"A Brexit could lead to more consistency in the EU", Prof. Jeremy Ghez

Jeremy Ghez, Affiliate Professor of Economics and International Affairs - March 15th, 2016
"A Brexit could lead to more consistency in the EU", Prof. Jeremy Ghez ©Fotolia

HEC Paris Professor of Economics and International Affairs Jeremy Ghez talks about the potential consequences of Great Britain leaving the European Union, should it vote to do so in the referendum on June 23rd 2016.

Jérémy Ghez ©HEC Paris

Jeremy Ghez is an affiliate professor of economics and international affairs at HEC Paris and the co-director of the HEC Paris Center for Geopolitics. His research focuses on (...)

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If the holding of a referendum on the status of the United Kingdom within the European Union is a good thing for democracy, the desire of David Cameron to obtain exceptional status for his country is problematic. These negotiations confirm the legendary British ambivalence towards their membership of the European Union: "one foot in, one foot out". Moreover, they prevent the 28 member states from concentrating on the more essential matters: working towards greater political integration in order to respond to current challenges, and offering European citizens a long-term vision. As such, could Britain's exit from the EU paradoxically relaunch the European project, or will it trigger a domino effect? Jérémy Ghez, Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris and co-director of the HEC Paris Center for Geopolitics discusses these issues in this interview.