Europe and the EU

Brexit: close to the finish line or a kick in the long grass?
22 Mar 2019 15:30 - 18:00
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Brexit and the European Council summit: Close to the finish line or a kick into the long grass?

The full photostream of this event can be viewed here.

Start of our Brexit discussion
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A week before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the Clingendael Institute brought together experts from the worlds of politics, journalism and thinktanks to discuss where we stand in the Brexit negotiations, and what will happen next. Will there be an extension? And if so, what kind? And how does this affect the prospects of reaching a Brexit deal? As news from a crucial European Council meeting comes in, we will explore its implications for the negotiations and assess dynamics in Germany, the UK, the Netherlands and the European institutions.

Our speakers in discussion
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Speakers included Tim Oliver (Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University London), Nicolai von Ondarza (Head of Research Division at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, SWP), John Peet (Political and Brexit editor, The Economist), and Georgina Wright (Senior Researcher, Institute for Government).

The roundtable discussion was moderated by Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, the Clingendael Institute).
15:30 - 16.00: Welcome and registration
16:00 - 17:30: Roundtable discussion
17.30 - 18.00: Closing drinks