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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 … Continue reading

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Farage on UKIP’s future: After Brexit, who cares?

Nigel Farage told EurActiv.com that UKIP’s role after the UK referendum on Europe was to ensure there was “no backsliding or betrayal” on the vote to Leave. But he refused … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit has exposed Juncker’s democratic unaccountability

The fallout from Brexit would have claimed the scalp of any other politician, but Jean-Claude Juncker appears to be bullet-proof. Never has his unaccountability to the people been so obvious, … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit threatens the UK, the EU and the economy

British voters today (23 June) chose to leave the European Union, sparking fears over the future of the EU, the UK, and the economy, and forcing the resignation of Prime … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Brussels Brit: Brexit referendum is good, painful and necessary

The Brexit campaign has at times been difficult for British people living in Brussels, but the referendum is a vital challenge to the complacency and arrogance all too evident in … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

British embassy Brexit party playlist includes Europe’s The Final Countdown

EXCLUSIVE / British embassy staff in Brussels are planning a Brexit bash the night of the 23 June referendum. EurActiv.com has had an exclusive peek at the party playlist, which … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

EU judges could strike down migrant benefit curbs after UK referendum

The ‘emergency brake’ banning European Union migrants from claiming British in-work benefits – part of David Cameron’s deal to keep the UK in Europe – could be struck down by … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cameron fails to get EU Parliament assurances over emergency brake

UK Prime Minister David Cameron today (16 February) in Brussels failed to gain assurances from European Parliament leaders that they would pass unchanged the so-called emergency brake mechanism to stop … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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