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Brexit 10-08-2018

UK voters should make final Brexit decision if talks with EU collapse -poll

If Brexit talks break down without a deal, half of Britons believe the final decision over whether to leave the European Union should be taken by the public in a referendum, according to a survey.
Energy 08-08-2018

UK government review backs subsidies for mini nuclear plants

Britain should offer developers of mini nuclear plants subsidies similar to those made available to the offshore wind industry, an independent review commissioned by the government said on Tuesday (7 August).
Elections 06-08-2018

Act on anti-Semitism or face ‘eternal shame’, insists Corbyn deputy

Tom Watson, the deputy leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party increased pressure on its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, over anti-Semitism on Sunday (5 August), saying the party could "disappear into a vortex of eternal shame" unless he tackled a growing crisis.
Brexit 06-08-2018

UK trade minister says EU is pushing Britain to no-deal Brexit

The United Kingdom is now likely to leave the European Union without a deal due to the "intransigence" of the European Union, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times.
Brexit 02-08-2018

Ambitious EU-UK trade deal possible after Brexit, need Ireland solution first

Britain and the EU can have a trade agreement of unprecedented scope after Brexit if each retains control over their laws and there is a deal how to avoid a physical border in Northern Ireland, a top EU official said.
Brexit 02-08-2018

Bank of England poised to raise rates in the face of Brexit risk

The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates on Thursday (2 August) to their highest level since the financial crisis, defying warnings that it is taking a gamble ahead of Brexit, the terms of which remain unclear.
Brexit 31-07-2018

UK foreign secretary to warn France, Austria of costs of no-deal Brexit

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Paris and Vienna this week to discuss Brexit and warn of the costs to Britain and the European Union of failing to reach a transition deal, his office said on Tuesday.
Climate change 23-07-2018

Climate campaigners lose UK court battle over carbon target

British environmental campaigners have lost their high court challenge against the government over its policy for tackling climate change. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Brexit 19-07-2018

European economy to lose 1.5% of GDP with ‘no-deal’ Brexit

EU member states will suffer long-term damage equivalent to about 1.5% of annual economic output by 2030 if Britain leaves the bloc without a free trade deal next year, the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday (19 July).
Brexit 19-07-2018

Translations of British Brexit plan provoke ridicule

The UK government has taken the somewhat unprecedented step of translating the executive summary of its Brexit White Paper into 22 European languages.
Brexit 19-07-2018

‘It’s not too late to save Brexit,’ Johnson tells UK parliament

Boris Johnson, who quit as Britain's former foreign minister last week, accused Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday of planning a phoney Brexit that would betray voters by failing to take the country completely out of the European Union.
Energy 12-07-2018

EU court dismisses Austrian case against UK nuclear plant

A European Union court on Thursday (12 July) dismissed a case brought by Austria against EU-approved subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain.

Michael Gove vows to safeguard environmental standards post-Brexit

Following the shock resignations of both Boris Johnson and David Davies over the Prime Minister's Chequers proposals, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has re-affirmed that environmental standards will not "slip lower" than those of the EU post-Brexit. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
08-07-2018

Key points of Britain’s post-Brexit trade plan

Here are the key points of the plan agreed Friday (6 July) between warring factions within the UK cabinet, long divided between those seeking a clean break with the EU and others wanting to maintain a closer relationship with the...
Brexit 05-07-2018

Carmaker Jaguar says ‘bad Brexit’ would mean it could not stay in UK

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover said on Wednesday (4 July) a so-called "hard Brexit" would cost it 1.2 billion pounds (€1.36 billion) a year, curtailing its future operations in the United Kingdom.
Economy & Jobs 03-05-2018

Campaigners hail ‘significant’ UK move on tax havens

Britain's historic decision to compel its overseas territories to identify the owners of registered companies marks a "significant" moment in the global crackdown on dirty money, campaigners said Wednesday (2 May).

UK interior minister Amber Rudd resigns after immigration scandal

Britain's interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday (29 April) over an illegal immigration policy controversy, in a bitter blow to Prime Minister Theresa May days before local elections.
Economy & Jobs 30-04-2018

France, Germany, Britain say EU ‘must be ready to react’ to US trade tariffs

The European Union's three largest economies agree on the need to be "ready to react" to trade tariffs imposed by the United States, France's presidency said Sunday (29 April).
Electricity 25-04-2018

Ørsted lines up first major UK battery storage project

Energy firm Ørsted has announced its first venture into large-scale energy storage systems, after announcing plans to build and operate a 20MW battery storage project near Liverpool. EURACTIV's media partners edie.net reports.
Air Quality 17-04-2018

Over 95% of world’s population breathe dangerous air, study finds

More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Brexit 10-04-2018

Brits abroad: EU citizenship doubled in Brexit vote year

The number of British people becoming citizens of another European Union country more than doubled in 2016, the year the UK voted to leave the bloc, official figures showed Monday.
Global Europe 05-04-2018

Russia loses bid for joint spy poisoning probe, calls for UN talks

Russia lost a bid yesterday (4 April) at the global chemical weapons watchdog to launch a joint probe with Britain into the spy poisoning scandal, and sought to press its case at the highest level, calling for urgent UN Security Council talks.
Energy 03-04-2018

Belgium pledges to ditch nuclear power by 2025

On Friday (30 March), the Belgian government approved a new energy pact that will see the country phase out atomic power between 2022 and 2025.
Brexit 03-04-2018

EU Parliament trolls UK’s blue passports for April Fool’s day

The European Parliament’s UK office made light of Britain’s decision to ditch burgundy passports after Brexit in a tweet posted on April Fool’s day (1 April), joking that the EU would also switch to blue next March.