About: Brexit

Agrifood 17-01-2020

New UK Agriculture Bill to move away from ‘inefficient and overly bureaucratic’ CAP system 

The UK Government revealed a new version of their post-Brexit agriculture legislation Thursday (16 January) as part of a radical shift to move subsidies away from the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) system of direct payments, which correlates payments with the total amount of land farmed. 
Politics 17-01-2020

Tweets of the Week: Strasbourg, Northern Ireland, Big Ben

Brit MEPs will be missed in Strasbourg when they’re finally all gone, Northern Ireland executive finally sorts out what went wrong, and Brexit Britain won’t be happy if Big Ben doesn’t bong.
Brexit 17-01-2020

Pantomime, travel and rest: What comes next for Britain’s MEPs

Britain's 73 EU lawmakers packed up their offices in Strasbourg on Thursday (16 January): for some a moment of triumph, for others, disaster.
Brexit 16-01-2020

UK minister defends EU settlement scheme as applications surge

The United Kingdom on Thursday (16 January) defended its much-criticised scheme to guarantee the rights of EU nationals after Brexit, as the country’s Home Office announced that a vast majority have already applied for settled status.
Brexit 15-01-2020

MEPs express ‘grave concern’ about Brexit citizens’ rights regime

Lawmakers in the European Parliament have urged the UK government to overhaul its regime for EU citizens’ rights after Brexit, expressing ‘grave concern’ about its EU Settlement Scheme.
Brexit 14-01-2020

Global banks urge EU to ‘improve’ market access as Brexit looms

International banks have called on the European Union to make its system for financial market access more transparent and predictable to avoid hurting markets and consumers.
Brexit 13-01-2020

Brexit spokesman Starmer takes early lead in Labour leadership race

The Labour party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer is the early front-runner in the party’s leadership race, securing 89 nominations, more than twice as many as any other candidate, as the deadline for nominations passed on Monday (13 January).
Elections 13-01-2020

Ireland’s PM sets stage for possible February election

Ireland's Prime Minster Leo Varadkar said on Sunday (12 January) he had made a decision on the timing of a general election, with many media outlets and politicians predicting a 7 February poll.
Brexit 10-01-2020

British lawmakers finally approve historic Brexit deal

Britain's parliament finally approved Brexit on Thursday (9 January), allowing it to become the first country to leave the European Union by the end of this month, ending years of arguments that toppled two governments and divided a nation.
Agrifood 08-01-2020

UK Environment secretary: Brexit is opportunity for UK to ‘shake off shadow of CAP’

After Brexit, the UK must “shake off the shadow of the CAP” and instead begin a transition in 2021 towards “radical” new policies that work for planet, people and the farming sector, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.
Brexit 08-01-2020

No complete agreement before end of 2020, von der Leyen tells UK

The UK and the EU will not be able to agree on every single aspect of their future relationship before the end of the year, and will either have to focus on priority areas or agree an extension period, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday (8 January).
Brexit 08-01-2020

Johnson to make Brexit demands in talks with von der Leyen

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Wednesday (8 January) expected to tell Ursula von der Leyen that Britain will not extend the Brexit transition period, in their first face-to-face meeting since she became European Commission chief.
Brexit 07-01-2020

UK set for big spending rise in first post-Brexit budget

Britain is to unveil its first post-Brexit budget on March 11, the government said on Tuesday (7 January), promising increased public service spending and an end to a decade of austerity.
Enlargement 02-01-2020

Croatia priorities at EU helm: Brexit, enlargement

Brexit and EU enlargement will be priorities during Croatia's six-month presidency of the bloc, Foreign Minister Goran Grlić-Radman said Wednesday (1 January).
Brexit 30-12-2019

Johnson takes control but charts a bumpy Brexit course

The UK will leave the EU in January. But the Article 50 process was always supposed to be the easy bit. In 2020 talks will focus on post-Brexit trade relations, with a tight timetable and the threat of no deal.
Politics 23-12-2019

EU charts path for ‘challenging’ post-Brexit UK deal

EU will keep engaging with the UK through the WTO and the UN as both sides work out a deal on their future ties once Britain leaves the bloc, according to the top Brexit negotiator in Brussels, Michel Barnier.
Brexit 20-12-2019

UK on the brink of Brexit after lawmakers back Withdrawal bill

The UK moved closer to leaving the EU on Friday (20 December) as lawmakers comfortably passed Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal bill.
Politics 20-12-2019

The Year in Review: Challenges and Choices of 2019

It’s been a very busy European election year and most of us are heading for a well-deserved Christmas break. Meanwhile, if you do fire up your browser, here you can catch up on our 30 most read stories that made waves in 2019.
Politics 20-12-2019

Tweets of the Week: Christmas Special

EURACTIV's EU Tweets of the Year!
Brexit 20-12-2019

Johnson promises to wrap up Brexit for Christmas, parliament gathers to vote

The British parliament will vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Friday (20 December), a move the prime minister described as delivering on his promise to "get the Brexit vote wrapped up for Christmas" following his landslide election victory.
Brexit 18-12-2019

UK would suffer most from missing new Brexit deadline, von der Leyen warns

The UK would suffer the most if officials failed to meet a new December 2020 deadline to finalise a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned.
Africa 17-12-2019

France, UK say they look beyond Brexit in Mali cooperation

Sharing the cockpit of a helicopter on sizzling tarmac, French and British air force chiefs vowed to pursue the joint fight against jihadists in the heart of the Sahel even as the shadow of Brexit looms over their countries.
Brexit 17-12-2019

Johnson to outlaw extension of EU free trade talks beyond 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of 2020 to push for the European Union to give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months.
Brexit 13-12-2019

Leaders ask the Commission for a mandate to start post-Brexit negotiations with UK

The European Council has asked the Commission to present a mandate to start post-Brexit negotiations with the UK as soon as possible, following Thursday (12 December) UK elections results that confirmed a strong majority for Boris Johnson.

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