Even in case of a hard Brexit, the UK would probably end up having to accept most of the Withdrawal Agreement.
While he did not endear himself to his continental colleagues during his stint as foreign minister, Boris Johnson’s flexibility could turn into an advantage.
Many on the continent may now see an orderly “velvet” Brexit as the least bad among the realistic outcomes.
EU citizens head to the polls to elect a new parliament in the most important EU election in recent times. Here’s what to look out for.
Despite Trump’s apparent obsession with German cars and the German trade surplus, political support in the U.S. for a trade war against the EU is much weaker than for getting tough on China.
Look for significant noise, but not for a genuine trade war across the Atlantic.
A short eight-week delay to adjust the joint statement on post-Brexit relations accordingly would be fine for the EU27.
Macron suffered the fate of his predecessors — shortly after taking office, popularity slumps. But the worst may be over now.
Will the US and EU find a compromise on trade to avert a head-on clash?
Any final Brexit deal will come with a lot of cherry picking.
But it will be EU that will do the picking – not the UK.