Queen's Policy Engagement

Where are we with Brexit?

Professor David Phinnemore takes time out from self isolation to remind us that Brexit hasn't gone away!

Where are we with Brexit?

As part of the new Queen’s Policy Engagement Live Series, which aims to keep our academics connected with stakeholders, policymakers and the general public, Prof David Phinnemore gives an overview of what has been happening over the past few months and what is due to happen over the coming year with the Brexit process.

Having left the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is in the midst of the transition period and a number of things are happening including the negotiations on the post-transition EU/UK relationship which is due to come into being in 2021.  David provides a timeline for these negotiations, bearing in mind the impact of the  current pandemic. David also looks at the implementation on the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland as there are important decisions to be made so that these provisions will come into place by 2021.

Finally David looks at the transition period and asks whether there will be a request for an extension, contrary to the wishes of Boris Johnson before the outbreak of COVID-19.

 

 

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Professor David Phinnemore
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David Phinnemore is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's University Belfast. He is also Dean of Education for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Professor Phinnemore's research interests cover EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, EU external relations and alternatives to EU membership, particularly association.

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