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29/05/2016

‘Deserters’ won’t be welcomed back with open arms, Juncker warns Britain


UK & Europe 27-05-2016

Live: Countdown to Brexit referendum

The United Kingdom will vote on its membership of the European Union on 23 June. As we move within a month of the all-important date, follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

Paris and Berlin ready new EU plan for after Brexit vote

European Union heavyweights France and Germany are readying a joint plan for the future of the bloc after Britain's June 23 referendum, irrespective of whether Britons vote to remain or leave, sources said Friday.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

Brexit's big three arguments - fact-checked

Pro-Brexit campaigners want to leave the EU in order to do away with tiresome legislation and control immigration better. But how watertight are their arguments? EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche has done some fact checking.
UK & Europe 27-05-2016

EU to unveil military cooperation plan...after Brexit vote

The European Union said Friday (27 May) it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation after Britain's referendum on whether to the bloc, but denied they were secret proposals for an EU army.

EU nature directives: The trust of millions in Juncker's hands

The European Commission’s decision on the future of the EU Nature Directives is not just a test of trust in the EU's protection of our nature. it is also a test of President Juncker’s commitment to maintaining unity and solidarity, write Stanley Johnson and Olaf Tschimpke in an exclusive op-ed for EurActiv.com.

Timmermans: We must convince Europe the era of meddlesome EU rules is over

The European Commission must convince people and businesses that the era of meddlesome EU regulation is over, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans admitted today (26 May), before warning that would take "some time".
Energy 26-05-2016

New Deal needed to combat energy poverty

As I write this, an elderly person is deciding whether they can afford to heat their home, a parent is choosing a warm meal over a cold bath for their child, and a household wonders if it can pay its bills. This is unacceptable, writes MEP Theresa Griffin.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

How to leave the European Union properly

After a raucous post-Brexit weekend, one assumes that the prime minister will make an apologetic statement to the House of Commons. Then, as bags are packed at Number 10, David will make his last appearance at the Council, writes Andrew Duff.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

European Commission declares war on Brexiteer Johnson

Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, and his head of cabinet, Martin Selmayr, attacked Boris Johnson on Thursday (26 May), a leader of the campaign to convince UK referendum voters to leave the EU.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

UKIP MEP: Vote me out of my job

UK Independence Party MEP Patrick O’Flynn is a poacher-turned-gamekeeper, a former political journalist for the Daily Express, turned MEP for UKIP.
UK & Europe 26-05-2016

Turnout is greatest concern for 'In' camp, says Cameron

Those fighting for Britain to remain in the European Union are making good progress but getting young people to register and turn out to vote is the 'In' camp's greatest concern, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday (25 May).
UK & Europe 25-05-2016

Gordon Brown calls for EU migration cash to sway undecided Brexit voters

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown today (25 May) called for European cash for towns and cities struggling to cope with the refugee crisis, in a bid to convince 14 million undecided Brexit referendum voters to back staying in the EU.


UK & Europe 25-05-2016

Brexit: A last testament

To remain or to leave, that is the question. Before answering, try and distil what we have learned, Michael Emerson suggests.
UK & Europe 25-05-2016

Britain and the EU: Key facts on money, immigration

Money is at the heart of many a battle and the referendum on whether Britain should stay in the European Union or quit is no exception.
UK & Europe 24-05-2016

Brexit campaign leadership dominated by climate-sceptics

INVESTIGATION/ Leading figures in the Vote Leave referendum campaign to take Britain out of the EU have links to a controversial climate-sceptic think tank and question the science behind global warming.

What would Brexit mean for the environment?

With only a month to go before the UK referendum, a narrow range of issues has dominated the debate, leaving many others, including working conditions, international development and the environment firmly in the shadows, write Viviane Gravey and Andrew Jordan.
UK & Europe 23-05-2016

UK Commissioner wades into Brexit debate

UK Commissioner Jonathan Hill has warned that Britain’s ‘Brexit’ from the EU would put London’s status as the bloc’s pre-eminent financial hub at risk.
UK & Europe 23-05-2016

Poll: Majority of Greeks against a Brexit

A majority of Greeks want the UK to remain in the EU ahead of the 23rd June referendum, according to a new poll.
Trade & Society 23-05-2016

TTIP is no reason to leave the EU

Opposition to TTIP has become a rallying cry for supporters of Brexit. Its critics are relying on myths about trade agreements in general, and about TTIP and the NHS in particular, writes Rem Korteweg.
UK & Europe 23-05-2016

UK reimbursed in excess of €111 billion by EU since 1985

Thanks to the “UK rebate” won by Margaret Thatcher, over the last three decades, the United Kingdom has been reimbursed more than €111 billion from the EU budget, EurActiv.com has learned.
Energy 23-05-2016

Investors warn UK referendum 'already causing a short-term effect’

According to Global Infrastructure Investor Association head Andy Rose, members of his organisation, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, see Europe as an attractive place to invest. But, he warned, the upcoming Brexit  referendum is causing negative “short-term effects”.
UK & Europe 22-05-2016

Brexit row turns to Turkey's possible EU accession

Chief 'In' campaigner Prime Minister David Cameron clashed with members of his own party on Sunday (22 May) over the impending referendum on Britain's European Union membership, dismissing claims that he would be powerless to stop Turkey joining the EU.
Global Europe 20-05-2016

Conflict analyst: EU would have 'second most powerful military on Earth'

The EU would have "the second most powerful military" in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain.
UK & Europe 20-05-2016

‘Deserters’ won’t be welcomed back with open arms, Juncker warns Britain

"Deserters" from the European Union will not be welcomed back with open arms, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has warned as Britain prepares to vote in a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc.