Analysis 5 Brexit lessons from French election by Paul Taylor | 24.04.2017 Takeaways include: Macron will seek to eat City’s lunch, he’s not that focused on strong links with UK, pro-Europeans can win elections. Analysis To think Leavers used scare tactic of Turkey joining EU by Hugo Dixon | 17.04.2017 With Erdogan dragging the country further away from European values, there’s all the more reason for UK to stay close to EU. Analysis Marine Le Pen trapped by Frexit pledge by Paul Taylor | 13.04.2017 Far-right French candidate is soft-pedalling her campaign pledge to leave the euro as polls show it scares voters. Analysis Poland could be biggest EU loser from Brexit by Paul Taylor | 05.04.2017 Of all EU members, Poland stands to lose most. It depends on the UK for EU money, remittances, political support and military protection. Comment In Brussels, Brexit probably does mean Brexit by John Wyles | 29.03.2017 Reaching Brexit agreement is not overriding priority for many EU states. Sooner Britain leaves, sooner focus can shift to other problems. Comment What UK should be saying at EU’s 60th birthday party by Hugo Dixon | 25.03.2017 Our empty chair at today’s summit is a tragic symbol of waning influence. Assuming we quit, our absence from EU top table will be permanent. Expert View Poland will back EU not Brexit by Denis MacShane | 22.03.2017 Despite acrimonious domestic politics, both Poland’s government and opposition agree priority is maintaining the union and single market. Analysis Brexit will be low on Dutch priorities post election by Quentin Peel | 20.03.2017 Netherlands has been staunch UK ally. Next 6 months could be consumed forming coalition. After that, priority will be keeping EU together. Analysis Turkey row rams home fantasy of favourite Leave myth by Quentin Peel | 15.03.2017 Erdogan’s fury gives a lie to Brexiter propaganda that Turkey was about to join EU. It could also distract EU from the Brexit talks. Analysis Schulz’ surge in German elections complicates Brexit by Quentin Peel | 09.03.2017 SPD leader is less pro-UK than Merkel - and, even for her, Brexit is a second-tier issue compared to keeping EU 27 together. Analysis Juncker’s plan is eurosceptic-lite, not a power grab by John Wyles | 03.03.2017 The Express lambasted the Commission’s White Paper. In fact, it lays out just the sort of pragmatic vision Britain would once have welcomed. Analysis EU and UK talk peace but prepare for war by John Wyles | 02.03.2017 Rationality dictates that Brexit should end in a deal. But passion may trump logic. No wonder both sides are preparing for the worst.