Juncker-May deadlocked in Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May faces  perspective of Brexit delay weeks before the official date of the UK departure from the block in absence of the endorsed deal, ensuring the orderly separation. May met the EU leaders at the margins of the Summit in Egypt in attempt to win support for the deal negotiated by her government, and…

EU refuses to reopen Brexit deal

Following the demands of the British lawmakers Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to renegotiate an Article 50 deal with the European Union, however Brussels is firm in its refusal of introduction of any change. The Irish border ‘backstop’ remains the apple of discord. (Image: illustration). Phone call this evening between Tusk and PM @theresa_may. #brexit…

BoE prepared to no-deal Brexit

While discussing the Brexit in Davos the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on that many British businesses still face problems that have yet to be solved if the UK leaves the European Union without an agreement to smooth its transition. U.K. businesses can’t fully prepare for the chaos of a no-deal Brexit, according to…

Breixt identities polarized Britons

The UK is increasingly polarized by Brexit identities and they seem to have become stronger than party identities, a new academic report finds. Only one in 16 (1-16) people did not have a Brexit identity, while more than one in five( 1-5) said they had no party identity. “This report highlights the fundamental divisions Brexit…

France hopes for orderly Brexit

France is hoping that Westminster will approve Prime Minister Theresa May negociated Brexit deal, an unnamed official at President Macron’s Elysee administration said to Reuters news agency. Asked whether France would support an extension to the official deadline to Article 50 – regarding little time left for Brexit – the official replied: “We would hope that…

Spain warns no-deal “catastrophe”

Leaving the European Union without a deal, or so called ‘hard’ Brexit would be catastrophic, Spain Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said, while confirming that there were contingency plans in place. Britain’s exit from the bloc on March 29 is uncertain as Westminster is highly likely to vote against a proposed by Theresa May cabinet deal, opening…

Tusk meets Barnier ahead of EU Summit

The EU27 leaders will meet in the framework of Summit on December 13 to discuss the situation around Brexit, and latest developments in the UK. “We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification. As time is running out, we will also discuss our…

May warned her downfall would obstruct Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May, confronted with a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party, said any new leader would have to extend the March 29 deadline for Britain’s exit from the European Union. Theresa May makes her case for remaining in leadership as the Conservative Party triggers a vote of…

May in dire need of EU concessions

A new report from academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe explains what trading on WTO terms would really mean. “Parliament has begun perhaps its most important peace-time deliberation. A lot of MPs are claiming that trading with the EU on WTO terms would be an acceptable outcome. The report investigates this claim…

May visits Brussels in hope to save deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to pay visit  to European leaders, and European Commission, seeking flexibility to introduce changes to her Brexit deal in a crucial attempt to save it, after postponing a vote that she admitted would fail to approve the deal. (Image above: illustration). I will meet @theresa_may this evening in…