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18:15 - 19:45 17 November 2016

Europe after Brexit: freedom and protection in a crisis-driven union


Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Luuk van Middelaar, Professor of EU Constitutional Law, Leiden University

The British referendum has caused shockwaves not just in Westminster and in the UK, but in the rest of Europe too. Beyond the upcoming “divorce negotiations”, unprecedented and difficult in themselves, the remaining 27 EU Member States face fundamental questions on their own: How to deal with the popular backlash against core achievements of EU integration, such as free movement and free trade? How to adapt the unique qualities of a Treaty- and rule-based organisation to an ever more unstable and unpredictable environment? And how the balance of power in the Union will evolve, now that the UK’s exit and France’s affaiblissement again raise the question of Germany’s power? Luuk van Middelaar will offer compelling answers to these questions.


Benjamin Martill
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | benjamin.martill@ucl.ac.uk


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