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BREXIT: The Story So Far

CEBRI Breaking News #32 "BREXIT: The Story So Far" is the outcome of the event "BREXIT: The Story So Far", organized by CEBRI, on May 16th, with the International Advisor, Prof. Leslie Bethell. The debate dealt with Brexit, a process that foresees the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). During the event, the English historian living in Rio de Janeiro highlighted the troubled scenario in the region, which, according to him, never cultivated belonging to Europe. The implications of leaving the EU, however, are challenging in many ways, from economic to the flows of people, goods and services, in addition to its effects on other countries - to follow or refute a similar path.

The discussion - held in English and Portuguese - was mediated by CEBRI's Trustee Emeritus, Ambassador Marcos Azambuja. In the debate, Brexit was seen as a process, not merely a fact, the outcome of which should extend over the next decade. The possibility of a second referendum was discussed, but without believing in the viability of this option. In the process of detachment from the EU, however, there may be agreements and processes that, perhaps, result in less abrupt options, with ties in different spheres, however, less comprehensive.

Regardless of the outcome, there is a perception that Brexit has already caused problems in the UK's reputation and the shift of investments and companies to other countries. The choice to call the lecture "Brexit: The Story So Far" occurred precisely because this is a process that has not yet been fully interpreted and established and is not predictable.

CEBRI Breaking News #32 "BREXIT: The Story So Far" is the outcome of the event "BREXIT: The Story So Far", organized by CEBRI, on May 16th, with the International Advisor, Prof. Leslie Bethell. The debate dealt with Brexit, a process that foresees the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). During the event, the English historian living in Rio de Janeiro highlighted the troubled scenario in the region, which, according to him, never cultivated belonging to Europe. The implications of leaving the EU, however, are challenging in many ways, from economic to the flows of people, goods and services, in addition to its effects on other countries - to follow or refute a similar path.

The discussion - held in English and Portuguese - was mediated by CEBRI's Trustee Emeritus, Ambassador Marcos Azambuja. In the debate, Brexit was seen as a process, not merely a fact, the outcome of which should extend over the next decade. The possibility of a second referendum was discussed, but without believing in the viability of this option. In the process of detachment from the EU, however, there may be agreements and processes that, perhaps, result in less abrupt options, with ties in different spheres, however, less comprehensive.

Regardless of the outcome, there is a perception that Brexit has already caused problems in the UK's reputation and the shift of investments and companies to other countries. The choice to call the lecture "Brexit: The Story So Far" occurred precisely because this is a process that has not yet been fully interpreted and established and is not predictable.

Participants in this publication

Marcos Azambuja
Trustee Emeritus

Former Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Leslie Bethell
International Advisory Board

Emeritus Professor of Latin American History at University of London

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