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England assures EU student funding fees through 2018

The announcement came as part of a tumultuous week for the UK higher education sector, during which Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election and rumours swirled that May is willing to soften her long-held stance on non-EU students being included in net migration figures. “This announcement gives EU students the certainty they need as well as giving ... Read More »

Ireland voices anger over EU rivals wooing finance firms from London

The Irish Financial Services centre in Dublin, one of four main alternative locations for financial firms alongside Frankfurt, Paris and Luxembourg. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Ireland has complained to the European commission that it is being undercut by rival centres competing to host financial firms looking for a base in the European Union outside London after Brexit. Last week, the US ... Read More »

EU sees euro zone economy weaken this year, Britain to halve growth by 2018

Euro zone’s economic growth is expected to lose some speed this year and to rebound in 2018 while the British economy will nearly halve its expansion by 2018, the European Commission said on Monday, warning of higher political risks. The EU executive forecast that growth in the 19 countries sharing the euro would slow to 1.6 percent this year from ... Read More »

Could EU citizens get better UK access?

It has been said of the Prime Minister that it is as important to listen to what she doesn’t say as to what she does. When I interviewed her yesterday, I asked about an issue that is a live debate in government. Yes, the Prime Minister has been very clear about what the UK doesn’t want in its negotiations with ... Read More »

UK to control immigration from EU, says May

Outlining her 12 objectives for the UK’s exit from the European Union, May also nodded to the importance of science and innovation, and said part of her agenda is to “guarantee the rights of EU citizens who are already living in Britain”. May reaffirmed the messages that the country will “continue to attract the brightest and the best to work or ... Read More »

Britain’s EU envoy abruptly resigns just months before formal Brexit talks

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal Brexit negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step down from his post early but did not explain his reasons ... Read More »

UK’s ambassador to the EU Sir Ivan Rogers resigns

The UK’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has resigned. Sir Ivan, appointed to the job by David Cameron in 2013, had been expected to play a key role in Brexit talks expected to start within months. The government said Sir Ivan had quit early so a successor could be in place before negotiations start. Last month the BBC ... Read More »

UKCISA: preserve EU students’ rights post-Brexit

In addition, EU students who are in the UK when Brexit occurs should be exempt from changes to immigration status and any benefits and services they can access at the moment, the association has argued. EU students beginning their studies in 2018 should have access to loan funding and ‘home’ fee status, UKCISA has said This would mean these students ... Read More »

EU leaders to hold shorter summit in December, ending with dinner without May

The regular end-of-the-year summit of European Union leaders will last this year only one day and will end with a dinner where Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is not invited, the indicative programme of the meeting showed on Thursday. The president of EU summits, Donald Tusk, invited leaders for a shorter one-day meeting to be held in Brussels on Dec. ... Read More »

Brexit minister says would consider paying into EU for market access

Britain would consider making payments to the European Union after it leaves to achieve the best possible access for businesses to the bloc’s markets, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday. The government is formulating its negotiating position ahead of formal divorce talks next year, and businesses have been seeking reassurance that it won’t seek a “hard Brexit” which would ... Read More »