European Union

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • 21 Dec 2017

    Theresa May’s main business today has been a trip to Poland, where she refused to criticise the Polish authorities over what critics call its attacks on judicial independence – insisting it was a matter for them. The European Union has begun unprecedented proceedings which could end with the suspension of Poland’s voting rights – saying…

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Did Theresa May’s Brexit deal save her job last week?

    As Theresa May fought to save her Brexit negotiations last week – it seems she was also fighting to save her job. So what was going on behind the scenes between the Government and the DUP?

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Ministers’ Brexit talks now 18-19 December

    The full Cabinet meeting on 19 December will still, under current plans, be the first full Cabinet discussion on the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

  • 4 Dec 2017

    UK and Ireland close to deal on NI border

    Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael government is pleased with a concession wrung out of the UK promising continued regulatory alignment on regulations between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Joining us from Brussels is the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan to debate the issue of EU citizens in the UK.

  • 19 Oct 2017

    We spoke to Pascal Lamy earlier and began by saying that the EU’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier is surely just that – a negotiator?

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Theresa May tried to thaw relations with EU leaders was to write an open message on social media today to EU citizens in the UK, all 3.2 million of them.  

  • 19 Oct 2017

    Europe’s leaders put on a show of friendship and support for Theresa May at the European summit in Brussels this afternoon. But underneath the bonhomie, the tough message remains the same – cough up.

  • 18 Oct 2017

    Tomorrow Theresa May sets off for her second trip in a week to Brussels, where she will address EU leaders on Brexit. In the Commons today she insisted the option of walking away without a deal must remain on the table. But her visit comes as her government’s EU withdrawal bill, which transfers EU legislation…

  • 16 Oct 2017

    What’s Theresa May taking to Brussels?

    Theresa May has gone with some kind of sweetener on EU citizens’ rights which she hopes will break the impasse.

  • 9 Oct 2017

    There has been significant push-back on several fronts against Catalonia’s moves towards independence. Yesterday hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Barcelona. Today more businesses announced that they would shift their headquarters outside Catalonia if the region broke away, and France declared that it would move to expel an independent Catalonia from the EU. All…

  • 22 Sep 2017

    May’s EU transition plan quite a pill for some voters to swallow

    Theresa May has spelt out that Britain is formally requesting a status quo transition period of around two years and is willing to pay for that. It will mean just about nothing will change in terms of relations with the EU until five years after the referendum. That’s quite a pill for some voters to…

  • 4 Sep 2017

    Theresa May’s Brexit speech date ‘announced’ by Guy Verhofstadt

    Theresa May’s expected speech on Brexit could be “very significant”. What would she have to say to unblock the impasse in the Brexit negotiations?

  • 31 Aug 2017

    Latest Brexit talks reach a brittle conclusion

    Money is at the heart of the “stressful” Brexit negotiations in Brussels. But if the talks are going to progress one side will have to blink.