31 October 2018

Brexit and the Countdown to Deal or No-Deal: German and Scottish Views

Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Time: 17:30-19:00

Location: Royal Society of Edinburgh | 22-26 George Street · Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Prof Günter Krings MdB
Member of the German Bundestag for Mönchengladbach (CDU)
Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Joanna Cherry QC MP
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West
SNP Westminster Spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs

Ansgar Heveling MdB
Member of the German Bundestag for Krefeld I – Neuss II (CDU)
Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection

Dr Kirsty Hughes | Chair
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

As the Brexit negotiations on withdrawal, transition and the future relationship declaration enter the final stages, significant uncertainty persists and multiple paths seem to lie ahead, including hard Brexit, no-deal Brexit and no Brexit. Even if a deal is reached, it may not survive the UK parliament and a general election or people’s vote referendum could follow – but time is short. Germany and the other EU members have their own priorities, such as protecting the single market, but they also face domestic political pressures. This event will offer German and Scottish perspectives on the Brexit endgame and what it will mean for Scotland, the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Practical Information

Doors open from 17.00. Reception to follow

Co-organised with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

This event is free. Registration in advance required. All are welcome

The Scottish Centre on European Relations is an independent EU think tank based in Edinburgh