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Conclusions

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Abstract

The potential Brexit, a protectionist US, and the rise of China will all push the EU to consider new reforms and a modified set of institutions which should allow ordinary people to better understand the working of a streamlined EU—this at least is a new option. Welfens presents an overview of the main arguments and proposals for the UK, EU, and individual EU member countries, including a possible second referendum. The danger posed by Brexit in combination with a Trump presidency and an undermining of multilateralism threatens to destabilize the West and cause European disintegration which could have serious politico-economic effects across the globe. Finally, Welfens explores perspectives for future EU–UK and EU–US relations in the coming months and years in a post-Brexit world.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesBergischen Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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