referendum

Danish premier and opposition leader reject EU referendum

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen and the leader of the main opposition Social Democrats both reject staging a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union as suggested by eurosceptics.

Bosnian FM says no referendum on Serb entity's separation

Bosnian Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak said on Thursday there would be no referendum on Republika Srpska's secession from Bosnia and Herzegovina, but stressed that speculation that it could happen worried the international community, including the UN.

Bosnian Presidency chair suspected over Serb entity referendum

The Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office said on Thursday that three Serb officials, Presidency Chairman Mladen Ivanic, Foreign Minister Mirko Sarovic, and Serb entity Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic, were suspected for organising an unlawful referendum on the day of the entity, Republika Srpska.

Bridge MP doesn't find referendum on HEP sale most fortunate solution

The chairman of the parliamentary club of the Bridge party's lawmakers, Miroslav Simic, said on Monday he was not sure that a referendum on the sale of a certain amount of shares in the state-owned HEP power provider would be the happiest solution, insisting that decisions regarding this matter should be made by the government.

Dodik questioned in Sarajevo over unconstitutional referendum

After months of stalling, Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik was questioned at the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office in Sarajevo on Friday in connection with the organisation of an anti-constitutional referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's day.

Investigators question Serb entity referendum commission chair

The chairman of a commission which organised an unlawful referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity on September 25 was interviewed at the Office of the Chief State Prosecutor in Sarajevo as part of a previously launched investigation, and after the questioning he confirmed that he was a suspect in the case together with Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik.

Dodik to abandon EU path if Bosnian Serb entity sanctioned for referendum

The President of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Serb entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, on Friday threatened that the entity would abandon the country's European integration if the European Union attempts to introduce any penalties in the wake of the unconstitutional September referendum in the entity which questioned the authority of the Bosnian Constitutional Court.

EU regrets unlawful referendum in Bosnian Serb entity

European Union (EU) foreign ministers, meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, expressed regret over the unlawful referendum in the Serb entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and called for an investigation into irregularities in recent state-wide local elections.  

Bosnian Serb parliament adopts report on referendum, no decision on further steps

The parliament of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska on Tuesday adopted a report on the implementation of a referendum in the entity, held on 25 September, noting that the vote was successful and that a majority voted in favour of marking January 9 as Republika Srpska Day, but no decision was made regarding possible steps following the referendum.

Suspects interviewed over unconstitutional Bosnian Serb entity referendum

Two members of a commission which carried out an unconstitutional referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity on September 25 were interviewed at the Bosnian State Prosecutor's Office in Sarajevo on Monday, telling reporters afterwards that there had been nothing unlawful in the entire case.

Bosnian prosecution expanding probe into illegal Serb referendum

The Bosnian Serb broadcaster RTRS on Wednesday televised a copy of a subpoena sent to Petkovic to appear before the prosecution in Sarajevo on October 10.

Plenkovic: Hungarian gov't, EU must take into account voters' referendum message

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president and member of the European Parliament Andrej Plenkovic said on Monday that the Hungarian government, despite a low turnout at Sunday's referendum on migrant quotas, must take into account the message expressed by Hungarian voters, as must the European Union.

Dodik says will comply with summons, but not in Sarajevo

The President of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, on Tuesday said an investigation launched into him over an anti-constitutional referendum on the day of this entity was "a farce", adding however that he would comply with the summons for questioning, but not in Sarajevo, where his "life is in danger."

EP rapporteur criticises Russia for supporting Serb referendum

The European Parliament rapporteur on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dan Preda, has warned that Russia's support for the referendum organised by Bosnian Serb authorities last Sunday is a dangerous move because in that way Moscow is trying to drag Bosnia and Herzegovina into its own conflict with Europe.

Italy's constitutional reforms referendum to take place on December 4

Italy's referendum on constitutional reforms, seen as potentially destabilizing for the entire European Union, will take place on December 4, an aide to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday.

