In March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. EU’s new external border will cut right through the North Sea, and free movement will be disrupted. Our member regions will experience Brexit in different ways, depending on their North Sea relations in trade, manufacturing, fisheries, research cooperation, etc. In general, regions in the UK will be most affected. Outside the UK, regions in Germany and the Netherlands seem to be most exposed to Brexit. How well each region will cope with the new situation depends to a large extent on the structure of its economy, its dominant sectors, its diversification and its general ability to cope with changes. Read the latest version of our Brexit impact report here.

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