About: British European policy

Agrifood 13-03-2017

After the CAP: What future for British agri-trade ?

With Article 50 set to be triggered this month, negotiations will begin on Britain’s exit from the EU.
Brexit 28-05-2015

Weber: ‘The British government must remain realistic’

David Cameron should not overburden negotiations with EU partners with unattainable demands, says the head of the  EPP Group in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber. Discrimination against EU citizens in the United Kingdom would be a "red line" the CSU politician told Tagesspiegel.
Britain at a crossroads
Brexit 11-03-2015

Voting on Brexit: The EU issues shaping the UK election

The May 7 UK general election will go a long way towards deciding whether Britain will stay in the European Union, or choose to leave, after forty years of uneasy relations.
Gergely Polner
Brexit 29-07-2014

Is British influence in Brussels about to fall off a cliff?

The UK still holds a high number of senior civil servants in the EU, but their number is in decline. The foreign office should encourage young civil servants and graduates to work in Brussels, writes Gergely Polner.
Brexit 17-07-2014

You are not an island, David Cameron

Every national leader is right to defend his constituents, but the Prime Minister must begin to demonstrate a long-term vision for the UK's role in Europe that resists myopic domestic pressures, writes Ian Hansen.
David Lidington, UK minister for Europe [Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2014

UK puts business at top of next Commission’s priorities

SPECIAL REPORT / The UK’s Europe minister outlined his country’s expectations for the next EU executive, arguing the digital economy and business must come first in the fight against the economic and social crisis.
Brexit 09-05-2014

EU Exit: Deception and Exaggeration

Eurosceptics lose the in/out debate because they don’t deploy the correct arguments and Europhiles, meanwhile, don't take them seriously. But a referendum will be fought on facts and those facts don't support our continued EU membership, writes Alan Murad.
Competition 05-11-2013

British business benefits greatly from EU membership

In the debate on the UK's membership of the European Union, some have called into question the value of the member state status. But British business - large and small - is unequivocal: membership of a reformed EU is the best way to realise our global future, writes Katja Hall.
Brexit 04-11-2013

Britons, MPs suffer a ‘communication deficit’ on EU affairs

The UK suffers from a communication deficit regarding its in/out referendum pledge, with parliamentarians failing to inform their electorate, who lack very basic knowledge of EU affairs, writes Resul Umit.
Brexit 06-05-2013

Britain and the EU: An ever-closer union?

The question of Britain in Europe has been a running sore in British public life for too long, and as such has proved a constant irritant on both sides of the Channel. It needs to be settled, writes Malcolm Rifkind.
Brexit 12-04-2013

UK liberals, Tories find common ground in EU membership clash

Leaders of the British liberals and conservatives in the European Parliament, meeting head-to-head at a Brussels debate, found common ground amid a philosophical clash over the UK's membership of the EU.
Brexit 03-09-2012

Britain and Europe going through gradual disengagement

British Prime Minister David Cameron recently affirmed that he would fight to keep his country in the EU in any future referendum, but his policies towards the ‘community acquis’ shows otherwise, writes Sir Julian Priestley.