The Centre and the Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) invite you to a presentation and panel debate.
A Brexit could profoundly change the EU, Europe's geopolitics, transatlantic relations and the study of European integration. While a British withdrawal is not inevitable, the possibility has increased and depends not only on developments in Britain but on how the rest of the EU responds to its 'British question'. Dr Tim Oliver, lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, argues that there exists very little analysis of what a Brexit could mean for the EU and what choices the EU faces. Britain's own Brexit debate is equally oblivious to the wider implications of Britain leaving the EU.
Is a renegotiated relationship with the UK less acceptable than a Brexit? Should the EU fear or focus on the possibility of a Brexit? Can Britain use a Brexit as leverage to secure a renegotiation? Should the EU rule out a new treaty out of fear it could trigger an in-out referendum and Brexit? How might a Brexit change the geopolitics of Europe?