Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU and Theresa May’s anouncement of a “hard Brexit“, the relationship between the two blocks is about to undergo a seismic change. The full impact of this cut remains yet to be seen. What will it mean economically for the parties involved, how can the political difficulties of the divorce process be managed best and what could a potential future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union look like. In an attemt to answer all these questions and more, the Financial Times and the Global Economic Dynamics Team of the Bertelsmann Stiftung held a high level panel discussion on Tuesday, 29th of November in Berlin.


The participants in the panel discussion were Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks; Monique van Daalen, Dutch Ambassador to Germany; Daniela Schwarzer, Otto Wolff Director of the DGAP’s Research Institute; and Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times. The discussion was moderated by Stefan Wagstyl, Berlin correspondent of the Financial Times.


For those who couldn’t attend the event personally, we now have an online video version of the complete debate. You can either watch a 6 minute cut of the main arguments of the discussion by clicking the video at the top of this blogpost, or you can click the video below to witness the whole debate:



If you want to listen to the individual opinions of each panelist, check back soon on our blog, when we will upload personal Interviews with Martin Wolf, Daniela Schwarzer and Monique Van Daalen.


Still interested in more? Go to our YouTube channel and watch the Brexit speech of Bertelsmann Stiftung’s CEO Aart De Geus, as well as much other Brexit related video content!