Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?Brexit and the EU Budget: Threat or Opportunity?
This paper analyses the implications of Brexit for EU’s public finances. The authors Jörg Haas and Eulalia Rubio draw up four scenarios that outline how the EU could react to the expected budget shortfall after Brexit and highlight the political implications of each scenario. more
Visegrad Four in Brexit negotiationsVisegrad Four in Brexit negotiations
The Visegrad countries are facing two challenging negotiations: how to secure the best deal in future relations with the United Kingdom and how to influence the institutional response of the European Union to Brexit. In this blog post Jan Jakub Chromiec argues that the Visegrad Four converge on some issues of EU-UK negotiations, but divisions within the group will prevent it from exerting influence on the future shape of EU institutions. more
Future of the Capital Markets Union after BrexitFuture of the Capital Markets Union after Brexit
The UK’s capital markets play a central role in Europe’s financial system. Brexit now threatens to detach the EU from the UK. In this policy paper Philipp Ständer analyses the economic and political implications of Brexit for Europe’s Capital Markets Union (CMU). First, the paper analyses which capital market segments would be most affected when the UK loses access to the Single Market. Second, it compares the political support for CMU before and after the Brexit referendum. more
What future for the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine?What future for the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine?
In April, the Dutch voted against the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. What led to the vote? How did the EU react? And what are the broader implications for the EU and Ukraine? This blog post by Viktor Savinok reviews the developments and arguments underlying the Dutch ‘no’ vote, analyses the European Council Decision in light of alternative response options and assesses broader implications for the EU. more
EU external action and Brexit: relaunch and reconnectEU external action and Brexit: relaunch and reconnect
Brexit will have important implications for the role of the EU and the UK in international affairs. What could Brexit mean specifically for EU external action? And how will it affect the UK’s power and international influence? The paper by Nicole Koenig analyses the implications for diplomacy, development and crisis management and suggests ways towards into a win-win situation. more