Brexit – Implications for the EU and Sweden

Författare: Sieps

What are the implications of Brexit for the EU and how will Sweden be affected? In November 2016, SIEPS was commissioned by the government to analyse how the EU´s institutions and the balance between the remaining member states will be affected by the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

The assignment also included looking into possible implications for Sweden and what methods to employ in order to ensure continuing Swedish influence in the EU.
This publication – an English translation of the original report submitted to the government on 21 February 2017 – concludes that Brexit constitutes major challenges for Sweden, challenges that are best met with an open attitude to various forms of cooperation, respect for ”the European context” and continued emphasis on an objective and scientific line of argument in the negotiation process.