Kovac: Partitioning or desintegration of Bosnia unacceptable to Croatia

The Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Miro Kovac, said on Monday that Sunday's referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska was in contravention of Bosnia and Herzegovina's constitution and that any attempts to break up Bosnia and Herzegovina were unacceptable to Croatia.

Dodik summoned for questioning over referendum

The president of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, has been summoned for questioning by the Bosnia and Herzegovina State Prosecutor's Office, as part of an investigation into organising an illegal referendum held in this entity on 25 September, the Banja Luka-based media reported on Monday.

Croatia considers RS referendum unacceptable

The Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said on Monday that Croatia, as a signatory to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, considered Sunday's referendum in Republika Srpska (RS) unacceptable and in violation of a ruling by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court.

Bosnian prosecution investigating Serb entity referendum

The Bosnian Prosecutor's Office has launched an investigation into a Bosnian Serb entity referendum which breached the law and the constitution, and the persons responsible for organising it will be interrogated in the days ahead, the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) said in a press release on Monday.

Croatia, Russia underline imperative of Bosnia's survival

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday underlined the importance of strengthening Croatian-Russian economic relations and, concerning the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the imperative of its survival, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

EC: Referendum unlawful, urges Bosnia sides to refrain from escalation

The European Commission reiterated on Monday that a referendum held in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska on Sunday had no legal basis and called on all sides in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to refrain from moves which could lead to an escalation of the crisis.

Serb referendum: 99.81 pct vote 'yes'; Bosniaks say data forged

The turnout in Sunday's referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska (RS) was 55.75% and 99.91% voted "yes", the RS commission implementing the referendum said on Monday.

Italian government to set date for constitutional reforms referendum

The Italian government was expected Monday to announce that a referendum on major constitutional reforms, whose outcome will be closely watched in Europe, is going to take place in late November or early December.

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum for disputed entity holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls on Sunday in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's controversial official holiday voted for keeping marking 9 January as the entity's holiday, according to returns from 71% of polling stations.

Referendum: Nearly 100% of Bosnian Serbs for keeping observing 9 Jan as holiday

Nearly all who went to the polls in a disputed referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's official holiday voted for keeping marking 9 January as the entity's holiday, according to returns from a third of polling stations.

Bosniak leader: Dodik to face consequences of unlawful referendum

Bosnia and Herzegovina's collective presidency chairman, Bakir Izetbegovic, who is the Bosnian Muslim leader, said on Sunday that Bosnian Serb entity president Milorad Dodik and others engaged in the holding of the unlawful referendum on the entity's holiday would have to face the consequences of that "anti-constitutional and illegal act".

Turnout at disputed Serb referendum exceeds necessary threshold

Some 625,000 people went to the polls until 1700 hrs Sunday for a disputed referendum which the Bosnian Serb leadership organised despite the country's Constitutional Ccurt ban, and thus before the closing of polling stations set for 1900 hrs, the number of voters that turned out for the referendum exceeded the threshold of 50%.

Slovenia sorry to see Bosnian Serbs holding referendum

Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Saturday evening issued a statement to express concern over the Bosnian Serb leadership's insistence on a disputed referendum despite a ban from the  Sarajevo-based Constitutional Court.

Serb entity conducting referendum despite court ban

Polling stations throughout the Serb-dominated areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina opened at 7 am Sunday for a referendum vote on whether residents of the Serb entity are in favour of celebrating the entity day on 9 January, despite the state-level Constitutional Court's decision to declare the holiday illegal and despite the court's recent ban on the referendum.

Swiss voters to decide on secret service's surveillance powers

Swiss voters went to the polls on Sunday to decide whether the national intelligence service should be granted greater powers to spy on terrorist suspects and cyber criminals.

Bosniaks in Serb entity urged not to vote in referendum

Republika Srpska (RS) Vice President Ramiz Salkic on Friday called on Bosniaks in RS, the Bosnian Serb entity, not to participate in a referendum on Sunday, and on those organising the vote not to open polling stations in areas with a Bosniak majority population in order to avoid incidents and acts of provocation.

