People reading copies of the Greenpeace-leaked TTIP negotiations inside a public reading room in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Monday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The European Commission has insisted it will not agree to any transatlantic trade deal that undermines EU environmental and social standards, after G(...)

If the euro zone broke up in a disorderly fashion, the damage to its closest partners might be substantial. Yet the EU will remain the UK’s biggest trading partner indefinitely.

If the UK voted to leave the EU, it would almost certainly be outside the arrangement organising the life of our neighbours and principal economic par(...)

Andy McCue: got more than €3.7 million in salary, benefits and shares in 2015. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Brexit This week marked the first full week of formal campaigning in the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership – and there was wall-to- wall covera(...)

The UK is not the great power of the past. But its actions still have consequences. It is not – and must not wish to be – a European Singapore. Only the west’s enemies would welcome such a folly.

How might future historians judge a British to decision to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23rd? It might well be seen as the moment when the(...)

UK justice secretary Michael Gove has accused the Remain side of running an overwhelmingly negative and pessimistic Brexit campaign, portraying Britain as “beaten and broken”. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A British vote to leave the European Union could prompt other member states to follow suit, ushering in “the democratic liberation of a whole contine(...)

British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: ‘Wages would be lower and prices would be higher.’ Photograph: Matt Cardy/PA Wire

Leaving the E U would cause Britain’s economy to shrink and tax receipts to plummet, and cost the average household thousands of pounds a year, an of(...)

China’s finance minister Lou Jiwei called Donald Trump an ‘irrational type’ in an interview criticising the Republican presidential frontrunner’s calls for a trade war with China. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

China’s finance minister Lou Jiwei labelled Donald Trump “an irrational type” after the Republican presidential front-runner called for tougher trade (...)

Campaigning for “Brexit” on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, former chancellor Nigel Lawson, leader of one of the two Out groups, took a novel li(...)

Peter Sutherland: “The reality is that losing access to the EU single market would be a big setback for the UK. Negotiating equivalent access appears in effect impossible.”

Those advocating Britain’s exit from the EU, the world’s largest exporter and importer, would have you believe a number of magical things. First, som(...)

Damian Collins, a Conservative MP, says British membership of the European Union ‘is an agreement that the UK has entered into freely, because we believe it is of benefit to our country’.

A vote for the United Kingdom for leave the European Union, would be bad for Britain and Ireland. We would be worse off as a ‘Brexit’ could restrict(...)