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  • Cameron: I don’t want to see Britain drifting towards an EU exit

     Video | Promoted content | Brexit 05-06-2014

    Speaking to journalists after the G7 Summit in Brussels on Thursday, UK's Prime Minister Davod Cameron said that the rise of anti-European parties in the last EU elections show the need for the EU to reform and change.

  • Scoxit could lead to Brexit

    Opinion | Brexit 19-05-2014

    If the Scots vote to leave the UK in September, that could trigger a chain reaction which leads to the rest of the UK quitting the European Union. This is a threat British pro-Europeans need to take seriously given that a Scottish independence vote is quite possible, though a 'yes' still has less than 50% of chance.

  • UK puts business at top of next Commission’s priorities

    News | EU Priorities 2020 14-05-2014

    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.

  • EU Exit: Deception and Exaggeration

    Opinion | Brexit 09-05-2014

    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.

  • Barroso: EU integration may be at risk

     Video | Promoted content | EU Priorities 2020 09-05-2014

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso delivered a major speech on Thursday in Berlin on the occasion of Europe day, laying out his legacy and priorities for the future of the EU.

  • Why a British exit is not inevitable

    Opinion | Brexit 18-04-2014

    Prospects of an in-out referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the EU is not all doom and gloom: Charles Grant sees reasons both for welcoming the debate and for supporting a vote to stay in.

  • Reding urges UK citizens to make ‘informed decisions’ on EU membership

     Video | Promoted content | Justice & Home Affairs 11-02-2014

    As EU elections approach, EU Justice commissioner Viviane Reding said on Monday that there is a need for more information about the European Union across EU member states.
    Amid increasing debate on immigration and free movement of people across the 28 nation bloc, Reding urged British citizens to make 'informed decisions' on the future of Britain's EU membership.

  • Britain should stay in the EU, for science

    Opinion | Brexit 12-09-2013

    At a time when Britain debates whether to remain in the European Union or leave, there is one critical area being overlooked - science, write Michael Galsworthy and Michael Brown.

  • The EU and its member states: To recommend is not to command

    Opinion | Future EU 05-06-2013

    The recent tension between the French authorities and Brussels over the European Commission's recommendations for reform show more than ever the need to clarify the scope of national and joint powers in economic and social matters, says Yves Bertoncini.

  • Support for euro hits all-time low in Sweden

    News | Future EU 08-05-2013

    Swedish support for the EU is declining and the support for the euro has never been lower, according to a report published Monday (6 May) by the University of Gothenburg.

  • Serbia-Kosovo final talks end with no deal

     Video | Promoted content | Enlargement 03-04-2013

    Serbian and Kosovar leaders left Brussels early on Wednesday without a deal after more than 12 hours of discussions.
    Aimed at normalising the relations between both sides, Pristine and Belgrade have held 8 rounds of EU-mediated talks but have so far failed to reach an agreement.
    Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008 with the backing of the West. But Serbia has so far refused to recognise the secession, due to concerns about the large Serbian community living in the north.

  • Cameron’s EU referendum draws criticism from British MEPs

     Video | Promoted content | Brexit 23-01-2013

    After months of anticipation, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday delivered his much awaited-speech on the UK's role in Europe.
    Under intense pressure from the euroskeptic side of his own Conservative Party, Cameron promised to offer the British people an in/out referendum on EU membership. Before that, however, he hopes to re-negotiate a 'new settlement' for the UK in Europe.

  • UK Cameron promises in/out referendum on EU membership

     Video | Promoted content | Brexit 23-01-2013

    In his much-awaited speech on the future of the UK in Europe, British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to hold a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the EU. Speaking at the Bloomberg headquarters in London on Wednesday, Cameron said that he wants to agree on a 'new settlement' with Europe and vowed to hold a referendum by 2017 if he is re-elected.

  • Serbia targets corruption as part of EU integration drive

    Opinion | EU Priorities 2020 13-12-2012

    The fight against corruption is one of the key conditions for Serbia's EU integration and one of the current government's priorities. Serbian authorities on 12 December arrested one of the richest people the country in a crackdown on graft, writes EURACTIV Serbia.

  • MEP Farage: ‘We are Europeans, and proud of it’

    Interview | Brexit 18-10-2012

    Britain's 40 years in the EU have been of great shame and sadness, but the British are European and proud of it, British MEP Nigel Farage told EURACTIV Germany.