Brexit Crisis - Special Reports

The UK’s Surprisingly Predictable Snap Election – OpEd

By Yossi Mekelberg* If anything was surprising about British Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for snap elections, it was that
2017-04-25 17:04 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview

French election relief sends Europe soaring

LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone stocks headed for their best day in almost two years on Monday and the euro briefly vaulted to five-month peaks, after the market's favored candidate won the first round of the French election, reducing the risk of another Brexit-like shock.
2017-04-24 10:04 | businessNews | Reuters

Security expert warns UK will hack Brexit negotiations

A Dutch security expert has warned that the UK is highly likely to use cyberhacking to gain an advantage in...
2017-04-24 09:04 | Europe, Tech & Media | DutchNews

Tony Blair 'almost motivated' to make political comeback

Tony Blair has expressed his increased desire for a return to frontline politics as Britain is being "hijacked" by Brexit backers.
2017-04-23 13:04 | News | TheAge

Trump warming to EU free trade deal: Times

The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded Trump that talks on a deal would be simpler than he thought, the newspaper said. Britain will not be free to agree
2017-04-22 10:04 | News | EgyptIndependent

Tajani Tells May ‘Citizens Deserve Certainty Regarding Post-Brexit Future’

The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the
2017-04-21 02:04 | 1, Business, Antonio Tajani | EurasiaReview

Theresa May: An Unstoppable Undemocratic Disaster in a Dismal Brexit Britain Without Adequate Opposition

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist and commentator.   Since Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty three weeks ago, starting the two-year process of the UK leaving the EU, based on a slim majority in a referendum whose outcome was not legally binding, I have withdrawn into a protective shell, […]
2017-04-20 17:04 | Battle for Britain: Fighting the Tory Government's Vile Ideology, Brexit disaster, UK politics | AndyWorthington

Snap Judgments On Snap Elections In The UK – Analysis

By Ronald J. Granieri* (FPRI) — As Europe digests the results of last Sunday’s referendum in Turkey and prepares for
2017-04-20 02:04 | 1, Analysis, Brexit | EurasiaReview

British Parliament backs PM's call for June general election over 'Brexit'

The British Parliament Wednesday overwhelmingly backed PM Theresa May's call for early elections on June 8 as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.
2017-04-19 21:04 | News | UPI

Theresa May's snap election: Smart, risky or cynical?

Al Jazeera speaks to three analysts about the reasons for May's surprise move and the vote's impact on Brexit talks.
2017-04-19 16:04 | News | Aljazeera

UK parliament backs Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for snap election

British Prime Minister Theresa May has won parliament's backing for an early election, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in Brexit talks.
2017-04-19 14:04 | News | TheAge

Empire 2.0? India Yawns

Three British cabinet ministers plus the governor of the Bank of England and two other government ministers trooped through India just before Easter in a seemingly desperate bid to drum up support from their largest former colony as Brexit looms – and before, following today’s announcement, they start campaigning for the UK’s June 8 general […] The post Empire 2.0? India Yawns appeared first on Asia Sentinel .
2017-04-19 10:04 | Economics/Business, Headline, India | AsiaSentinel

UK: May Calls Snap Election For June 8

By Sam Morgan (EurActiv) — UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday she will call a snap general election for
2017-04-19 04:04 | 1, World News, Brexit | EurasiaReview

FTSE in worst fall since Brexit as May calls June poll

LONDON: British shares suffered their worst day’s drop since the aftermath of last June’s Brexit referendum, after Prime Minister Theresa May said she would call an early election. The FTSE 100 dropped 2.5 per cent to its lowest in nearly 10 weeks as sterling inched higher, further weighing on the index’s stocks, most of which earn in foreign currencies. The day’s losses shrank year-to-date gains for the FTSE to just 0.2 per
2017-04-19 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Hard Brexit: What's behind Theresa May's election gamble

British prime minister Theresa May has called a snap election, blaming opposition politicians for "jeopardising the work" of Brexit.
2017-04-18 20:04 | News | TheAge

EU: Brexit plans unchanged by UK snap election call

European Council expects full negotiations to start in June as planned despite Theresa May calling for snap UK election.
2017-04-18 20:04 | News | Aljazeera

A New Vote On Brexit Resurfaces Racial Anxieties Among Black Brits

Brexit has made many black people question their place in British society, and the snap election may yet heighten their anxiety.
2017-04-18 19:04 | News | NPR

Theresa May calls snap general election for June 8

Theresa May will go to parliament on Wednesday and seek early election to stop 'political game-playing' ahead of Brexit.
2017-04-18 18:04 | News | Aljazeera

