1. / Home
  2. / Events

Britain and the EU after the referendum

The UK's referendum on its EU membership was a critical moment for Britain and Europe. The days after the leave victory brought confusion and politica


Philipp Steinberg

Director-General of Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany


Europe watched the UK's referendum with great interest, and the implications of the leave victory are profound. A hugely complex negotiation is now likely to begin, as one of the EU's biggest members becomes its most important neighbour. The European project will be greatly shaken, but might also find new impetus to move ahead.

Bruegel was pleased to host a frank discussion about the referendum result and its consequences. We brought together experts from the UK and its EU partners to analyse the referendum and what it means for Europe.