An article in the Daily Telegraph wrongly claimed that European citizens who currently reside in the UK will not be subject to international criminal checks after Brexit. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
EURACTIV reports from the streets of London on the public's views on Brexit. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we asked members of the public what they think about Brexit and how long it will take to re negotiate the country's relationship with the EU.
The Union after Brexit: how could Jean-Claude Juncker avoid it? Unsurprisingly, the Commission chief emphasised the importance of unity and of reestablishing the original objectives of peace and prosperity on which the EU was built.
Brexit was the trigger for a group of students to start a communication project called WhyEurope, based on what they call “positive populism”. Now they want to use their skills in the lead up to the Dutch and French elections.
The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
“We have to give effect to the will of the people and leave the European Union, but that in no sense means that we are leaving Europe,” Britain’s new foreign minister Boris Johnson said upon his arrival at the European Council in Brussels on Monday (18 July).
“Don’t let your democratic mandate be ridiculed or diminished, stand up for it. You are the representatives of more than 500 million people,” European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans told MEPs in a powerful speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday (6th July).
“I should miss the theatre, and I should miss the drama that there has been inside the European Parliament,” said UKIP leader Nigel Farage on Wednesday (6th July), after Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd.
EURACTIV.com spoke to young British farmers at the 2016 Lincolnshire Show, just before the EU referendum on 23 June. Most showed strong interest for Brexit and linked their rejection of the EU to glyphosate.
"Leaders made it clear that access to the single market means acceptance of all four freedoms, including the freedom of movement,” said European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (5th July) in Strasbourg.
“I could understand that the remain camp needs weeks to reflect but I don’t understand that the Brexit camp needs months before knowing what to do,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 July) in Strasbourg.