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By Philippe Legrain - May 19,2017
After last year, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as president, xenophobic nationalism was beginning to seem irresistible.Yet France has now become the biggest power to buck the trend, electing as its president t
By Philippe Legrain - Apr 23,2017
A big election year for Europe just got bigger.With France’s upcoming presidential election becoming a nail-biter, and Germans preparing to vote in September, British Prime Minister Theresa May has now called a snap election for June 8.The outcome will have far-reaching impl
By Philippe Legrain - Jan 19,2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May is leading the United Kingdom towards a very “hard” Brexit in 2019 — and potentially off a cliff, if the UK leaves the European Union without an exit or trade deal.In her January 17 speech, May outlined her objectives for negotiating with the EU
By Philippe Legrain - Dec 13,2016
Political instability in Italy is nothing new.
By Philippe Legrain - Nov 22,2016
So much for the end of history.
By Philippe Legrain - Oct 13,2016
Conservative Brexiteers — who campaigned for the United Kingdom to vote to leave the European Union — continue to blather about building an open, outward-looking, free-trading Britain.
By Philippe Legrain - May 17,2016
Those campaigning for Britain to exit the European Union claim that doing so would make their country both freer and richer.They assert that after “Brexit”, the UK could quickly negotiate a bespoke agreement with the EU that offers all the benefits of free trade without the costs
By Philippe Legrain - Nov 14,2015
If a clear signal was needed that the European Union is falling apart at an alarming rate, Hungary’s construction of razor-wire fences along the border with its fellow EU member Croatia is it.The crisis in the eurozone has, of course, fragmented financial flows, caused economies
By Philippe Legrain - May 13,2015
American tech companies are under unprecedented attack by European Union regulators. The European Commission has charged Google with abusing its near-monopoly over Internet search in the EU to favour its own shopping services. It has also opened a probe of Google’s Androi

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