The UK and EU’s complex and often difficult relationship will next year come to a head. In 2013, UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised that if he won another term in office, he would reform Britain’s membership of the EU and put the outcome to an in-out referendum. This course of action is unprecedented in the EU's history and could have serious consequences for Britain and Europe's future. Support for the EU in the UK fluctuates, though polls show Brits are generally in favour of staying in. Nevertheless, much can happen between now and the referendum, and it is to be seen in what context the debate on Brexit will take place.
Join us for a YPFP policy picnic on Brexit to discuss the ongoing debate both in the UK & the EU and the impact this could have on the future of EU integration.
Meeting Point: Parc Warande/Parc de Bruxelles - in front of the Belgian Parliament, opposite the entrance to the park.
The Brexit ramp (The Economist, 4th July 2015) http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21656703-david-camerons-renegotiation-gets-wobbly-start-brexit-ramp
ECFR, ‘what does Cameron’s victory mean for the rest of Europe’ http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_what_david_camerons_victory_means_for_the_rest_of_europe3020
LSE, ‘A ‘Brexit’ would have important implications at the European and international levels’ http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/the-international-relations-of-a-brexit/
The Guardian, “Brexit – what would happen if Britain left the EU?” http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/14/brexit-what-would-happen-if-britain-left-eu-european-union-referendum-uk
Brexit debate & Free Movement - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0630p11 (Audiovisual)
Nation Square 2
Google map and directions