Brexit means Brexit? A Symposium
After the British voted on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union – by a narrow majority of 51.9% to 48.1% – the EU entered uncharted legal and political waters. It quickly became clear that the Exit negotiations would prove considerably more complex and complicated than was suggested by Prime Minister Theresa May’s slogan at the first Cabinet meeting after the Summer Recess: »Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it.«
This symposium is concerned less with the question of exactly how May’s promised success story will be realized, than with the myriad challenges that the United Kingdom and Europe now face with ›Brexit‹.