Brexit News

The Weekly Vulcan View For The 14th Of January To The 18th Of January Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, January 18th, 2019

VULCAN VIEW- KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: AfD decides on party strategy for EU electionsDuring a special AfD party convention last weekend in which the party decided on its campaign and strategic goals for the upcoming EU election in May of this year, hardliners demanded the immediate exit of Germany from the EU. Calling for “Dexit” did […]

What bad choices are left for Theresa May after the devastating Brexit defeat?

Friday, January 18th, 2019

By Sam Natapoff, President of Empire Global Ventures LLC  Confused by what just happened with Brexit and what happens next? You’re not alone. Here’s the way forward At 7pm Tuesday night in London, UK Prime Minister Theresa May lost a 432-202 vote in the House of Commons, on the Brexit deal she had personally negotiated. 118 MPs from her Conservative […]

Brexit: EU officials ask the UK to clarify its position

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

In the debate following the UK House of Commons’ meaningful vote, MEPs underlined that Europeans will remain united and that citizens’ rights are still the EP’s priority. Following the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration in the UK’s House of Commons yesterday evening, it is now up to the UK government and […]

EU tax policy and Competition; EU-US trade relations and update on Brexit

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Commission launches debate on a gradual transition to more efficient and democratic decision-making in EU tax policy EU tax policy The Commission has today kick-started the debate on reforming decision-making for areas of EU taxation policy, which currently requires unanimity among Member States. This unanimity often cannot be achieved on crucial tax initiatives, and can […]

Speeches by First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier on behalf of President Juncker at the Plenary session of the European Parliament on the occasion of the debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Strasbourg, 16 January 2019 By Frans Timmermans & Michel Barnier First Vice-President Frans Timmermans Thank you very much, Mr President. The vote last night in the House of Commons was crystal clear. The Withdrawal Agreement has been rejected. And now we will have to look for a way forward. The Commission regrets the rejection of the Withdrawal […]

Flash Report on Today’s Brexit Vote

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

By Lucinda Creighton, CEO & Robert O’Reilly, Strategic Counsel | Vulcan Consulting  Situation Analysis Today’s vote presents yet another “crunch moment” in the long running Brexit saga.  For those who have not been following in any great detail, this is Prime Minister Theresa May’s big moment in the House of Commons, when she will attempt to get […]

The Weekly Vulcan View For The 7th Of January To The 11th Of January Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, January 11th, 2019

VULCAN VIEW – KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: European Union: The Polish and Italian Election Coalition    With the European Elections in full swing, the leaders of the most popular populist parties in Poland and Italy will meet Wednesday to discuss a common strategy for the Elections in May.  Matteo Salvini and Jarosław Kaczyński (PiS) are hoping […]

The impact of Brexit on medicinal product marketing authorisations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

By Evelyn Schulz & Susann Jahn | Noerr  Following our article “Brexit with or without a deal: Consequences for pharmaceutical companies”, which provided a general overview of the challenges facing pharmaceutical companies, this article deals specifically with the impact of Brexit on medicinal product marketing authorisations. Whether there will be a Brexit with or without a deal is […]

The most common questions businesses are asking about Brexit

Monday, January 7th, 2019

By Kevin Butler| Managing Director Ireland and the United Kingdom | TMF Group  We’re fielding three common questions about Brexit from concerned businesses in the UK and Europe. But it’s the questions they’re not asking that are most pressing. A no-deal Brexit is firming up as a real possibility as political wrangling over the UK’s exit […]


Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

By John Bruton, a former Irish Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009 It puzzles many people in Britain that something known as an “Irish backstop” should be at the heart of an increasingly bitter dispute. The dispute is about the Deal the UK […]