About: Nigel Farage

Future EU 20-10-2017

Farage: Leaders support Madrid because Catalan separatists dislike EU

Nigel Farage is one of the very few voices who spoke in favour of the Catalan pro-independence movement. After the EU leaders’ strong backing for Mariano Rajoy at the European Council, Farage says the EU supported the idea of Scotish independence but is wary of Catalonia because "Catalonia's separatists don't like the EU".
Brexit 09-05-2017

A. C. Grayling: ‘Brexit is starting to look a lot like a coup’

Brexit is politically illegitimate, and when the chickens come home to roost, reality and pragmatism will kick in and the Remainers will win the day, Professor A. C. Grayling said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Lambert: Being an MEP doesn't stop me going on demos.
Elections 13-01-2017

Greens’ Parliament candidate: ‘I’m actually radical’

One of the outside candidates for the European Parliament Presidency explains why a Brit, a woman and a Green should get the job – even if her respectable appearance and former job as a teacher doesn’t prevent her from going on demos.
Euro & Finance 12-01-2017

Kalfin: Brexit is an opportunity for the future EU budget

The EU budget should become more transparent or other countries will follow the UK’s example. But Brexit also provides an opportunity to get rid of all rebates, which nobody can actually explain, Ivailo Kalfin, member of the Monti group on...
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2016

Luxembourg MEP: Associate citizenship for Brits is ‘an offer, not an obligation’

Many fear that the UK's decision to leave the EU will strip British citizens of their right to free movement around the bloc. EURACTIV Germany spoke to the MEP trying to protect that right.
Brexit 29-06-2016

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage stated that UKIP's role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused to say if he would dissolve his party, born as a single issue campaign, after Britain quits the EU.
Brexit 15-06-2016

Leinen: Shock of Brexit would draw EU closer together

As the UK's vote on its EU membership looms on the horizon, EURACTIV Germany spoke to Jo Leinen MEP about what might happen if Brexit happened and what kind of relationship the UK could expect with the EU.
Brexit 24-04-2014

Hazell: ‘We must challenge UKIP’s anti-EU fear mongers’

A group of pro-Europe British Conservatives has decided to launch a new party to stand in the upcoming European elections as an alternative to David Cameron’s Conservatives, and Nigel Farage’s eurosceptic UK Independence Party (UKIP). EURACTIV spoke to its founder, Dirk Hazell.
Brexit 18-10-2012

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

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.
Nigel Farage au Parlement européen, 2011, [EP/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 02-07-2009

New Eurosceptic group leader: ‘We’ll probe Irish Lisbon guarantees’

The Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group, a new far-right political faction in the European Parliament, intends to "invest some money getting a proper legal opinion on these 'guarantees' given to Ireland by EU leaders," Nigel Farage, the group’s co-President, told EURACTIV.
Future EU 02-03-2007

Nigel Farage: ‘Wrecking EU has never been UKIP’s aim’

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says that his party is genuinely non-racist and has managed to draw support from a wide spectrum of voters disenchanted with the EU project. Speaking exclusively to EURACTIV, he further argues that the UK can better adapt to globalisation in isolation, rather than belonging to the 27-member bloc.