Brexit News

Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of latest EU developments 22 – 26 April

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit: State of Play If Brexit goes ahead, the Scottish Nationalist Party under Nicola Sturgeon will seek another referendum before the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Elections. Sturgeon suggested that the case for independence is “even stronger now”, given the “profound changes” that have occurred since 2014. Brexit has been a political gift […]

Update by President Donald Tusk to the European Parliament; Report and concluding remark on the Special European Council (Art. 50) meeting on 10 April

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

  April 16, 2019 09:30 From this place I would like to say words of comfort and solidarity with the whole French nation in the face of the Paris tragedy. I say these words not only as the president of the European Council, but also as a citizen of Gdańsk, 90 percent destroyed and burnt, […]

Brexit Frustration: English Court Blocks EMA’s Attempt to Get Out of London HQ Lease

Friday, April 12th, 2019

By Oliver FitzGerald | Mason Hayes & Curran, The  High Court of England and Wales ruled this month that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is not able to terminate the twenty-five year lease of its Canary Wharf headquarters in London. EMA relocated its headquarters to Amsterdam following Brexit and argued that the Lease, which has […]

EU27 leaders agreed to delay Brexit until 31 October 2019. Their decision was taken in agreement with the UK.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

EU27 leaders took note of the letter sent by UK Prime Minister Theresa May asking for a further extension to the Article 50 period. They agreed to an extension to allow for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. “Such an extension should last only as long as necessary and, in any event, no longer than […]

‘No-deal’ Brexit preparedness: European Commission takes stock of preparations and provides practical guidance to ensure coordinated EU approach

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Brussels, 10 April 2019 Ahead of the European Council (Article 50) today, the European Commission has taken stock of the European Union’s intense ‘no-deal’ preparations and has issued practical guidance to Member States in 5 areas. These areas include citizens’ residence and social security entitlements, data protection, medicine and medical devices, police and judicial cooperation […]

Invitation letter by President Donald Tusk to the members of the European Council (Art. 50) ahead of their special meeting on 10 April 2019

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Last week I received a letter from Prime Minister May requesting a further extension of the Article 50 period, until 30 June 2019. In her letter the Prime Minister states that the UK government’s policy remains to leave the EU in an orderly way, and that it is therefore now seeking a consensus across the […]

Remarks of Commissioner Phil Hogan at Press Conference on Brexit Preparedness in the EU Agri-Food Sector

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Brussels, 8 April 2019 Good morning. This morning, I want to give you some details of the contingency planning that we have been doing in relation to the potential impact of Brexit on the EU agri-food sector. You have been extensively briefed on the preparedness work undertaken by the Commission over the last eighteen months […]

How to develop a “financial Eurosystem” post-Brexit

Monday, April 8th, 2019

How to develop a “financial Eurosystem” post-Brexit | Eurofi High Level Seminar 2019 | Bucharest, 5 April 2019 Closing remarks by François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be in Bucharest today to conclude this Eurofi High Level Seminar. I am grateful to D. […]

Vulcan Insight Analysis of the latest EU Developments: 1 – 5 April 2019

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit rumbles on Late Wednesday evening the House of Commons voted in favour of legislation which forces the UK government to request another extension to the Brexit process. The bill, tabled by Labour MP Yvette Copper, passed by the narrowest of majorities – one vote. This means that Prime Minister Theresa […]

Remarks by Commissioner Moscovici at the press conference on Customs aspects in case of ‘no-deal Brexit’

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Brussels, 3 April 2019 | Translated using Google Translate. View the original post HERE I am here to talk to you about the scenario in which the UK would leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement, and our preparation for this eventuality for EU customs. Before getting to the heart of the matter, I would […]