HAMBURG • No one knows yet what, if anything, will happen on March 29 - B-Day, the day when Britain is to leave the European Union. It could be a non-event; it could be a disaster. Likely, it will be somewhere in between. But while the world fixates on the negatives - and there are many - of Brexit, it does have its upsides.
The EU's most globally minded member is leaving, forcing the bloc to rethink its mission and vision at just the right time. And a large part of that rethinking will now involve a plan for how London and Brussels will work together over the long run.