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Britain faces a generational struggle to relocate itself to the heart of the European project. With relations and reputation at rock bottom, what better time to start the fightback? asks JOHN KAMPFNER

Why does the death of a footballer produce such a particular and profound sense of pathos? asks CHARLIE CONNELLY

Stuck for something to do while the turkey cooks in the oven? Try The New European's Christmas Quiz and share your score!

The classic Dickensian tale of a grumpy man at Christmas sums up the leaders in British politics this year, writes ANDREW ADONIS.

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain's malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

Labour has offered hope the party could still back a second referendum on EU membership at the end of negotiations.

It was the year the music business finally got to grips with new technology, Tony Blair quit and Amy Winehouse's troubles became painfully clear. SOPHIA DEBOICK looks back at a pivotal 12 months

Lies, damn lies and Brexit: How fabrication - whatever the consequences - has become a viable political weapon and what the fallout might be

The Euratom row lays bare the innate flaws of Brexit. But it also gives pro-Europeans their biggest chance yet to regain the initiative

It is no accident that Britain's creative sector has grown as borders have become more open. Now, decades of progress are in peril, says one of the world's leading architects

From strong and stable to weak and feeble - a year of failure and fiasco in May's Number 10

The Brexit vote has divided us in a new way between the Optimists and the Pessimists. Just to complicate things, both tendencies exist in both Remain and Leave.

The year of Brexit AKA The year you'll want to forget

Opportunism was the motive for the general election... and now we'll pay the price.

After a damaging Brexit, would the EU have us back? We take the temperature in the continent's capitals, to gauge how different countries might respond to a British U-turn on Brexit

French dislike of the EU is more widespread that you might think. But it has taken on a different form to that seen in the UK

Britain is starting to make clear what it wants from Brexit. But just as important is an understanding of what the rest of the EU is seeking. And the two sides are not even on the same wavelength.

People can, and regularly do, change their minds. The public should be given that option once the Brexit deal is done.

Regardless of the damage it may wreak, the progress of Brexit is, at least, orderly. As for Trump and the US, the only certainty is volatility

Art no longer has to be hung in stuffy galleries and gazed upon in silence - the streets rule now. Here is The New European's guide to Europe's street art hotspots

Romanticism always outshines stoicism, but the cavaliers left a terrible mess behind, says Michael White

Theresa May is engaged in a series of spontaneous chess battles, and with fresh rumours swirling of a snap election, the outcomes of none are certain

The Government has lost its battle over triggering Article 50 and must now seek a vote in Parliament

If MPs blindly follow an advisory referendum then history will pass its own judgment, says Professor A C Grayling

As British Jews whose families once fled the Nazis apply for German passports, Bonnie Greer makes a plea for a world that seeks to expand, not restrict, horizons

MPs must act now, argues AC Grayling, or our grandchildren will look back and wonder at the act of national suicide of a once-great country

MPs should stop being so timid, they have a duty to seek a reverse of direction, whatever happened in June's referendum, says Steve Richards

There was the initial shock and furore of the referendum result itself, followed by the inevitable panic in the markets.

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