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01/07/2016

Kenny says Cameron will fight to keep free movement with Ireland after Brexit


UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Remain's May in pole position to be next UK PM

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May, who campaigned for the UK to remain in the EU, emerged this weekend as the front-runner to become the next British prime minister – amid the political wreckage created by last week’s Brexit vote.

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 receives formal notice of Britain’s intention to leave the EU.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Irish EU minister: Post-Brexit North-South hard border 'not acceptable'

Ireland's EU minister has told EurActiv.com that any post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic should allow status quo in terms of movement of goods or people, and a 'hard border' would be "unacceptable." Dara Murphy is Ireland's minister for European affairs, data protection and, since May, the European digital single market. He was talking to EurActiv.com's …

Global Europe 01-07-2016

Juncker: We are not at war with Slovakia, we are friends

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to downplay the impression that tensions are building as a result of the push of member states, under the leadership of the Slovak presidency which started today (1 July), to repatriate powers at the expense of the Union’s institutions.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Live: UK in political meltdown after Brexit vote

The British vote to leave the European Union has sparked a political crisis in the United Kingdom. Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to do the same, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is pushing for independence. Keep up to date with the latest twists and turns here.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Harlem Désir: 'All those calling for a referendum want to destroy the EU'

For Harlem Désir, the populist clamour for referendums is a threat to the European project. He said the future of the English language in the EU must be discussed, but insisted France would only gain influence by driving Europe forward.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Austrian far right gets election defeat annulled

Austria's presidential run-off election must be held again, the country's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday (1 July), handing the Freedom Party's narrowly defeated candidate another chance to become the first far-right head of state in the European Union.
Future EU 01-07-2016

Scottish MEP: Pro-EU Brexit speech was made up on the spot

Alyn Smith’s impassioned speech calling on the European Union to not let Remain-voting Scotland down after Brexit was ad-libbed, by an MEP determined not to let the likes of Nigel Farage be the face of the debate. Scotland overwhelmingly voted to Remain in the EU in last week’s referendum.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

David McAllister: 'There can be no cherry picking on Brexit'

"I suspect that no one in London really knows what is going to happen next," said the Vice-President of the European People's Party (EPP), David McAllister, in an interview with EurActiv Germany.
UK & Europe 01-07-2016

Let the British leave the EU - but do not throw them out

Offended eurocrats should resist the desire to punish the UK during the Brexit negotiations. Britain and the EU will suffer enough as it is, writes Christofer Fjellner.

100 years on, royals and politicians pay tribute to lost Somme generation

French and British leaders will participate in a commemoration ceremony of the Battle of the Somme in France on Friday (1 July), two days after an EU summit where the pair discussed Britain's withdrawal from the 28-member bloc.

ETUC chief: Brexit should not be alibi to destroy social protections

In the wake of the British vote, European trade unions are getting ready to prevent Brexit becoming an alibi to destroy even more social protections, Luca Visentini said in an interview with EurActiv.com.


UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Commission says Scotland's EU future is up to UK

An independent Scotland could be part of the EU after Brexit without re-applying for membership if London and Edinburgh were to agree, EU officials have said.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Boris departure allows a rethink on Brexit

In English politics, we are witnessing the truth of Marx’s maxim that history repeats itself, first as tragedy then as farce, as the man who led the Brexit campaign in order to become prime minister now suddenly renounces his ambition, writes Denis MacShane.
Euro & Finance 30-06-2016

IMF: Deutsche Bank is biggest threat to global financial system

Deutsche Bank poses the greatest systemic threat to the global financial system, according to the International Monetary Fund. EurActiv’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
Development Policy 30-06-2016

Putting people and planet first in the EU

The UK referendum result cast doubt on many of the EU’s values: pluralism, non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality, and a commitment to sustainable development and poverty eradication worldwide, write Geneviève Pons and Seamus Jeffreson.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

After Brexit: The Fall?

Historians warn against reading too much into the importance of the present, but it’s difficult not to worry about the impact of the UK’s vote. Brexit was a distinctly British decision but has knock-on effects for the UK, for Europe and for the wider world, writes Mark Rhinard.
Future EU 30-06-2016

The bright side of Brexit: Lobbying jobs in Brussels in high demand

One industry that is sure to benefit from Brexit is the government affairs sector, as worried UK businesses and trade associations try to adjust to a confusing new world, writes Aart van Iterson.
Trade & Society 30-06-2016

Malmström says EU-US trade talks can survive Brexit

The European Union's top trade official said on Wednesday that she is still aiming to complete negotiations for a sweeping free trade deal with the United States this year, despite Britain's vote last week to leave the 28-nation bloc.
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Hollande says post-Brexit City must relinquish euro business

Britain's City of London financial district would have to give up its role in processing euro currency transactions after it leaves the European Union, French President François Hollande warned on Wednesday (29 June).
UK & Europe 30-06-2016

Theresa May launches bid to succeed David Cameron

Interior minister Theresa May vowed to unite Britain as she launched her bid to succeed David Cameron as prime minister with a letter to The Times, the newspaper reported Wednesday (30 June).
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

As it happened: First EU summit post-Brexit

Following the UK's historic decision to leave the EU, member states convened in Brussels to begin the unprecedented decision of discussing the terms of its divorce. Follow EurActiv's live blog below for all the developments as they happened.
Future EU 29-06-2016

Bratislava to host first summit on EU's future

An EU summit without the UK prime minister on 16 September in Bratislava will kick off the discussion on the future of EU following Brexit, EU leaders decided today (29 June).
UK & Europe 29-06-2016

Kenny says Cameron will fight to keep free movement with Ireland after Brexit

Enda Kenny tried today (29 June) to dispel concerns that Brexit would disrupt the peace process between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and said the UK would fight to keep free movement between the two countries.