About: Boris Johnson

Brexit 09-12-2019

Brexit? New referendum? What’s at stake in UK vote

Britain votes on Thursday (12 December) in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit.
Brexit 06-12-2019

Labour uses leaked document to accuse Johnson of lying about post-Brexit customs checks

The opposition Labour party has used a leaked government document to accuse Boris Johnson of lying about new customs checks between Northern Ireland and Britain..
Global Europe 05-12-2019

With new focus on China, NATO patches up stormy summit

NATO leaders wrapped up their acrimonious 70th-anniversary meeting in relative harmony on Wednesday (4 December), bridging a series of intense internal divisions and agreeing to focus more on the challenge of China's "growing international influence" and military might.

NATO Summit 2019 – Day #1

EURACTIV gives you an insight into the big talking points at this year’s NATO Leader’s meeting in London. In case you missed it, here’s Day 1 in a nutshell. Trump hits out at Macron, Macron hits out at Trump. As...
Brexit 03-12-2019

One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.

Nobody needs NATO more than France, says Trump

US President Donald Trump weighed into the war of words on the state of NATO on Tuesday (3 December), wasting no time to hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s “brain death” claims. Speaking at a breakfast session alongside NATO...
Brexit 25-11-2019

Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Sunday (24 November) to take Britain out of the EU by 31 January then set about reinvigorating public services, as he launched his Conservative Party's general election manifesto.
Brexit 20-11-2019

In testy leadership debate, UK PM Johnson promises quick Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises on Tuesday (19 November), saying only he could take Britain out of the European Union quickly in a testy leadership debate with opposition Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
Brexit 18-11-2019

Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralysed economy

Britain's Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has "paralysed" the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday (18 November).
Future EU 12-11-2019

UK set to backtrack and pick an EU Commissioner

The British government admitted on Monday (11 November) that it would “meet its legal obligations” and name a candidate to serve in Ursula von der Leyen’s incoming European Commission in Brussels.
Data protection 06-11-2019

UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.
Brexit 04-11-2019

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's upstart Brexit Party, said on Sunday (3 November) he would not stand in the next month's election, choosing instead to campaign countywide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal.
Global Europe 01-11-2019

Trump says UK Labour leader Corbyn would be ‘so bad’ for Britain

US President Donald Trump waded into Britain's election campaign on Thursday (31 October), saying the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins.
01-11-2019

British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.
Brexit 29-10-2019

Johnson gets his election as UK lawmakers finally agree December poll

The UK will go to the polls for a pre-Christmas general election on December 12, after opposition lawmakers finally abandoned their opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands for an election at the fourth time of asking.
Brexit 29-10-2019

British MPs block Johnson’s bid for 12 December election

British lawmakers on Monday (28 October) blocked an attempt by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold an early general election on 12 December, as he sought to break the political deadlock over Brexit. A total of 299 MPs voted in...
Brexit 28-10-2019

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make a fresh push on Monday (28 October) for an early election as EU leaders prepare to back yet another Brexit delay, just days before the departure deadline.
Brexit 25-10-2019

EU delays decision on Brexit extension until lawmakers vote on election

The ambassadors of the EU27 decided on Friday (25 October) to postpone the final decision on a potential extension of the Brexit negotiations until next week following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's calls for an early election. 
Brexit 24-10-2019

Johnson demands December election, abandons ‘do or die’ Brexit promise

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (24 October) abandoned his promise to take the UK out of the European Union at the end of October and instead set out new plans to force a general election on 12 December.
Brexit 23-10-2019

EXPLAINER: EU set to approve Brexit extension, but what will it look like?

Will the EU27 grant Britain an extension to leave the bloc beyond its 31 October deadline and if they do, what will the delay look like?
Brexit 23-10-2019

EU moves towards Brexit delay as PM Johnson seeks election to break impasse

EU leaders should delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paused legislation on his deal following a parliamentary defeat, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday (22 October), as Britain spins towards a possible election to break the impasse.
Brexit 22-10-2019

Johnson’s deal secures majority but parliament pushes for ratification delay

The House of Commons backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill to proceed for a second reading on Tuesday (22 October) but against fast-tracking the process as the government proposed, hence pushing for a delay. 
Brexit 22-10-2019

Explainer: As Johnson pushes ahead with Brexit, what happens now in UK’s parliament?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on 31 October.
Brexit 21-10-2019

UK’s Johnson adamant on Brexit deadline, despite delay request

A defiant British government has doubled down, insisting it will leave the European Union in 11 days despite parliament's forcing a reluctant prime minister to request another delay.

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