Brexit Archives

  • Don’t forget about Europe’s Northern Partners 

    Defence and security 21-12-2020

    In designing the European security architecture, how can Norwegian and EU priorities in defence and security be prudently squared against one another to ensure that both sides mutually benefit from the partnership, ask Kinga Brudzinska and Lucia Rybnikárová.

  • The Brief, powered by Facebook – A journey without destination

    24-11-2020

    You can tell that it’s squeaky bum time, as Alex Ferguson was so fond of saying. Industry groups and think-tanks are rushing to the printers to publish warnings of doom for their sector if Boris Johnson and the EU decide they can’t or won’t compromise on a post-Brexit trade deal in the next few days.

  • The Brief – The triumph of the political will

    12-11-2020

    With wearisome predictability, the talks on a post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal will come down to one final last week of negotiations, with a summit in Brussels at the end of it, on 19 November. Both sides say they are nearly there. A deal “is there to be done”, says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

  • Fish and Brexit chips

    06-11-2020

    Boris Johnson's government should beware of pinning an entire EU-UK trade deal on fisheries,  the issue of energy is far more serious and important, writes Alexander Temerko.

  • The Channel Tunnel: the other Brexit border?

    Railways 20-10-2020

    On 8 October 2020, the European Parliament approved legislation to ensure safe Channel Tunnel operations post-Brexit transition. In addition to COVID-19, Brexit will have far-reaching consequences for cross-Channel border connections. History highlights what is at stake.

  • The Brief, powered by logos – One last Mexican stand-off

    16-10-2020

    It was perhaps inevitable that after more than four years (longer if you include David Cameron’s ill-fated attempt to renegotiate the UK’s EU membership status), the Brexit process would end with one last Mexican stand-off. And so it goes that within …

  • The UK, the EU and fisheries: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

    15-10-2020

    Just as Europeans aren’t asking for the sacrifice of British businesses in order to maintain access to the EU single market, we cannot accept the sacrifice of our fishermen, write Pierre Karleskind, Nathalie Loiseau and 57 other MEPs.

  • Johnson and ‘no deal’ Brexit

    02-10-2020

    Boris Johnson's large majority has not made him immune from the demands of the eurosceptic European Research Group in his party, argues Brendan Donnelly, warning that that makes a 'no deal' scenario more likely.

  • The Brief – Don’t forget about the fish

    30-09-2020

    A golden rule in politics is that the most belligerent rhetoric presages a climbdown. As lawmakers in Westminster passed a bill that would break the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU, accompanied with the usual bellicose statements about ‘taking back control’, in …

  • The Brief, powered by amfori – A gamble too far

    11-09-2020

    It’s the wise gambler who knows when his luck is about to run out. Boris Johnson always assumes that his luck is in and, so far, his faith has been rewarded. But his threat to break the Withdrawal Agreement looks like a gamble too far.

  • Why a deal on energy could break the Brexit logjam

    Energy & Environment 08-09-2020

    The window for a post-Brexit trade deal is closing fast but the basics are already in place for an agreement on the energy sector, and mutual benefits would be huge, writes Michael Grubb.

  • Solidarity is needed on EU citizenship as well as on COVID-19

    31-08-2020

    The response by EU leaders to the COVID-19 crisis suggests that solidarity is on the rise. But what about solidarity between Europe’s own citizens, and the 65 million Britons who face losing their rights to EU citizenship? A group of authors provide their thoughts.