In this latest TEPSA Explainer, Brendan Donnelly, Director of the Federal trust for Education and Research, gives his analysis of Brexit and European Solidarity.
He explains how the vague rhetoric of the referendum translated to a vague approach to negotiations, and how the British misunderstanding of Europe led to a particularly embarrassing moment for Theresa May. Ultimately, he concludes that the success of the European Union in negotiations was rooted in the strength of their institutions.
This TEPSA Explainer is linked with the upcoming edition of the TEPSA “Views from the Capitals” book series, edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak, and Paul Schmidt. The book focuses on Solidarity in Europe in the wake of successive crises, including Brexit and COVID-19.