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The Brief from Brussels: Trump time, Brexit tension

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a round-up of the day’s top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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Opinion: Brexit Into Trumpland

By Philippe Legrain, former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics

By Philippe Legrain, former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission and visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics

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EU leaders respond to UK PM's Brexit speech

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

Two high-ranking EU officials have responded cautiously to Theresa May's speech in which she confirmed that the UK would leave the single market.

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HSBC to move 1,000 staff from London to Paris after Brexit

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, plans to shift around 1,000 workers, who generate around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris, post-Brexit.

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, plans to shift around 1,000 workers, who generate around 20 percent of its trading revenue to Paris, post-Brexit.

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UK won't be allowed to "cherry pick" EU benefits

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of wanting to “cherry pick” European Union benefits in her speech setting out her Brexit priorities.

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Theresa May outlines UK Brexit plans in long-awaited speech

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

The UK Prime Minister says that a Brexit deal will have to pass a parliamentary vote but that Britain will leave the single market.

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Brexit linked weaker pound boosts UK inflation to 1.6%

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

Inflation in Britain rose strongly in December as the Brexit vote caused the pound to weaken pushing up the cost of imported raw materials.

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Sterling surges after Brexit speech

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" has already had an impact on the financial markets.

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May's Brexit: Europe responds

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

Theresa May's announcement that the UK will leave the single market in what is widely being seen as a "hard Brexit" is already having an impact.

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No soft Brexit for the UK

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

The UK is to leave the single market when it exits the European Union says Prime Minister Theresa May, confirming that a "hard Brexit" is on the cards.

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Brexit - a sneak preview of what May will say

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

The UK prime minister is giving a hotly-anticipated speech in London to set out 12 priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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Trump blasts, Europe bites back

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

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Brexit: May reveals her plan

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will give more concrete details about her plans for the country’s exit from the European Union in a hotly-anticipated speech on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump on refugees, Nato, Merkel and Brexit

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

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Weak pound boosts FTSE 100 to new record high

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

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Brexit: 'I'm not bluffing on indyref2', Scotland's Sturgeon to May

In her first interview of the year, Theresa May set out a rather ambitious goal for the deal with Brussels, as Scotland's First Minister warned over the hard Brexit strategy.

In her first interview of the year, Theresa May set out a rather ambitious goal for the deal with Brussels, as Scotland's First Minister warned over the hard Brexit strategy.

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Have economists' Brexit forecasts been too negative?

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.

Several economists have admitted they were mistaken to predict the UK economy would immediately suffer after the vote to leave the EU.