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The future cooperation between the EU 27 and the United Kingdom after Brexit


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After leaving the European Union on 31 January 2020, the UK and the EU needed to negotiate a new partnership. “We are ready to design a new partnership with zero tariffs, zero quotas, zero dumping. A partnership that goes well beyond trade and is unprecedented in scope”, von der Leyen explained in her speech on 8th January 2020, while pointing out that the EU would work for solutions that uphold its integrity, its Single Market and its Customs Union. How could these future relations look like?

In this seminar, students took part in a European Council simulation game which focussed on the negotiations about the future relations between the EU and the UK. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a summer school in Brussels could unfortunately not take place. However, the students were able to enjoy several online lectures by well-known academics and EU practitioners, preparing them for the final negotiation in a simulated European Council summit on July, 10th 2020.