Elvire Fabry, of the Jacques Delors Institute, recently published an article laying out the method used during the Brexit negotiations to build a strong European cohesion and ensure from the outset that the negotiations are backed with strong political support from the Member States.
She then explains how this ‘Barnier Method’ could be used by the European Union as it tackles other challenges in its global trade relations, most notably to strengthen the Union’s cohesion vis-à-vis China.
The full article can be found on the Jacques Delors Institute website.
Elvire Fabry, contributing as an external member of the University of Antwerp, is a Research fellow associated with the Jean Monnet Network on Transatlantic Trade Politics. At the Institute, Dr. Fabry is in charge of trade policy, globalization and Brexit.