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Withdrawal from the European Union

Videographic explaining how a country goes about leaving the EU. After months of talks, the British government announced late Tuesday that negotiators had finally struck a draft agreement on the terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union next March.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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UK cabinet ministers meet at Downing St as Brexit deadline looms

British cabinet ministers arrive at Downing Street. Prime Minister Theresa May faces her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounts over the risk of a no-deal Brexit. IMAGES of arrivals

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Crisis looms as Bosnia races to shelter migrants before winter

With winter knocking at the door, Bosnia is racing to avert a humanitarian crisis for thousands of EU-bound migrants crossing its mountainous terrain and sleeping without proper shelter as temperatures drop. The poor Balkan state has become a well-trodden stop on the new route to the European Union for migrants escaping war and poverty in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Brexit dims outlook for both sides of Spain-Gibraltar border

Gibraltar has close to full employment and it has long been a lifeline for people who live in the adjacent area of Spain known as “El Campo de Gibraltar”, which has one of the European Union’s highest jobless rates. But when Brexit comes, it could mean tighter controls at what would be a new border between Britain and the European Union which could jeopardise the easy flow of people that has benefited both Gibraltar and “El Campo”.

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Britain readies last annual budget before Brexit

British Finance Minister Philip Hammond shows the ‘red box’ on his way from Downing Street to the House of Commons to present the UK’s final budget before Brexit. The British government will unveil its final budget before leaving the European Union and is widely expected to loosen the purse strings but it has also warned that a chaotic “no deal” Brexit could force it to change tack. IMAGES

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European Commission rejects Italy’s proposed budget

The European Commission rejects Italy’s proposed 2019 budget and asks for a new plan, a first in European Union history. SOUNDBITE

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London protesters call for new Brexit referendum

(20 Oct 2018) Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in central London on Saturday to call for a new referendum on the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. (Oct. 20)

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UK PM says open to longer post-Brexit transition

British Prime Minister Theresa May confirms she is considering extending the transition period after Brexit to give time to agree a new trade deal with the European Union. SOUNDBITE

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EU leaders and May in Brussels for a Brexit summit

European Union leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May meet in Brussels to try to break the gridlock on Brexit. IMAGES