The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is proud to launch a new series, EU Policy Briefs. These concise briefs, written by experts and scholars, address prominent policy issues facing the EU-Canada relationship.

EU Policy Brief #1“Canadian public opinion on Brexit” by Achim Hurrelmann, Carleton University, November 2019

Most Canadians have a negative view of Brexit, and think that Canada should prioritize relations with the European Union (EU) over those with the United Kingdom (UK) once Brexit has occurred. However, there are clear differences in perceptions between supporters of various political parties; Brexit hence has the potential to become a politically contentious issue within Canada.

EU Policy Brief #2“The priorities of the new European Commission” by Anca Gurzu, POLITICO Europe, December 2019

The new European Commission has, for the first time ever, a woman at the helm. Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, put tackling climate change at the top of her agenda. Her core project, the European Green Deal, promises a sustainable economic transformation—yet challenges are plenty.

CES publications are supported, in part, by grants from the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme.