Make a €1 donation to EU Reporter Now

RSSWorld

Hammond rebuffs employers’ call for customs union after #Brexit

Hammond rebuffs employers’ call for customs union after #Brexit

| May 25, 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond (pictured) has rejected a call from a leading employers group to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit, saying it was not needed to keep trade running smoothly, writes William Schomberg. Hammond, speaking to business leaders, said the government understood a set of post-Brexit customs priorities set […]

Continue Reading

British government wants to offer lawmakers detailed #Brexit deal – minister

British government wants to offer lawmakers detailed #Brexit deal – minister

| May 25, 2018

The British government wants as much detail on the final Brexit deal as possible to parliament before it votes on the agreement to leave the European Union, Suella Braverman, a Brexit minister, said on Wednesday (23 May), write Andrew MacAskill and Elizabeth Piper. “The Secretary of State has made clear that he wants to, and […]

Continue Reading

Britons dash to become German before #Brexit

Britons dash to become German before #Brexit

| May 25, 2018

Driven by the prospect of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union next year, the number of British passport holders who became German citizens jumped by 162% last year, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office said on Wednesday (23 May), writes Madeline Chambers. Nearly 7,500 Britons acquired German citizenship last year. This follows a 361% rise in 2016, […]

Continue Reading

Britain’s #Brexit divorce skills get thumbs down – economists

Britain’s #Brexit divorce skills get thumbs down – economists

| May 25, 2018

Britain’s government has handled negotiations with the European Union over its departure from the bloc poorly, according to all economists in a Reuters poll, who did however say there was just a one-in-five chance of a disorderly Brexit, writes Jonathan Cable. In June 2016, Britons surprised the world by voting to scrap the more than […]

Continue Reading

Restoring #capitalism after the age of the #oligarchs

Restoring #capitalism after the age of the #oligarchs

| May 25, 2018

Earlier this month, the UK’s parliament backed a change to legislation that would force the government to push offshore tax havens to boost transparency in an effort to tackle corruption and money laundering. Without much enthusiasm, the government has announced not to oppose a cross-party amendment, writes Bill Wirtz. In their struggle to respond to […]

Continue Reading

Public opinion survey finds record support for EU, despite #Brexit backdrop

Public opinion survey finds record support for EU, despite #Brexit backdrop

| May 25, 2018

The latest Parliament Eurobarometer survey, published one year ahead of the European elections in May 2019, confirms citizens’ steadily growing support for the European Union. With just one year to go until the next European elections, Parliament President Antonio Tajani will outline the results from the latest public opinion poll about the EU. The Eurobarometer […]

Continue Reading

#Brexit exposes ‘wishful thinking’ of Norway’s EEA foes – foreign minister

#Brexit exposes ‘wishful thinking’ of Norway’s EEA foes – foreign minister

| May 25, 2018

Opponents of Norway’s close ties to the European Union are wrong to assume a more beneficial relationship could be found, as shown by Britain’s troubled negotiations to leave the bloc, the Norwegian foreign minister said this week, writes Terje Solsvik. Along with fellow EU outsiders Iceland and Lichtenstein, Norway is a member of the union’s […]

Continue Reading