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The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm (GMT), a little less than three years after the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016, when 51.9% of those who voted supported the withdrawal. The British society and political elite remain divided on the issue. Prime Minister Theresa May failed to gain a majority in Parliament for the Withdrawal Agreement, which the British government and the EU27 reached in painstaking negotiations between June 2017 and November 2018. The EU refuses to reopen talks about the deal.
Meanwhile, the Brexit date is approaching rapidly, and the risk of a “hard Brexit” is growing. Oksana Antonenko, Control Risks, London, and Sergey Kulik, Institute of Contemporary Development, Moscow, and Nikolay Kaveshnikov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, will talk about the consequences of the Brexit for the UK, the EU and for third countries, including Russia. The discussion will be moderated by Sergey Utkin, Primakov Institute for World Economy and International Relations, Moscow.
This event is part of the 9th meeting of the EU-Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy, an initiative of the EU Delegation to Russia in the framework of the "Public Diplomacy. EU and Russia" Project, in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council.
About the breakfast
City breakfasts Úrbi et órbi are an opportunity for the participants to learn more about the topical international relations issues from leading experts and scholars in this field. The title of the series refers to the times of ancient Rome, where important announcements began with the words Úrbi et órbi. In the same way, modern experts explain to the residents of the city the essence of the processes taking place in the world and the role that Moscow and Russia play in them.