Brexit

Economy & Jobs 31-03-2017

EIB vice-president: ‘Despite Brexit, Europe has much to celebrate’

Despite Brexit, the threat of populism and the hostile winds blowing from Washington, the European Union has "much to celebrate", the European Investment bank’s Vice-President Román Escolano said in an interview with EuroEFE.
31-03-2017

Security is risky card for Britain in Brexit talks, analysts say

From sharing intelligence after terror attacks to pursuing cross-border criminals, security is a potential bargaining chip for Britain in the Brexit negotiations – but one that must be played carefully, analysts say.
31-03-2017

Gabriel: No ‘UK rebate’ in Brexit talks

Britain should not expect a "UK rebate" from the EU in talks over its exit from the bloc, Germany's foreign minister said on Thursday (30 March), in reference to a budget discount won by then-PM Margaret Thatcher.
30-03-2017

Luxembourg stakes claim for EU banking body post-Brexit

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said today (30 March).
30-03-2017

Momentum builds behind transitional Brexit deal

EU institutions and governments discussed the need for additional time before negotiations for Britain’s exit from the EU start, in order to complete the new bilateral association agreement.
Future EU 30-03-2017

If you back Brexit, I’ll call for Texit, Juncker tells Trump

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (30 March) warned US President Donald Trump that he would call for independence for Ohio and Texas, if the flamboyant millionaire kept backing Brexit.
Politics 30-03-2017

Moravcsik interview, part II: Brexit is a ‘PR exercise’

Brexit is not what Britain’s politicians say it is, Princeton University’s Andrew Moravcsik told EURACTIV Slovakia. It’s more akin to a half-truth, disguising business-as-usual.
30-03-2017

EPP official: UK shouldn’t ‘use’ citizenship to put pressure on Brexit talks

The EU suspects that the UK will play political games in the Brexit negotiations on the issue of citizenship due to the bloc's perceived strong interest in the matter, a European People’s Party (EPP) official revealed. EURACTIV.com reports from Malta.
30-03-2017

UK ambassador to Spain: Gibraltar’s cross-border movement a post-Brexit priority

UK Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley told EURACTIV Spain that cross-border free movement for Gibraltar must be a priority in the Brexit negotiations.
30-03-2017

UK plans to copy-paste EU laws into domestic legislation post-Brexit

The British government will set out plans today (30 March) to convert European Union laws into domestic legislation to give "businesses, workers and consumers the certainty they need" as Britain exits the bloc.
30-03-2017

Spain to host southern EU leaders Brexit meeting

Spain will host a gathering of southern European Union nations on 10 April to discuss Britain's negotiations to leave the bloc, the Spanish government said yesterday (29 March).
Politics 30-03-2017

UK likely to leave Europol and might ‘take our information with us’

Britain is likely to leave European Union police agency Europol after Brexit and could "take our information" away if no future security deal is struck with the bloc, interior minister Amber Rudd said yesterday (29 March).
29-03-2017

Revoking Article 50 would be illegal, claim EU diplomats

European Union member states questioned on Wednesday (29 March) the legality of a European Parliament move to open up the possibility that Article 50, the legal process taking Britain out of the EU, could be reversed. Diplomats told euractiv.com that...
29-03-2017

Brexit ‘letter’ is nothing new: What May did not say

After the Trump-like picture of Theresa May signing her Article 50 letter, there was nothing new in her statement in the House of Commons, writes Denis MacShane.
29-03-2017

Tusk to Brexit Britain: ‘We already miss you’

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 today (29 March), beginning an unprecedented two-year period of tough negotiations that will end in Britain leaving the European Union.
Future EU 29-03-2017

Germany backs Spain’s Catalonia position, Scottish comparison avoided

The German government yesterday (28 March) endorsed Spain's position on Catalonian sovereignty and avoided making any comparisons with Scotland's own push for independence. EURACTIV Spain reports.
29-03-2017

Moravcsik interview, part I: Britain is the exception to the rule

Brexit was an extremely unlikely occurrence, Princeton’s Andrew Moravcsik told EURACTIV Slovakia.
29-03-2017

Tusk: ‘No reason to pretend this is a happy day’

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday (29 March) that there is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, either in Brussels or London.
29-03-2017

‘We know we will lose influence’ May tells MPs as she triggers Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted today the UK would both lose influence and not be able to ‘cherry pick’ the advantages of EU membership, as she briefed MPs in London on the two years of unprecedented negotiations with Brussels ahead.
29-03-2017

Brexit influencers

As the United Kingdom begins the Brexit process, we asked members of the British public who they think will influence the outcome.
29-03-2017

Twitter and Brexit: Old friends reunited

Brexit has once again taken Twitter by storm as British Prime Minister Theresa May signed a letter last night (28 March) launching the process for the United Kingdom's exit from the EU.
Competition 29-03-2017

EU regulators scupper stock market merger on Brexit day

EU antitrust regulators vetoed a proposed €29 billion merger of Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday (29 March), just as the UK triggered divorce talks with the EU.
29-03-2017

EXCLUSIVE: EU leaders ready for orderly Brexit, but prepared for failure

EXCLUSIVE / In a draft European Council statement seen by EURACTIV, EU member states regret that the UK will leave the Union, but “are ready for the process that now will have to follow”.
29-03-2017

As the UK prepares to leave, is Europe disintegrating after 60 years?

The EU will not necessarily disappear, but it badly needs leaders who would avoid empty slogans, which merely repackage the status quo, and instead propose tangible solutions to everyday problems, writes Sir Michael Leigh.

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