UK and EU

British parliament votes to seek delay to Brexit

The UK parliament supported the government’s proposal to request Brussels to reschedule its official withdrawal from the European Union, due on March 29, to a later date. During the vote which took place in the House of Commons …

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Brexit could be delayed

Brexit could be delayed until 2021 under plans being explored by the EU’s most senior officials, the Guardian reported. A lengthy extension of the negotiating period is gaining traction as the EU’s default position should …

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May: Britain to leave EU on March 29

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said that Britain will be leaving the European Union on March 29, and that the bloc would only consider extending the ‘Article 50’ negotiating period if there was a credible …

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Will UK delay Brexit deadline?

Brexit can be delayed beyond the scheduled leaving date of March 29, UK Cabinet ministers said. A backlog of at least six essential Bills that must be passed before Britain quits the European Union has left ministers convinced the …

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May: Brexit deal within our grasp

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hailed the draft agreement on post-Brexit relations as "right for the whole of the UK" and insisted a deal "is within our grasp." "The negotiations …

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May to visit Juncker for Brexit talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels tomorrow for a critical meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of this weekend’s Brexit summit. The …

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Britain officially triggers Article 50 to leave EU

The UK has formally handed in its notice to the European Union. British EU envoy Tim Barrow delivered a letter by hand to the European Council this afternoon, triggering Article 50 which starts the formal divorce process …

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Paris talks about its own Brexit

The leader of the French far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, said the British Brexit vote is a 'victory for freedom' and called for all countries to have referendums on their European Union membership. …

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Medvedev:  Brexit creates new risks for global economy

Britain's vote in favor of leaving the European Union has increased volatility on commodity markets, which concerns Russia, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. Medvedev said the results of the vote were …

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Hollande: Brexit vote tough test for Europe

French President Francois Hollande said the Brexit vote posed a serious challenge to Europe and that the bloc must focus on its key priorities like security and defence, border protection and job creation as well as reinforcing …

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Lavrov: Brexit vote is UK's people business

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that it is the United Kingdom's own business whether it wants to remain in the European Union or withdraw. "This is an internal issue for the British …

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 Scotland sees its future as part of EU

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union.  "I want to make it absolutely clear today that I intend to take all possible steps …

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Cameron: UK needs new leadership

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday morning said he would step down after the UK voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum. "I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady …

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