European Union

To Brexit, or Not to Brexit, That is the Question

The chatter around Brexit over the past few days is less about whether the European Union and the United Kingdom can reach a new withdrawal agreement, given that the two sides can’t even agree on conditions for starting new negotiations, and more about whether the United Kingdom will crash out of the bloc on October 31 or Parliament can step in to prevent this from taking place.
As London’s mayor, Sadiq …

EU Extends Brexit Deadline to October, Averting Cliffhanger

EU Extends Brexit Deadline to October, Averting Cliffhanger

With fewer than 48 hours remaining until the United Kingdom’s scheduled departure from the European Union, leaders of the bloc extended the deadline early Thursday to October 31.
At the same time, European Union leaders rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal for a shorter postponement until June 30, although both sides agreed to review.
The deal was announced by EU Council Donald Tusk, who confirmed that Mrs. May had accepted it.
“EU27/UK have …

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

The EU Parliament passed a measure Friday that will allow U.K citizens to visit the Continent without a visa after Brexit.
This puts U.K citizens in the same category as those from dozens of other countries including the United States who can travel to the European Union without the need for a visa.
“This is an important step for guaranteeing visa-free travel between EU and U.K. after Brexit, especially in case of …

U.K. to Seek Further Delay for Brexit

U.K. to Seek Further Delay for Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she will reach out to the opposition Labour Party to reach an accord on a joint plan to leave the European Union and will seek an additional delay for the timing of that exit.
May made the surprise announcement following a warning from the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, that Britain must pass the withdrawal agreement that it negotiated with the bloc …

U.K. Parliament Rejects Brexit Alternatives Including Soft Brexit, Second Referendum

U.K. Parliament Rejects Brexit Alternatives Including Soft Brexit, Second Referendum

British lawmakers voted down a series of proposals to move forward with Brexit late Monday.
None of the four options in the non-binding vote, including a second public referendum on Brexit, a soft Brexit, or remaining in the European Union, were passed.
The closest to passing was for a soft Brexit that would create a new customs union with the European Union, which failed by three votes. The proposal to require a …

U.K. Prime Minister Ponders Fourth Brexit Vote as EU Calls Emergency Summit

U.K. Prime Minister Ponders Fourth Brexit Vote as EU Calls Emergency Summit

Britain’s political crisis deepened after lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit plan for a third time, leaving the country with the option of an abrupt exit from the European Union in mid April or a long delay of the exit.
Speaking in Parliament after the vote, May warned that other measures including a possible general election might be necessary.
“I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this …

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

With Britain set to leave the European Union in two weeks, Parliament on Friday, with a 334 to 286 vote, rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the bloc for a third time.
Britain was originally to leave the European Union today, March 29.
“The implications of the house’s decision are grave,” the prime minister said following Friday’s vote
With no formal agreement in place, the result could be a so-called “hard” …