Brexit

Il ritorno dei confini in Europa

A quasi trent’anni dalla caduta del muro simbolo della Guerra fredda “discendono” nuove cortine sull’Europa, di cristallo più che di ferro per utilizzare una definizione dell’Economist. Barriere che rallentano la piena realizzazione del disegno europeo di unità e coesione...

London: bigger than Brexit

Despite widespread fears about the impact of Brexit, London does not appear to be suffering overly much. The City remains the financial capital of the world thanks to the “four Ls”: language, longitude, law and liquidity. London’s critical mass and the presence of any number of European businesses keeps it strong: indeed, it is using its influence to advantage in Brussels...

Clearing House e "Take back control": un altro paradosso di Brexit

Riprendere il controllo, Take back control, è stato forse lo slogan per eccellenza dei sostenitori di Brexit durante la campagna elettorale di due anni fa...

Theresa May dopo Firenze: da dove ripartono i negoziati

Secondo Michel Barnier, capo negoziatore per la Commissione europea, quello di Theresa May a Firenze, il 22 settembre, è stato un discorso dallo spirito costruttivo...

European security and defense: towards a “soft Brexit”?

Brexit debates have so far largely focused on economic and legal issues, the amount of the “divorce bill” and the status of European citizens residing on British soil...

Can Merkel’s Germany manage a good Brexit deal for all?

There is still some uncertainty in London about the role Germany and Angela Merkel will play in Brexit negotiations after the German elections on September 24. For Germany, clearly, the weight of the “market-friendly/liberal” block in the EU (whose current core members include the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Estonia) will decline, potentially making the EU less market-friendly...

The EU at the UN Security Council – post-Brexit

If and when Brexit happens, its impact on the EU’s foreign, security and defense policy is likely to be less dramatic than in other areas – for both the UK and its current 27 partners. Much will, of course, depend on the general terms on (and climate in) which the separation occurs...

A diminished UK leaving a diminished EU

More than a year since the ‘In or Out’ referendum on the EU in the United Kingdom, the ‘fog of Brexit’ has still not settled and no one has a clear plan, least of all the British Government. Far from being fully engaged in negotiations in Brussels, the UK is still negotiating with itself...

Brexit and the Intellectuals

A recent New York Times article asked, “Will London Fall?” It was accompanied by nostalgic black-and-white photos, suggesting the end of an era and that London’s time as the global capital is waning...

Cosa c’è dietro la scelta elettorale di Theresa May

L’8 giugno il Regno Unito rinnoverà il suo Parlamento e sceglierà il suo nuovo premier – due anni prima della scadenza naturale della legislatura, prevista nel 2020...