Brexit kick-off: a historic day for the EU anticlockwise

The beginning of the two-year negotiations is about to begin as UK submits today the letter to the EU today informing the latter about the decision of the British people to leave the bloc. However, it is still too early to say whether a deal will be reached within the timeframe that is set in […]

Draghi left alone with no hope of boosting EU growth as Merkel just focuses on next elections

It was last Monday when the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) discussed with members of the economic and monetary affairs committee at the European Parliament (EP) about the EU economy in the aftermath of the UK referendum, revealing that the euro area economy shows notable adjustment properties to the global economic and political uncertainty. […]

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson: who forced the two ‘brave’ Brexiteers to quit?

There is hardly anyone who has something between the ears that can deny the unecessary trouble Britain has put itself into following the Brexit vote of June 23rd. A couple of weeks following the apocalyptic referendum the world has witnessed anything from a historic plunge of the pound to panic in the world markets and Brussels […]

Brexit: when the hubris of one man can set the UK, the EU and the entire world on fire

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Panos Katsampanis, PhD candidate in European Studies at King’s College London University who focuses his political psychology research on voting behaviour at EU referendums.  What started as a long shot promise back in 2013, when David Cameron committed to an EU Referendum sometime before 2017, if elected at May […]

A Sting Exclusive: the EU referendum is about fighting for an outward-looking Britain

Exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Keith Taylor, UK MEP for the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance. I don’t want to take my country back; I want to take it forward. Moving forward means working together with our closest neighbours to build a fairer, safer, and greener future. Climate change, the pollution of […]

Jo Cox’s murderer believed the ‘leave’ campaign leaders that the ‘remain’ vote is treason

The assassination of Jo Cox, the Labour Party MP who actively and candidly campaigned for Britain to remain in the European Union, can change the balance between the ‘remain’ and the ‘leave’ vote in Thursday’s referendum. Analysts are sensing that the murder of a solid and amiable advocate of ‘remain’ may reverse the surprising strengthening of […]

Brexit update: Leave campaign leads race but undecided voters will determine the outcome of the EU referendum

The time has come and the British citizens will have to take the faith of their country in their own hands. In just over a week they will decide whether they want to stay or leave the European Union with the rest of the world to wait the outcome with great anxiety. There have been […]

Europe provides financial support to African countries while Turkey denies to change terrorism laws jeopardising the EU deal

The European Commission  convened yesterday in Strasbourg and announced its plans to create a Partnership Framework with third countries and particularly Africa in order to manage migration more effectively. This attempt comes after the EU-Turkey deal which aims at reducing the influx of immigrants coming to Europe via the Aegean Sea. It seems that the […]

Tusk fights back while charismatic Boris goes against everybody in Brussels pushing the UK to leave the EU now or never

Last week Boris Johnson likened the EU to Adolf Hitler’s plans regarding the Old Continent’s domination. The politician favoring the “Leave” campaign clearly stated that the Brussels bureaucrats are using different kind of methods to unite Europe into a single state. Those statements led to Donald Tusk’s intervention who characterized the former London mayor’s sayings […]

Will Cameron succeed in keeping UK inside the EU and reverse the present economic downturn?

Markit released yesterday its Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Services Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) which rose to 53.7 in March showing that the UK services growth has only slightly increased compared to February’s 52.7. Also, the first quarter of this year was characterized by Markit analysts as the weakest in terms of output […]

Brexit update: Tusk’s proposal is out and Cameron takes it all

It was just yesterday when Donald Tusk, president of the European Council (EC), released a draft deal that intends to keep Britain within the EU. This new proposal is mostly aligned with what the British Prime Minister has been asking for from the European Union. However, this draft text must be voted by all 28 […]

WEF Davos 2016 LIVE: “We need more Schengen but reinforce control!”, France’s Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron emphasises from Davos

Earlier today in Davos, WEF organized one more session on Europe in order to find ways to deal with one of the most important issues that the old continent is facing which is no other than the refugee crisis. The session that took place in the Sanada room was called “Europe at a tipping point” and was moderated by Lyse […]

Brexit Update: EU endorses unprecedented compromise to help Cameron out of the referendum mess he got himself into

Following the failure of the European Council’s summit on December 17-18 to answer positively to UK’s requests regarding EU migrant’s social benefits ban, it was time for the German Councellor and French President to take the lead and try to avoid a possible Brexit. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande thus proposed to the British Prime Minister […]

David Cameron’s formal letter/threat that officially opens pandora’s box for the UK

One of the most ambitious promises UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron made during the last years was to hold a referendum on the UK’s relationship with the European Union. But after some time in which the attention was being dragged away by some major evolutions in the news agenda like the escalation of the migrants crisis or the […]

From Grexit to Brexit: UK industry now says the in/out referendum is good for your health

So it is like this. In politics you need to be a sheer opportunist. You have to grab every inch of opportunity available to polarise your electorate and get your message through. Britain’s Prime Minister Cameron, an old fox in UK politics, knows how to do this very well. Yesterday the annual conference of the British Chamber of […]