Articles on Britain in Europe

When European politics becomes personal (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 03 April 2019

As the United Kingdom has hurtled ever closer to the Brexit cliff, once-abstract notions of a transcendent European identity have gained substance, and millions of people who still believe in the European project have come out in support of it. The question now is whether the European idea can win out over resurgent nationalism.

Brexit is making Europe stronger (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 01 April 2019

The EU27 are holding together throughout the twists and turns of Brexit. This is simply because it is in their interest to do so

Brexit bravado: Can the UK build a new continental coalition? (Commentary)

Euan Carss - 11 March 2019

EU member states’ high regard for Britain in security and defence may be on the wane. What can London do to stop the slide in the post-Brexit era?

Brexit disorder: Corbyn and May (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 January 2019

The British prime minister and the leader of the oppositions are stuck in cynicism and opportunism

Bracing for Brexit: Could ‘no deal’ chaos spread to Germany? (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 18 January 2019

Berlin’s public pronouncements on the risks of Brexit do not yet measure up to the scale of the potential fallout

A message from Timothy Garton Ash: Tell us you want Britain to stay (Commentary)

Timothy Garton Ash - 18 December 2018

Leaders across Europe might want to get Brexit over the line. But in the long term the EU would be weaker without the UK.

Loss adjustment: European politics realigns for Brexit (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 26 November 2018

Unfulfilled expectations have caused traditional allies to shift their focus away from the UK

The perils of inflexibility: European security after Brexit (Commentary)

Paola Sartori - 12 October 2018

It is a distinct possibility that Brexit may proceed without an actual deal - that would be damaging for both sides, especially as concerns defence and security

Chequers Mate (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 29 August 2018

There has been relatively little discussion of the substance of the Chequers White Paper - especially when it comes to security

Mimicking membership: London’s need for a new coalition-building strategy (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 01 August 2018

New data show who in the EU is disappointed by the UK, and which common interests are worth fighting for pre-Brexit