On January 31, the United Kingdom began “Brexit,” becoming the first member to end its membership in the 28-nation European Union. The British exit had generated huge political controversy since Britain’s June 2016 referendum, which the “Leave” vote won 52-48%. Britain had been part of the EU since 1973, and months of negotiations will follow over its future relationship with the remaining EU countries. The transition period ends December 31.
Join Andrew Staunton, British Consul-General in Atlanta, and Zilvinas Silenas, President of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and former President of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute, for a discussion moderated by Georgia Public Policy Foundation President Kyle Wingfield. (Wingfield was a Brussels-based correspondent for The Wall Street Journal before moving to Atlanta.)