James Crisp. Freelance journalist in Brussels.

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The Brief

The Brief is a daily newsletter, sent everyday at 5pm, and brimming with sass, snark and the latest EU politics and policy news from Brussels. Straight-talking, bite-sized, fun, and indispensable, … Continue reading

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Brussels warns on cost of Brexit ‘failure’

The European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned of long lorry queues at Dover and shortages of nuclear fuel if divorce talks between Britain and the EU fail.

March 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bailed-out EU states ‘blew cash on wine, women and song’

The head of the eurozone finance ministers group rejected calls to resign last night after accusing southern European countries of wasting money “on booze and women”.

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Britain receives final warning on ‘shameful’ air pollution levels

The European Commission has threatened Britain with court action and hundreds of millions of pounds in fines for persistently breaching EU limits on air pollution.

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Verhofstadt accuses Brexiteers of destroying Churchill’s legacy

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has accused British eurosceptics of destroying Winston Churchill’s legacy by taking the UK out of the EU.

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker rules out second term to be tough on Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has strengthened his hand in the Brexit talks by ruling out a second term as president of the European Commission.

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ireland tells EU Brexit bosses ‘we are firmly on your side’

Ireland has told leading EU negotiators that its border with the United Kingdom must stay “invisible” after Brexit and said it was “firmly on the side” of the 27 remaining … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker scolds dozen Commissioners for flocking to Davos

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker scolded his Commissioners for flocking to the World Economic Forum in Davos at a weekly meeting of the executive’s top brass.

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Post-Brexit trade deal with Trump will take years not days, warns former US ambassador to EU

EXCLUSIVE/ Any free trade agreement between Britain and the United States will take years rather than the 90 days mooted by Donald Trump’s supporters, the former US ambassador to the EU … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why Boris Johnson is Theresa May’s biggest Brexit liability

The foreign secretary is loved by Eurosceptics and detested by EU negotiators.

January 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

EU won’t punish Britain for Brexit, claims Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (18 January) said that the executive was not looking to punish Britain in EU-UK negotiations over Brexit.

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

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