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  • Ireland’s border could remain completely open; British jobs, investment, and prosperity would suffer far less than any other form of Brexit. The disadvantages are equally clear: like Norway, the UK would have to make continuing payments to the EU; the UK would be subject to EU rules and regulations without having any say in them;   the UK would have to maintain freedom of movement for EU citizens—anathema to those pro-Brexit MPs and voters who want the UK to have the right to control immigration

    Brexit: What Brexit?

    Few want the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal. After a tumultuous week for Theresa May, the chances have risen that Brexit won’t happen at all

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The political chaos in Britain may seem isolated from the EU. It isn’t. The fallout has diminished London’s once-important standing in Europe. Its geostrategic outlook and diplomatic skills once so highly regarded in Brussels and the other member states are no more. So much for taking back control

Britain, France, and the State of the EU

Social cohesion in many European countries is fraying as the impact of globalization and all its attributes undermine governing

As for Merkel, she is needed in Germany and Europe. She may be no strategist. But despite the pressures of realpolitik, she has consistently held a moral compass—be it on Russia, immigration, finding compromises among the EU’s bickering leaders, or holding the center

Don’t Write Off Angela Merkel or AKK

Just because she quit as party leader doesn’t mean that the German Chancellor has to be a lame duck

In order to «make its voice heard in a globalized world, Europe needs to keep its destiny in its own hands, since the ages that we could implicitly depend ourselves to others have passed away», Merkel declared. Creating real European soldiers, besides NATO, «we will prove that a war will never break out again among Europe’s countries»

Merkel: Nationalism and egoism out of Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Europe’s future with the members of European Parliament and the president of European commission Jean-Claude Juncker at the plenary session of European Parliament on Tuesday

Pappas, who is a close ally of the Greek premier, said the objective was to create a progressive alliance that will overcome the failed model of neo-liberalism, and push back the far-right, leading the EU towards a social and democratic model

Greek minister: Far-right rise in Europe needs a progressive federalism response

The election of Manfred Weber as the European People’s Party (EPP) Spitzenkandidat ahead of next May’s European elections confirms the right turn of the EPP, Nikos Pappas told EURACTIV.com on Thursday (8 November)

Europe: The psychological gap between East and West

The rift between Western and Central Europe runs deep. It is the result of different definitions of what the EU is and what it should be


Italy: The new Greece?

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Never mind Europe's ageing, the EU should focus instead on the impoverished young

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Merkel’s Way Out

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

“New” Perspectives For Europe

By: EBR | Friday, October 26, 2018

EU candidate Alex Stubb calls for net-zero carbon by 2045

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Greece’s Alexis Tsipras: A remarkably solid politician

By: EBR | Friday, October 19, 2018

Brexit grabs headlines but Asia-Europe ties also matter

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

German politics: It could have been worse

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Will Italy’s finances shake Europe?

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

We must ease the cost burden on Millennials of integrating migrants

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The EU needs a global leader, not a Spitzenkandidat

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

“Cool” Germany, really?

By: EBR | Monday, September 24, 2018

Time for Europe to re-evaluate the Nuclear Ban Treaty

By: EBR | Monday, September 24, 2018

A fair European Copyright system fit for the digital age

By: EBR | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Halting the drift between Central and Western Europe

By: EBR | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Oettinger names and shames member states on long-term EU budget cuts

By: EBR | Thursday, September 20, 2018

EESC president: MFF proposal is ‘not ambitious enough’

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Passion, reprimands and angry jibes: Europe's great, hot September

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ukraine’s incomplete transformation

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Brexit deal: Really a replay of the Versailles diktat?

By: EBR | Friday, September 14, 2018

Energy poverty in the EU

By: EBR | Friday, September 14, 2018

EPP unsure about retaining or expelling Orban’s party

By: EBR | Friday, September 14, 2018

Time to ask the Eurosceptics what they would suggest

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Papadimoulis: A broad pro-EU alliance can block the EPP right wing-far right entente

By: EBR | Monday, September 10, 2018

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Brexit: What Brexit?

Few want the UK to crash out of the EU without a deal. After a tumultuous week for Theresa May, the chances have risen that Brexit won’t happen at all


Huawei in heavy weather

Germany and Britain are preparing for auctions for 5G, the superfast service that will enable a new generation of digital products and services

Editor’s Column

Britain becomes an EU colony?

By: N. Peter Kramer

The dust has a bit settled on Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the EU. It looks like that more people took the chance to read more of it and to compare it, for instance, with a no-deal that no one knows what exactly will mean


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