The rejection of the so-called ‘May deal’ on 15 January has caused uncertainty for all sides, explains Nicole Koenig, Deputy Director at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin. While Brexit represents an important loss in political and economic terms, it does not represent the ‘final blow’ to the EU, as some may argue. To the contrary, the EU has been very united in the negotiations and public approval rates have significantly risen in the past two years. We must now focus on keeping the negative impact of Brexit as small as possible. Meanwhile, the EU has to address the real questions for its future such as developing a truly common migration policy and finding better ways of ensuring compliance with its values.
Watch the complete Interview here (in German).