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PubAffairs Bruxelles is a membership-based organisation created to foster understanding, transparency and participation in the work of the European Union. PubAffairs Bruxelles aims at creating an open platform for debate, information exchange as well as the development of ideas among its members, establishing a diverse community. PubAffairs Bruxelles welcomes participants from public and regulatory bodies such as associations, federations, NGOs, as well as regional, national and European Institutions. We also welcome participants from the private sector, including consultancies, corporations and business. In addition, as one of PubAffairs Bruxelles fundamental principles is to represent as far as possible the range of individuals concerned with the European Union policy making, we believe that the participation of academics, think-tanks, researchers, the media and the wider civil society enriches the debate further
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What the EU no-deal negotiations mean for Brexit
Debating the Future of Europe with Italy’s PM
EU Referendum and Article 50
On the 8th of June 2016, the result of a UK general election, which resulted in a major setback for the Conservative party, was held, while, as of the 19th of June 2017, EU officials and UK Government representatives have started to engaged in official negotiations. Britain’s period of legal and political uncertainty and the snap elections envisaged by the UK PM Theresa May added a further layer of unpredictability to the UK process of exit from the EU. While a ‘hard Brexit’ still seems a possible outcome (and risk) of the UK-EU negotiations, the results of the snap election have also reduced the British Conservative government power, as well as its internal cohesion. In addition, the UK is dangerously short of time to conclude a comprehensive agreement, while the two negotiating parties are also defining the possible terms of a “transitional period” before the divorce will be finalised. In addition, the question of the so-called “Irish backstop” has not found a mutually satisfactory agreement. More recently, Labours have also called for a second referendum. Will the EU and Britain be able to find an overall mutually satisfactory deal before the 29th of March 2019? Will there be a “transition period”? Is a so-called “Hard Brexit” possible?
The EU in 2019 and the global stage
The effects spread by Donald Trump’s successful climb to the White House, as well as the tension stemming from an increasing unstable multipolar global stage are continuing to reverberate across the world. Within this international context, the upcoming European elections have raised serious concerns about the political risks posed by the possible evolutions of the European Union. Indeed, the rise of both so-called “populist movements” across Europe, the doubts on the strength of the Franco-German axis revival, the EU’s economic performances and the East-West and Noth-South divisions on several crucial Pan-European questions have highlighted Europe’s mixed outlook for the year 2019.
US-China trade war: who has the upper hand?
EU elections and the future of Europe
Trump’s Presidency, Europe and the global stage