Bosnian Serb entity referendum to be held Sunday, situation increasingly tense

A referendum will be held in the Serb-dominated part of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday in which voters in that entity will decide whether they want January 9 to continue to be marked as an entity holiday, and referendum plans have caused the biggest political crisis in the country since the end of the war in 1995, eliciting warnings about possible armed conflicts.

Putin disinterested in Serb entity referendum

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin supported efforts to maintain stability in the Western Balkans as well as the Dayton peace agreement, but that they did not have any special discussions about a referendum to be held in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska on September 25.

Officials: Croatia supports Bosnia and Herzegovina's sovereignty

Croatia does not support any action that would jeopardise the survival of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Thursday in a comment on a referendum to be held in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska (RS) on September 25.

EU rep in Bosnia says Serb entity referendum unnecessary

The Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, reiterated on Thursday that a referendum which Bosnian Serb leaders plan to hold on Sunday was unnecessary and called for defusing the tensions and avoiding incendiary rhetoric.

HDZ leader against Bosnian Serb entity referendum

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday he was against a referendum on Republika Srpska (RS) Day scheduled for Sunday because it could lead to a referendum on the Bosnian Serb entity's secession from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

West again urges Bosnian Serb entity to cancel referendum

The Peace Implementation Council Steering Board (PIC SB) on Tuesday once again warned that the decisions of Bosnia and Herzegovina's (BiH) Constitutional Court must be respected and that a referendum on Republika Srpska (RS) Day scheduled for September 25 was against the constitution and the law.

EU: Referendum crisis mustn't escalate, Bosnia has to continue with reforms

The EU will not allow that, Wigemark said after a meeting with government officials which was also attended by Director for the Western Balkans at the Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission Genoveva Ruiz Calavera.

EU calls on Bosnia parties not to escalate situation

The European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn have called on all parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina not to escalate the situation after the country's Constitutional Court banned a referendum on marking Republika Srpska Day.

OHR and US urge Bosnian Serbs to refrain from holding referendum

The Office of the High Representative (OHR) and the US Embassy in Sarajevo said on Saturday that a referendum on Republika Srpska Day, which has been temporarily banned by the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, would be in violation of the Dayton peace agreement, which ended the country's 1992-1995 war.

Bosnian Constitutional Court temporarily bans Serb entity referendum

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday dismissed a motion by the Serb entity's government that the Court reconsider its decision to contest the entity's decision to observe January 9 as its day, and temporarily banned a referendum which the entity plans to hold on September 25.

Bosnian state court upholds ban to RS authorities to use electoral roll for referendum

The Appeals Chamber of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday upheld a decision of the State Electoral Commission (SIP) to reject the request of the authorities of the Bosnian Serb entity to forward the electoral roll to them which they intended to use for a referendum planned for 25 September on the issue of the entity's national day, local media reported.

Bosnian Serb authorities intend to use police records as electoral roll

The commission is not worried about the fact that the SIP last week decided not to forward the electoral roll to them after describing the referendum and the body working on its implementation as illegal.

Hahn: Serb entity referendum can only be of consultative nature

The referendum set to be held in the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska can only be of a consultative nature and the problem arising from it can only be solved with respect for court decisions, notably the decision of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said in Brussels on Monday.

Bosnian Serb leader says won't back out of referendum

The referendum planned for 25 September on the issue of the Bosnian Serb entity's national holiday, will be held as planned, the President of the Republic of Srpska, Milorad Dodik, said on Friday.

Serbia's top officials don't support Bosnian Serb entity referendum

In a joint press release, Nikolic and Vucic said that "Serbia, despite certain differences in viewing the situation in the region, will always support the Serb people, the citizens of Republika Srpka and its institutions."

Serb entity authorities denied access to voter register

Bosnian Serb authorities will be denied access to the central voter register which is necessary for their plan to hold the referendum set for September 25, the Central Election Commission (SIP) of Bosnia and Herzegovina said on Thursday.

