Tag: Brexit
World 31.01.20 | 23:07

Macron: Brexit is a ‘historic alarm signal’ for Europe

Brexit is “a historic alarm signal that must sound in all our countries, that must be heard by all of Europe and make us reflect,” says French President Emmanuel Macron. The referendum campaign that led to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union should be a reminder of “what lies can do to...

World 31.01.20 | 19:53

Britain officially leaves EU at midnight

Britain officially exits the European Union at midnight Central European Time today, after three and a half years of negotiations with the bloc. The U.K. withdrawal agreement was quietly finalized in Brussels on Thursday. In London, few changes will be immediately apparent, though Brexit supporters,...

World 30.01.20 | 10:16

Scottish parliament demands independence vote, vows to keep EU flag

Scotland’s devolved parliament on Wednesday voted to demand the right to hold a referendum on independence and to keep the EU flag flying at its main entrance after Britain leaves the European Union on Friday. Scotland must have “a choice between accepting Brexit as part of the Westminster [British...

World 24.01.20 | 22:11

Johnson hails ‘fantastic moment’ as Britain, EU sign Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel signed the divorce deal for Britain to leave the EU on Friday. Johnson hailed the signing, one of the final steps required before Britain begins the formal process of...

World 13.12.19 | 14:48

EU congratulates Johnson; he says Brexit will get done, no ifs, no buts, no maybes

EU leaders congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday as they arrived for a second day of summit talks in Brussels, with talks to focus among other things on launching trade negotiations once Britain leaves the bloc. Johnson‘s Conservative Party won a landslide majority in Thursday’s...

World 13.12.19 | 11:27

Johnson hails ‘powerful mandate to get Brexit done’ in snap election

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his projected victory in a snap election has given his government a “powerful mandate” for Brexit. “This one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful mandate to get Brexit done,” Johnson said after winning re-election to his parliamentary...

World 12.12.19 | 23:31

Boris Johnson on course to winning a large pro-Brexit majority

Exit polls published in Britain show that Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is on track to win a huge majority in the general elections. Projections place the Tories at over 360 votes in Parliament, well above the number required to maintain control over the Government and ensure that Britain...

World 29.10.19 | 21:26

EU agrees to delay Brexit

The European Union formalized Britain’s third delay to its Brexit departure date on Tuesday, pushing back the October 31 deadline by up to three months and preventing the country from crashing out without a deal on Friday. “The EU27 has formally adopted the extension. It may be the last one. Please...

World 17.10.19 | 17:07

Boris asks the Parliament to support the Brexit deal he made with the EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on the Parliament to accept the deal that was announced today between his Government and the European Union. Meanwhile, outgoing European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said that the deal means there will be no delays to Brexit, and the United Kingdom...

World 03.10.19 | 21:32

Szijjarto denies reports that the UK asked Hungary to veto any Brexit postponement

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto denied reports that his government received a request to veto a possible postponement of Brexit. The United Kingdom has not requested that the Hungarian government exercises its right of veto in the European Council and prevents the EU from allowing a delay...

World 30.09.19 | 13:55

UK will leave the EU on October 31 with deal or no deal

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on Oct. 31, hopefully with a deal, finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday, Reuters reported. “Hopefully we leave with a deal,” Javid told ITV. “If we cannot strike a deal, I think it is important to leave in any case and leave with no deal....

World 02.09.19 | 22:54

UK PM Johnson to seek October 14 election if rebels block his Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will move to call an Oct. 14 election if lawmakers block the option of leaving the European Union without a deal, a senior government source said on Monday, Reuters reported. Lawmakers are expected to vote on Tuesday on a plan that would give members of parliament...

World 28.08.19 | 11:33

Boris Johnson set to suspend parliament in bid to force through no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson will ask the Queen to suspend parliament from mid-September until just two weeks before the 31 October deadline, reports suggest, Independent reported. The explosive move will be seen as an attempt to stop MPs from stopping the prime minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit. Under government...

World 18.08.19 | 22:45

UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of Brexit, under new government plan

Free movement for EU citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, under new Home Office plans – despite warnings of chaos and of people trapped in legal limbo. Priti Patel, the new hardline home secretary, is pressing for border restrictions to be imposed immediately on 31 October, even though...

World 08.07.19 | 10:09

More than 30 Tory MPs are set to block a no-deal Brexit

More than 30 Tory MPs are ready to vote to block a no deal Brexit as the two rival camps gear up for a show-down in Parliament, Telegraph reported. Sam Gyimah said the MPs will pursue “legislative” options to stop no deal – such as blocking the next Prime Minister from suspending Parliament...

World 24.05.19 | 11:53

Theresa May says she will resign on June 7th after her Brexit policy failed

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced she is stepping down on June 7th, after her failure to deliver a Brexit deal with the European Union. I’ve done my best. I have done everything I can to convince MPs to back that deal … sadly I have not been able to do so. It is and will always...

World 11.04.19 | 12:06

May, EU agree new Brexit extension until end of October

British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU leaders agreed early Thursday to a Brexit extension until October 31 at the latest, narrowly averting a no-deal Brexit the following day. However, within minutes of finalizing their decision at a special EU summit in Brussels, European Council President Donald...

World 09.04.19 | 17:34

Theresa May considering vote on second Brexit referendum

British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering giving lawmakers a vote on whether to hold a second Brexit referendum in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the opposition Labour Party, the Telegraph reported. The newspaper said May discussed the idea of offering to put her deal to a confirmatory...

World 03.04.19 | 18:14

May, Corbyn meet as lawmakers try to prevent no-deal Brexit

Under-pressure Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May met opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday as she sought a last-minute consensus that would allow Britain’s orderly withdrawal from the European Union. “The purpose of meeting the leader of the opposition today is to look at the...

World 21.03.19 | 23:03

Petition to cancel Brexit breaks U.K. government website

A British petition to cancel Brexit and remain in the European Union is drawing too much support for the U.K. government’s website to handle, with the petition site crashing repeatedly on Thursday. More than 1 million people have signed the petition to revoke the triggering of Article 50 — blowing...

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