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  • Corbyn: Brexit vote must be respected

    News | Brexit 22-07-2016

    British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday (21 July) that the result of last month's vote to leave the European Union should be respected, putting him at odds with the lawmaker who is challenging him for his job.

  • Merkel urges Britain to quickly clarify relationship with EU

    News | Brexit 12-07-2016

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (11 July) access to the European Union's single market meant accepting the bloc's basic freedoms and rejected suggestions from London that Britain could retain full EU market access while curbing immigration.

  • Italy’s ambassador to the UK: Brexit could have been avoided

    Interview 07-07-2016

    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in a referendum last month could have been avoided had the United Kingdom introduced national reforms to manage freedom of movement for EU migrants, the Italian ambassador to the UK has told EURACTIV.com.

  • Tusk tells UK: ‘There will be no single market a la carte’

     Video | Brexit 05-07-2016

    "Leaders made it clear that access to the single market means acceptance of all four freedoms, including the freedom of movement,” said European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (5th July) in Strasbourg.

  • Work for a better EU as you see it, or suffer a worse one

    Opinion | Brexit 22-06-2016

    A Brexit with hopes for a Norway-inspired EU relationship would in fact leave Britain with a true democratic deficit and, certainly from a UK perspective, a far less attractive EU to deal with, writes Jonas Helseth.

  • Investing in Europe’s future is a global challenge

    Opinion | Trade & Society 19-01-2016

    Europe will gain most by working openly with both traditional developed partners and emerging economies. The Dutch Presidency priorities should ensure mutually open markets, so that Europe can benefit from our trading partners’ diversity and dynamism and use Europe’s own unique advantages as a multiplier, writes Dr David Landsman.

  • Greek beer market investigation exposes EU competition weaknesses

    News | Competition 17-11-2015

    A ten-year long competition investigation into the Greek beer market has raised questions over the European Commission’s ability to enforce fair competition in the EU member states. EURACTIV Greece reports.

  • Thomas Reynaert: We are far from having a complete EU single market

    Special Report |  Video | Trade & Society 08-05-2015

    “There is a lack of implementation of many important directives. For instance, with the energy efficiency buildings directive we see a lot of problems in member states,” said Thomas Thomas Reynaert, President of United Technologies' International Operations in Europe during the 2015 European Business Summit.

  • Lord Mayor of London: ‘The single market is what it is all about’

    Interview | Brexit 18-03-2015

    Europe needs to focus on the single market and increasing its global competitiveness, according to Alan Yarrow, the Lord Mayor of London. He sat down with EURACTIV UK’s, Mark Briggs to discuss the City’s relationship with the EU, and what he would say to Angela Merkel.

  • Vince Cable: The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Vince Cable on the Digital Single Market

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 20-01-2015

    “The European Union is part of the solution; not part of the problem” said Vince Cable, in a speech at the Lisbon Council in Brussels on January 20th. The speech, titled "The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need" called for a re-invigorated digital single market. Cable, the British business secretary – and Liberal Democrat MP added that, “digital is central to growth in the European Union” and “we need to be able to show that the internal market works.”

  • Cable: Success of the single market is the right direction for UK

     Video | Promoted content | Digital 20-01-2015

    Vince Cable, Britain’s business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP, set out his vision of a healthy, prosperous European Union at a Lisbon Council event on 20 January 2013. Cable's speech addressed what Europe can do to restore dynamism to its economy, how to boost growth and create new jobs, and how to demonstrate its relevance to its 500 million citizens.

  • Reinventing growth in Europe: Time for business unusual

    Opinion | Sustainable Development 25-11-2014

    Completing and enforcing the Single Market should be a high priority for the new European Commission as a key driver of innovation and sustainable growth, writes Jan Zijderveld.

  • Cameron: ‘A la carte’ mode makes EU stronger

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    Answering a question by EURACTIV's journalist Georgi Gotev, UK's Prime Minister David Cameron said that 'picking and choosing' what EU policies member states want to follow will make Europe 'stronger and not weaker'
    After hosting a meeting between EU leaders and UK business figures on the margins of a 2-day EU summit in Brussels, Cameron said that cutting EU red tape will 'help businesses grow, take on people and get our economies moving'.

  • MEPs urge EU leaders to suspend SWIFT agreement with US amid spying scandal

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather for a 2-day summit in Brussels, MEPs are demanding explanations over the allegations that the US have been spying on European head of state and have urged EU leaders to take action.
    'I'm very disappointed about the weak attitude the Europeans again showed towards the US, tapping phone of Angela Merkel this is the top of all scandals information we have received, and the Europeans prefer still to play diplomacy, and refuse any strong reaction', said Green MEP Rebecca Harms.

  • EU leaders meet UK business figures

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    In a bid to 'cut red tape to foster growth and jobs in Europe', UK Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting a meeting in Brussels with British business leaders and his European Union counterparts.
    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day summit, Cameron has called for EU's regulations on businesses to be simplified.

  • Hollande, Merkel demand explanation over US spying allegations – Hollande’s press conference

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations.
    Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Hollande said that 'such activities cannot be accepted'.

  • Merkel, Hollande demand explanation over US spying allegations – Merkel’s press conference

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations.
    Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Merkel said she wants 'action' from President Obama, and 'not just words'.

  • Barroso, Van Rompuy: EU-US relations must be based on respect, trust

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said that relations between the EU and the Us should be based on mutual 'respect and trust'.
    Following allegations that the US had been tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone, Van Rompuy defended the Franco-German initiative of seeking further clarification from the US.

  • Lithuania’s Grybauskait?: EU expects to reach free trade deal with Ukraine

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day summit, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskait? said on Friday that Brussels expects to reach a deal on a free trade deal with Ukraine in the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius.
    Refereeing to recent allegations that the US had been tapping the phones of European leaders, Grybauskait? stressed the need to find a 'balance between data protections for European citizens' and 'international security'.

  • Cameron: EU needs to cut regulation for businesses

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 25-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day summit, UK's Prime Minister David Cameron told reporters waiting outside the EU Council building that excessive regulation for businesses must be cut 'to create jobs and growth' and be 'competitive'

  • EU leaders meet for October 2013 EU Council Summit – Roundtable

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    The digital single market will dominate the EU's pre-summit agenda, with discussions being spiced up after revelations of deep US spying on France. Other issues on the agenda include immigration policies following the Lampedusa tragedy, banking union and the social dimension for the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

  • Katainen: Spying cannot be avoided

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for a 2-day EU summit, Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen told reporters that 'data protections laws are very important', following allegations that the US had been spying on EU leaders. Katainen added that EU citizens 'must be certain that the digital market really means safe market'.

  • Samaras: We must tackle illegal immigration in the EU

     Video | Promoted content | Data protection 24-10-2013

    As EU leaders gather in Brussels for an EU summit, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told reporters that tackling illegal immigration is of 'paramount importance', specially in the South Mediterranean region. Samaras also added that European leaders will discuss 'digital union' and 'banking union' throughout the meeting.

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