Associated Risks of EU Disintegration: Crises and Scenarios


The UK’s departure from the European Union has been a central topic of the political and economic debate in Europe since the Brexit referendum in 2016. With the Brexit deadline looming, risks and insecurities for trade and business operations arise. This Global Risk Intelligence Risk Report connects the dots between the implications of Brexit scenarios for the UK and the EU, previous crises in Europe, and Euroscepticism as a major driver of transformations in EU integration. An antagonism towards the EU and its policies has weakened the cohesion of EU member states as they drift apart on issues such as immigration, border security, monetary policies, and EU-wide social and economic responsibility. Highlighting the importance of good crisis management in politics and business, this report aims to provide a deeper insight into what moves EU politics as Brexit reaches its climax. It also sheds light on what risks and opportunities to watch out for and how to approach crisis management.

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David Hutchins

David Hutchins earned his MSc in Defence, Development, and Diplomacy from the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University in the UK. He maintains 6 years of military experience having served in the United States Marine Corps Forces Reserve.

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Yasemin Zeisl

Yasemin Zeisl earned her MSc in International Relations and Affairs from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Yasemin is fluent in German and English and possesses advanced Japanese language skills.

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