In this collection, ECFR's experts respond to Britain's 'out' vote and discuss what Europe should do next.freestock.org
It is hard to see what ‘red lines’ could be imposed on the government, but the ruling could be an important victory for thought and reflection over rabble rousing on both sides.
There is no escaping the fundamental tension between Britain’s need for economic ties with rising powers and the growing nativist sentiments at home.
Mark Leonard speaks with Cristina Manzano and Borja Lasheras about the new Spanish government, and with Conor Quinn about the recent UK High Court ruling that only Parliament has the authority to trigger Article 50.
Size does not necessarily equal strength, and the European Union has holes in its strategy.
Europe must narrow the gap between urban and rural areas, otherwise radical populists will continue to flourish in neglected communities.
As much as Berlin would like to prevent negotiations with the UK turning sour, it is hard to envisage any other outcome.
Theresa May seems to be looking for a compromise around freedom of movement in order to retain access to the Single Market.
Johnson did more than anyone to bury Britain’s European future; but his ultra-flexibility may yet prove to be its salvation.
The next phase of European integration must engage with - and provide safeguards against - the dark side of interdependence. Otherwise Brexit will be just the beginning.
With every terrorist attack, anti-migration parties will have a larger platform, but they will struggle to change policy.
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with Tom Nuttall, Brussels Bureau Chief of the Economist, about reactions to the UK referendum result in the EU institutions.
In the absence of a comprehensive framework for post-Brexit defence cooperation between the UK and EU 27, the forgotten Letter of Intent agreement could provide a useful stop-gap.
When it comes to the building of Europe, Britain is out. In fact, London had checked out years ago, but there is no denying it any longer.
Policymakers in Brussels and national capitals must tackle the democratic deficit. Otherwise, questions about the legitimacy of decision-making will continue to undermine the Union.
It is because of the selfish elites that the anti-elites are having such a run.
Willing forces could start now to campaign for a second vote on a 60-40 basis.
“Out” is not a long word, or a difficult concept. But, as the post-referendum turmoil continues, many Brits are having obvious difficulty getting their heads around it.
The British people have spoken.
Even if the UK is a diminished power after Brexit international partners will still need its cooperation in the UN and NATO.
“Taking back control” should be the new slogan of a new political union, as only by joining forces can governments wrest control of fiscal policies, offer a new social contract and regenerate their democracies.
In the brouhaha following the United Kingdom’s historical vote to leave the EU, the two worst risks confronting Europe are complacency and obsession with the UK.
As the political earthquake caused by the UKIP-orchestrated British leave vote reverberates across the EU, the full force of European anti-establishment parties is hitting home.
The people have spoken. But yesterday’s vote to leave the European Union is only the beginning of what will be a long and uncertain process of divorce.