Brexit News

Theresa May resigns: What does it mean for Brexit?

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Latest developments Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will resign on 7 June. A contest will then resume between multiple candidates in the Conservative Party deciding who will replace her as leader of the Party and as the new Prime Minister. Though it remains to be decided and worked out, the contest is […]

The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments May 20 – 24

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Key Events This Week May announces resignation setting off leadership contest Theresa May ended months of speculation about her leadership this morning as she gave an emotional statement confirming she would resign as Leader of the Conservative Party on June 7th. She will remain as Prime Minister until a new successor is chosen by Conservative […]

Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on new Brexit deal

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Transcript of speech delivered 21 May 2019  I became Prime Minister almost three years ago – immediately after the British people voted to leave the European Union. My aim was – and is – to deliver Brexit and help our country move beyond the division of the referendum and into a better future. A country […]

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 […]