DW spoke to two brits in Berlin about steps they are taking ahead of the Brexit referendum. The outcome could have far-reaching consequences for them and the more than two million Brits living abroad in the EU.
Angela Merkel talked up a spirit of optimism at the latest EU summit despite Brexit. But divisions remain over the distribution of refugees and the rise in the number of low-wage workers arriving in western EU states.
With the new French president polishing the EU's image, Brussels is looking brighter both to European citizens and those abroad. Will the bloc seize the "Macron momentum" and stride boldly into the future?
While Britain is in turmoil, calm prevails among Europeans as Brexit negotiations kick off. EU supporters think they hold the better cards and are talking tough, while keeping a door open for Britain to change its tune.
EU applications for British universities have slumped 7 percent following the country's decision to leave the EU, breaking 10 years of growth. They are expected to be down 57 percent in the aftermath of Brexit.
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