BLOG – Brexit in the World

Weaponized Prorogation and the Harm to Democracy: Lessons from Canada

The DCU Brexit Institute blog is hosting a debate between several authors on the Prorogation of the UK Parliament. This is the third blog post. See also: Chris White, Prorogation of the UK Parliament: the Impact of Brexit on the Commons ; Sam Fowles, Prorogation of the UK Parliament: Three Key Issues.   Weaponized Prorogation and the Harm to Democracy: Lessons from Canada…
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Why Trump’s Trade Policy is no Friend of Brexit

Why Trump’s Trade Policy is no Friend of Brexit Charlotte Sieber-Gasser (DCU Brexit Institute)   The escalation in the numerous trade disputes initiated by the US government and the fact that the World Trade Organization (WTO) is unlikely to maintain a fully operational dispute settlement system beyond 2019 must be taken into consideration in any…
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New Study by UNCTAD on Implications of No-Deal Brexit for Developing Countries

New Study by UNCTAD on Implications of No-Deal Brexit for Developing Countries Charlotte Sieber-Gasser (DCU Brexit Institute) A recent study by UNCTAD indicates that the poorest developing countries are at risk of a decline in exports to the UK in the case of No-Deal Brexit. On the other hand, industrial countries, emerging markets and developing countries,…
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Is “Global Britain” a Viable Role for the Post-Brexit UK?

Is “Global Britain” a Viable Role for the Post-Brexit UK? Andrew Glencross (Aston University) The “Global Britain” slogan is the brainchild of Prime Minister Theresa May. She proposed the term in her first major speech on the UK’s post-Brexit posture as a way to fight off accusations that leaving the EU would lead to an…
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Do “Realms of Gold” Await Global Britain in South America? Prospects for a UK-Mercosur Trade Deal

Do “Realms of Gold” Await Global Britain in South America? Prospects for a UK-Mercosur Trade Deal Michael Mindorff and Louise Bekkers (Leiden University College The Hague) Last May, then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote rhapsodically of the “realms of gold” awaiting the UK in South America  after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The UK and Latin American…
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Global Britain and India post-Brexit: From Visas to FinTech

“Global Britain” and India post-Brexit: From Visas to FinTech Tess Baker and Hannah Koole (Leiden University College The Hague) With Brexit less than four months away, the UK government will soon have to start turning the idea of “Global Britain” from a slogan into reality. According to the Withdrawal Agreement, the text of which was published on…
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Defence, Security and Brexit: Ireland’s Dilemma

Defence, Security and Brexit: Ireland’s Dilemma Kenneth McDonagh (Dublin City University) EU security and defence cooperation has always existed in something of a quantum state – we can know where we are or how fast we’re moving but not both at the same time. In recent weeks both Emmanuel Macronand Angela Merkel have called for versions…
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The Brexit Deal and Foreign Policy

The Brexit Deal and Foreign Policy: The UK’s ‘Global Positioning’ between the EU and the US  Cornelia-Adriana Baciu (Dublin City University) The UK’s withdrawal from the €10 billion Galileo programme, and the intention to build its own satellite navigation system compatible with the US Global Positioning System, might signal a British foreign policy vision more closely…
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The Brexit Deal and Gibraltar

The Brexit Deal and Gibraltar Maria Mut Bosque (International University of Catalonia) On the 25th of November 2018, the EU-27 leaders endorsed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and approved the political declaration on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. These texts now need to be passed by the other EU Institutions in…
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Event Report: Brexit and Aviation

Event Report: Brexit and Aviation Gabriel Grigore (Dublin City University) On 15 November 2018, the DCU Brexit Institute, in partnership with Dublin Airport Central organised a half-day conference on Brexit and Aviation, hosted at the Grant Thornton headquarters, in Dublin. After an opening message of welcome from Michael McAteer (Managing Partner, Grant Thornton), this event…
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We Need to Talk About Brexit and Aviation

Upcoming Event: Brexit and Aviation, November 15. Full details here. Barry McMullin (DCU School of Electronic Engineering) I recently received an invitation from the DCU Brexit Institute to its event to be held today on the subject of Brexit and Aviation. It seems like an important and timely topic, with an excellent line up of expert and…
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Brexit and Aviation: The Fate of the Emissions Trading Scheme

Upcoming Event: Brexit and Aviation, November 15. Full details here. Andrew Murphy (Transport & Environment) In the jumble of issues that Brexit touches on, aviation is one that manages to regularly make headlines. From concerns about British manufacturing jobs in the sector, to allegations that Ireland is threatening access, to the risk posed to British holiday makers, aviation…
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Event Report: Brexit and International Development Cooperation

Event Report: Brexit and International Development Cooperation Daniele Grippo (Dublin City University) On 11 October 2018, The DCU Brexit Institute, in partnership with the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) organized an event on Brexit and International Development Cooperation, hosted at the European Parliament Information Office, in Dublin. This event featured an opening Keynote Speech…
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What are the Likely Implications of Brexit for Africa?

