18. März 2017: Negotiating Brexit

Am 18. März 2017 findet an der University of Oxford ein Workshop unter dem Titel "Negotiating Brexit" statt. Organisiert von Professor Horst Eidenmüller und Professor John Armour werden Wissenschaftler und Praktiker über den Weg des Vereinigten Königreichs aus der Europäischen Union diskutieren. Frau Professor Rühl wird über die Auswirkungen des Brexit auf die Beilegung von Streitigkeiten sprechen und Handlungsoptionen für die anstehenden Austrittsverhandlungen aufzeigen.

Aus der Ankündigung des Workshops: 

"Brexit is on its way. The formal withdrawal process under Article 50 TFEU is to be initiated before the end of March 2017, according to Prime Minister Theresa May. The UK and the EU then have two years in which to negotiate the terms of the UK’s withdrawal, and will seek at the same time to pursue a closely-linked deal over the terms of their future relationship.  By mid-2019, the UK will have left the EU.

Brexit will have fundamental political, economic and legal consequences – for Britain, Europe and, indeed, the world. These consequences will be shaped by the precise features of the agreement that is to be negotiated. These negotiations will be complex, involving multiple parties and issues. Possible configurations for the UK’s future relationship with the EU might include: (i) ‘Soft’ Brexit: the UK remains part of the single market, most likely as a member of the EEA. The Commission and heads of EU Member States have made clear this would necessitate continued recognition by the UK of freedom of establishment for EU workers; (ii) ‘Hard’ Brexit: the UK leaves the single market and imposes controls on immigration from the EU. The terms of market access for goods and services have to be negotiated. Wide-ranging trade negotiations of this sort normally take many years to complete; (iii) ‘Sharp’ Brexit: if no agreement is reached on the terms of the future relationship, then only the WTO framework will restrict the mutual imposition of tariffs.

This conference will bring together leading academics and policymakers who are involved in ‘Negotiating Brexit’. Their unifying perspective will be the interests of the UK and how to best realize them in the ensuing Brexit negotiations. The discussions will be divided into two sections: the first (‘Brexit Stakes’) will be concerned with what is at stake for the UK. This will commence with a panel of policymakers and practitioners, and then continue with academic analysis of the interests of the UK and what it might want to achieve in the negotiations with respect to various policy fields such as immigration, financial markets, and legal services. In the second section (‘Brexit Strategy’), negotiation specialists and game theorists will present papers on negotiation strategy and process design for ‘making Brexit a success’."