British Prime Minister Wants Election Now, Before Cost of Brexit Becomes Clear

The fact that the U.K.'s major parties were both sharply divided over Brexit makes it hard to predict exactly how an election dominated by the issue will turn out. The post British Prime Minister Wants Election Now, Before Cost of Brexit Becomes Clear appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-04-18 17:04 | Brexit, Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

Oh, Snap: Smelling Blood, May Calls for Fresh U.K. Elections

She’s hoping to take advantage of a weak Labour party. Will she weaken the United Kingdom in the process?
2017-04-18 15:04 | The Cable, Brexit | ForeignPolicy

Dutch, Danes and Irish to discuss Brexit options at mini summit

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte will meet his Irish and Danish counterparts on Friday in a mini-summit to discuss Brexit...
2017-04-18 13:04 | Europe | DutchNews

Headlines for April 18, 2017

British Prime Minister Calls for Early Elections Amid Brexit Process, France's Left Candidate Surges in Polls Ahead of Presidential Election, Trump Congratulates Erdogan as Monitors Slam Handling of Referendum, Vice President Pence in Japan Amid Rising U.S.-North Korea Tensions, Airwars: Dozens of Iraqi Civilians Reportedly Killed in Airstrikes Last Week, Airwars: Up to 20 Syrian Civilians Reportedly Killed by U.S. Airstrikes Last Week, As Taxes are Due Today, Calls Grow for Trump to Release His Returns, U.S. Supreme Court Halts
2017-04-18 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for April 18, 2017

British Prime Minister Calls for Early Elections Amid Brexit Process, France's Left Candidate Surges in Polls Ahead of Presidential Election, Trump Congratulates Erdogan as Monitors Slam Handling of Referendum, Vice President Pence in Japan Amid Rising U.S.-North Korea Tensions, Airwars: Dozens of Iraqi Civilians Reportedly Killed in Airstrikes Last Week, Airwars: Up to 20 Syrian Civilians Reportedly Killed by U.S. Airstrikes Last Week, As Taxes are Due Today, Calls Grow for Trump to Release His Returns, U.S. Supreme Court Halts
2017-04-18 12:04 | News | DemocracyNow

British PM May calls for early election to strengthen Brexit hand

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan. Standing outside her Downing Street office, May said she had been reluctant about asking parliament to back her move to bring forward the election from 2020, but decided it was necessary to win support for her ruling Conservative Party's efforts to press
2017-04-18 11:04 | News | EgyptIndependent

British Prime Minister Theresa May announces UK election for June 8

British prime minister Theresa May has announced a snap election, to win a mandate for her vision of a 'hard' Brexit.
2017-04-18 10:04 | News | TheAge

The “Calm, Determined, Stronger, Fairer” UK Brexit Zig Zag

“So at this moment of change [Brexit], we must respond with calm, determined, global leadership to shape a new era of globalisation that works for all”. — Theresa May “My plan for Britain is not just a plan to leave the EU but a plan to build a stronger economy and a fairer society, underpinned by More
2017-04-18 08:04 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Don't leave climate issues with Brexit, advocates tell Theresa May

The British government needs to show global leadership in its effort to fight climate change as its charts its European divorce, environmentalists said.
2017-04-17 19:04 | News | UPI

Algeria has to improve its national security if it wants to attract more investments: EU

Despite raising security concerns, the European Union (EU) assured Algeria that it will remain a crucial gas supplier and praised the “mutual interdependence” between the two parties, despite the fact that the EU is trying to diversify its energy resources.  Read more:  Post-Brexit UK Eyes Energy Investments In Algeria  In a joint conference between EU clima
2017-04-16 15:04 | BUSINESS, Economy and Policy, Main headlines | AlBawaba

Dutchman in Britain hits Brexit red tape over his children’s rights

Yet another Dutch national is at the centre of an immigration row in Britain after worried Europeans began applying for...
2017-04-14 11:04 | Europe | DutchNews

HSBC says companies already re-routing business due to Brexit

Global banks have started arranging for some British-based operations to move to new or expanded offices inside the EU
2017-04-13 11:04 | News | GulfNews

BoE says no need for tougher fintech regulation

LONDON: Bank of England (BoE) Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday the financial technology sector did not need the same level of regulation as banks, in the latest sign of Britain seeking to cement its position as a global fintech hub after Brexit. The fast-emerging fintech sector is shaking up financial services and forcing banks to make their operations leaner and cheaper, and to offer more innovative and user-friendly
2017-04-13 00:04 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Refugees, migrants, and the politics of fear

The fear of migrants and refugees, stoked by politicians, is setting a defining narrative for elections in the West. The Brexit vote directly played on these fears as did the U.S. elections with its narrative of Mexican “criminals and rapists,” both setting a tone for electoral victories that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. […]
2017-04-12 15:04 | News | Brookings

