Brexit

23-01-2019

EU prepares compensation for fishermen hit by no deal Brexit

EU fishermen will be eligible for compensation if the UK blocks access to its fishing waters in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the European Commission confirmed on Wednesday (23 January).
23-01-2019

Barnier insists current Brexit deal is the ‘only one possible’

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has reflected on what can and what cannot be negotiated between the EU and the United Kingdom, with only 65 days until the scheduled severance date. EURACTIV France reports.
23-01-2019

P&O to change flag of UK ships to Cyprus ahead of Brexit

British ferry and shipping freight operator P&O will shift the registration of its UK vessels to Cyprus ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union, in part to keep its tax arrangements in the bloc, the company said on Tuesday...
23-01-2019

Hard Brexit would threaten Scotch whisky export growth, say producers

Leaving the EU in March without a deal would pose risks to Scotch whisky’s current healthy rates of export growth, the Scotch Whisky Association said on Tuesday (22 January).
23-01-2019

Brexit backer Dyson moves vacuum giant’s HQ to Singapore

James Dyson, the billionaire Brexit supporter who revolutionised vacuum cleaners with his bagless technology, is moving his head office to Singapore from Britain to be closer to his company's fastest-growing markets.
22-01-2019

No-deal Brexit makes hard border in Ireland ‘inevitable’, says Commission

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would ‘inevitably’ lead to the return of a hard border in Ireland, the European Commission’s chief spokesman said on Tuesday (22 January).
22-01-2019

May tries to tweak defeated Brexit plan, refuses to rule out no-deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit on Monday (21 January) by proposing to seek further concessions from the European Union on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.
21-01-2019

May seeks bilateral deal on Irish border to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering solving a Brexit deadlock by amending a 1998 agreement that ended 30 years of violence in Northern Ireland after ditching attempts to negotiate a cross-party deal, the Daily Telegraph reported late on Sunday (20 January).
Digital 18-01-2019

Commission to revoke British .eu domains after Brexit

The European Commission plans to revoke all .eu domain name registrations belonging to British registrars after the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, EURACTIV has learnt.
EU Elections 2019 18-01-2019

Will UK hold EU elections if Article 50 is extended? EU institutions differ

The European Commission indicated on Friday (18 January) that Britons would need to choose their representatives to the next European Parliament if the country were to stay in the European Union beyond the first sitting of the new assembly on 2 July.
17-01-2019

Brits in Belgium thrown no-deal Brexit lifeline

British citizens already living and working in Belgium will be free to remain even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK’s ambassador in Brussels confirmed on Wednesday (16 January).
16-01-2019

May offers cross-party Brexit talks after surviving confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered to immediately open cross-party talks to agree on a new Brexit deal after she narrowly survived a vote of no confidence late on Wednesday (16 January).
16-01-2019

Tusk hints at Brexit cancellation, as UK government faces crisis

The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has hinted that the UK should consider staying in the European Union after Prime Minister May's Conservative government experienced a calamitous defeat in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal last night (15 January).
15-01-2019

May to face confidence vote after Brexit deal suffers crushing defeat

Theresa May will face a no confidence vote after MPs rejected her Brexit agreement by a crushing 230 majority on Tuesday night (15 January).
15-01-2019

‘No deal would be more Millennium Bug than Armageddon’, say Brexiteers

The EU may have repeated that the Withdrawal Agreement struck with Theresa May is the only deal on offer but plenty of British MPs do not believe them.
15-01-2019

Berlin waves prospect of more talks with UK ahead of ‘meaningful vote’

The European Union could hold new talks with London if the UK parliament rejects the Brexit agreement tonight, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday (15 January) but reiterated there was little hope of fundamentally changing the agreement.
Air Quality 15-01-2019

UK’s clean air drive undermined by Brexit, campaigners say

Britain’s latest clean air strategy sets significantly tighter air pollution limits than the EU’s, but could lack the regulatory teeth to enforce them after Brexit. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
15-01-2019

EU-Swiss talks hit impasse, causing Brexit confusion

Talks between Brussels and Berne have been running since 2014 in a bid to formalise the 120 separate accords that have been negotiated between the EU and Switzerland since a 1992 referendum in the Alpine state rejected joining the European Economic Area. But the draft agreement, which was made public in early December, now seems unlikely to become reality.
15-01-2019

Madrid and Brussels disagree over Iberia’s Spanish ownership after Brexit

Madrid is struggling to convince the European Commission about the Spanish ownership of Iberia, as it tries to preserve the air carrier's license to operate intra-EU flights after Brexit without altering the company's structure. 
14-01-2019

Rejecting my deal could lead to ‘no Brexit’, warns May

Political 'paralysis' in Westminster is more likely to lead to 'no Brexit' and the UK staying in the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday (14 January) as she launched a last-ditch attempt to save her Brexit deal. 
EU Elections 2019 14-01-2019

German far right will campaign for ‘Dexit’ if demands are not met

As the British parliament prepares for a crucial Brexit vote Tuesday (15 January), Germany's far right voted Sunday to break a national taboo by campaigning to quit the European Union if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.
14-01-2019

Ahead of vote, May warns it would be ‘catastrophic’ to halt Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday (13 January) that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels.
11-01-2019

Explainer: Can Britain’s parliament prevent a no-deal Brexit?

British Prime Minister Theresa May's political weakness was exposed by a series of defeats in parliament this week, prompting claims that rebel lawmakers can wrest control of the process to leave the European Union. But can lawmakers stop a no-deal Brexit?
10-01-2019

Clogs gift for EU medicines agency’s Brexit move

Dutch officials handed over a pair of clogs and the keys to the European Medicines Agency's temporary base in Amsterdam on Wednesday (9 January) as the watchdog prepares to leave London after Brexit.