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Brexit 15-12-2017

Court in the Brexit cross-fire

Honour on both sides of the Channel may have been satisfied, for now. The EU has a promise from London that it will pay around €40 billion and sufficient guarantees on the rights of EU citizens and the Irish border. And Prime Minister Theresa May has a commitment from Brussels to begin talks on a successor EU-UK trade deal.
Brexit 14-12-2017

European parliament backs outline Brexit deal

The European Parliament urged EU leaders on Wednesday (13 December) to allow the next phase of EU negotiations to start, backing a motion that recognised the talks had made sufficient progress as a well a line criticising Britain's Brexit negotiator David Davis.
Brexit 03-04-2017

Scotland demands powers to bring in more migrants

As British PM Theresa May presses ahead with a hard Brexit and a retreat from the single market, Scotland said on Monday (3 April) that its distinct demographic trends require powers over immigration to support public services and the economy.
Brexit 01-03-2017

May faces setback on Brexit law over EU citizens’ rights

Theresa May's government is set to be defeated in the House of Lords over securing the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.
07-02-2017

The Brief: Brussels’ Brexit bar bill

Ever since the vote for Brexit, Brussels has murmured the words “no negotiation without notification” like a votive prayer to ward off evil spirits.

The Brief: May turns into Trump’s poodle

Rather than the confident first steps towards Global Britain or a new “special relationship”, Theresa May’s cap-in-hand visit to Donald Trump smacks of a return to the humiliating poodling of the past.
18-01-2017

The Brief: Can a weak president make the European Parliament stronger?

Antonio Tajani’s election as president of the European Parliament was not greeted with much enthusiasm.
17-01-2017

The Brief: Mrs May’s 12-point Brexit shopping list

While the UK media might be presenting this as a "12-point plan", at the moment it is nothing more than a glorified wishlist.
12-01-2017

The Brief: Spy behind Trump scandal probed Georgieva

Brussels is one of the spy capitals of the world. That bloke you saw in Schuman holding the Financial Times, wearing a trilby with a rose in his buttonhole? He is probably a dandified eurocrat but he could also be a spy.
11-01-2017

The Brief: UK heals deep divisions between EU member states

People say that the EU is riven with deep divisions but in fact, those splits are healing and a brave new sense of unity is emerging.
05-01-2017

The Brief: Our Yes Man in Brussels?

Have the British replaced their man in Brussels with a Yes Man in Brussels?
14-12-2016

The Brief: Cracks appear in EU’s united front on Brexit

The uniformity of the EU’s response to Brexit has been striking but today the first cracks in that carefully crafted unity appeared.
Global Europe 07-12-2016

The Brief: Merkel plays hardball to win over right-wingers

Angela Merkel has admitted that the election year ahead of her is going to be the toughest one she's ever faced. That says a lot; it'll be her fourth run at the chancellery.
06-12-2016

The Brief: Brexit boss Barnier breaks his silence

Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator, finally broke his two-month vow of silence today. What would the urbane Frenchman serve up to the hungry press corps?
Global Europe 02-12-2016

The Brief: Hollande’s moral courage sets EU an example

President François Hollande had the guts and good sense to realise he wasn’t up to the job and quit the race to lead France last night.
Brexit 30-11-2016

Women top EURACTIV’s ‘Power List’ of Top 50 Brexit influencers

Despite Britain’s referendum on the EU being called by a man, and both the Leave campaign and the Remain campaign being led by men, women now hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating Brexit, a panel of experts for EURACTIV.com has concluded.
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