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Global Europe 17-05-2018

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia

Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday (16 May).
Data protection 12-04-2018

European Parliament sends second request for Zuckerberg to speak in joint committee hearing

The European Parliament implored Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to speak before a joint hearing of four committees, a day after the 33-year old billionaire finished hours of grueling testimony before the United States Congress.
Data protection 27-03-2018

Whistleblower alleges illegal use of Facebook data swung Brexit vote

Cambridge Analytica illegally rigged the 2016 Brexit referendum by harvesting Facebook profiles, a whistleblower has told MPs.
Brexit 24-04-2017

Brexit talks place citizens’ rights in limbo

Brexit negotiators will face “extraordinarily complex” talks over the rights of EU citizens in the UK and British expats in Europe, according to sources in Brussels.
Future EU 10-02-2017

Ireland tells EU Brexit bosses ‘we are firmly on your side’

Ireland has told leading EU negotiators that its border with the United Kingdom must stay “invisible” after Brexit and said it was “firmly on the side” of the 27 remaining member states in the forthcoming divorce talks.
Brexit 07-12-2016

Verhofstadt will step down as Brexit boss if he wins European Parliament presidency

Guy Verhofstadt will decide whether to run for European Parliament president next week, he confirmed today (7 December), a choice which could lead to him stepping down as the institution’s chief Brexit negotiator.
Euro & Finance 03-08-2016

UK recession more likely as services sector shrinks

Activity in Britain's crucial services sector sank in July following the vote to leave the EU, a survey by the research Markit group showed today (3 August), making a recession more likely.
Future EU 30-07-2016

Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies and I never kissed Farage

Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he denied kissing UKIP leader Nigel Farage after the Brexit vote.
Brexit 27-07-2016

Barnier, battler of British bankers, is Commission’s new Brexit boss

Michel Barnier, the former financial services Commissioner with a testy relationship with the City of London, will lead the Brexit negotiations with the United Kingdom, the European Commission announced today (27 July).
Brexit 14-07-2016

UK in political meltdown after Brexit vote

The British vote to leave the European Union has sparked a political crisis in the United Kingdom. These were the latest twists and turns.
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 07-07-2016

What should happen to British MEPs?

The uncertainty created by the Brexit referendum has left members of the European Parliament deeply divided over the future role their British colleagues should play. But most agree that Nigel Farage should go. EURACTIV France reports.
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 29-06-2016

Refugee crisis and EU migration policy to blame for Brexit, says Hungary’s Orbán

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán today (29 June) blamed the British vote to quit the European Union on the EU’s inability to handle the refugee crisis.
Brexit 26-06-2016

Brussels Brits react in horror to Brexit: ‘What the hell went wrong?’

The vote for Brexit has come as a huge shock to the British people living and working in Brussels, who "branded it "insane", "stupid", and asked, "what the hell went wrong?"
Enlargement 23-06-2016

Erdogan suggests referendum to ask Turks if they still want to join EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has for the first time suggested Turkey could hold a referendum over whether to continue its long-stalled bid to join the European Union.
Brexit 23-06-2016

Xydakis: Athens is not afraid of a Brexit

Athens has no reason to fear the consequences of a Brexit vote, Greece’s Alternate Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Nikos Xydakis, told EURACTIV.com on Wednesday (22 June).
Brexit 22-06-2016

Juncker: I am not a fan of referendums but ‘out is out’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has admitted he is “basically not a fan of referendums”, and ruled out further EU-UK negotiations, the day before Britons vote on whether to remain in or leave the bloc.
Euro & Finance 22-06-2016

Italy’s 5 Star Movement wants euro referendum

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement, buoyed by its big gains in local elections, used its resurgent strength to press demands for a national a referendum on whether to keep the euro.
Climate change 22-06-2016

UN boss: Brexit would mean rewriting Paris Agreement on climate change

A vote for Brexit in tomorrow’s UK referendum on EU membership (23 June) would mean that the COP21 agreement would have to be rewritten, the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said today (22 June) in Brussels.
Brexit 22-06-2016

Britain’s newspapers take sides on Brexit

In the last days and weeks, one by one, all major British newspapers have publicly come out on their chosen sides ahead of tomorrow’s (23 June) referendum on Europe.
Brexit 22-06-2016

Football atmosphere prevails at last debate ahead of UK referendum

Rival sides in Britain's referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena yesterday (21 June).
Brexit 22-06-2016

‘Please don’t go’, Balkan leaders tell UK

When Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama wrote to the Times of London about the risk of Brexit, his message was clear - and echoed other Balkan nations desperate to join the European Union.

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