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Brexit banking exodus creates a dilemma for Dublin

Irish consumers’ interests may not coincide with the needs of banks relocating here. Europe’s financial centre is splitting up, possibly for the better. Dublin has gained a lot of new business from London’s exodus, becoming the top choice of firms seeking higher ground post-Brexit. Now Ireland must decide whether it wants to be a leader or a counterweight in Europe’s financial future. With the departure of the UK as the financial industry’s primary voice, the EU will have a chance to...

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The EU needs a Brexit endgame

Britain and the EU must try to preserve the longstanding economic, political, and security links and, despite the last 31 months spent arguing over Brexit, they should try to follow a new path toward convergence. By: Jean Pisani-Ferry Date: January 31, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This opinion piece was also published by Project Syndicate After 31 months of the United Kingdom and the European Union...

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What does a possible no-deal Brexit mean?

With Brexit getting closer, it is still extremely difficult to predict which one of the possible outcomes will materialise. Guntram Wolff examines what exactly it would mean for the UK to 'crash out' of the EU, for both parties. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: January 24, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This article was published by Caixin. On March 29th 2019, two years will have passed since the United...

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EU budget implications of a no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit would mean the UK’s contributions to the EU budget fall to zero as of March 30th 2019. The author here calculates an estimate of the budget shortfall that would have to be covered in this case, and how the burden would fall across different member states. By: Zsolt Darvas Date: January 14, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The United Kingdom’s financial contribution to the liabilities of the...

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The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the European Union prepared?

The author, based on a note written for the Bundestag EU Committee, is exploring the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU, assessing preparations on the EU side and providing guidance on the optimal strategy for the EU, depending on the choices made by the United Kingdom. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: January 14, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This Policy Contribution, based on a note...

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The implications of no-deal Brexit: is the EU prepared?

Hearing on Brexit in the EU Committee of Bundestag on 14 January 2019, exploring the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU and assessing preparations on the EU side. By: Guntram B. Wolff Date: January 14, 2019 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance This note, written at the request of the Bundestag EU committee, explores the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit for the EU and assesses...

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Brexit: Now for something completely different?

The life of Brexit. After a week of ECJ rulings, delayed votes, Theresa May’s errands across Europe and the vote of no confidence, we review the latest economists’ opinions to try to make sense of what has changed and what hasn’t. By: Inês Goncalves Raposo Date: December 17, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Luxembourg, December 10th 2018: “The United Kingdom is free to unilaterally revoke the notification of...

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How a second referendum could be the best way to overcome Brexit impasse

A new vote based on the revocation (or not) of Article 50 would give the UK government a clear signal to proceed in one direction or another, and thus trim down the number of options being touted – most of which are unworkable as things stand. The harsh realities of Brexit – realities that have always been present – are becoming increasing visible as the end of the process nears. Amid this distinct game of bluffs, threats and intransigence, there is one certainty: in the absence of...

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The Brexit withdrawal agreement

On November 14th the UK government cabinet approved the draft text of the withdrawal agreement, the deal reached between EU and UK negotiators. The decision was followed the next day by the resignations of several members of Parliament. We review the first reactions in the blogosphere. By: Silvia Merler Date: November 19, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Martin Wolf writes that Theresa May’s terrible Brexit...

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Director’s Cut: Options yet open for a Brexit deal

Robin Niblett, director of Chatham House institute, joins Bruegel deputy director Maria Demertzis for an assessment of what progress can be reasonably expected from the final months of the Brexit negotiations. By: The Sound of Economics Date: November 7, 2018 Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance The final act of the Brexit negotiations is upon us, with many questions still seemingly unresolved and the future...

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