A close aide to Michel Barnier, Stefaan De Rynck had a ringside seat in the Brexit negotiations. In his book, Inside the Deal, which he will discuss at this event De Rynck demonstrates how the EU-27’s unity held firm while the UK vacillated throughout, changing negotiators, prime ministers, their aims and tactics. From the mood in the room to the technical discussions, he gives an unvarnished account of the process and obstacles that shaped the final deal.
Meet our speakers and chair
Stefaan De Rynck (@StefaanDeRynck) worked as Senior Adviser to Michel Barnier, who was the European Union's Chief Negotiator for Brexit. Previously, he was a Head of Unit in various departments of the European Commission, where he has worked on financial service regulation, economic integration in the single market, regulatory standard-setting, and regional and urban development.
Vicky Pryce is Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics and Business Research and an alumna of LSE. She is also the author of Women vs Capitalism: Why We Can't Have It All in a Free Market Economy among other publications.
Tony Travers is Associate Dean of LSE School of Public Policy and Director of LSE London. His key research interests include local and regional government, elections and public service reform. Tony is chair of the British Government@LSE research group.
More about this event
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You can order the book Inside the Deal: how the EU got Brexit done (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.
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