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Britain moves big into Brussels

  • The UK diplomatic footprint in the EU capital is set to be one of the largest globally.

Britain is leaving Europe, but it’s hardly leaving Brussels.

The U.K.’s diplomatic footprint in the European capital — currently hidden behind a congested Brussels roundabout, stretched above a Lloyds pharmacy and a cheap Belgian brasserie — will be bigger than it ever was.

Britain's Prime minister Theresa May (L) walks towards the press as she arrives at the European Council headquarter on the second day of a summit of European Union (EU) leaders on March 23, 2018, in Brussels. European Union leaders will lay the ground on March 23 for the next phase of Brexit talks after British Prime Minister urged them to seize a "new dynamic" in the negotiations. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prime minister Theresa May (L) walks towards the press as she arrives at the European Council headquarter on the second day of a summit of European Union (EU) leaders on March 23, 2018, in Brussels.
European Union leaders will lay the ground on March 23 for the next phase of Brexit talks after British Prime Minister urged them to seize a “new dynamic” in the negotiations. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Come March 29 of next year, the U.K. Representation to the European Union will be the crown jewel of Britain’s global diplomatic network, say senior Whitehall officials, ministers and…

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