Since this article was published, the British government has confirmed that "freedom of movement as it currently stands will end on 31 October when the UK leaves the EU". It insists that this does not alter the rights of EU citizens living in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit. However, campaigners fear that many will be left in a more vulnerable situation: read our news story here. Several European countries have moved to shore up the rights of British residents in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit. It follows an appeal by the EU for member states to take a “generous approach”, should the UK leave the bloc without an agreement. The British government has also given assurances about the rights of EU nationals living in the UK in such a scenario. But many details on both sides are left up in the air and campaigners have described the situation as “unacceptable”. Upon taking office, the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wanted to "repeat … [Read more...] about What would a no-deal Brexit mean for EU and UK citizens’ rights?
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Ursula von der Leyen has refused to accept the Withdrawal Agreement is dead despite both contenders to be UK prime minister saying it needs wholesale changes. "No, it is a good agreement, which was negotiated properly in accordance with the red lines drawn by the British government," she said. In an interview with a number of UK media outlets, Ms Von der Leyen said: "A Brexit without a deal comes with massively negative consequences for both sides, not to mention what it means for Ireland. "That's why we need to do everything to strive for an orderly Brexit. And that's why if there are good reasons for an extension coming from our British friends, I am open to listening." Her comments were echoed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who stressed there would be absolutely no changes to the Irish backstop or the Withdrawal Agreement. Alternatives But he said Ireland and the EU were willing to negotiate tweaks to the political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. Mr … [Read more...] about No deal has ‘massively negative consequences for both sides’
Five top EU posts need to be distributed soon. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the European Parliament is wrestling with the European Council. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel provides a Q & A on the issue. When it comes to disagreements about EU top jobs, it is about who will have the decisive say in appointing the president of the European Commission. Will it be the heads of state and government or the European Parliament? If Parliament were to assert itself, this would have further consequences because decisions on EU top jobs would be more transparent for voters and it is possible that the Parliament would have a greater influence on the work of the European Commission. Why do decisions on EU top jobs need to be made fast? Choosing who will have the EU’s top jobs is a matter of urgency because one of the positions already needs to be filled by Tuesday (2 July). When the new European Parliament meets … [Read more...] about What is making the power struggle for EU top jobs so complicated
UK Politics By Iain Watson Political correspondent, BBC News 24 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48401800 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsConservative Party leadership contest The resignation of Theresa … [Read more...] about PM’s exit has consequences for Brexit
From Volkswagen to Spotify to Iberdrola, Europe’s biggest firms are urging people to vote in key European Parliament elections this weekend amid concerns that an anti-EU outcome could disrupt their business and hurt their bottom line. The unusual step of mixing politics with business is also echoed by some US companies, and a senior Microsoft executive in Germany has encouraged staff to go to the polls. Nearly 430 million Europeans are eligible to vote in the 23-26 May election but turnout has been in decline, hitting just 43% in 2014. Parliament itself is pushing hard, notably on social media, to get people to vote – its 3-minute YouTube video featuring newborn babies has been viewed 34 million times. The stakes are higher this time, though, with the rise of populists, eurosceptics and far-right parties posing a threat to the EU’s democratic values. Latest figures showed that these disparate groups are set to increase their share of seats at the expense of the … [Read more...] about Big firms pump up voters for EU polls