As each side ups the ante, Brexit is now an all-or-nothing fight to the death among absolutists.
For Philippe Legrain's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
EU heads of state just gathered to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome at a time when nativist nationalists are threatening to destroy Europe's open liberal societies.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's objectives for negotiating with the EU make clear her intention to prioritize hardline Brexiteers' demands over the country's economic interests.
It is often argued that the EU progresses through crises, but the ingredients needed for such breakthroughs are now lacking.
PRAGUE — It is time for Europe's politicians to admit to voters that governments cannot stop people moving across borders. Despite efforts to build a Fortress Europe, over a million foreigners bypass its defenses every year; some enter covertly, but most just overstay their ...