Serbian PM disappointed with Dodik's referendum statements

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday he regretted that Bosnian Serb political leaders had already adopted decisions on a referendum in the Republika Srpska entity and made them public, contrary to agreements, and that a meeting due in Belgrade today "might be skipped" because of that.

Dodik says Sept 25 referendum won't be cancelled

The President of the Bosnian Serb entity of Republika Srpska (RS), Milorad Dodik, said on Wednesday that the referendum the entity authorities planned to hold on September 25 would be organised regardless of all the controversy surrounding it and that another one, on the secession of that entity from Bosnia and Herzegovina was possible.  

Croatian FM says Bosnian Serb entity referendum unacceptable

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said on Wednesday that a referendum in the Bosnian Serb entity scheduled for September was not acceptable to Croatia and that Croatia expected Serbia's authorities to urge the entity leaders to scrap the referendum.

British premier adamant on Brexit at cabinet brainstorm

British Prime Minister Theresa May told her cabinet ministers Wednesday that there would be no going back on her pledge to enact Britain's departure from the European Union.

Vucic, Nikolic to meet with Bosnian Serb leaders on Thursday

The Bosnian Serb leadership on Tuesday afternoon dismissed a call by the PIC Steering Board to abandon the plan for the referendum set for September 25.

Bosnian Serb officials dismiss call to abandon referendum

The most senior Bosnian Serb officials on Tuesday dismissed a call by the Steering Board of the Peace Implementation Council (PIC) in Bosnia and Herzegovina to cancel a referendum scheduled for September 25.

Bosnian Serb entity referendum described as unlawful, no ban yet

The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina is now expected to take a final position by September 25 and put an end to the current crisis.

PIC ambassadors to decide on Bosnian Serb entity referendum

Izetbegovic recalled that Dodik's SNSD party adopted a declaration on 25 April 2015 which said that if the political situation did not unfold in line with their expectations, the RS parliament should call a referendum in 2018 on the independence of the Serb entity.

Izetbegovic to ask Const. Court to ban Serb entity referendum set for 25 Sept.

Regarding the issue of the referendum in the Serb entity, Bosnian Croat leader Dragan Covic was on Tuesday more reserved in his remarks, adding that court judgements should not be contested but also that referenda should not be banned.

Vucic says doesn't want to interfere in Serb entity referendum

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said in Banja Luka on Friday that he would not interfere in decisions by Bosnian Serb authorities regarding a referendum that would challenge the enforcement of rulings of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina because he considered this to be an internal affair of the Serb entity and the country it was part of.

Bosnian Serb referendum banned in Brcko District

The referendum Bosnian Serb authorities plan to organise on September 25 will not be allowed in the territory of Brcko District, which is a separate territorial unit within Bosnia and Herzegovina, US diplomat Bruce Berton, who is the international community's supervisor for Brcko, decided on Friday, thus sending the first concrete warning that the vote, which is considered to be a breach of the Dayton peace agreement, will not be tolerated.

Izetbegovic: Peace in Bosnia seriously threatened, Serb entity referendum must be prevented

The referendum Bosnian Serb entity authorities plan to organise on September 25 is the most serious threat to peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina and resolute measures need to be taken to prevent such an unconstitutional vote, the leadership of the predominantly Bosniak Party of Democratic Action (SDA) concluded at an emergency meeting in Sarajevo on Monday.

Plans for Sept referendum in Serb entity fuel political conflicts in Bosnia

The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina has deteriorated in recent months and that will have not only political but also economic repercussions, the Austrian ambassador to that country said in an interview with a local daily.

Milorad Dodik confirms Bosnian Serb entity referendum on Sept 25

The last formal obstacles to a referendum which would bring into question the implementation of decisions of the Bosnian Constitutional Court have been removed and it will be held on September 25 as planned, the president of Bosnia's Serb entity, Milorad Dodik, said on Thursday.

