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Europe cannot ignore the social impact of economic “recovery”

Nothing defines “British exceptionalism”, a recurrent theme of the UK’s European Union membership, like the decision to leave the Union. The implications of Brexit for the British healthcare sector, employment policies and social assistance schemes have been much discussed. But what about the impact on the other side of the negotiating table? Could the EU, liberated from its “reluctant partner”, proceed… Read article ›

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Brexit changes the EU’s trade dynamics: don’t expect progress

Once Britain leaves the European Union, there will be consequences for the EU as a trading power. Britain was, in 2015, the world’s fifth-largest economy and Europe’s second-largest. It was tenth-biggest exporter of merchandise, and second-biggest of commercial services. The UK continues to be a member of the EU with full rights and responsibilities, including on current trade negotiations. The EU… Read article ›