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The EU is no stranger to crises. It is often said, at least in academic circles, that a crisis can spur necessary further integration (known in Eurojargon as ‘deepening’). At the height of the Eurozone crisis, for example, Member States were willing to accept far-reaching reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) that were… » read more

  Posted by ACELG

In the wake of the UK referendum vote to leave the EU, there has been no shortage of analysis of the voting patterns of the electorate: who voted to leave and why. Given the momentous – and unexpected – result, the level of interest is hardly surprising. While some patterns are clear, others are harder… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

This blog was originally published on 29 June on By Christina Eckes The victory of the leave campaign, while long predicted, nonetheless came to many as a shock. As Christina Eckes explains, the consequences of Brexit are complex and may take a decade to manifest. Two things however, as she points out, can already… » read more

  Posted by CERiM

(English version will follow during this week.) Am 23. Juni 2016 stimmten über 17 Millionen britische Unionsbürger für ihren Austritt aus der Europäischen Union. Hierfür sind aus meiner Sicht die folgenden Gründe ausschlaggebend gewesen.   1. Die britische Geschichte Viele Briten scheinen eine instinktive Abneigung gegenüber politischem Einfluss vom europäischen Festland zu haben. Diese ist… » read more

  Posted by The future of the European Union

Britain has voted to leave the EU and this is seemingly irreversible. But the million-dollar question is what should come next. The result of the referendum was tight. This is particularly unfair on the young and on the people in major urban centres who have overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU. It furthermore seems… » read more

  Posted by Drazen Simic

Own goals can play a critical part in football. Northern Ireland has just been knocked out of the Euro 2016 tournament by Wales; the only goal was an own goal. I suspect there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the dressing room afterwards. The UK has, however, scored the own goal to end… » read more

  Posted by Peter Bye

Well, It happened. Sort of. Did it really? Or let me rephrase that: does it have to? I am about to argue that Brexit is not still a done deal and that British politicians have opportunities to laugh nervously and pretend it didn’t happen to begin with. I’m about to argue that this is precisely… » read more

  Posted by C Shannon

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