Brexit News

Vulcan Insight Analysis of the Latest EU Developments 25 – 29 November 2019

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Von der Leyen Commission confirmed Wednesday saw the confirmation of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission by the European Parliament, with 462 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. Before the vote, von der Leyen presented her agenda for the coming years, outlining digitisation, climate change and financial services as her top priorities. Von der Leyen […]

A ‘Brexit’ General Election kicks off in the UK

Monday, November 11th, 2019

On Tuesday afternoon the European Council President urged the United Kingdom to ‘please make the best use of this time’ as it officially entered the first day of the 2019 General Election. The outcome of the upcoming election remains unpredictable at best, as the disruptive force of Brexit continues to plague British politics.

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 28 October – 1 November 2019

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit is just a stage This week the European Council opted to extend Article 50 until 31 January 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement. If the UK Parliament passes the Withdrawal Bill, Brexit could take place earlier on 1 December 2019 or 1 January 2020. […]

Brexit Update: U.K. General Election Set for 12 December 2019

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

By Huw Beverley-Smith, James Ellis-Rees, Christopher Jefferies | The Faegre Baker Daniels The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) exit from the European Union (EU) has been delayed until 31 January 2020, prolonging uncertainty for individuals and businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. The U.K. Parliament has decided to use this time to hold a general election […]

Brexit: European Council adopts decision to extend the period under Article 50

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The European Council has adopted a decision to extend the period under Article 50.3 (of the Treaty on the European Union), in the context of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The extension will last until 31 January 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. The withdrawal can take place earlier on […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 21-25 Oct 2019

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit – so close yet so far Saturday’s special meeting of the UK Parliament resulted in Prime Minister Johnson having to reluctantly write to EU Council President Donald Tusk to seek an extension until January 31st 2020. President Tusk has recommended that EU27 leaders grant the extension request. This is likely […]

The Boris Version of Brexit

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Make no mistake about it, the latest version of Brexit is a very hard Brexit. The UK Government has abandoned the legally binding commitment in the previous deal to align with EU regulatory standards to the greatest extent possible. That is now dropped in favour of a political aspiration.

U.K. Inches Towards a New Brexit Deal

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

By Huw Beverley-Smith, James Ellis-Rees, Christopher Jefferies | Faegre Baker Daniels On 17 October the European Union (EU) and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (U.K.) announced that they had reached a new deal to ensure the orderly withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU. While similar to past proposals, the new deal includes […]

Will this Brexit deal last?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Dr. Sam Natapoff, President at Empire Global Ventures, and Bloomberg News EMEA Reporter Maria Tadeo discuss Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union that was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it. Dan North, Chief Economist North America […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 14 – 18 Oct 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Key Events This Week A deal at long last After intense negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally reached between the EU and UK government on Thursday, 17 October. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said that the deal agreed between Brussels and London after days of accelerated talks was a ‘fair and reasonable result’. While it […]