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In Berlin, Brexit is not at the top of the agenda. EU challenges will loom large in the upcoming German elections. But Germany’s main concerns on Europe, writes Kirsty Hughes, range from Russia’s behaviour to the impact of Trump, France’s presidential election, and unity, or not, amongst the EU27.
In the event of independence, how might Scotland pursue EU membership? Kirsty Hughes and Tobias Lock explore the principal options.
Much has been made of the politics of Scotland voting differently from England in the EU referendum. But what about the English end of that equation? Prof Michael Kenny considers the mood south of the border.
The Supreme Court's decision to exclude Holyrood from the decision to trigger Brexit only confirmed what we already knew, says Stephen Tierney - that conventions are not laws. However, the proposed Great Repeal Bill is an entirely different matter.
Although the UK Government lost its appeal at the Supreme Court, it may find some room for consolation in the view of one of the three dissenting justices, says Richard Parry.
Amid talk of a UK-EU trade deal, many seem to have forgotten that the divorce talks need to happen first. As Kirsty Hughes explains that both processes are unlikely to run as smoothly as some might like to believe.