Brexit

  • Honey, it's over between us: Article 50, explained

    By on July 11, 2016

    If the weeks after Brexit have taught us anything, it's that the divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union is going to be painful. Ironically, that's what both parties were hoping to avoid at the summit meeting on the 28th and 29th of June. There's a long way to go until they can officially part ways using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The process won't be straightforward.

  • [Video] Cafébabel's post-Brexit editorial

    By on July 8, 2016

    Cafébabel believes that Europe is more than its institutions. Our values unite us. Whatever happens, we’re still connected. We need young, European voices more than ever. The UK is a part of Europe. It’s part of cafébabel too. Make sure your voice is heard.

  • Behind the Numbers: 7 days of utter chaos in the UK

    By on July 2, 2016

    One week ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The news cycle has since become an unprecedented, popcorn-worthy political drama – though perhaps less gripping for the Brits who have to live through it. Not content with picking just one number this week, we've summed up seven days of the worst pandemonium to ever hit contemporary British politics.

  • Could the Brexit Earthquake have an Albanian aftershock?

    By on July 1, 2016

    The earthquake of the British referendum has sent shockwaves through both the United Kingdom and the Old Continent as a whole. The UK voted to leave the European Union. With the future of the Union now uncertain, new challenges lie ahead. This outcome could damage both the EU and Britain economically and politically, and Albania will not be spared these effects.

  • A message to Europe's youth: The future is on our side

    By on June 29, 2016

    For a German living in London, last Friday morning wasn't the most pleasant experience. Yet rather than sitting and feeling glum, young people should be seizing on the opportunity to make themselves heard. We shall not despair – we should get active. Opinion piece.

  • Brexit: A story of inequality and class divide

    By on June 29, 2016

    Blaming older voters for stealing young people's destiny is cynical and naïve. It assumes a higher moral authority over the future of Britain. While it is true that those in power have largely stolen a secure future for their children's generation, the dramatic ending to the Brexit story is best told through a narrative of increasing inequality and social class. Opinion piece.

  • Brexit has utterly trashed young people's futures

    By on June 27, 2016

    Europe has been ushered into a new era, one completely unforeseen across much of the continent. The United Kingdom has voted to leave the EU. The Remain camp lost by a small margin, 48% of voters versus the 52% who voted Leave – it's not good news for young people. Opinion piece.

  • Brussels reacts to Brexit: Time to get things moving

    By on June 27, 2016

    Brussels had a rude-awakening last Friday morning. In a state of shock, the European institutions had no choice but to take a step into the unknown. One thing is certain: we must cast all uncertainty aside and act quickly. Cafébabel Brussels has this report.

  • EU Referendum: An angry Brit's opinion, with added GIFs

    By on June 24, 2016

    I didn't get a wink of sleep last night. Instead, I followed the news from my Parisian flat, and watched my hopes and dreams for the future of Britain slowly crumble into isolationist, nationalistic dust. At least I had a kitten to cuddle. Opinion piece.

  • Britain votes for Brexit: Europe's biggest test

    By on June 24, 2016

    For the first time in history a country has voted to leave the EU. Just under 51.9 percent of British voters cast their ballots in favour of Brexit, while 48.1 percent voted to remain. Prime Minister Cameron has announced his resignation. Is this just a warning for the Union to get its act together or the beginning of the end?