Event: ‘Brexit, Britain and the world’ – 7 February 2019, Athens. University of Peloponnese
The Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Institute of International Economic Relations of Association of the University of Peloponnese organised on the 7th of February a guest lecture with the title “Brexit, Britain and the world”. The lecture was held by Christopher Hill, distinguished professor of International Relations at SAIS Europe.
Prof. Hill presented the UK’s longstanding relationship with the EU, analyzed the decision to hold the referendum and highlighted that strategically it was a mistake, based on wrong assessments of British political and social realities. Moreover, Prof. Hill stressed that a UK withdrawal from the EU would have a negative impact on the EU and that London would have to face significant problems. Alternatives, such as for example a special relationship with the USA, are of limited importance. He concluded that while during its EU membership Great Britain had a lot of opt-outs, after Brexit the UK would be obliged to pursue from the EU significant opt-ins.
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