Talk in Hangar-7 – Brexit instead of Brussels: Is the Future of the Nation Belonging?
On October 31, the Brexit is to be completed. Now there is a deal between the EU and the UK. What consequences would Brexit have for Austria? And how justified is the yearning for the nation state?
For the past three years, negotiations have been on Britain’s exit from the EU. Now there is another deal, but does the British Parliament agree? Or it threatens but the hard Brexit, both sides do not want and should not be possible according to British law. What could an agreement look like? Will Brexit continue to strengthen nationalist forces across Europe? And why is the EU increasingly losing its appeal?
It is not just since the British exit referendum in June 2016 that many European citizens are yearning for a strong and sovereign nation state. What is behind this wish? Why is the EU evidently moving away from its citizens? What makes Europe today and does the EU really bring us more advantages than disadvantages?
Karoline Edtstadler, ÖVP delegation leader in Brussels
Leigh Turner, British ambassador to Austria
Hans-Hermann Hoppe, economist and anarcho-capitalist
Aleksandra Rybinska, Polish publicist
Stefan Junker, psychologist and author
Moderation: Michael Fleischhacker