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Guest blog post by Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary. I am not looking forward to next Wednesday, when the British Prime Minister will send her Article 50 letter announcing the UK’s intention to leave the European Union. I respect the decision taken by a majority of British voters last June, but it is still going… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

The UK might be in a weak position to get itself a favorable deal out of the Brexit negotiations. From the European side things won’t likely become easier with the duration of the negotiations. Inter-institutional relations might come under increased pressure and intra-institutional coordination could come under increased demand for democratic intervention. One of the… » read more

  Posted by Antonius Voluptarius

After Tony Blair’s Brexit speech last week, former Deputy Director of Britain Stronger in Europe (and now Edelman exec) Lucy Thomas tweeted this: Not all former Remain campaigners agree with this. #Brexit was democratic vote & need to work for best possible version not fight it. — Lucy Thomas (@lucycthomas) February 17, 2017 Shortly… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Sod all this cheery coming together lark. I admire Ian Dunt for trying it, but ultimately I do not think it is going to work, not least – as Richard Elwes elegantly points out – so many Remain people rightly feel what happened prior to the referendum was a swindle. Brexit is ultimately taking your… » read more

  Posted by Jon Worth Euroblog

Comme chacun sait, le Parlement européen n’est pas un vrai Parlement. Il n’est pas législateur, mais co-législateur. Et ne dispose pas du pouvoir d’initiative législative qui appartient à la Commission. Cette anomalie à corriger au plus vite justifierait une action résolue du Parlement qui résigné au statu quo, s’en désintéresse et se disperse. Le «… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

As everyone knows, the European Parliament is not a real Parliament. It is a co-legislator rather than a legislator, and does not possess the power of legislative initiative, which belongs to the Commission. This anomaly, which needs to be corrected as soon as possible, provides justification for determined action by a Parliament becoming more and… » read more

  Posted by Daniel Gueguen

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