British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to send Parliament packing in the crucial weeks leading up to Britain’s October departure from the European Union has left European policymakers and businesses bracing for a chaotic break, as more and more people give up hope that the split will be eased by a transition deal.

E.U. authorities in Brussels are considering whether to free up emergency funds that are typically given to countries hit by natural disasters. French customs authorities are drilling on how to enforce border checks that haven’t been in place in decades. European citizens living in Britain are fretfully checking to make sure their legal status to work doesn’t disappear overnight. Read more here.