About: UK in Europe

Brexit 06-07-2016

Farage: I will miss MEPs booing and shouting at me

Nigel Farage today (6 July) said he would miss being the “pantomime villain” of the European Parliament, at a Strasbourg press conference held after he stepped down as leader of the UK Independence Party.

EU policy plans held hostage by post-Brexit Brits

The British vote to quit the European Union has frozen long-term policy planning at the European Commission, which is unable to make contingency plans for the UK’s exit until it receives formal notice of Britain’s intention to leave the EU.
Brexit 23-06-2016

A Brussels Brit: Brexit referendum is good, painful and necessary

The Brexit campaign has at times been difficult for British people living in Brussels, but the referendum is a vital challenge to the complacency and arrogance all too evident in the upper echelons of the European Union, writes James Crisp.
Euro & Finance 27-02-2016

Brexit will shock world economy, warns G20

A potential British exit from the European Union would be a "shock" that ranks among rising downside risks and vulnerabilities for the world economy, G20 finance ministers said Saturday (27 February) after a meeting in China.
Brexit 03-02-2016

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in the EU.
Brexit 01-02-2016

Commission warns that UK reform deal must be accepted by all member states

Britain and the EU have made progress on reforms that would help keep London in the 28-nation bloc. But there was no agreement, and all member states must accept a deal, the European Commission said on Monday (1 February).
Brexit 28-01-2016

Cameron clears schedule to talk Brexit with Juncker on Friday

UK Prime Minster David Cameron yesterday (27 January) ditched meetings with Sweden and Denmark’s leaders to discuss the negotiations over British demands for EU reform with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
Brexit 13-01-2016

House of Lords warned EU will punish UK if it votes for Brexit

The UK’s House of Lords has been warned that Britain will be made an example of by the European Union, if it votes to quit the bloc in the upcoming referendum.
Brexit 18-12-2015

UKIP must replace Farage with fresh face, says party’s only MP

Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party needs a fresh face as leader after failing to make inroads in an election for a parliamentary seat earlier this month, its only lawmaker has told the BBC.
Brexit 25-11-2015

December deal for EU reform difficult says Commission’s Brexit boss Faull

It will be difficult but not impossible for officials renegotiating Britain's EU membership to have a framework ready for substantial discussion at next month's European Union summit, the EU's chief negotiator said on Wednesday.
Brexit 20-10-2015

Bank of England’s Carney to spell out Brexit risks

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will spell out how Britain's membership of the European Union affects the central bank's ability to manage the economy and protect the country's banking sector in a speech on Wednesday (21 October).
David Cameron
Brexit 07-10-2015

I won’t duck fight with EU, Britain’s Cameron tells Tories

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (7 October) promised not to “duck a fight” with the European Union over his country’s renegotiation of membership, ahead of a referendum on the UK’s 42-year membership of the bloc.
Brexit 10-06-2015

Under-18s could vote in Brexit referendum

UK Prime Minister David Cameron today (10 June) agreed to allow Members of Parliament to vote on whether 16 and 17 year olds should be allowed to participate in the country's in-out referendum on European Union membership.
Brexit 04-06-2015

UK’s Green VAT ruled illegal by EU judges

European Union judges today (4 June) told the United Kingdom its lower rate of value-added tax (VAT) for home energy efficiency renovation is illegal.
Brexit 02-06-2015

Brexit will lead to clamour for Scottish independence, says Sturgeon

If Scotland leaves the European Union because of an English vote in the United Kingdom’s referendum on EU membership, the backlash could result in another Scottish UK independence vote, Nicola Sturgeon said today (2 June).
Brexit 21-05-2015

Access to EU energy market vital for UK, says National Grid CEO

A place in Europe's energy market is vital for Britain, the head of National Grid said on Thursday (21 May), joining an increasing chorus of business leaders speaking out on the impact of a European Union referendum.
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Digital 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.
Brexit 09-01-2015

Farage blames ‘fifth column’ for Charlie Hebdo murders

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has blamed “multiculturalism” and  “uncontrolled immigration” in Europe for Wednesday’s (7 January) deadly attacks on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Brexit 19-12-2014

UK report: short shrift for sceptics

A UK report designed to form the bedrock of efforts by Prime Minister David Cameron to renegotiate the position of the UK within the EU has made few recommendations for repatriation of laws.
Brexit 03-12-2014

Mandelson: ‘Britain’s camp has emptied out’

Britain has lost its ability to influence the EU effectively according to former Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson.
Peter Mandelson
Brexit 03-12-2014

Mandelson: Germany needs to look out for its neighbourhood

Germany’s high-value European property could lose its value if the country fails to watch out for its neighbourhood, the former EU Trade Commissioner tells EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview.
Brexit 05-11-2014

British townsfolk to burn Barroso on bonfire

British townsfolk will burn an effigy of former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso this evening, as part of their Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.
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Economy & Jobs 09-10-2014

Parliament confirms Hill as EU Commissioner

Jonathan Hill was confirmed by the European Parliament on Wednesday as EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, after facing questions by MEPs over his commitment to the EU and whether he would use the position to work in favour of the City of London. Hill was the only Commissioner called back to a second hearing with MEPs.
Brexit 09-10-2014

Hill success for Cameron on eve of UKIP vote

Jonathan Hill was confirmed by MEPs as EU Commissioner on Wednesday, a boost for British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is today (9 October) facing defeat by the UK Independence Party in a high-profile by-election.