Tag Archives: Foreign relations of the European Union

29Apr/17

EU leaders agree to a tough stance on Brexit

EU leaders meet for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year countdown to Brexit to finalise divorce guidelines. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

18Apr/17

UK’s May shocks markets, nation with election date

Sterling surges against the dollar but UK shares slip to a two per cent loss after British Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap general election to strengthen her hand in Brexit negotiations. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

29Mar/17

UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggers Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons to file formal Brexit divorce papers, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Continue reading

28Mar/17

The new generation of start-up Brits living in Berlin ponder their future ahead of Article 50 trigger day

As Britain prepares to trigger divorce proceedings with the European Union, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe, Britons living in the German capital take stock of where this leaves them.

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22Mar/17

Brits want a hard Brexit that is soft in the middle – survey

The British government faces a tricky balancing act during two years of Brexit negotiations as the public want to end freedom of movement but maintain free trade within the European Union, a National Centre of Social Research survey says.

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND,UK (MARCH 21, 2017) (REUTERS – The British public want the government’s Brexit deal to retain free trade within the EU but end freedom of movement, a survey released on Tuesday (March 21) said.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union under Article 50 of the EU treaty on March 29, kicking off two years of exit negotiations.

European Union leaders have said post-Brexit Britain can only get access to the EU’s single market if it accepts the freedom of movement of workers.

This will cause a political dilemma for the British government as 68 percent of voters hope for a “hard Brexit” and an end to freedom of movement, while 88 percent are in favour of a “soft Brexit” and the continuation of free trade, a National Centre of Social Research (NatCen) survey said.

Immigration, including the arrival of large numbers of people from the EU’s poorer east, was a major issue during the British referendum campaign that ended with a vote for “Brexit”.

On the streets of London, which voted to remain in last year’s referendum, commuters were hopeful for the “best deal possible”.

The NatCen survey was carried out between early February to early March 2017 and based on 2,322 people – half remain voters, and half leave voters.

20Mar/17

Worried EU nationals struggle with UK residency rules ahead of Brexit

As British Prime Minister Theresa May announces March 29 as the day she will trigger Article 50, officially kick-starting the process for the UK to leave the European Union, EU nationals living in Britain are seriously worried about their future status as they grapple with complex British residency rules – which often results in rejection.

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18Jan/17

The Government’s 12 Negotiating Objectives for Brexit

The following is a message from the UK Prime Minister regarding Brexit.
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17Jan/17

Britain will leave the EU single market – PM May

Britain will leave the European Union single market, Prime Minister Theresa May announces, warning that no deal is better than a bad deal with the EU.

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08Jan/17

Brexit terms not ‘binary choice’ between immigration control and good trade deal – British PM

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May says she will outline more details of her Brexit strategy in the coming weeks, but denies that she faces a “binary choice” between controlling immigration and getting “a good trade deal” for the UK.

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18Dec/16

UK gov’t says no to Brexiteer Farage’s offer to be bridge to Trump

British Trade Secretary Liam Fox says there is ‘no vacancy’ in Washington after Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said he wants to be a bridge between UK and Trump.
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