Sven Giegold

“Understanding the Brexit Deal” – British-German webinar with Brexit expert Prof. René Repasi – Thu, Jan 7, 8pm CET

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Dear friends, dear interested,

Since the 1st of January, the trade agreement between the EU and the UK is in force. The more than 1,200-page treaty was finally agreed upon on Christmas Eve and provisionally put into force by the 27 EU member states in order to prevent even more severe distortions than already caused by Brexit.

But what does it actually say? What exactly does the treaty mean for future relations with the UK and especially for people and businesses on both sides of the EU’s new external border? What does it mean for European democracy and the legal order?

Prof. Dr. René Repasi will answer these questions and more. He is a professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of the Erasmus Centre for Economic and Financial Governance and a proven Brexit expert. He is a permanent expert member of the Enquête Commission on “Brexit” of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

In the coming weeks, the European Parliament will discuss and vote on the trade agreement. Only then can it finally enter into force. We Greens have not yet decided whether we will vote in favor of this deal. That is why we are even more pleased that Prof. Repasi will analyse the deal for us and discuss it with you.

The event is co-hosted by Anna Cavazzini MEP, Prof. Molly Scott Cato and Sven Giegold MEP:

Molly Scott Cato was an MEP for the Green Party of England and Wales until the UK’s withdrawal and continues to be the party’s spokesperson on European affairs. She is a professor of economics at the University of Roehampton.

Anna Cavazzini joined the European Parliament in 2019 and was recently elected chair of the Internal Market Committee. She thus plays a crucial role in the upcoming discussions in the European Parliament.

Sven Giegold, as spokesman for the German Greens in the European Parliament and chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, will analyse the text of tax policy.

Time: Thursday, January 7th 2021, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CET

Registration here: 

The webinar will be held in German and English with simultanoeus interpretation.

After years of discussions about “soft” and “hard” Brexits, this is now the opportunity to understand more precisely what Brexit has actually become in the end. Be there and ask your questions!

With European regards,

Anna Cavazzini MEP, Prof Molly Scott Cato & Sven Giegold MEP