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What Should Wales’ Relationship be with the EU?


A new project has been launched to address the role of Wales within the European Union in the context of the forthcoming in-out EU referendum. Academics in the University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Centre for European Law and Governance have established the Wales and EU project to support informed and balanced discussion about the relationship between Wales and the EU ahead of the EU membership referendum.

The landmark project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s “The UK in a Changing Europe” initiative. The Wales and the EU project has four interrelated components. The first part will look at key areas of policy centred around competences devolved to Wales including agriculture, structural funds, and the environment, and consider what “Brexit” may mean for Wales. Stakeholder events will take place over the coming year to discuss and raise awareness of the particular situation of Wales in the EU.