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[INTERVIEW] Thierry Chopin in Laurent L. “Europeans Should Say Thank You to Boris Johnson”, Bloomberg Opinion & The Washington Post, February 4, 2020

One surprising knock-on effect of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union, which became official last week, was to bind the bloc’s 27 remaining members closer together. The British had expected the red-carpet treatment from national governments desperate to keep selling Italian prosecco, German cars and French wine. They were instead shown the door by a united EU more focused on preserving the integrity of the single market, avoiding a return to a hard border in Ireland and settling the U.K.’s bill.

While you’d be hard-pressed to describe the EU as…

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