Brexit

    • Giles Merritt: It would be wonderful if Merkel were to succeed Donald Tusk

      Giles Merritt: It would be wonderful if Merkel were to succeed Donald Tusk

      My hope is that the solution will be a second referendum. That finally politicians on both sides will understand that the only way out is to ask the British voters again, after three years of heated debate and with much more information available: “Do you still want to leave the European Union?” or “Do you want to think again and perhaps stay?”, says Giles Merritt, Founder and Chairman of Friends of Europe, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Boris Johnson threatens to withhold £39bn Brexit payment

      Boris Johnson threatens to withhold £39bn Brexit payment

      Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain's prime minister, said on Sunday he would withhold an already agreed 39-billion-pound (€44bn ) Brexit payment until the EU gives Britain better withdrawal terms, news wires reported. Johnson is one of 11 lawmakers vying to run the world’s fifth largest economy after May resigned as leader of the governing Conservatives on Friday, having failed to unite parliament or the country behind her Brexit plan.

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    • Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      British PM Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party today, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit, news wires reported. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July. May will formally relinquish her leadership in a private letter to her party on Friday, but no official events are planned to mark the day.

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    • Pieter Cleppe: The Commission has to be a neutral arbiter

      Pieter Cleppe: The Commission has to be a neutral arbiter

      Spitzenkandidat process is something that is taking place in the Brussels bubble, it is not really felt on the ground. People don't know who the “Spitzenkandidaten” are. It's not because they vote for the French centre-right EPP that they necessarily support Manfred Weber as Commission President. There is no real pan-European demos, so politics is national, says Pieter Cleppe, Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe, an independent policy think tank, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party wins big in EP elections

      Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party wins big in EP elections

      Britain’s populist Brexit Party marked a clear victory in country’s European Parliament elections, according to early results released on Sunday, further roiling the already turbulent politics of a country polarised over its failure to leave the bloc. The results were a striking success for a party that has existed for only a few weeks, and for Nigel Farage, the campaigner for British withdrawal from the European Union.

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    • Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to set a date for her resignation next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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