British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (4 January) ordered England into a new national lockdown to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass.
A project in Cornwall, England, is building on the county’s history of tin mining, looking to restore jobs and boost the local economy by developing a new geothermal plant that will produce electricity, heat and, hopefully, lithium.
Britain publishes plans on Thursday (16 July) to keep trade flowing freely between its constituent nations when regulatory powers are reclaimed from the European Union at the end of the year and redistributed to devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The UK's opposition Labour party have said they will adopt a stance on their support for a second Brexit referendum by conducting a vote among members, after a late-night meeting on Sunday evening (23 September).
In a departure from his party leader, Labour's London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another vote on Britain's European Union membership, saying the prime minister's handling of Brexit negotiations had become "mired in confusion and deadlock."
GCHQ, the British government's intelligence and security organisation, has breached human rights in its mass surveillance programme, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said in a landmark ruling on Thursday (13 September).
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal wraps "a suicide vest around the British constitution" and hands the detonator to the European Union, former foreign minister Boris Johnson said in comments that drew strong criticism.
Former foreign secretary and Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson penned a renewed attack on Britain's government Monday, writing in the Daily Telegraph that the UK has "gone into battle with the white flag fluttering over our leading tank."
A deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is "within reach" and will hopefully be announced by the European Council summit on 18 October, UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab said on Friday (31 August).
The United Kingdom will vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. With just one week to go until the all-important date, be sure to follow EURACTIV's live feed for all the latest developments.
EU migrant workers often have trouble accessing highly qualified jobs in their host countries. A programme to have skills recognised across the EU could change that, and help employers to take on the best staff, write Barbara Janta and Joanna Hofman.
It is often imagined that a potential break-up of the United Kingdom might originate from Scotland, after a “No” vote on Britain’s EU membership. In fact, the biggest threat to the UK's unity could reside in a more assertive England, writes Melanie Sully.