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Javier Elorza and Xavier Vidal-Folch

Brexit URL: https://www.march.es/conferencias/anteriores/voz.aspx?p1=101068&l=2

On 23 June 2016 the referendum that determined the United Kingdom would leave the European Union was held. This unexpected result led to generalised instability on world stock markets. The ensuing months have been marked by uncertainty in the agreements between European institutions and the British government about the conditions of the United Kingdom’s disconnection. The present and future scenario presents important challenges: Scotland’s intentions of holding its own referendum to gain independence from the United Kingdom and continue in the European Union, elections in several European countries with the rise of political parties that defend leaving the European Union in a nationalist tone and the geo-political key to the commercial agreements with Canada, the United States and Russia.

Will the European Union resist the Euro-sceptic trend the was sparked after Brexit? What will be the consequences of Brexit for the United Kingdom and for the European Union? Could measures such as a multi-speed Europe alter the stability between Ireland and the United Kingdom? These and other questions will be discussed by the guests, the journalist and former associate editor of El País Xavier Vidal-Folch and Javier Elorza, a diplomat, ex-ambassador and the permanent Spanish representative to the European Commision and subsequently to the European Union.

A debate format in which, once a month, on a Monday at 7:30 pm, leading experts analyse important issues that make up today’s social reality with the journalists Antonio San José and Íñigo Alfonso.

The demographic problem, what does it mean to be Spanish today?, Where is going Russia?, coalition governments, new approaches to university education, the future of the press in Spain, the future of the Autonomous Regions in Spain, electoral reform, robots and industry, climate change, political leadership during the Spanish democracy, pharmaceutical industry and health, the Arab world, the solutions to the crisis, independence movements, globalisation, the future of Europe, anti-system movements, aging, virus of the new Millennium and the future of the monarchies in the world have been several of the issues involved.

The presenters put some of the audience’s questions to the guests. Please send your suggestions to: lacuestionpalpitante@march.es

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