Italian court approves referendum on historic constitutional reform

Italy's top court said Monday enough signatures had been collected to hold a referendum on a landmark constitutional reform, paving the way for the vote to be held in the second half of November, according to an analyst.

Bosnia-Herzegovina MPs ask that Republika Srpska referendum be prevented

A group of deputies in the Bosnian parliament's House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the most influential western countries to get involved and prevent the implementation of a referendum by which the authorities of the Bosnian Serb entity plan to bring into questions the respect of the decisions handed down by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Constitutional Court.

Izetbegovic says Dodik has crossed the red line

The Chairman of the Bosnian collective Presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic (Bosniak), on Tuesday assessed that president of the Republika Srpska (RS)

EU founders urge Britain to exit fast, pledge to unite 27 remaining

Top European diplomats on Saturday called on Britain not to delay its exit from the European Union, saying that negotiations must start as soon as possible, while acknowledging wider dissatisfaction among EU citizens.

EU founders pressure Britain to trigger Brexit talks after vote

Britain must invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty "as soon as possible" in order to trigger negotiations on leaving the European Union, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Saturday after a meeting of top diplomats in response to the Brexit vote.

HSP advocates Croatia's leaving EU

The right-wing party asked the parliament, the government, the President, the Constitutional Court, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Catholic Church to back their efforts to launch the dissolution process.

Founding members hold urgent EU reform talks after Brexit vote

The foreign ministers of the European Union's six founding member states were meeting outside Berlin on Saturday to discuss a reform initiative in response to Britain's decision to leave the bloc.

After Brexit vote, German diplomats get "decently drunk" at Irish pub

"From tomorrow on we will again work for a better Europe! Promised!" ended the tweet on Friday, which has since been shared more than 5,600 times.

Opponents press recall referendum against Venezuelan president

Venezuela's opposition has collected enough valid signatures to move forward with its attempt to oust President Nicolas Maduro in a referendum, organizers said.

Juncker fears more referendum demands to follow Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is expressing fear of more referendums in other countries, after British voters chose to leave the European Union this week.

Brexit vote tears at fabric of Britain and EU

The British vote to leave the European Union buoyed those who question the unity of the bloc and Britain, roiled global markets, triggered the premier's resignation and prompted European populists to call for similar polls as talk of Scottish and Northern Irish independence resurfaced.

World reactions to Britain's decision to leave the European Union

Leaders and politicians in Europe and around the world reacted Friday to a referendum in Britain that saw almost 52 per cent of British voters opt to leave the European Union.

British sports stars reflect on uncertain future after Brexit

British sports stars and officials have given a mixed reaction to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, unsure of what it means for leagues and foreign athletes.

London mourns Britain's decision to leave EU

London voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a member of the European Union in Thursday's referendum. But its residents awoke to the jarring reality that Britons elsewhere had opted to sever ties with the EU, leaving them to grapple with an unexpected future.

EU seeks to stand united as it reels under shock of Brexit vote

Europe's political establishment reacted Friday with shock and disappointment to Britain's decision to leave the EU, vowing to make the bloc more resilient and responsive to growing disillusionment. But will Brexit make Europe stronger or chip away at its core?

Trump praises Britons for "taking back their country"

Republican Donald Trump praised Britain's decision to leave the European Union during a visit to his golf resort in Scotland on Friday and drew parallels between the vote and his own candidacy for US president.

EU calls on Britain to trigger exit negotiations without delay

Britain should launch its EU exit negotiations as soon as possible to avoid unnecessary uncertainty, top officials and ministers in the bloc said Friday, following the country's vote in favour of leaving the European Union.

Germany: Economic consequences of Brexit are "Out is out"

The economic consequences are undeniable. Britain is leaving the EU and the EU is losing its fourth largest net contributor - and a strong voice for market economy. How is Germany responding to "Black Friday?"

