About: Michael Gove

Brexit 29-07-2019

Assuming EU will not budge, Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on 31 October without an agreement, senior ministers said on Sunday (28 July).
Elections 05-06-2019

UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers

Britain's governing Conservatives on Tuesday (4 June) agreed rules for the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party chief, including measures to eliminate candidates more quickly from a crowded race.
Brexit 23-01-2019

EU prepares compensation for fishermen hit by no deal Brexit

EU fishermen will be eligible for compensation if the UK blocks access to its fishing waters in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the European Commission confirmed on Wednesday (23 January).
Brexit 10-12-2018

EU court offers Brexit way out as May moves to delay crunch vote

The European Court of Justice ruled on Monday (10 December) that the UK can unilaterally halt the Brexit process as Theresa May moved towards delaying a crunch vote on her EU Withdrawal Agreement in the UK parliament.

Michael Gove vows to safeguard environmental standards post-Brexit

Following the shock resignations of both Boris Johnson and David Davies over the Prime Minister's Chequers proposals, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has re-affirmed that environmental standards will not "slip lower" than those of the EU post-Brexit. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.

EU will seek ‘non-regression’ clause to tie UK to environmental standards

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned that Brussels will not rely on Michael Gove’s pledges over the environment but instead insist on a “non-regression” clause in any future deal after Brexit to tie the UK to the bloc’s high standards.

Britain risks losing green protections after Brexit

A coalition of the UK's leading environmental groups says there is a “significant risk” that British environmental protections will be reduced after Brexit, despite the government’s positive rhetoric. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Brexit 05-01-2018

UK to continue farm subsidies for five years after Brexit

The British government said yesterday (4 January) it will match European Union subsidies for farmers for around five years after Brexit until it puts in place a new system focusing more on environmental protection.
Brexit 08-11-2017

Denmark warns of ‘severe’ Brexit impact on fishermen

Denmark's fishing fleet will suffer “severe” economic consequences unless business-as-usual continues after the UK leaves the EU, the Danish government said in a recently published in-depth impact assessment of Brexit on its fishing industry.
Air Quality 07-08-2017

UK government adviser warns electric cars are not total air pollution solution

Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Brexit 04-08-2017

EU fishing boats can operate in UK waters after Brexit, says Gove

The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Electricity 26-07-2017

UK to reward green consumers, ban dirty vehicles

British consumers could enjoy savings worth billions of pounds as a result of major changes to electricity generation, usage and storage, under new plans by the UK government. Westminster also intends to ban sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040.
Brexit 03-07-2017

Britain moves to ‘take back control’ over fishing in its waters

Britain will withdraw from an agreement that allows some other European countries to fish between six and 12 miles from its coast in a move to "take back control" of fishing policy, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday (2 July).
Elections 12-06-2017

Embattled May brings back foes as she unveils new cabinet

Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.
Brexit 13-07-2016

Merkel ‘looking forward’ to meeting new PM May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) does not want to put incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May under any undue pressure when it comes to Brexit. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Brexit 12-07-2016

Cameron leaves legacy of failure

David Cameron's political epitaph was carved in stone when he resigned the morning after Britons voted to quit the European Union.
Brexit 05-07-2016

May wins big in first round of voting to be post-Brexit UK PM

Theresa  May, the British Home Secretary, swept into a convincing lead in the first round of voting to replace David Cameron as prime minister on Tuesday (5 July).
Brexit 04-07-2016

Top candidates to lead Britain differ on Brexit urgency

Two leading contenders to be the next British prime minister disagreed publicly on Sunday (3 July) on how quickly negotiations should be triggered to plan a departure from the European Union.
Brexit 01-07-2016

Remain’s May in pole position to be next UK PM

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May, who campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, emerged this weekend as the front-runner to become the next British prime minister – amid the political wreckage created by last week’s Brexit vote.
Brexit 23-06-2016

Polls close – Britain, EU and the world hold breath

Polls have closed in the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU - leaving an overnight wait until the result of one of the most significant events in the 28-member bloc’s history.
Brexit 24-05-2016

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics

INVESTIGATION/ Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-sceptic think tank and question the science behind global warming.
Brexit 08-04-2016

Brexit campaigners cry foul over Cameron’s pro-EU mailshot

British Prime Minister David Cameron was accused on Thursday (7 April) of using state funds for propaganda after his government sent leaflets out to millions of voters urging them to vote to stay in the EU at the upcoming referendum.

EU judges could strike down migrant benefit curbs after UK referendum

The ‘emergency brake’ banning European Union migrants from claiming British in-work benefits – part of David Cameron’s deal to keep the UK in Europe – could be struck down by EU judges after the referendum, a legal expert has told EURACTIV.
Brexit 13-05-2013

Tories split as minister says he would vote to leave EU

A senior British minister said on Sunday (12 May) he would support an exit from the European Union if there were a vote on the issue, as Prime Minister David Cameron faces a revolt over Europe from lawmakers in his own party.

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