Central and Eastern Europe after Brexit: fear of domination, fear of abandonment

Where does Brexit leave Central and Eastern Europe? On the one hand, it pulls the centre of EU gravity eastwards, further away from the Atlantic. On the other, it leaves the region vulnerable on its eastern frontier. Alina Bârgăoanu (Harvard) explains why these states feel abandoned and fear domination by Germany. The Euractiv journalist Peter Wilding … Read moreCentral and Eastern Europe after Brexit: fear of domination, fear of abandonment

European solidarity? Explaining EU citizens’ attitudes towards economic redistribution in the age of Brexit

What’s happening to European solidarity in the wake of Brexit? In this blog, Nicholas Charron and Monika Bauhr (University of Gothenburg) explains EU citizens’ attitudes towards cohesion policy. They find that less than one-half of EU citizens have even heard of the policy itself, while roughly one-third claim they have ‘benefitted from some EU project in their area’. … Read moreEuropean solidarity? Explaining EU citizens’ attitudes towards economic redistribution in the age of Brexit

Thus far we’ve seen a masterclass in how not to negotiate but Theresa May could yet turn things around

Reaching a deal with the EU was never going to be easy, and there was no chance whatsoever of agreeing something that would satisfy everybody. But we appear to be heading for an agreement with Brussels that nobody at all is happy with. According to some Leave voters, the person responsible, Theresa May, is a … Read moreThus far we’ve seen a masterclass in how not to negotiate but Theresa May could yet turn things around

Nationalism, racism, and identity: what connects Englishness to a preference for hard Brexit?

Support for Brexit was higher among those who identify as English rather than British, even after accounting for relevant economic factors. But what is it that connects English identity to a preference for Brexit? Anthony Heath and Lindsay Richards outline some key characteristics that go some way in explaining the association. ‘Identity politics’ is a … Read moreNationalism, racism, and identity: what connects Englishness to a preference for hard Brexit?

Jo Johnson quits Government over likely “out of Europe, yet run by Europe” Brexit deal

The Government has been rocked this afternoon by a resignation over Brexit policy from a minister who has concluded that the likely deal to be struck by the Government will “leave us trapped in a subordinate relationship to the EU with no say over the rules that will govern huge swathes of our economy”. But … Read moreJo Johnson quits Government over likely “out of Europe, yet run by Europe” Brexit deal

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