On June 23, the nationwide referendum on EU membership was held in the United Kingdom, in which 51.9 percent of voters said the country should leave the bloc. In early October, UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised to start the process of leaving the European Union in March 2017.
The Irish government has urged the European Union to ensure a close UK-EU trade relationship after Brexit.
The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution on key principles of Brexit negotiations, the EU body said in a press release.
The row over Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory that Spain claims as its own, has acquired an additional dimension after London triggered Article 50, formally announcing its decision to leave the European Union. Professor Carlos Flores Juberias told Radio Sputnik that there are two possible scenarios for the contested peninsula.
The number of UK voters standing by the outcome of last year's referendum has remained broadly unchanged, the latest polls indicated on Wednesday.
Britain's withdrawal from the EU dealt a heavy blow for the union's prestige, but also left a gaping hole in the organization's budget. At present, contradictory opinions abound on whether or not the hole should be plugged or not.
The EU Commission president reiterated he had been and would be further "sad" because of Brexit.
A referendum held before Brexit would give the Scottish people an opportunity to remain in the EU single market before negotiations on the matter are finalized, according to the deputy leader of the Scottish National Party.
Gerry Adams, the president of the Irish republican party Sinn Fein, asked US Congressional leaders on Thursday to support Northern Ireland’s remaining in the European Union after Brexit.
A "hard Brexit" could have serious consequences for Spain, dealing a blow to exports, EU funding and policy, the Spanish el Pais newspaper reported, citing an obtained report by the Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union on Friday.
Slovakia' prime minister ruled out separate talks with London concerning Brexit.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has criticized the European Union for the lack of focus on environmental issues and the problems of sustainable development in the White Paper on the bloc’s development after Brexit, the director of the WWF European Policy Office said Wednesday.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday called on citizens to ignore former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s anti-Brexit speech as showing contempt and doubting the intelligence of the electorate.
The United Kingdom's looming departure from the European Union is not inevitable and the UK public can still reverse the process once it finds out the costs of Brexit, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday.
EU membership has been highly effective for the Irish economy and the access to the EU Single Marker and the Customs Union is vital for the country, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said.
Scotland will not receive automatic membership to the European Union unless it withdraws from the United Kingdom, and will instead need to apply for it as an independent state through Article 49 of the Lisbon Treaty, EU Commission spokeswoman in the United Kingdom Jacqueline Minor reaffirmed Friday.
Scotland has no veto over triggering of Article 50, its voting rejecting the Brexit bill is futile, and it would not remain in the European Union as an independent state either, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.
The UK withdrawal from the European Union may result in Britain's losing up to 30,000 jobs in the financial sector, while the remaining EU countries would be able to accelerate development of their financial markets and improve resilience against shocks, Bruegel think tank's report said Wednesday.
A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union may be made within the two-year Brexit negotiation period and a good agreement is a priority for both sides, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis told Sky News on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta.
The first minister of Wales said he was not going to stand in the way of people who had voted to leave the European Union.
Jo Stevens said she believed Brexit was "a terrible mistake" and that she could not vote for the measure that would make it unavoidable.
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