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The Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017 and will be going on till about October 2018. As of yet, however, there is little certainty on where we will end up. In the coming months, you will often hear about the meetings between the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and the UK Brexit Secretary David Davis. Now's as good time as any to start thinking what the future relationship between the UK and the EU could look like.   

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The aim of negotiations is to find a deal that does not harm the EU neither the UK nor the EU. I used the word "harm" because I believe that Brexit can't benefit both players. In fact, the reason why the UK can't find an agreement with the EU is that both are trying to avoid further issues and difficulties that Brexit will cause. Furthermore, both are trying to gain the maximum benefit at the expense of the other. Therefore, the aim of the negotiation should be to try to find a way that...

Luca de'Castiglioni
by Luca de'Castiglioni
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Luca de'Castiglioni

Many business owners in industries that heavily rely on exporting and importing are quite worried about Brexit. This sentiment is well founded. In 2015, 44% of British export went to E.U., while 53% of its imports came from E.U.. This large market share is largely due to the free trade agreement between E.U. nations. Under this agreement, U.K. companies can sell and buy goods across the border without having to pay for taxes or tariffs. However, Brexit could void this agreement, and new...

Mingtong Ma
by Mingtong Ma
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Mingtong Ma

The European Union always seems to be against the idea of Brexit. However, does U.K. leaving necessarily means the downfall of the E.U.?   On one hand, Brexit will significantly limit the size of the E.U.'s economy. Since U.K. is the second largest economy(after Germany) in the union, losing it will decrease the E.U.'s GDP by roughly 16%. Also, from the employees’ view, Brexit will take away a number of jobs from E.U. citizens. From the employers’ view, Brexit will take away a number of...

Mingtong Ma
by Mingtong Ma
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Mingtong Ma

Article 50 provides for the legal and procedural arrangement in the event of a country leaving the EU. Some commentators have argued that perhaps this agreement regarding the future relationship of the EU should be subject to a separate treatment that should be concluded at the same time of the leaving arrangement. Although, it was a unilateral declaration by the UK to leave the EU, UK cannot participate in this procedure post-Brexit. Moreover, 2 years is definitely not enough time to reach...

Ariel Leung
by Ariel Leung
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Ariel Leung

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union naturally raises questions with regard to the kind of post-Brexit relations that would exist between the EU and Britain. Amidst the hype and rhetoric on both sides of the argument, it is clear that it is in both parties interest to seek a relationship that builds on the strengths that co-operation can achieve.   The UK and EU have an interest to co-operate on matters of mutual interest. These include areas such as defence,   security and...

Shawn Lee
by Shawn Lee
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Shawn Lee

A majority of the focus on the impacts of Brexit appear to be related to the movement of jobs within the financial sector. Indeed, there is a regular weekly influx of the largest banks proposing alternative cities to relocate their UK operations. Given that the UK's GDP consists primarily of the tertiary sector, many believe that losing out on this sector spells the beginning of the end for the nation. While the UK would not certainly emerge better than before Brexit, the future is not as...

Yuvraj Mohan
by Yuvraj Mohan
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Yuvraj Mohan

It appears that there are three potential types of legal model to structure the relationship between the Union and the UK following Brexit negotiations. The first model is akin to that of Norway, whereby the relationship between the Union and the former member state is governed by a wide ranging Treaty (such as the European Economic Area) which replicates many polices of EU law. The bite of EEA law is predominantly derived from three central principles, namely, internalisation ( Art. 7 EEA...

Tom Edrop
by Tom Edrop
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Tom Edrop

We can't deny the cultural gap between the United Kingdom and the continental countries within the EU. Although diversity of opinions and beliefs is most of the time a richness, it has been a huge burden for the EU governance. The United Kingdom, because of its economic and diplomatic weight, has always had an important power over EU's decisions in terms common policies. Hence, whereas most continental countries were in favour of building a 'social' EU that would integrate common social...

Nicolas Grimprel
by Nicolas Grimprel
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Nicolas Grimprel

In the last decades, Great Britain has attracted many of the most talented people from all over the world.  The high level of quality of its educational system enabled those people to cultivate, develop and grow their talent.  They then joined the labour market and offered their expertise and high skills to industries such as manufacturing and services and even education.  In the LSE for example, 70% of the students come from abroad.  This multicultural diversity is also evident in the...

Marios Katsioloudis
by Marios Katsioloudis
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Marios Katsioloudis
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Brexit is an opportunity. It gives policy makers, businessmen and society the opportunity to reconsider what the relationship to the UK actually means to them.  In my view, relationships have to be constantly re-evaluated. Deciding to go into a partnership, whether between governments, firms or individuals, requires a careful consideration of the pros and cons. I.e., two firms would not merge without carefully conducting their due diligence and considering every advantage and limitation of...

Lara-Marie Rausch
by Lara-Marie Rausch
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Lara-Marie Rausch
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