The German Dread of Brexit – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

English: A map showing European membership of ...

English: A map showing European membership of the EU and NATO. EU member only NATO member only Member of both Česky: Mapa zobrazující členství evropských států v EU a NATO. státy pouze v EU státy pouze v NATO státy v NATO a EU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This outstanding article by think-tank, Carnegie Europe , argues that a British exit from the EU would confirm Germany’s dominance in the bloc. It goes on to explain that it is that dominant position that Berlin does not want and cannot exercise.

Source: The German Dread of Brexit – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

This article gives us some excellent insights into the post-Brexit political context in Europe. It should be read in conjunction with the Guardian’s article questioning how UK MPs would action a Brexit win.

Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, Europe is changing and it’s questionable whether the EU can survive or in what form. The wild card is France with a national election looming and growing support for right-wing populist Marine Le Pen, who will be looking to do a Trump.

Thoughts?

 

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