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A stronger Theresa May but for what, especially in HE? - University World News

Simulations of strength become mandatory when nations and leaders find themselves struggling to stay afloat, pushed back and forth by uncontrolled global currents and the growing angst about economic inequality. When the substance is too hard, the ...and more »

European Commission's draft negotiating directives for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom - Q&A - EU News

What have you adopted today? The European Commission has today adopted a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the UK, in accordance with Article 218 (3) of the Treaty on European Union. The recommendation ...and more »

Speech by Michel Barnier at the 7th State of the Union Conference, European University Institute, Florence - EU News

Protecting Citizens' Rights in the Negotiations with the UK. Good afternoon to all of you. I will speak in English – obviously, I wish to be understood by the people who speak French, especially two days before this crucial election in my country. But ...and more »

Britain votes…again: three crucial questions - OUPblog (blog)

Last month, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that Britain would hold a general election on 8 June. The election raises three crucial questions. First, why did the Prime Minister call an election now? Under British law, she could have remained in ...and more »

UK's financial obligations to EU will be 'incontestable', says Barnier - The Guardian

EU's chief negotiator says: 'Commitments have been made and those responsibilities have to be honoured'. Daniel Boffey and Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Heather Stewart in London. Wed 3 May 2017 11.03 EDT First published on Wed 3 May 2017 07.16 ...and more »

Brexit: English is losing its importance in Europe, says Juncker - The Guardian

European commission chief's remark follows Theresa May's broadside against EU 'meddling' in UK elections. Jennifer Rankin in Florence. Fri 5 May 2017 11.02 EDT First published on Fri 5 May 2017 07.15 EDT. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share ...and more »

European Commission takes next step in Article 50 process by recommending draft negotiating directives - EU News

The College of Commissioners has today sent a recommendation to the Council to open the Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom. It includes draft negotiating directives. This legal mandate follows the adoption on Saturday by the European ...and more »

Brexit: Why Britain Voted to Leave the European Union, by Harold D. Clarke, Matthew Goodwin and Paul Whiteley - Times Higher Education (THE)

Book of the Week: Danny Dorling on an illuminating analysis of the many factors that swayed the referendum. May 4, 2017. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. 1. By Danny Dorling. Twitter: @ ...and more »

Juncker will find me 'bloody difficult woman' in Brexit talks, says May - The Guardian

Comment comes as cabinet source says decision to leak details of PM's dinner with European commission chief was 'miscalculation'. Anushka Asthana, Heather Stewart and Jennifer Rankin. Wed 3 May 2017 03.17 EDT First published on Tue 2 May 2017 ...and more »

Brussels hoists gross Brexit 'bill' to €100bn - Financial Times

The EU has raised its opening demand for Britain's Brexit bill to an upfront gross payment of up to €100bn, according to Financial Times analysis of new stricter demands driven by France and Germany. Following direct requests from several member states ...and more »