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Europe by Numbers: A Very British Election

By winning 365 of the 650 parliamentary seats, Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have changed Britain’s political landscape for the next five years, possibly for the …

Brexit won’t be “done” any time soon, neither for the UK nor for the EU.

Known as a tough negotiator, the EU’s future trade commissioner is used to being unpopular.

So far, Britain and the EU have only talked about exit modalities. Negotiating their future relationship will be even more difficult.

On November 1, the UK was supposed to have left the EU, and Ursula von der Leyen was supposed to start her job as Commission President. Neither will happen.

Boris Johnson has traded a hypothetical, temporary, all-UK backstop for a certain, permanent one for Northern Ireland only. Meanwhile, France is blocking accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. 

Boris Johnson appears to have painted the United Kingdom—and himself—into a corner. A no-deal Brexit and an election loom.

As Brexit looms, Scotland’s first minister may have another opportunity to make the case for leaving the United Kingdom.

Boris Johnson may be the best candidate to avert a no-deal Brexit.

Talk of moral hazard and contagion are back at EU emergency summits. Sound familiar?

Can Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn agree on a compromise to break the parliamentary deadlock? Unlikely.

The EU27 have granted the UK an extra two weeks to decide what it wants to do about Brexit.

Britain descends into constitutional chaos as the Speaker blocks another vote on May’s twice-defeated deal. 

A series of dramatic votes in the British Parliament could make this the most significant week in the modern history of the United Kingdom.

With British politics disintegration, a Brexit delay is becoming more likely.

The Irish Government is engaging in an ambitious expansion of its representation abroad. Just don’t mention Brexit.