The EU Heads for a ‘Big Bang’ Moment That Isn’t Brexit

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg, 29.10.2017

Quotes

Link to full article


The European Union says it has plenty on its to-do list besides managing Brexit. That could prove to be good news for Prime Minister Theresa May as she seeks a smooth U.K. departure from the bloc in March 2019.

The European Parliament, which has veto power over any Brexit agreement, is gearing up for elections in mid-2019 as a slew of other big-ticket items starts to fill the EU agenda. These initiatives, meant to show the bloc’s vigor, will give lawmakers campaign talking points, shift the spotlight from the U.K.’s withdrawal and make it politically easier for the assembly to approve any deal on the terms of Brexit. [...]

Pro-EU Forces

“There’s an indirect link between any Brexit agreement and the upcoming EU Parliament elections,” said Janis Emmanouilidis, director of studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. “People will be looking at the atmosphere in 2019 to see whether the bloc of 27 member countries is progressing. If so, that would play into the hands of pro-European forces and mean any Brexit deal wouldn’t be viewed in isolation.” [...]

Read full article here



Latest media contributions

European Populists Who Looked to Trump Now Look Away
Quotes, The New York Times, 13.01.2021

EPC Update – State of the Union & challenges for 2021
Online Briefing, YouTube, 08.01.2021

Alemania al mando del Consejo Europeo: logros y fracasos
Quotes, Deutsche Welle (Spanish), 15.12.2020

Taking Stock of the German EU Council Presidency and Identifying Challenges for 2021
Online DGAP-EPC Event, YouTube, 15.12.2020

Jokes About Hungarian ‘Dictator’ Masked Breach at Heart of EU
Quotes, Bloomberg, 10.12.2020

"Gesamtnote 2- oder 3+"
Quotes, tagesschau, 01.12.2020

Europas Erfolge, Europas Enttäuschungen: Das erste Jahr der neuen EU-Spitze
Podcast, hr info, 01.12.2020

Die Zeit kühner Prognosen ist vorüber
Quotes, Die Presse (Austria), 27.11.2020

EPC Annual Conference 2020 – European integration in light of COVID-19: United in adversity or my country first?
Online Conference, YouTube, 13.11.2020

US election: EU pins hopes on Joe Biden victory
Quotes, Deutsche Welle (English), 01.11.2020


Media