Montesquieu Institute: from science to society

Brexit: de volgende Europese crisis?, Den Haag

© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
date June 1, 2016 17:15 - 18:30
city Den Haag
location Nieuwspoort Show location
attending J.Q.TH. (Jan) Rood, M.H. (Max) van Weezel, C.E. (Chris) Aalberts, R (Raoul) Leering, P. (Peter) de Waard et al.
organisation Montesquieu Instituut, Nieuwspoort, ProDemos, Filmhuis The Hague

On the 23rd of June the British people will vote on the EU-membership of the United Kingdom. For many years the United Kingdom and the Continental countries clash on their view on European integration. British companies warn about the consequences of a possible Brexit. Eurosceptics are convinced about the opportunities of a Brexit for the UK.

What are the possible consequences of a Brexit for the United Kingdom? And what consequences will it have on the European identity and the future of the EU? Is the referendum on Brexit the first sign of EU-fatigue in Europe? And should the Netherlands organize their own exit-referendum?

On Wednesday the 1st of June 2016, Jan Rood (Institute Clingendael), Raoul Leering (head International Trade research, ING) Peter de Waard (columnist at de Volkskrant) and Chris Aalberts (freelance journalist en political commentator) discussed these questions. Journalist and political commentator Max van Weezel moderated the debate.

Please note that this event was held in Dutch




International press centre Nieuwspoort (English: news gate) is a meeting point for politicians, journalists, lobbyists and press officers. Press conferences by politicians and ministers often take place at Nieuwspoort.

Nieuwspoort is an advocate of free press and freedom of speech. Therefore, Nieuwspoort is involved in a variety of activities to increase public awareness and involvement with politics.



ProDemos is the 'House for Democracy and the Rule of Law'. ProDemos explains the Dutch govermental system and the rule of law to students, tourists, members of political organisations and other guests. The ProDemos Visitor Centre is located directly opposite the Houses of Parliament (Binnenhof) in The Hague. From here ProDemos provides guided tours, educational programmes, debates, exhibitions, and courses.

ProDemos was established in 2010.


Filmhuis The Hague

The Filmhuis Den Haag (movie theater The Hague) is an independent arthouse showing primarily films that are not shown in regular cinemas. The Filmhuis Den Haag also organises lectures, debate evenings, workshops and educational screenings.

The Filmhuis The Hague was opened on 2 September 1981. It is currently located at Spui 191, The Hague.


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