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World Update Daily Commute is no longer available to download but you can hear the best of World Update and all our BBC World Service news coverage in our Global News Podcast.

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The Sunday Feature: Secret Police Files Opened Up in Albania

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Brexit Watch: What's the Cost?

Sep 28 • 12:20

Brexit Watch: Europe's Hopes in a Post-Brexit EU

Sep 14 • 15:14
Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has been outlining his ambitious vision for the EU's future but is his plan possible? Dr. Ben Margulies, an American Political Scientist teaching at Warwick University in the UK gives analysis on Mr Juncker's plans. We also return to the border issues between the UK and Republic of Ireland because of Brexit. If Br...

Brexit Watch: Will British Courts Rule on British Laws?

Aug 24 • 19:46
Dan explores the thorny question of whether the EU's top court - the European Court of Justice - will still influence UK law. Also: Polls show pro-Leave voters have no remorse. We hear from polling analyst David Cowling, EU legal expert Professor Steve Peers, and the BBC political reporter Emma Vardy



(Photo: The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Credit: JOHN THYS/A...

Brexit Watch: How to Make the Best Use of a Referendum?

Aug 17 • 20:56
The vote for Brexit was the result of a referendum, the third in the UK in recent years. Referendums seem to be getting more and more common; but are they being used wisely and conducted fairly? Dan speaks with the director of the new Independent Commission on Referendums, Alan Renwick from the Constitutional Unit of University College London. There are also updates on ...

Brexit Watch: The Four Freedoms

Aug 3 • 18:27
One of the big talking points over the past few days has been on freedom of movement - the four freedoms of goods, services, capital and labour that come with European Union membership. Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that free movement will cease at the end of March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU. And one of the places seriously affected by that change will be Ir...

Brexit Watch: Trade Wars

Jul 20 • 23:23

Brexit Watch: Repeal bill published

Jul 13 • 17:47
The British government have introduced a bill to Parliament that if approved will convert thousands of European Union laws into British law when Britain leaves, in theory on 29th March 2019. But there are plenty of reasons why that might not go as smoothly as Theresa May's government hopes. To help us understand what should happen, for this week's Brexit Watch we spoke to ...

Brexit Watch: How to Bargain with Brussels

Jun 19 • 10:56
As negotiations begin Dan Damon speaks to two people with experience of cutting a deal with the European Union. Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek Finance Minister in 2015 and had to negotiate with the EU during the country's government-debt crisis. Jason Langrish is the Executive Director of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business. He was involved in negotiations on the EU-...

Brexit Watch: On the Road - Part 3 - Down on the Docks

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