The 2017 referendums in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto may have received less international attention than events in Catalonia, says Patrick Utz, but they will have implications for the future of Lega Nord, Italian territorial politics and the future of austerity.
Tough talks ahead – May’s dream trade deal not possible
Following the High Court’s ruling on whether the UK Parliament should be involved in the activation of the Article 50 process to leave the EU, Tobias Lock analyses the judgement. He observes that the UK government will find it difficult to construct an effective case on appeal, and that, should legislation indeed be required, essential questions of politics and process will follow. This blog originally appeared on European Futures.
Professor Nicola McEwen, Centre on Constitutional Change talks to Dave Sinardet, Professor of Political Science at the Free University of Brussels. She asks how the the Brexit referendum result has been viewed by politicians within Belgium.
Kristen Hopewell and Matias E. Margulis discuss how post Brexit vote the UK will negotiate terms of trading with the rest of the world.
While most discussion since the Brexit vote has focused on how the UK will negotiate the terms of its new trading relationship with the EU, much less has been said about the rest of the world.