Matthew Herbert has channeled his disappointment over Brexit into music. His Brexit Big Band is currently touring Europe with the aim of giving musical expression to a political situation.
Leaders of the 27 remaining members of the EU will start their council meeting in Brussels with Brexit at the fore. But other items are on the agenda, such as relations with China, the economy and climate protection.
Leaders of EU states are willing to push the Brexit date to May 22, just ahead of European elections, according to a draft statement. This still hinges on the UK Parliament accepting Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement.
While Europeans view Germany as in the ascendancy, French and British power is viewed as "in decline," a new survey has revealed. Many worry about long-term prospects and fear Brussels is "out of touch" with citizens.
Theresa May has asked the European Union for a short extension of the Brexit deadline. But it's unclear whether EU officials will accept a deadline after European parliamentary elections in May.
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