The fresh British ambassador to the EU - charged with picking up the portfolio just two months before Brexit negotiations are triggered - is a former ambassador to Moscow, described as a “tough negotiator”.
Sir Ivan Rogers is not a Foreign Office smoothy, the kind of charming brilliant dip who used to live in the Rue Ducale and out-negotiate the Eurocrats with effortless ease, writes Denis MacShane, reflecting on the sudden departure of the UK's envoy to the EU.
Despite Britain’s referendum on the EU being called by a man, and both the Leave campaign and the Remain campaign being led by men, women now hold most of the cards when it comes to negotiating Brexit, a panel of experts for EurActiv.com has concluded.
Brexit will cause Britain's economic growth to slow sharply and blow a hole in government finances that will require it to borrow an extra £122 billion [€143 billion] over five years, a gloomy budget update revealed today (23 November).
A new and disturbing factor emerged during this US presidential election, one that may change elections forever: democracies are now at the mercy of hacking and surveillance technologies, and those who control them. Steven Hill warns that Germany could be next.
France's Alain Juppé will move the border with Britain from Calais to southern England if he wins power next year, setting up a potential battle with London over immigration following the Brexit vote, the Guardian reported on Friday (21 October).
The negotiations haven't even started yet, with the now infamous Article 50 yet to be triggered by Theresa May's government. Things are starting to take shape and the news will come thick and fast. Follow EurActiv's live feed for all the latest developments and talking points.
Under Theresa May, everything is on the line: from the UK economy to the future of the Union itself. If May fails the test of Brexit, it won’t be the British people who get rid of her. The Tories will move quickly, daggers drawn.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a "huge mistake" by heading for a hard Brexit -- severing ties with the European single market, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told AFP on Tuesday (4 October).
The Council of Europe voiced concern today (4 October) at a rise in racist violence in Britain in recent years, adding that campaigning for the Brexit referendum led to a further rise in "anti-foreigner sentiment".
Britain must not expect to end up with more rights than other countries outside the EU following Brexit negotiations, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned in an interview Thursday (29 September).