On 28 January the Robert Schuman Centre held a Policy Dialogue in Brussels co-organised with the European Policy Centre.
After the unprecedented parliamentary defeat for the UK government, the direction of Brexit is less clear than ever. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal seems all but dead, EU diplomats have ruled out reopening negotiations and there does not appear to be a majority in parliament for a second referendum or for a no-Brexit.
Does this mean that no deal is inevitable? Is there anything the EU can do at this stage to help Theresa May rescue her deal? Will the EU be able to maintain unity in the coming weeks and months, or will member states start to break rank? How likely is it that Brexit will be delayed or even abandoned and what would be the implications for the EU? This Policy Dialogue seeked to answer these and other questions.