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How will COVID-19 impact Brexit? (Bruegel)

May 27, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“Talks have been delayed, the negotiators themselves have been sick and policymakers have needed to give their full attention to fighting the virus. Nevertheless, the U.K. continues to insist it will not ask for or accept an extension in June, the current deadline for establishing such measures. As a result, European politics is back to its […]

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UK Budget 2020

March 11, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The Budget takes place against the backdrop of the global outbreak of COVID-19. The fundamentals of the UK economy are strong and the government is well prepared to protect people’s health and support their economic security throughout this period of temporary economic disruption. The Budget sets out a plan to support public services, individuals and […]

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Investing in Europe in 2020 – The Year Ahead

An overview of some European key themes and political risks for 2020

2020 brings with it the 10th year of recovery since the global financial crisis. Equity markets continue to break records, ample credit is available, yet the bullish performance appears cosmetic at times and investing in Europe in 2020 is fraught with political risks.  The US deficit doubled from $385bn to $779bn last year, the UK […]

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Brexit is arriving at the beginning of the end (Washington Post)

January 30, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“At midnight Friday Brussels time, Britain, after 47 years of being part of shaping the process of European integration, formally leaves the European Union. The Union Jack disappears from the flagpoles in Brussels, and all British representatives leave the meetings, committees and institutions of the E.U.”  by Carl Bildt ex-PM of Sweden

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Brexit Britain faces the gunboats (Politico)

January 23, 2020 | File Under: , , , , ,

US-UK Trade Deal: “Securing a trade deal with the US could require foreign policy concessions.”  by Emilio Casalicchio

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Banking after Brexit (Bruegel)

January 20, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“Will Brexit damage Britain’s financial services industry? Or is talk of its diminished status just a storm in a teacup? The City of London could move closer to Wall Street or it might become ‘Singapore-on-Thames’.” –  Nicholas Barrett talks to Rebecca Christie

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Boris Johnson Hails Election Triumph (Politico)

December 13, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Boris Johnson’s big gamble paid off in spectacular fashion. The Conservatives have won their first sizable majority in decades, having taken dozens of seats from Labour, including many that had been held by the party since they were created.” – by Eleni Courea

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Brexit Limbo Strikes Again (Politico)

October 23, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“For the first time in more than three years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of British MPs accepted an exit plan.” – by Emilio Casalicchio and David Herszenhorn

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UK parliament suspension was ‘unlawful,’ says Supreme Court (Politico)

September 24, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“The U.K.’s highest court ruled Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks was ‘unlawful.’” – by Annabelle Dickson

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How Ireland lost patience with Brexiting Brits (Politico)

September 10, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“While Westminster has been distracted by Johnson’s charge toward an election, the profound implications of the London-Dublin fault-line — particularly for Northern Ireland — are slowly beginning to surface.” – by  Naomi O’Leary

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