Brexit and its influence on Malta

Open meeting held by the Centre for Small State Studies on Tuesday October 29 from 12:00-13:00 in Oddi-106 at the University of Iceland.

On Tuesday October 29, Dr. Mark Harwood, Director of the Institute of European Studies at the University of Malta, will discuss Brexit and its consequences for the EU and many individual member states, emphasizing its impact on Malta.

With over 200 years of close cooperation, Malta’s political system, its public service, its education model and its free health care system often seem like a smaller version of those to be found in the UK. That close relationship has been replicated within the EU institutions with Malta often cooperating with the UK, defending common interests. Brexit has been a major concern for the Maltese government on multiple levels, from the highly practical issues related to the large Maltese population resident in the UK and the British in Malta (the largest foreign group on the island) to more long-term concerns such as the country’s opposition to a federal Europe.

Brexit will impact Malta in many ways and Mark will try and address the question as to where the greatest impact will be seen, how the Maltese government is trying to mitigate that negative impact and what benefits, if any, may accrue from Brexit.

Moderator: Magnús Árni Skjöld Magnússon, Head of Faculty at the department of Social Sciences and Law at Bifröst University

The seminar will take place in English and is open to all.