Triggering Article 50 sets the clock running for the Brexit negotiations. It is the start of an unprecedentedly challenging period. Now that Theresa May, the British prime minister, has triggered Article 50, the process of formally negotiating Brexit can begin. Here’s what to expect in the next two years. First, the European Union-27 (EU-27) will acknowledge the notification. The EU-27 will... Continue Reading
David Phinnemore is professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. He is also dean of education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, as well as visiting professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) where he teaches on EU enlargement. Phinnemore holds a PhD in European Studies from the University of Kent at Canterbury. His research interests cover EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, EU external relations and alternatives to EU membership, particularly association.