Prospects for Brexit: What Europeans are Saying

With less than five months until the UK is due to leave the EU, a withdrawal agreement is finally in place, however the question of what will happen to the Irish border remains unclear.

This seminar will address a number of questions including: How is the issue of Brexit understood on the European continent? What does Brexit signify for Europeans? What implications will Brexit have for the European project? To what extent will it impact EU-Australia relations? This presentation will offer prospects of Brexit from European perspectives.

This is the third of a renewed series on Brexit hosted by the EU Centre in the Global and Social Studies Research Centre, GUSS, RMIT.

Speakers

Dr Tom Gerald Daly

Postdoctoral Fellow at Melbourne University Law School and Associate Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School. His research focuses on the connections between law, policy and democratic governance, with a particular focus on young democracies and fragile democracies. His current research project concerns democratic decay worldwide and the use of public law as a remedial tool. Tom will discuss prospects of Brexit from a European perspective.

Dr Sophie Di Francesco-Mayot

Research Officer at the RMIT EU Centre. Her research focuses on European integration, EU institutions and policies, inter-regionalism (EU, ASEM, ASEAN) and French politics. Her current research concerns the issue of Brexit and the implications it will have for the EU, the UK and Australia. Sophie will discuss prospects of Brexit from a European perspective drawing on European media.

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