European Union leaders have congratulated Boris Johnson on his sweeping election victory amid optimism that his clear majority should finally allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through a reluctant parliament and end years of political wrangling.
European Union leaders have debated Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that should allow him to push the long-stalled Brexit divorce deal through the UK Parliament.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the European Union to move forward quickly on Brexit talks after the UK’s General Election on Thursday.
The European Union has said it is likely to miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change.
New leaders have taken over at the top of the European Union during a turbulent time for the bloc.
The two men who have personified the European Union across the world in recent years are bowing out.
The EU Commission president-elect has said her ambitious agenda at the head of the European Union’s executive will centre on the “existential issue” of battling climate change.
Scotland would be able to rejoin the EU relatively quickly if it were independent, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Boris Johnson’s claims he will get Brexit done are “diplomatic amateurism” and his deal will be even harder to achieve than Theresa May’s, a former ambassador to the EU has warned.
Sir Keir Starmer has said Britain “won’t go back to normal” after Brexit or a vote to remain.
More than half a million EU citizens applied last month to live and work in the UK after Brexit.