Brexit

Britain’s divorce from the EU
Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016 – a result that sent shockwaves across the globe. In March 2017, the UK launched the EU exit process, setting a historic and uncharted course to become the first country to withdraw from the bloc by 2019. What will Brexit mean for Britain, the EU and above all Europeans?
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on 09.01.2018 in Offenbach (Hesse) at a production site of the subsidiary of a British company. Commissioner Oettinger wants Germany and the other Member States to move from 2021 to higher payments into the European budget. After Brexit, Britain would be missing as an EU net contributor. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa
A British (l) and an EU flag (r) hang on […]

EU laments lack of progress in Brexit talks

Brexit talks have reached into space, with the European Union and Britain fighting over the rights that London will have to the multi-billion Galileo satellite navigation system and its security-sensitive information.
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) reviews French Navy personnel aboard the French Mistral Class assault ship and helicopter carrier 'Dixmude' at the Toulon Naval Base in Toulon, southern France, on January 19, 2018. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron (3rdL) […]

Britain backs French plan for European defence force: minister

Britain is backing a French plan to create a European military intervention force as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the EU after Brexit, a minister tells AFP
ESA astronaut Tim Peake (L) listens to a technician explain details about the Eutelsat Quantum satellite in the cleanroom at Airbus Space and Defence in Portsmouth, southern England on February 26, 2018. Photo: Glyn Kirk / AFP
ESA astronaut Tim Peake (L) listens to a […]

Britain hopes to keep stars aligned with EU’s space projects

Dressed in a white protective suit, British astronaut Tim Peake listens attentively as technicians explain details of their new satellite -- a European project in Brexit Britain.
Demonstrators wave EU and UK flags in London (UK) on 16.01.2018 in an anti-Brexit demonstration in front of the British Parliament in Westminster. Photo: Tom Nicholson / Zuma Press / dpa +++ (c) dpa - broadcasting +++
Demonstrators wave EU and UK flags in Lo […]

British anti-Brexit groups launch ‘People’s Vote’ campaign

MPs, celebrities and business leaders have launched a campaign calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union.
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