Denmark and Sweden have been designated as “ones to watch” for future EU exits due to the Brexit domino effect.
An expert has warned the EU that BREXIT might be repeated by member states in Scandinavia.
The UK’s divorce bill to the EU is poised to be paid at £37.3 billion, according to the Treasury, a figure that falls short of the EU’s most current estimate. Steve Barclay, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, detailed the expected Brexit financial settlement in a statement to Parliament, which was within the government’s earlier forecast range of £35-39 billion. The European Commission, on the other hand, has estimated that the final bill will be about £41 billion.
The Brexit price includes EU spending plans that British administrations agreed to during their 47 years of membership, as well as senior EU officials’ pensions and healthcare expenditures. Some of the funds are being used to fund EU programs in the United Kingdom that have yet to be completed.
The UK’s divorce payments to Brussels are set to last decades, meaning the actual cost of Brexit won’t be known until long after today’s MPs have walked off the stage.
After the United Kingdom chose to leave the EU in 2016, experts speculated on who would be next to exit the group.
Denmark and Sweden, according to Paolo Dardanelli, senior lecturer in comparative politics and interim head of the University of Kent’s Centre for Federal Studies, are the countries to watch.
“The ones to monitor in particular would be Denmark and Sweden, since their positions would be severely weakened,” he said.
Mr Dardanelli claimed that EU members outside the eurozone, such as Denmark and Sweden, may become increasingly marginalized.
He went on to say that Ireland, which is a member of the eurozone but also has a close relationship with the United Kingdom, might find itself in a “uncomfortable situation.”
Mr Dardanelli further stated that Germany could find itself in a “even more powerful position” while also losing “a valuable friend on topics such as economic reform, competitiveness, and free trade,” among other things.
Finally, he predicted that Brexit will make the EU “less competitive” and “more protectionist.”
Within the EU, Sweden and Denmark were closely allied on a number of topics.
Mikael Sundstrom, a Swedish political expert, told This website earlier this year that Sweden is “missing” the United Kingdom.
“Clearly, Sweden misses the UK more than the rest of the world, because the UK and Sweden were extremely well aligned on a number of issues,” he said.
“That is no longer the case in Sweden.”Brinkwire Summary News”.