After a fairly restless summer, the mood on Brexit has shifted in Brussels. Initial disbelief that the UK could have voted to leave is now replaced by acceptance that, “Brexit means Brexit”, writes Andrew Duff.
A senior German lawmaker, an adviser to the French prime minister and a former deputy head of the Bank of England have proposed that a post-Brexit Britain form a new "continental partnership" with the EU that could one day be extended to other countries such as Turkey and Ukraine.
Germany's Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said yesterday (28 August) that negotiations on the so-called Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - or TTIP - between the EU and the US were effectively dead in the water.
Britain's high streets are heaving with shoppers despite June's shock vote to leave the European Union, big companies have reported few signs of distress and some tabloid newspapers are even talking about a post-Brexit economic boom.
Nigel Farage lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday (24 August), saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.
With Britain leaving the European Union, its neighbours and historic trading partners in Flanders think it is time to revive efforts to forge a new North Sea union to tighten links around shared waters.
Leaving the European Union will sap Scotland's economy by between £1.7 billion and £11.2 billion pounds (about €2 billion to €13 billion) by 2030, depending on which new trade relationship Britain chooses, the Scottish government said on Tuesday (23 August).
The UK's vote to leave the European Union has come at a crucial moment in the development of an international medical project that throws into sharp relief the state of flux Brexit has cast over collaborative research, says Jack Barton.
Britain, Europe and, indeed, the United States have an interest in limiting the damage from a decade of tortuous Brexit negotiations that will probably be dominated by disruption and disinvestment, writes Michael Leigh.
The European Union needs a reboot in the wake of Britain's vote to leave, Italy's prime minister said Monday (22 July) as he prepared to meet his French and German counterparts to discuss the fallout from Brexit.
Imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery. But it is doubtful if anyone in Switzerland is thanking the City and big bank spin doctors who have come up with the idea that London should seek a Swiss-style relationship with Europe once Brexit is fully consummated, writes Denis MacShane.
The public debate in the run-up to the Brexit vote was often based on racist and xenophobic resentments that wrongly associated human rights with the rights of minorities, writes Michael O’Flaherty. But human rights are simply not a minority issue. They are for everyone, he argues.
European Council President Donald Tusk met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over dinner in Berlin yesterday (18 August). This is a first step in a series of trips to EU countries in preparation for the 16 September Bratislava informal summit on the future of the EU, following Brexit.