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Four Questions on Brexit: Perspectives from Brussels, London and Berlin

With the post-Brexit trade negotiations picking up speed by late-2020, uncertainties are growing on both sides of the channel. Statements from representatives of the European Union and the United Kingdom are becoming harsher by the day and the danger of a “no-deal” with unprecedented effects on both sides’ economies is still looming. In these turbulent times, businesses need to establish clarity about the status quo and focus on their immediate priorities to safeguard their operations...
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Brexit

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made agreement on the future of the UK-EU relationship by December 2020 quite unrealistic...
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Keir Starmer’s First Days Are Promising but Don’t Tell the Full Story

It has been less than a week since Sir Keir Starmer was elected leader of the UK Labour Party yet it already feels like a lifetime. With the party still reeling from its historic loss in the December General Election and Coronavirus dominating the news cycle, the opposition’s challenges are significant but not insurmountable...
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Brexit Phase 2: Time to Shape the Final Deal

With the UK Prime Minister adamant that he wants to conclude the next phase of negotiations on the future trading relationship by 31 December, this leaves an unprecedentedly short period to avoid a cliff-edge “hard” Brexit. As the phase 2 negotiations kick off, APCO’s team in London, Paris and Brussels examine the negotiating positions of the UK and EU, and the prospects for a deal...
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Boris Johnson Could yet end up on top

The Prime Minister in recent days has finally revealed his proposals to resolve the Brexit impasse. Under his plan the hated Northern Ireland backstop would be ditched and replaced by the whole of the UK leaving the European Union’s customs union...
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A New Prime Minister, Same Old Brexit? The View From Brussels

On 23 July, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. APCO’s experts in London and Brussels consider how the top two candidates would approach Brexit as Prime Minister, and how EU leaders are likely to respond...
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A New Prime Minister, Same Old Brexit? The View From London

On 23 July, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. APCO’s experts in London and Brussels consider how the top two candidates would approach Brexit as Prime Minister, and how EU leaders are likely to respond...
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European Poll Poses Tough Questions for UK

Although Britain’s 2019 European Parliament election was never meant to happen, it has already triggered at least one election, and could end up having a decisive impact on British politics for years to come...
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Global Projection of Soft Power

As the UK prepares for its future outside of the European Union, the importance of soft power increases greatly...
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A Tale of Two Cities, Two Countries and Two Elections

“Fog in the channel; the continent cut off.” This is an apocryphal British headline, trotted out so often that it has become almost hackneyed in its usage to illustrate the difference (and implied pre-eminence) of the UK from the rest of Europe...
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