About: Brexit

EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

European vote in the UK: Silence is a mistake

Labour and the Tories will be equally to blame for not having challenged Nigel Farage, who is likely to be the big winner of the European elections in the UK, writes Stavros Papagianneas.
EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

Milkshakes become weapon of choice in UK European campaign

The lowly milkshake has turned into an unlikely weapon of choice for Britons determined to make a splashy statement against the rise of the Brexit-backing populist right.

Climate change efforts set for disappointing EU summit in June

A small group of EU countries is pushing for the European Council to come down hard on climate change at an EU summit in June, EURACTIV.com has learned. But chances are slim that it will be a defining moment for the bloc’s environmental credentials.
EU Elections 2019 20-05-2019

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Chatting with voters in a small town in northwest England ahead of this week's European elections, lawyer Sophie Larroque's French accent is hard to miss.
EU Elections 2019 17-05-2019

Supporters flock to see Farage as Brexit party marches on

Nigel Farage's Brexit party is on the march, promising to "sweep away the UK's two party system". Brexit Editor Benjamin Fox joins them at a campaign rally outside Wolverhampton.
Brexit 17-05-2019

Brexit talks ‘have gone as far as they can’, says Labour leader Corbyn

Cross-party talks on a Brexit compromise collapsed on Friday (17 May) after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May that the talks “have now gone as far as they can”.
EU Elections 2019 13-05-2019

Britain’s Conservatives in fourth place in EU election poll, Farage leads

Theresa May’s Conservative Party has fallen into fourth place in a poll on voting intentions for the European elections, well behind Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party which has more support than Britain’s traditionally two biggest parties combined.
EU Elections 2019 09-05-2019

Labour will ‘unite divided UK’, Corbyn vows

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that Labour is the only one seeking to unite a divided UK as he launched the party’s European elections campaign on Thursday (9 May). But he again sat on the fence on a second referendum on Brexit.

Brexit uncertainty delays EU’s defence industry plans

EU and NATO officials have repeated the need for coherence in Europe’s future defence cooperation. However, crucial decisions on EU military project participation and funds have been delayed - also due to the stalemate over Brexit.
Economy & Jobs 09-05-2019

No trade deal without agriculture, warns US ambassador to the EU

The US will not sing up to any trade deal that does not include agriculture, US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland warned during a conference at the European Bussiness Summit in Brussels on Tuesday (7 May), ahead of another round of transatlantic talks. 
Brexit 09-05-2019

May to meet Tory leaders next week to address calls for resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered to meet leaders of an influential group of Conservative Party lawmakers next week to address growing calls for her to resign, party representatives said on Wednesday (8 May).
EU Elections 2019 09-05-2019

Blaming government ‘failure’, Britain’s Labour launches European vote campaign

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will urge both pro-EU voters and Brexit supporters on Thursday (9 May) to vote for his opposition party at this month's European election, a poll he blamed on the Conservative government's "complete failure" to steer the country out of the bloc.
Brexit 08-05-2019

Juncker regrets not intervening in Brexit referendum campaign

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday (7 May) he regrets not intervening in the Brexit referendum, insisting the EU could have "destroyed the lies" that led to Britain voting to leave.
EU Elections 2019 07-05-2019

UK bows to inevitable – EU elections will take place

The UK will definitely hold European elections this month, after Theresa May’s deputy conceded that it would not be possible to get the legislation needed to formalize Brexit through Parliament in time.
EU Elections 2019 07-05-2019

The impact of UK MEPs on the European Parliament

The UK's unexpected participation in this month's European elections means that British MEPs could become important once more, even if their mandate only lasts a few months, writes Dr Simon Usherwood.
Elections 03-05-2019

Voters punish May and Labour for Brexit impasse ahead of EU polls

Voters severely punished the two main UK parties in local council elections on Thursday (2 May), offering a preview of what is likely to happen in the European elections later this month.
Brexit 02-05-2019

Local polls offer May some Brexit respite

The UK's local elections on Thursday (2 May) will offer a test of the damage done to Theresa May’s Conservative party by her failure to deliver the country's exit from the European Union.
EU Elections 2019 29-04-2019

Gavin Esler: I want to stop Brexit, fix Britain and reform the EU

“I’m in this because I want to address the causes of Brexit. I want to stop Brexit, fix Britain and reform the EU.”
Digital 26-04-2019

Farage’s Brexit Party spends big on Facebook ads

The Brexit Party of arch-eurosceptic Nigel Farage outspent both the Labour and Conservative Parties on political advertising ahead of the European elections during the Easter break, according to data published by Facebook.
Brexit 24-04-2019

Sturgeon blames Brexit chaos as she proposes second Scottish independence poll

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set out her timetable for a second independence referendum by May 2021 on Wednesday (24 April), blaming Brexit chaos for having “exposed  a deep democratic deficit at the heart of how Scotland is governed”.
EU Elections 2019 24-04-2019

Top ten events that marked the current European Parliament

Sexist remarks during a European Parliament session, dogfight in the Parliament's buildings, Jean-Claude Juncker's anger and Mark Zuckerberg's interrogation. EURACTIV’s media partner Euroefe looks back at the ten events that marked the eighth legislative term of the European Parliament.
Future EU 24-04-2019

Is Macron’s approach to the EU the right one?

The Franco-German approach spearheaded by Emmanuel Macron’s government did not work. Does France’s policy on the EU need a profound rethink? Even two years after the election of the French President who was eager to change Europe, this question continues to divide. EURACTIV France reports.
EU Elections 2019 23-04-2019

Boris Johnson’s sister to lead new ‘remain alliance’ in EU poll

Boris Johnson’s sister, Rachel Johnson, and former BBC reporter Gavin Esler will lead a ‘Remain alliance’ of pro-EU candidates at next month’s European elections for the new Change UK party.
EU Elections 2019 23-04-2019

How will British participation change the outcome of the European elections?

On Thursday (18 April), the current European Parliament presented its latest projections of seats for the next EU assembly, with the UK taking part. Yet, this will not change the overall percentage of seats for the main political groups. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.

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