About: John Major

Economy & Jobs 18-07-2019

Cables reveal how Britain tried to turn France against the euro in the 1990s

British diplomats tried to establish a "very private link" with former French president Jacques Chirac with the "unavowed aim" of exposing him to the risks of a European currency union, declassified documents revealed Thursday (17 July).
Brexit 06-09-2017

Britain could still reverse Brexit, former minister Heseltine says

Brexit could be reversed if economic pain prompts a change in public opinion that brings a new generation of political leaders to power in Britain, former Conservative minister Michael Heseltine said.
Future EU 13-06-2017

The Brief, powered by Eni: Make Erasmus more inclusive

The European Union is celebrating today 30 years of its 'Erasmus' programme. Approximately 9 million young people have already travelled to another EU country and some 1 million 'Erasmus babies' have been born.
Future EU 28-02-2017

Oettinger warns Germany will have to pay more after Brexit

Germany and other net contributors to the EU budget will have to pay out more once the United Kingdom leaves the bloc, European Commissioner Günther Oettinger said in comments published yesterday (27 February).
Euro & Finance 09-12-2016

Unhappy birthday: EU low-key on Maastricht’s 25th anniversary

A quarter of a century after the summit in the Dutch town of Maastricht that gave birth to the euro, the EU will mark the anniversary today (9 December) with little fanfare as it battles a wave of crises.
Brexit 10-06-2016

Rivals let rip in Brexit TV debate

The rival camps in Britain's EU membership referendum tore into each other Thursday in an ill-tempered first television debate dominated by accusations of lies and scaremongering.
Brexit 09-06-2016

Brexit camp threatens legal action over EU vote extension

Brexit campaigners accused the government of trying to rig the EU referendum and threatened legal action on Thursday (9 June) as former London mayor Boris Johnson squared up for the campaign's first TV debate.
Brexit 06-06-2016

John Major condemns ‘deceitful’ Brexit campaign claims

Former British Prime Minister John Major launched a blistering attack on Sunday (5 June) on fellow Conservatives campaigning for a Brexit, as rivals traded economic claims in an increasingly tight race for the 23 June vote.
Brexit 11-05-2015

Victorious Cameron to brief party on EU strategy

Buoyed by a surprisingly clear-cut election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron will name his new cabinet on Monday and meet Conservative lawmakers keen to hear how he plans to claw back more powers from the European Union.

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