What are the Likely Implications of Brexit for Africa? Niamh Gaynor (Dublin City University) During a week-long trip to several African countries last month, Prime Minister Theresa May pledged to deliver “a radical expansion of the U.K.’s presence in Africa” post-Brexit. This follows a long and, in many ways, successful relationship where the continent has…
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Perceptions of Brexit in Canada: Transatlantic Relations and Domestic Politics

Perceptions of Brexit in Canada: Transatlantic Relations and Domestic Politics Achim Hurrelmann (Carleton University) While there has not been a broad debate about Brexit in the Canadian public sphere, the prospect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU has generated considerable attention among Canadians. As a former part of the British Empire, Canada has retained…
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Politics, Not Interests, Will Shape the UK-EU Security Relationship

Politics, Not Interests, Will Shape the UK-EU Security Relationship Benjamin Martill (London School of Economics) Monika Sus (Hertie School of Governance)   The Easy Question? It was once thought that managing the security and defence aspects of Brexit would be easy. The intergovernmental nature of EU security and defence policy has always meant that the…
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The Military Dimension of Brexit: A No-Deal on Defence?

The Military Dimension of Brexit: A No-Deal on Defence? Lee D. Turpin (Lancaster University) Whilst much discussion of Brexit negotiations has focused on the economic interests at stake for both sides, future UK-EU relations on military matters remain perhaps too often overlooked. As this blog post makes clear, it is important not be complacent regarding the…
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Brexit and the Law: A Bird’s Eye Perspective

Brexit and the Law: A Bird’s Eye Perspective Stephen Coutts (Dublin City University)   Introduction Brexit has become a veritable industry and legal writing is no small part of this massive and recent production. On the legal side there has been detailed and systematic analysis of the actual process of Brexit, the operation of Article 50 and…
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Event Report On “Brexit, Medicine and Public Health”

Event Report on “Brexit, Medicine and Public Health” By Ross Nugent (Dublin City University) On 3 May 2018, the DCU Brexit Institute organized an event on “Brexit, Medicine and Public Health”. This event featured an opening debate between Baroness Suttie (Member of the UK House of Lords, European Union Committee) and Paulo Rangel (Member of the EU Parliament, Constitutional Affairs Committee), followed…
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Brexit and the Irish Health System

Upcoming Event: Brexit, Medicine and Public Health, 3 May 2018 Brexit and the Irish Health System Anthony Staines (Dublin City University) Our nearest and dearest neighbours are engaged in leaving the European Union.  For Ireland, the experience may be less like your neighbours moving, than them moving, taking their house, garden, the road outside, and…
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Can UK and EU Environmental Law Stay Aligned After Brexit?

Can UK and EU Environmental Law Stay Aligned After Brexit? by Roderic O’Gorman (Dublin City University) One of the most significant achievements of the European Union is the range of integrated environmental protection regimes it has developed, in diverse areas including biodiversity, climate change, water quality and air pollution. Britain’s exit from the EU will…
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Brexit and the Future of Transatlantic Relations

Brexit and the Future of Transatlantic Relations   by Joris Larik (Leiden University) Whatever the EU and UK end up deciding in their withdrawal agreement, transitional arrangement or future free trade agreement will be between them. To the rest of the world, it will be what lawyers call res inter alios acta—a thing agreed between…
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Transport and Trade Implications of Brexit

Transport and Trade Implications of Brexit by Edgar Morgenroth (Dublin City University) While it is generally accepted that Brexit will have a significant impact on UK-EU trade, the precise ways in which trade flows might be impeded is not often discussed. One important area where Brexit is likely to affect goods trade flows is through…
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Event “Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy”

On February 15, 2018, the DCU Brexit Institute held an event on “Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy” organised in partnership with the Irish Environmental Protection Agency and the Political Studies Association of Ireland. The event was hosted by Arthur Cox.

Opening Keynote Speech by Enrico Letta (former Italian Prime Minister and Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po Paris)

Enrico Letta spoke about Brexit being one of the most important challenges of our times, even though, as he reminded the audience, it is not as important in France and Italy as it is in Ireland. Before continuing, he gave warning that the topic is complicated and he cannot see a happy end of Brexit. The Union risks and will lose most in the area of energy and climate. In these topics the UK had a big leading role and therefore losing the UK is a loss for the EU.

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What will Brexit mean for climate change?

Opinion: Brexit is causing deep uncertainty across a range of policy spheres so what will it mean for Europe’s efforts to combat climate change?

The scale of the decarbonisation challenge facing the world is nothing short of daunting. According to the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017, climate change policy pledges made by governments around the world cumulatively amount to only approximately one-third of what is required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, a key danger threshold set by climate scientists.

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What are the Best Brexit Podcasts? A Listener’s Guide

If you want to keep up with Brexit news, but find you have limited reading time, try listening to podcasts.

There are already a number of podcasts exclusively devoted to Brexit. The oldest (A Diet of Brussels, with 200+ episodes) has been around since May 8, 2015, the day after David Cameron’s Conservatives won a parliamentary majority, the event which made it inevitable that there would be a referendum on Brexit. Many more sprang up after the referendum, and they have chronicled the various twists in the Brexit story – the triggering of Article 50, the subsequent UK election and the resulting hung parliament, and the ongoing negotiations with the EU.

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