As Brexit begins, the British face a Europe with far more at stake
Michael Birnbaum and Griff Witte, Washington Post, 28.03.2017
In the bitter breakup between Britain and the European Union, Britons on Wednesday will finally file the divorce papers. But the 27 spurned partner nations of Europe may have far more at stake.
French leaders are fearful of their countrys insurgent anti-E.U. forces, who will chalk up any British gain from the divorce settlement as a reason to file exit papers of their own. Italian leaders are combating anti-establishment parties who may gang up to hold a Brexit-style referendum. And surging anti-E.U. campaigners elsewhere are eager to press any advantage they see from the negotiations, which will start after Wednesdays formal notice from Downing Street. [...]
If Brexit leads to a bright, prosperous future in the U.K., that is something that could lead to a domino effect, said Janis Emmanouilidis, the director of studies at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre, an influential think tank that often advises E.U. policymakers.
It clearly will have to be something which is not better than when they were inside the club. The red lines we have drawn, I think we will clearly stick to them, he said.
Read full article here
Latest media contributions
EPC Update – analysis of EU Summit on 1/2 October
Online Briefing, YouTube, 02.10.2020
Ursula von der Leyen: Erste Rede zur Lage der Union
Interview, WDR 5 (German radio), 16.09.2020
"Eine Gesundheitsunion ist ein sehr ambitioniertes Ziel"
Interview, rbb (German radio), 16.09.2020
Ein ganz anderes Europa
Interview, tagesschau.de, 15.09.2020
Comment l'Europe tente de mettre fin au bazar des avis de voyage
Quotes, La Libre Belgique, 04.09.2020
EPC Update – analysis of ongoing COVID19 situation and state of affairs regarding Brexit
Online Briefing, YouTube, 04.09.2020
Les Etats-Unis d’Europe, un rêve encore lointain
Quotes, Capital (FR), 22.07.2020
Charles Michel a trouvé la bonne méthode : "Le succès du Conseil européen, c’est aussi le sien"
Quotes, La Libre Belgique, 21.07.2020
Angela Merkel Guides the E.U. to a Deal, However Imperfect
Quotes, The New York Times, 21.07.2020
EPC Update – analysis of ongoing negotiations on MFF & Recovery Package
Online Briefing, YouTube, 20.07.2020