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A German perspective on Brexit

Ulrike Rodust MEP

Despite all the problems and setbacks European integration has suffered in the past, the ‘ever closer Union’ always felt quite certain to me. However, even before British voters went to the ballot boxes in June last year, the calls for a break-up of the currency union and the re-introduction of border controls due to the…

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A spanner in the Brexit works

Seb Dance MEP

A week after the referendum result, British MEPs arrived back in Brussels to see a huge sign in the windows of the parliament building. It read: ‘We Will Miss You!’ Well actually the ‘M’ had fallen off sometime during the morning so it could have been ‘kiss’ or even ‘diss’ but I’ll opt for the…

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The final straw

Mary Honeyball MEP

“Unless the final settlement proves to be acceptable, then the option of retaining EU membership should be retained. The final settlement should therefore be subject to approval, through Parliament and potentially through a general election or referendum” Though heavily publicised by colleagues in Brussels, this resolution passed by Labour party conference last year has never…

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‘Europe for us all’ conference: Brighton

Saturday 19 March 2016, 13:00-17:00 | Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YD The UK’s relationship with Europe has reached a turning-point. David Cameron’s renegotiation of Britain’s EU membership is drawing to a close. The in/out referendum...