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The future of European integration

by Anand Menon
  • Key point 1
    In the opinion polling, support for EU membership went up quite strongly across the 27 EU Member States following the 2016 Brexit referendum.
  • Key point 2
    The political glue that binds countries to European integration is far stronger in the remaining Member States than it ever was in the United Kingdom.
  • Key point 3
    The UK’s departure makes it far harder to remain outside the euro because the majority of the Member States and the majority of the political power in the European Union is going to be concentrated within the eurozone.
  • Key point 4
    The structural problems haunting the European Union – notably the values divide – will remain the same without the United Kingdom.