About: Richard Corbett

Brexit 13-03-2018

The Brief – Another Groundhog Day

Another day, another Groundhog Day debate on Brexit.
Global Europe 14-02-2018

EU lawmakers visit Bangladesh camps, call for more efforts to help Rohingyas

Members of the European Parliament have called for increased efforts in dealing with the Rohingya crisis, after learning about the appalling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh. EURACTIV's partner efe-epa reports.
Brexit 09-01-2018

Bemused Commission defends planning for ‘no deal’ Brexit

The European Commission has dismissed claims that it was ‘discriminating’ against British businesses by starting contingency planning for a possible 'no deal' outcome, in the latest row over the UK’s access to the single market after it formally leaves the EU next year.
Public Affairs 14-12-2016

Lawmakers tighten EU Parliament rules, but fail to ban all second jobs

After two years of intense horse-trading, MEPs approved on Tuesday (13 December) a set of reforms to make the European Parliament more efficient and transparent, but limited the scope of banning second jobs to those who actually influence decision-making.
Public Affairs 09-12-2016

MEPs need a long hard look in the mirror

MEPs have been quick to point out the reforms needed to improve accountability in the Commission but have not turned the same critical eye on themselves, writes Myriam Douo.
Brexit 05-01-2016

British government set to argue against itself on Brexit vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday that government ministers will be allowed to campaign both for and against staying in the EU during the forthcoming referendum campaign.
Brexit 02-04-2015

Seven tips for seven leaders

Ahead of tonight's leaders debate on UK television, MEP Richard Corbett gives his take on the do's and don'ts for the party leaders. 
Brexit 19-03-2015

EU reform: What do we actually need?

All politicians want to reform the EU and make it work better for citizens. But, as Richard Corbett explains, there is no clear consensus on what reform is needed. 
John Peet
Brexit 18-02-2015

Economist Europe editor: The Tories should never have left the EPP

David Cameron made a fundamental mistake taking the Conservatives out the European People's Party, according to John Peet, the Europe Editor of The Economist, who said the decision has had a detrimental effect on both the Tories, and the UK.
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Digital & Media 20-01-2015

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

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.
Labour MEP Richard Corbett [Photo: www.richardcorbett.org.uk]
Brexit 06-06-2014

Richard Corbett MEP: ‘Cameron doesn’t have a veto’ on next EU Commission chief

Unlike John Major in 1994, British Prime Minister David Cameron does not have a veto right over the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Commission and he risks ridicule if he is sidelined, says Richard Corbett.
UKIP poster
Brexit 22-04-2014

UKIP launches election campaign with controversial posters

The anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) has started its campaign for the EU elections with posters slammed by opponents as “racist”, fear-mongering and inaccurate.
Public Affairs 07-11-2013

What role for national parliaments in EU law making?

The Lisbon Treaty entrusted national parliaments with new tools to hold their governments accountable for decisions taken at the European level. The fact that some national parliaments do very little to use these tools, shows a true “democratic deficit”, Richard Corbett writes.
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Brexit 22-11-2012

EURACTIV Ranks the Top 40 Most Influential Britons in EU Policy

EURACTIV published a ranking of the top 40 most influential Britons on EU policy on 14 November 2012. At the event, we interviewed the panelists and key guests about how influential the UK is in Europe. To read EURACTIV's ranking and to learn more about the UK in Europe, visit: http://www.euractiv.com/uk40 http://www.euractiv.com/uk-in-europe ----- EURACTIV.com - EU News and Policy Debates
Brexit 09-06-2009

Former MEP: UK far-right success ‘won’t last’

The election success of the far-right British National Party (BNP) does not signal a major shift to the right in British politics, according to former British Labour MEP Richard Corbett, who lost his seat to the BNP in last weekend's European election.