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Chapter 7: The geographically asymmetric impact of Brexit

Brexit / BOOK
Alexander Mattelaer

Date: 17/06/2020

Alexander Mattelaer maps out how the political and economic fallout from Brexit will settle across and within EU member states asymmetrically, and how this will fuel polarisation in terms of national and regional political agenda-setting. This asymmetry will certainly impact the EU27’s bargaining dynamics on the future EU-UK relationship, their domestic politics and evolving perceptions of European integration. I it will be further compounded by the economic shock triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, Brexit also serves as an opportunity to foster policy renewal and rebuild economic and societal resilience in the EU.

This chapter is part of the publication Towards an ambitious, broad, deep and flexible EU-UK partnership?, which examines the political, economic, social and institutional implications of the UK’s departure from the EU in different policy fields, as well as its impact on UK politics and EU integration. The contributions in this book, all by leading experts on Brexit, draw from discussions held in the Brexit Think Tank Group, which was set up by the EPC in the aftermath of the 2016 referendum. Through this format, the EPC facilitated a continuing exchange between the European Commission’s Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom and the policy community.

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