While being part of the bloc is viewed as beneficial by the public in majority of EU countries, the number of respondents in Italy and the Czech Republic — who would vote to remain in the EU if a referendum was held in their homeland — has decreased. Less than half, 47% in Italy and 49% the Czech Republic would support remaining in the EU, according to poll results. Additionally, the number of undecided respondents has increased in these countries. The authors of the study assign the "rise of uncertainty" to the "politically challenging times for the European Union in the run-up to the European elections in May 2019." Italy and the Czech Republic saw the rise of euroscepticism in the past several years, championed by politicians such as Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the League Party, Matteo Salvini, and political … [Read more...] about These Two Nations Could Follow in UK’s Footsteps & Leave EU if Given Chance
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European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, after five hours of talks in Brussels. The new deadline - 31 October - averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on Friday, as MPs are still deadlocked over a deal. European Council president Donald Tusk said his "message to British friends" was "please do not waste this time". Theresa May, who had wanted a shorter delay, said the UK would still aim to leave the EU as soon as possible. The UK must now hold European elections in May, or leave on 1 June without a deal. Prime Minister Mrs May had earlier told leaders she wanted to move the UK's exit date from this Friday to 30 June, with the option of leaving earlier if her withdrawal agreement was ratified by Parliament. Mr Tusk emerged from the talks - and a subsequent meeting with Mrs May - to address reporters at a news conference at 02:15 local time (01:15 BST). He said: "The course of action will be entirely in the UK's hands: They … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October
LONDON (Reuters) - Heading towards the latest deadline on Brexit this Friday, the three main scenarios - a deal-based exit, no-deal and no Brexit at all - are all still theoretically in play. An art work depicting French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May by French steet artist Combo is seen on a wall in Paris, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann Talks between the government and the opposition Labour party to reach a cross-party compromise will continue today, with some murmurings this morning that Theresa May is ready to move on Labour's demand for a customs union (although she won't call it that). In parallel, the Lords upper house is likely to pass legislation effectively ensuring May will seek an Article 50 extension in the event that no agreement is reached. It is not automatic that EU leaders meeting on Wednesday will grant that extension, although there is also a sense that they do not want to be blamed for the mess if Britain does crash … [Read more...] about Daily Briefing: For UK and EU, decision week on Brexit
There is more talk of a general election, although of course that does not mean it will happen. In that context, I frequently hear people say that an election would do nothing to get the country out of the huge Brexit hole it has dug itself. I strongly disagree. If there is an election before we leave the EU, and if Labour forms the next government, I think it would make a huge difference. Unless Labour win so many seats that they have a huge parliamentary majority, I think the chances are that Brexit would not happen at all. Let us suppose that Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer manage to negotiate some form of soft Brexit with the EU. The crucial question would then be the attitude of the Conservative opposition. As a result of losing the election (if not before) they will have a new leader and, given the attitude of most Conservative members, that leader is likely to be a Brexiteer. As the Brexiteers in the current party find it hard to accept the hard Brexit proposed by … [Read more...] about Brexit is unlikely to happen if the Tories lose office before the UK leaves the EU
RED wine, cheese, cured meat…they’re just the fun ones.Spain exports a wealth of fantastic produce to the world, and especially to the UK – €4 bn-worth if we’re counting.When the British Isles shiver – which is often – the population relies on a harvest-load of fruit and veg from Spain.But Brexit looks set to seriously threaten UK imports, affecting everyone from hipster London ‘foodie’ enclaves to budget supermarket vegetable aisles.Waiting times at borders, import tariffs and working restrictions could all see the inflow of Spanish food and drink into Britain dwindle to a trickle. The decline already seemed to be in motion in the months following the 2016 EU referendum.In the first year after the vote, sales of Spanish goods to Britain fell by 6%.According to the Bank of Spain the ‘agri-food’ sector, along with car manufacturing, represented almost half of the overall decline in sales.Things look even worse when you … [Read more...] about BREXIT FOOD MAP: Which Spanish produce will be most affected when the UK leaves the EU?