Euranet: Threat of exits from EU

Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska
05 March 2016

If Brussels does not agree to pass on to France more sovereignty in border protection or budget policy, the FN is likely to organize a referendum on leaving the EU. This kind of political blackmail may even be effective and Brussels’ influence on member-states is limited, comments Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, an expert of the Centre for European Reform, a think-tank devoted to improving the quality of the debate on the EU. (audio in Polish)

"Of course, we should take into consideration the political meaning of Great Britain. I find it difficult to imagine that all member states could put forward such a list of demands. Undoubtedly it is a signal for populist groups in other member states that they can try to change the terms of their membership" Gostyńska-Jakubowska said.