Algeria signs energy, vocational training deals with France

Algeria and France have inked in Algiers ten agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in various fields part of the visit of French Premier Bernard Caseneuve. Read more:  Post-Brexit UK Eyes Energy Investments In Algeria These agreements particularly relate to the sectors of energy, renewable energy, food-processing, vocational training and higher education.
2017-04-12 14:04 | BUSINESS, Economy and Policy, Main headlines | AlBawaba

Post-Brexit UK eyes energy investments in Algeria

Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa has received, Sunday in Algiers, a British delegation led by Lord Mayor of the City of London Andrew Parmley, with whom he examined business and investment opportunities between Algeria and the UK, especially in the field of energy , said the Ministry in a statement.
2017-04-11 15:04 | BUSINESS, Main headlines, Oil and Renewables | AlBawaba

UK nationals’ rights in the Netherlands are top priority, says Brexit minister

Clarifying the rights of British nationals in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe and EU nationals in Britain should...
2017-04-11 14:04 | Europe | DutchNews

British minister meets Dutch MPs for Brexit talks

A British minister leading the negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is in the Netherlands on Monday for ‘secret...
2017-04-10 15:04 | Europe | DutchNews

Brexit is still happening, just not the way May hoped

The recent British Supreme Court ruling will not stop Brexit but it will change how it is approached.
2017-04-09 14:04 | News | Aljazeera

UK could allow EU freedom of movement after Brexit,Boris says

ATHENS (Reuters) – Britain could allow free movement of people from the European Union during an implementation phase after Brexit to allow the economy to attract talented people, Foreign Secretary [Read More]
2017-04-06 18:04 | Europe, United Kindom | Mareeg

Theresa May in Saudi Arabia to secure post-Brexit investment

British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with Saudi officials on Tuesday, hoping to tap the oil-rich kingdom's "immense potential" as she looks to secure post-Brexit investment and trade.
2017-04-06 09:04 | NEWS, Regional News, Saudi Arabia | AlBawaba

KLM calls for Brexit compromise while preserving ‘EU philosophy’

Britain is the carrier’s second-biggest market with 6m seats, on flights to 17 airports including London City
2017-04-06 09:04 | News | GulfNews

Brexit: MEPs Agree Key Conditions For Approving UK Withdrawal Agreement

An overwhelming majority of the house (516 votes in favor, 133 against, with 50 abstentions) adopted a resolution officially laying
2017-04-06 04:04 | 1, Business, World News | EurasiaReview

Theresa May arrives in Saudi Arabia for trade talks

In her first official visit to the kingdom, the UK leader meets officials to discuss trade post-Brexit.
2017-04-04 19:04 | News | Aljazeera

Brexit doesn’t mean tight immigration,minister tells scientist

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s decision to quit the European Union and reassert control over its borders does not mean the country will tighten immigration for the world’s best brains, junior [Read More]
2017-04-04 17:04 | Europe, United Kindom | Mareeg

Brexit Off to Rocky Start With Rumors of War Over Gibraltar

War with Spain was not on the ballot paper when Britons went to the polls in last year's referendum and voted to withdraw from the European Union. The post Brexit Off to Rocky Start With Rumors of War Over Gibraltar appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-04-03 18:04 | Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

'Jaw jaw not war war': Theresa May hoses down talk of war with Spain over Gibraltar

Downing Street has explicitly ruled out that Brexit Britain will go to war with Spain over Gibraltar - an extraordinary step made necessary after some sabre-rattling by a former Conservative leader.
2017-04-03 18:04 | News | TheAge

Brexit effects may reflect in business surveys

This week Business surveys will give more idea of what — if any — impact Brexit is having on the British economy and how its EU peers compare
2017-04-02 14:04 | News | GulfNews

Brexit and Away! – OpEd

Painful moves and painful movements have been underway in Brexiting Britain. Prime Minister Theresa May of the UK initiated the
2017-04-02 01:04 | 1, Opinion, Brexit | EurasiaReview

Gibraltar becomes a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations as Spain stakes a claim

The European Union on Friday offered Spain a right of veto over the future relationship between Gibraltar and the EU after Britain leaves the bloc.
2017-04-01 14:04 | News | TheAge

UK seeks to kill foreign bank rule as Brexit snare looms

The European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, would require banks from abroad to set up an ‘intermediate parent undertaking’ to head their businesses within the bloc
2017-04-01 13:04 | News | GulfNews

Brexit clock ticking as legislators face tough challenges for divorce from EU

The now-infamous Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets a deadline: once a country has notified Europe of its intention to leave, it has just two years to find agreement on all the terms of that departure. Whether or not there's agreement, from every EU country, after two years Britain is out of the EU.
2017-04-01 13:04 | News | TheAge