Event Organiser

Scottish Centre on European Relations

Event Title

Brexit as the Deadline Looms: German and Scottish Views


Wednesday 31 October 2018


Royal Society of Edinburgh
George Street | Edinburgh


Prof Günter Krings MdB
Member of the German Bundestag for Mönchengladbach (CDU) · Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Dr Kirsty Hughes
Director · Scottish Centre on European Relations

Ansgar Heveling MdB
Member of the German Bundestag for Krefeld I – Neuss II (CDU) · Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Consumer Protection

Joanna Cherry QC MP
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South West · SNP Westminster Spokesperson on Justice and Home Affairs

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Research Fellow and Strategic Advisor · Scottish Centre on European Relations


As the Brexit negotiations on withdrawal, transition and the future relationship declaration enter the final stages, significant uncertainty persists and multiple paths seem to lie ahead, including hard Brexit, no-deal Brexit and no Brexit. Even if a deal is reached, it may not survive the UK parliament and a general election or people’s vote referendum could follow – but time is short. Germany and the other EU members have their own priorities, such as protecting the single market, but they also face domestic political pressures. This roundtable will bring together German and Scottish perspectives to consider the Brexit endgame and what it will mean for Scotland, the UK, Germany and the rest of Europe.

This event is co-organised with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK and Ireland