Brexit – a French perspective

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Series Details 10.11.17
Publication Date 10/11/2017
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The UK in a Changing Europe promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations that stands aside from the politics surrounding the debate.

The Initiative’s work is tailored to be easily accessible to policy makers, businesses, journalists, civil society organisations, educational institutions and the general public who are interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU.

It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London.Author suggested that there was little public debate in France about Brexit. There were many people in France who considered that Brexit had to move forward because it would solve a problem: British governments, whether Labour or Conservative, had never really played the game of political integration.

At the Presidential level the recurrent theme in Emmanuel Macron’s speeches was that Brexit was an opportunity for France to relaunch the EU together with Germany.

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ESO: In Focus: Brexit - The United Kingdom and the European Union
The Conversation 08.05.17: What does President Macron mean for Brexit? (et al)
UK in a Changing Europe: Blog, 21.03.18: Macron and Brexit: an update

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