main driving factor.

20-02-2019

The Brief – The Independent Eleven

Leaving the party that got you elected is very rare in Britain. So, too, is the emergence of a new party. That makes the joining of eight ex-Labour MPs with three ex-Conservatives in the Independent Group the most significant since the launch of the Social Democrat Party in 1981.
20-02-2019

May in Brussels again, seeking Brexit movement

British Prime Minister Theresa May makes another trip to Brussels on Wednesday (20 February), hoping European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker may prove more yielding than of late to salvage her Brexit deal.
Politics 19-02-2019

The Capitals: Labour exodus gives Corbyn headache

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s newsroom network.
19-02-2019

Ireland expresses ‘frustration’ at Brexit uncertainty

Ireland's deputy prime minister expressed annoyance on Monday (18 February) at Britain's continued failure to ratify a deal on its orderly withdrawal from the European Union.
18-02-2019

May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.
Aviation 17-02-2019

UK airline folds amid Brexit uncertainty and fuel cost woes

British airline Flybmi went bust on Saturday (16 February), cancelling all flights with immediate effect. The regional carrier cited Brexit uncertainty as one of the reasons for entering administration, as well as increased fuel costs.
15-02-2019

UK’s May suffers new defeat, increasing Brexit confusion

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another embarrassing defeat on Thursday (14 February) after MPs voted against her Brexit strategy for the second time.
Brexit, copyright, and valentines
15-02-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit, copyright, and valentines

Roses are red, violets are blue, This week it’s Brexit, copyright and lazy rhymes too.
Data protection 14-02-2019

Brexit: ‘No special contingency measures‘ for data flows, EU says

"No special contingency measures for data flows" will be taken out in the case of a no-deal Brexit, according to documents released on Monday (11 February) .
12-02-2019

May drags Brexit deal deadline to March

Prime Minister Theresa May begged MPs to ‘hold their nerve’ and give her more time to secure a Brexit deal on Tuesday (12 February).
12-02-2019

UK admits it will fail to roll over EU trade deals

The UK government has admitted that it will fail to roll over all trade treaties involving the European Union and third countries by 29 March, with international trade secretary Liam Fox confirming that negotiations with some countries have now been prioritised over others.
12-02-2019

‘Something has to give,’ Barnier tells Brexit Britain

European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday (11 February) British Prime Minister Theresa May should endorse a permanent customs union with the bloc - as proposed by the opposition Labour party - to break the impasse over their looming divorce.
11-02-2019

Britain and Switzerland to sign post-Brexit trade agreement

Britain and Switzerland will sign an agreement on Monday (11 February) to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth 32 billion pounds (€36.5 billion).
11-02-2019

May rejects pivot towards Brexit customs union compromise

British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected the idea of targeting a customs union with the European Union, pouring cold water on hopes from some that she could shift her Brexit policy to win over the opposition Labour Party.

Post-Brexit Britain should be ready to use ‘hard power, says defence minister

Britain should be ready to use military force to support its global interests after Brexit, defence minister Gavin Williamson will say on Monday (11 February), adding that the boundaries between peace and war are becoming blurred.
08-02-2019

The Brief – When words fail…

Almost as wearisome as the endless, and largely futile, trips by Theresa May and her minions to Brussels is the jumble of obscure, and sometimes, misleading jargon used to describe the Brexit process.
Agrifood 08-02-2019

Agri-food sector calls for foodstuffs ‘ fast-track’ in case of no-deal Brexit

European farmers, agri-traders and food makers are lobbying EU negotiators to consider unilateral contingency measures specific for foodstuffs, as current preparedness procedures alone would not be enough to avoid a harsh impact of no-deal Brexit on the agri-food sector.
08-02-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexiteer hell, EU Industry days, and Siemens Alstom merger

Tusk says Brexiteers are in for a world of pain, it’s EU Industry Days again and Margrethe Vestager is not on the train.
07-02-2019

Irish backstop will stay in Brexit deal, May assures MEPs

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised EU lawmakers that she had no plans to remove the controversial Irish backstop from a final Brexit deal as she met with a series of EU leaders in Brussels. But prospects of the UK's orderly withdrawal from the EU on 29 March remained bleak.
07-02-2019

No clarity on post-Brexit trade, concedes UK trade minister

Will the EU’s trade deals with countries around the world continue to apply in the UK after Brexit day on 29 March? The answer remains unclear after International Trade Secretary Liam Fox repeatedly was unable to confirm what their status will be.
07-02-2019

Work urgently with me on Brexit – Britain’s May appeals to EU

Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the European Union on Thursday (7 February) to work with her to change a divorce deal and help her win the support of a divided parliament to smooth Britain's departure from the bloc.
06-02-2019

‘Special place in hell’ for Brexiteers with no plan, says Tusk

Brexiteers with no plan of how to deliver on their exit plans deserve a "special place in hell", EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (6 February), sparking a new war of words with UK politicians bent on leaving the bloc this March.
06-02-2019

May and Varadkar visit Brussels in search of Brexit solution

Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday (7 February) to tell European Union leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of Britain’s divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal Brexit.
Aviation 06-02-2019

Airlines should prepare for Brexit, Brussels insists

Thousands of flights by carriers such as Iberia or Vueling could be grounded because of their non-EU ownership, in the case of the UK's no-deal exit from the EU. But the European Commission stressed on Tuesday (5 February) that airlines have been warned to prepare.

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