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On June 23rd, the British voters chose to leave the EU. In light of this event and the recent presidential election of Donald Trump, a trend of anti-establishment and anti-globalisation politics can be observed in the Western world. Minister of Foreign Affairs and pro-Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson recently stated that the UK will make a ”Titanic success” of the Brexit. The Brexit-negotiations between the UK and the EU will shine further light on its actual consequences.
On December 15th, Urios and RENFORCE will organise a lecture that will give insight in the legal and diplomatic implications of the Brexit.
Linda Senden, Professor of European Law at UU, will elaborate the ‘Article 50 procedure’ from a legal perspective. Article 50 of the TFEU provides the possibility for Member States to withdraw from the European Union. Since this procedure has never been invoked before, it is a very exciting topic.
We are also very honoured to receive Sir Geoffrey Adams, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, located in the Hague. During his speech he will focus on the implications of the Brexit and the consequences for the diplomatic ties between the UK and the EU – and more specifically between the UK and the Netherlands. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session, during which you will get the opportunity to ask questions and to discuss.
When? 15 December 2016. Doors open at 17:00, the event will start at 17:15 and is expected to end at 19:15.
Where? Room 0.13 in Janskerkhof 2-3, Utrecht.
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