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EU Elections 2019 21-05-2019

Milkshakes become weapon of choice in UK European campaign

The lowly milkshake has turned into an unlikely weapon of choice for Britons determined to make a splashy statement against the rise of the Brexit-backing populist right.
EU Elections 2019 13-05-2019

Britain’s Conservatives in fourth place in EU election poll, Farage leads

Theresa May’s Conservative Party has fallen into fourth place in a poll on voting intentions for the European elections, well behind Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party which has more support than Britain’s traditionally two biggest parties combined.
Politics 09-05-2019

#EU2019 – UK shapes up for Farage vs Remain battle in Brexit proxy poll

The UK was not supposed to contest this month’s European elections, but Theresa May’s government finally bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday (8 May), conceding that the legislation needed to formalise Brexit will not have been passed by UK lawmakers before May 23.
EU Elections 2019 24-04-2019

Top ten events that marked the current European Parliament

Sexist remarks during a European Parliament session, dogfight in the Parliament's buildings, Jean-Claude Juncker's anger and Mark Zuckerberg's interrogation. EURACTIV’s media partner Euroefe looks back at the ten events that marked the eighth legislative term of the European Parliament.
EU Elections 2019 23-04-2019

How will British participation change the outcome of the European elections?

On Thursday (18 April), the current European Parliament presented its latest projections of seats for the next EU assembly, with the UK taking part. Yet, this will not change the overall percentage of seats for the main political groups. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
EU Elections 2019 18-04-2019

UKIP leader fights back against Farage’s ‘one man’ Brexit party at EU poll launch

UKIP launched its campaign for the European elections on Thursday (18 April), describing itself as “the authentic party of Brexit” as it seeks to fend off Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party.
EU Elections 2019 05-04-2019

On the quiet, UK prepares for ‘zombie’ European elections

The prospect of Britain holding European elections would have been unthinkable just weeks ago but with the Brexit timetable now uncertain, the country is reluctantly planning for a possible campaign.
Brexit 04-02-2019

Why Brexit is good for the UK and the EU

There is an anti-EU virus in the British body politic of particularly virulent strain. It experienced a long period of hibernation and can be found in both major political parties, writes Fraser Cameron.
Brexit 15-01-2018

UKIP leader under fire for lover’s ‘racist’ royal slur

The leader of Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) faced calls to resign on Sunday after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.
Brexit 22-06-2017

EU socialists puzzled at Labour’s hostility to Europeans in UK

Jeremy Corbyn meets fellow centre-left leaders in the Party of European Socialists today to discuss Brexit, writes Denis MacShane.
Elections 09-06-2017

UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to hold on to her job today (9 June) as British voters denied her the stronger mandate she had sought to lead the country into divorce talks with the European Union.
Global Europe 31-03-2017

Trans-Europe Express: England’s dreaming

“EU policy at work.” Superimposed over a photograph of a hardhat-wearing worker sitting on the pavement, a begging cup placed in the foreground, the message could not be any clearer.
Brexit 23-02-2017

Labour fights for post-Brexit future in crunch UK by-election

Britain's ailing Labour party was battling on Thursday (23 February) to avoid defeat in two parliamentary by-elections, fighting off UKIP in one Brexit bastion and fearing a historic loss to the governing Conservatives in the other.
Global Europe 14-02-2017

Farage disparages Muslim immigration, says Europeans agree

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage expressed anger at the European Union in a heated debate this morning (14 February). Farage stated that leaders are ignoring the true wishes of Europeans.
Elections 10-01-2017

ALDE rebuffs Italy’s 5 Star bid to join parliamentary group

The Liberals in the European Parliament have turned down a request from the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement to join their group, putting Italy's second-largest party in an awkward position as it had already left its former partners.
Future EU 09-01-2017

5 Star Movement’s vote to join ALDE could cost UKIP millions in EU cash

Beppe Grillo’s Eurosceptic 5 Star Movement today (9 January) voted overwhelmingly to join Guy Verhofstadt’s ALDE Liberal group in the European Parliament in a move that could cost UKIP millions of euros.
Brexit 05-01-2017

Brexit campaigner Farage to attend Trump inauguration

Nigel Farage, who has said he wants to be a bridge between the British government and the new US government, will attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this month.
Elections 14-12-2016

EPP picks Tajani as candidate for European Parliament chief

The European Union's centre-right grouping yesterday (13 December) elected Antonio Tajani as its candidate to replace Social Democrat Martin Schulz as President of the European Parliament, a move that could increase calls for a reshuffle of other top EU jobs.
Elections 13-12-2016

European Parliament tightens UKIP purse strings

The European Parliament on Monday (12 December) decided to impose stricter conditions on financing for the European wing of Britain's anti-EU UKIP party, which has previously been penalised for misspending EU funds.
Oil and Industry 28-11-2016

The Brief: Clean energy subsidies for all?

EU member states have a long, distinguished history of ignoring the European Commission when it comes to national energy subsidies.
Brexit 22-11-2016

Brexit minister fails to impress in Strasbourg, UKIP under investigation

UK Brexit minister David Davis has taken part in his first official meetings on the continent, to disappointing reviews, while the UK has decided to investigate whether UKIP’s funding of its Brexit campaign breached any laws.
Brexit 22-11-2016

Trump backs Farage as British ambassador to US

Donald Trump has tweeted today (22 November) that Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage "would do a great job" as British ambassador to the US, in the latest unorthodox intervention by the president-elect.
Global Europe 17-11-2016

The Brief: UKIP ‘used EU cash’ for Brexit campaign

UKIP allegedly used almost half a million euros of EU cash to pay for its Brexit and election campaigns, in breach of European Parliament rules.
Global Europe 31-10-2016

The Brief: Commission in credibility crisis over Oettinger and Barroso

The European Commission is facing a credibility crisis. If it is not addressed soon, it risks confirming the worst prejudices held about EU officialdom - that it is arrogant, elitist and out of touch.

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