The Dutch are holding their much-anticipated general election today with intense focus on the prospects of the far-right leader Geert Wilders.
EU Presidents and Prime Ministers – apart from UK PM Theresa May – will gather in Rome on 25 March to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the EU’s founding legal text, and attempt to define the bloc’s future strategy and purpose.
And, of course, PM May will soon call the formal start of Brexit negotiations. The UK Parliament this week approved the ‘EU Withdrawal Bill’ which will allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50.
This month’s Brexit Bowl features insights from FTI Consulting’s office in Dublin analysing how the negotiations will play out in Ireland, at a time when the governing party is expected to change leader, and following dramatic elections in Northern Ireland.
While the political dynamics of Brexit continue to play out in Europe, the beginning of the two year negotiating process should mark a step change in the approach of businesses to Brexit, with active and detailed consideration of its impact on their future operating environment and possible responses.
Put simply, Brexit must now move from the pile marked ‘too difficult to handle’ to the one marked ‘needs urgent attention’.