Brexit: Causes and Consequences

eu-union-jack-flagsIn this new paper I argue (with Francis Ghiles) that Brexit is the most significant event in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989; that while some of the causes of Brexit are largely home grown, many of them are not and that the consequences are more likely than not to further fragment and divide Europe further absent a significant step up in the quality of leadership that has been provided over the last decade.

Author: profalanriley1

Professor Alan Riley, specialises in energy law, energy security, antitrust and EU law. He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Statecraft, London and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, Washington, DC. He can be contacted at ariley@statecraft.org.uk

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