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25 March at 20:00 - 22:00
At the time of writing, the United Kingdom is still on course to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. Though this date for the Brexit has been planned 2 years already, it is still very much unclear what is actually going to happen. On March 12, the Commons will once again vote on a ‘revised’ Brexit deal. If they reject this deal, they will vote on March 13 on the possibility of a no-deal exit from the EU. If this option is rejected as well, then they will vote on March 14 on the possibility of extending the March 29 deadline. However, the EU has said it will only allow an extension of the March 29 deadline, if there is actually a sign of political progress from the UK’s side. At the latest, any Brexit deal will be voted on during a EU27 summit on March 21-22. If by that time no deal has been reached, it will be extremely difficult for May to avoid a no-deal exit from the EU.
During this night, we will discuss the future of the UK after the Brexit has taken place. We will welcome Prof. Anthony Glees of the University of Buckingham and Prof. Bart Los of the University of Groningen. Prof. Glees specialises in Security Studies, with an emphasis on the European Union and Germany. Prof. Los is a member of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre. His research mainly revolves around the following themes: (i) productivity growth; (ii) innovation and technology diffusion; (iii) international trade and (iv) input-output analysis.
This event is free and open to everyone.