Brexit

Boris Johnson challenges rival to back Brexit deadline

26-06-2019

Boris Johnson challenged his rival for Britain's leadership on Tuesday (25 June) to deliver Brexit by the end of October whatever happens, only to be accused once again of trying to avoid scrutiny.

25-06-2019

UK’s Johnson admits needing EU support in event of no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, has acknowledged that London would need cooperation from the European Union to cushion potential shocks in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Digital 24-06-2019

Clegg: Facebook to set up its own ‘court’ for content moderation

Facebook has plans to establish an independent oversight board "analogous to a court," that will have the power to make decisions on what content should be removed from the platform, the company's Head of Global Policy, Nick Clegg, announced on Monday (24 April).
24-06-2019

Johnson’s domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain over his PM credentials

Reports of a heated late-night row between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend sparked a debate on Sunday (23 June) about his suitability to become Britain's next prime minister, with  opinion polls showing his lead had evaporated amongst all voters and had narrowed among Conservatives.
21-06-2019

UK is ‘wasting time’, Tusk says as leaders express hostility to Brexit delay

EU leaders ruled out the prospect of a further Brexit extension as the European Council summit drew to a close on Friday (21 June), with Council boss Donald Tusk accusing the UK of wasting its six-month extension, which ends on 31 October.
20-06-2019

Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday (19 June) after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.
Transport 19-06-2019

Brexit planning hits UK with €122m transport bill

The UK’s transport ministry has revealed that its own Brexit planning measures will cost the country at least £109 million (€122 million) by the end of the year, with three-quarters of that spent on no-deal preparations.
19-06-2019

Johnson looks to cement UK leadership lead after surviving TV debate

Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson will look to cement his stranglehold of the UK leadership race Wednesday (19 June) after emerging unscathed from a TV debate against his four remaining rivals.
18-06-2019

Carve out Brexit deal on citizens’ rights, UK urges Barnier

The UK’s Brexit minister has urged the EU’s Michel Barnier to have a reciprocal agreement guaranteeing citizens’ rights in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
18-06-2019

The Brief, powered by ADF International – The Union not forever?

Pollsters YouGov have taken time out from examining how voters look at the field of Conservative leadership candidates, to survey the party’s activists and the scale of their commitment to Brexit. The results are striking. By roughly 60-30 margins, Tory members...
EU Elections 2019 18-06-2019

Brexit party at ‘high risk’ of donor fraud, says UK elections regulator

The UK’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday (18 June) Nigel Farage’s Brexit party must account for all donations it has received since it was set up in March because it was open to a "high risk" of fraudulent donations.
EU Elections 2019 18-06-2019

One million EU citizens were deprived of vote in UK’s European elections

New evidence suggests the Conservative government systematically disenfranchised over 1 million EU citizens and Brits abroad, writes Roger Casale.
17-06-2019

Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday (16 June), questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.
14-06-2019

The Brief – Parallel lines

Those who shuttle between Westminster and Brussels aren’t just swapping meat pies for moules frites. The two-hour ride on the Eurostar transports you to a parallel political universe.
13-06-2019

Johnson takes step towards Downing Street, tops leadership ballot

Boris Johnson moved a step closer to becoming the next UK prime minister on Thursday, after topping the first ballot of Conservative MPs who are seeking a successor for Theresa May.
12-06-2019

Johnson vows to re-negotiate Brexit deal as he launches PM bid

Boris Johnson has promised to immediately re-negotiate the UK’s divorce from the EU as he formally launched his bid to become prime minister on Wednesday (12 June).
11-06-2019

Sturgeon: Hard Brexit makes Scottish independence ‘more urgent’

The scenario of a hard Brexit would "increase the likelihood of Scotland becoming independent," Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. Her comments come as hard and soft Brexit Conservatives start jockeying for position in the race for the vacant UK prime minister role.
11-06-2019

Deal or no deal? Britain’s PM hopefuls divided over Brexit

Of the 10 contenders in the race to replace Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, many take very different stances towards Brexit as the date of Britain's departure from the European Union moves ever closer.
Plateforme pétrolière en mer Baltique, 2008. [Andrew/Flickr]
Energy 11-06-2019

UK-South Korea deal seeks to calm Brexit anxiety in oil markets

A UK-South Korea trade deal announced Monday (10 June) guarantees future exemption from oil tariffs following a spate of dry months without crude imports coming from Britain's North Sea fields.
Digital 11-06-2019

Brexit chaos holding back UK tech sector: London mayor

London’s booming technology sector could be making even faster progress if the gridlock over Brexit wasn’t depriving thousands of start-ups and big tech companies of the certainty they need over policy, London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday (10 April).
Future EU 11-06-2019

LEAK: EU’s five-year plan doubles down on protecting borders

EU leaders want to focus on migration and protection of external borders, or the "integrity of our physical space", over the next five years, according to a draft of the so-called strategic agenda obtained by EURACTIV. Economy and climate action rank second and third.
Enlargement 07-06-2019

Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

As Globsec’s 2019 forum in Bratislava kicked off earlier this week, EURACTIV went along to listen to world leaders from politics, civil society and business on the Future of Europe. Here we present a summary of the main talking points in the field, across the first two days.
Elections 07-06-2019

Ten lessons for British politics from Peterborough and Strasbourg

All is not what it seems in the UK, after Nigel Farage's Brexit party suffered a major setback in its bid to win a seat in the UK parliament, writes Denis MacShane.
06-06-2019

Trump says Ireland’s Brexit ‘wall’ will ‘work out very well ‘

US President Donald Trump voiced confidence Wednesday (5 June) that Ireland's post-Brexit "wall" situation with its UK neighbour will work out fine, earning a quick retort from the Irish premier who noted that a wall is the last thing his country wants.
Elections 05-06-2019

UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers

Britain's governing Conservatives on Tuesday (4 June) agreed rules for the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party chief, including measures to eliminate candidates more quickly from a crowded race.

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