Dahrendorf Academic Co-Director Iain Begg participates in the event “Swiss experiences and the UK–EU relationship post-Brexit”

Dahrendorf Academic Co-Director Iain Begg participated in a panel discussion with former Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey, discussing whether the Swiss model could work for the UK after Brexit.

The event discussed possible institutional arrangements for relations between the UK and the European Union after Brexit. The Swiss-EU relationship offers a model that could potentially be followed with regard to the Customs Union, the free movement of people and how the Irish Border might operate post-Brexit – topics covered in Kevin Featherstone’s Dahrendorf policy paper ‘The EU and its neighbours’.

The event took place on the 20th April and was held at the European Institute in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The panel discussion was welcomed with enthusiasm by participants in the room, who debated the Brexit consequences during a lively Q&A session.