Spike in Britain-based searches for "Irish passports" on Google

There has been a spike in people based in Britain researching the possibility of applying for an Irish passport following Britain's decision to leave the EU, figures from search engine Google showed Friday.

Scotland seeks to stay in the EU, prepares new independence poll

Scotland will fight to stay in the European Union and will therefore start preparing for a new vote on independence from Britain, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says.

Can post-Brexit Britain heal its wounds over migrants, Europe?​

Stark regional voting differences in Britain's EU referendum and some vicious rhetoric in the campaigning have exposed deep political and social divisions that are only likely to worsen following this week's Leave vote.

Croatia: Brexit a blow at a bad moment, won't stop Balkans expansion

Brexit is a blow to EU unity at a bad moment, and demonstrates the discontent of British voters with the functioning of the bloc, Croatia's caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said Friday.

Eurogroup chief: Britain has chosen path of instability

Britain has chosen the path of instability with its Leave vote on the Brexit question, says Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers.

Croatian FM says Brexit blow to EU unity, but no serious consequences for Croatia

Kovac says Brexit comes at a very "awkward moment when all of us are still exposed to the consequences of the migrant and debt crises."

Broken David Cameron's fall from grace

When David Cameron stood before Number 10 Downing Street on Friday to announce his resignation after losing the referendum on Britain's place in the European Union, his voice was full of emotion.

Now that Britain has voted to leave the EU, what's next for Europe?

Britain has been an EU member for 43 years. Leaving the bloc could turn out to be a long and difficult process.

Eurosceptic parties congratulate Britain; call for more referenda

Marine Le Pen, leader of the France's eurosceptic National Front and longtime critic of the Europe Union, was smiling even before the final results came in.

Cameron announces resignation after Brexit vote

British Premier David Cameron says he will resign by October now that Britons have voted to exit the European Union.

President Tusk: EU's other members are "determined" to keep unity

"Today, on behalf of the 27 [EU] leaders, I can say that we are determined to keep our unity as 27," Tusk said, adding that he had spoken to each of them in recent days.

Markets, EU nations rattled after Britain votes for Brexit

Sterling plunged to a 30-year low and markets fell on Friday after Britain opted to leave the European Union, spurring calls for similar votes in other nations in an already troubled EU.

Scottish pro-EU vote fuels speculation about new independence drive

The vote to leave the EU in this week's Brexit referendum quickly spawned talk of more referendums, including a repeat of one that nearly tore Britain apart two years ago: one on Scottish independence.

Reactions to British referendum range from disappointment to glee

Initial reactions to Britain's decision to leave the European Union began pouring in Friday from Europe and the wider world, ranging from concern and disappointment, to glee among eurosceptics.

Final result: Britain votes for Brexit

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, British broadcasters BBC, ITV and Sky News forecast Friday, in the wake of a referendum that seems prepared to pile more woes onto an already troubled EU.

Financial markets spooked by early Britain referendum results

Markets have reacted negatively to the news that the north-eastern British city of Sunderland voted strongly for leaving the European Union and that the lead of Remain ballots was smaller than expected in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Eurosceptic Conservatives urge Cameron to stay after Brexit poll

Dozens of eurosceptic lawmakers from Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party urged him to continue to lead the country whatever the result of Thursday's referendum on Britain's EU membership.

Cameron thanks those who opted for "stronger, safer & better" Britain

Prime Minister David Cameron thanks voters who opted to keep Britain in the European Union.

UKIP leader Farage: Remain likely to "edge it" in Brexit vote

The Remain campaign is likely to "edge it" in Britain's closely contested EU referendum, UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says as polls closed.

YouGov poll: 52 per cent of Britons vote to stay in EU

A first voter survey suggests that a majority of British voters have opted to remain in the European Union.

Britain votes in historic in-out EU referendum - Remain leads polls

British voters were deciding Thursday whether or not their country should leave the European Union, with polls before the vote putting the Remain side ahead in a referendum that could send shockwaves around the 28-country bloc and the world.