How likely are the ‘big four’ European economies to vote leave the EU if Brexit works out? Euronews

  • Based on a survey commissioned by Euronews, Italy is the most likely of the “big four” member states to consider exiting the EU if Brexit proves beneficial to Britain.
  • The survey gauged the opinion of 1,500 people in each of the four countries (6000 people in total) between July 17 -18. Of the four countries, respondents in Italy were the most in favour of exiting the EU – with nearly half of Italians (45%) either agreeing or strongly agreeing with the idea of an “Italexit.”
  • France was the next most in favour with 38% supporting leaving the EU, followed by Spain with 37%. Germany were the least likely to consider exiting – with just 30% in favour.
  • Meanwhile, on the question of whether the UK would benefit from leaving the EU in the long-term, even if there were short-term economic problems – 45% of French and 43% of Italian respondents believed that the UK would prosper outside of the bloc. Whereas only 35% of Spanish and 31% of German respondents felt that the UK would benefit.   

Jessica's practice focuses on international trade and anti-bribery work, encompassing customs, export control and sanctions matters. Jessica's trade work includes advising international clients on fast-moving and evolving EU and UN sanctions, notably in respect of Iran and Russia, and on compliance with UK and EU export controls. Her trade experience also includes advising on tariff classification and customs valuations. Jessica's anti-bribery experience includes assisting with investigations, and advising clients on compliance with anti-bribery laws. Jessica has also taken a lead role in monitoring Brexit-related developments; analysing how they will affect the UK's trading position generally, and clients' businesses specifically. She has helped clients begin to conduct risk assessments of how Brexit will impact their businesses, and has assisted them in developing tailored Brexit strategies. Jessica also presents at various seminars, webinars, and conferences on the complexities of Brexit. Jessica advises global clients on complex issues arising from international transactions and works with clients across a number of sectors including pharmaceuticals, defence, finance, aviation, energy, and telecommunications. Jessica has also worked previously in Paris, and is fluent in French.

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