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The Brexit process [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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The EU’s Heads of State or Government gave the green light in December 2017 to the second phase of negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU. They agreed that ‘sufficient progress’ had been made in talks on issues in the first phase. Those include the UK’s financial obligations on leaving the EU, the rights of EU citizens within the UK and of UK citizens within the EU, and how to deal with the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. The next phase of talks will focus on transitional arrangements and the future EU-UK relationship, including in the field of trade.

This note offers links to recent commentaries and reports published by major international think tanks and other organisations on EU-UK negotiations and on the implications of Brexit more widely. More studies on these issues can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are thinking’ from October 2017.

Brexit: Next steps in UK’s withdrawal from the EU
Library of the House of Commons, January 2018

‘Soft’ Brexit is no panacea: Why the Scottish government should lead on halting Brexit
Scottish Centre on European Relations, January 2018

The Brexit options, explained
Brookings Institution, January 2018

Blockchain and trade: Not a fix for Brexit, but could revolutionise global value chains (if governments let it)
European Centre for International Political Economy, January 2018

Brexit negotiators should consider global impact
Friends of Europe, January 2018

TPP: The UK is having a Pacific pipe dream
Centre for European Reform, January 2018

Brexit talks: What happens when the clock stops?
Scottish Centre on European Relations, January 2018

Compromis sur le Brexit: Trompe-l’œil ou réussite politique?
Institut des relations internationales et stratégiques, December 2017

An early transition deal won’t avoid the Brexit cliff edge
Institute for Government, December 2017

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, December 2017

Trade after Brexit: Options for the UK’s relationship with the EU
Institute for Government, December 2017

The shared market: A new proposal for a future partnership between the UK and the EU
Institute for Public Policy Research, December 2017

Brexit breakthrough: Into ever-deeper fog over both the Northern Irish border and the Channel
Centre for European Policy Studies, December 2017

Brexit talks move on: They will be tough
Scottish Centre on European Relations, December 2017

Finding a sensible Brexit
Chatham House, December 2017

Dispute resolution after Brexit
Institute for Government, December 2017

Brexit: Le scénario hard de Theresa May de plus en plus hypothétique
Institut Thomas More, December 2017

Opportunities and risks in Europe in 2018
Bruegel, December 2017

Beyond the Westminster bubble: What people really think about immigration
Open Europe, December 2017

The burdens of Brexit
Rand Europe, December 2017

Brexit readiness update: The players improved their score
Peterson Institute for International Economy, December 2017

Brexit and the border: An overview of possible outcomes
UK in a Changing Europe, December 2017

UK + EU = Canada+?
Centre for European Reform, December 2017

Brexit: UK defers the hard choices
Carnegie Europe, December 2017

Brexit: A negotiation update
Brookings Institution, December 2017

Optimistic UK business confidence indicators predict smooth Brexit
Bruegel, December 2017

Brexit begins to take shape, as debate in Scotland continues
Scottish Centre on European Relations, December 2017

Brexit: Launching satellite Britain
European Policy Centre, December 2017

Alternate forms of Brexit and their implications for the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States
Rand Europe, December 2017

‘Why we’re stuck and how we want to get out of this’: Capacity building for the post-Brexit generation
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, December 2017

Britain opts for ‘Brexit in name only’
Peterson Institute for International Economics, December 2017

Perspectives on the Irish Border and Brexit negotiations
Policy Exchange, December 2017

Who’s afraid of the ECJ? Charting the UK’s relationship with the European Court
Institute for Government, December 2017

Brexit, phase two (and beyond): The future of the EU-UK relationship
Bruegel, December 2017

Brexit: Towards a deep and comprehensive partnership?
European Policy Centre, December 2017

Brexit: When the banks leave
Bruegel, December 2017

As Brexit negotiations are finely poised, the economic picture doesn’t get any less gloomy
Scottish Centre on European Relations, December 2017

Theresa May’s disunited kingdom
Carnegie Europe, December 2017

Ten predictions for the Brexit talks
Centre for European Reform, November 2017

A comment on the proposed EMIR revisions
Centre for European Policy Studies, November 2017

Dig for victory?
Centre for European Reform, November 2017

Europe’s problem with England
Institute of International and European Affairs, November 2017

The implications of Brexit for UK, EU and global agricultural reform in the next decade
Chatham House, November 2017

Negotiating Brexit: what do the UK’s negotiating partners want?
UK in a Changing Europe, November 2017

Brexit negotiations and legislation: Implied timeline
Institute for Government, November 2017

The Brexit negotiations: What do the British want?
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, November 2017

Relaunching the EU
Centre for European Reform, November 2017

Can Northern Ireland be kept in the EU?
Carnegie Europe, November 2017

Brexit means…? Or the urgency of defining Brexit before the Brexit happens
Fondation Robert Schuman, November 2017

Ireland on the rocky road to Brexit
Notre Europe, November 2017

Vaping solutions: An easy Brexit win
Institute of Economic Affairs, November 2017

Read this briefing on ‘The Brexit process‘ on the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

Visit the European Parliament homepage on Brexit negotiations.


3 thoughts on “The Brexit process [What Think Tanks are thinking]

  1. Plenty more where those came from

    Posted by Ed | January 12, 2018, 19:18


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