Brexit's Impact on the EU Institutions:
Immediate implications and possibilities for reform
Finnish Institute of International Affairs
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implications of Brexit for the EU’s political system will be less significant
than the indirect consequences, opening up possibilities for reform.
rules on a qualified majority in the Council might need to be reconsidered due
to Brexit, which will also lead to a major reshuffle of the EU’s critical
political groups in the European parliament after the 2019 EP elections.
political pressure to consolidate the EMU in terms of strengthening its
governance and its own fiscal capacity may grow as a part of the general reform
process following on from Brexit.
treaties are reopened, principled amendments to the institutions and
decision-making of the common foreign and security policy as well as further
steps within the common security and defence policy are very likely to occur.
internal reform project shouldn’t compromise the unity and coherence of the EU
any further, however, as it is currently highly exposed to both internal and