Future EU-UK relations: EU is offering ‘cooperation of an unprecedented nature’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement by David McAllister, Chair of the European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group, on the publication of a draft legal agreement on the future EU-UK partnership. ”I welcome the fact that the European Commission has transmitted to the United Kingdom a draft agreement on a […]

EU-UK future relations: crucial to ensure EU leverage and unity

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Statement by David McAllister, Chair of Parliament’s UK Coordination Group, following the start of EU-UK negotiations on a future partnership on Monday 2 March. “With negotiations kicking off today, we are entering into a crucial phase that will set the tone for the future […]

EU-UK future relations: “level playing field” crucial to ensure fair competition

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Parliament calls for a level playing field to be guaranteed through robust commitments, and “dynamic alignment” of EU-UK rules. On Wednesday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution providing MEPs’ initial input to the upcoming negotiations with the British government on a new EU-UK partnership […]

If on a summer’s night: is UK businesses’ “new deal” the only key to the “best of all worlds”?

If you are a loyal reader of the European Sting, or at least a well-informed European citizen, you will certainly know that surveys don’t really bring good news for the Union. Anytime a new survey about the public opinion around the bloc comes out, the European Parliament is shaking a bit. “People are not really interested…”, […]

Look Mom, even the House of Lords says the #righttobeforgotten is not right

The relation between the UK and the EU is like that passionate thing usually developped between a cat and a dog. Historically since the very beginning of this love and hate affair in 1973, when London realized that the European project is a ‘good’ one, the UK always seeked to receive special attention, reminding to […]