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Friends Like These: Ireland, Britain and the EU Post-Brexit

Monday, May 15, 2023, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Europe Editor for RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster, Mr. Tony Connelly assesses the reset in EU-UK relations after the breakthrough of the Windsor Framework agreement on the implementation of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland to the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, how Ireland now navigates a post-Brexit and changing Europe, and what this means for Europe’s place in the world in an ever more challenging geo-strategic environment.

The CEU Democracy Institute, in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to Hungary, cordially invites you to this lecture.


If you would like to attend in-person, please register here. Deadline: May 9, 2023.

If you would like to follow the event online, please register here.


Laszlo Kontler, CEU’s Pro-Rector for Budapest


H.E. Ronan Gargan, Ambassador of Ireland to Hungary


Tony Connelly is the Brussels-based Europe Editor for RTÉ, Ireland’s public broadcaster.  He has reported extensively on Brexit, winning several awards, and has been covering EU and European affairs since 2001. Tony has also been reporting from Ukraine before and since the Russian invasion. He is the author of Brexit and Ireland, nominated Irish non-fiction book of the year in 2018, and Don’t Mention the Wars: A Journey Through European Stereotypes, published in 2014. He is married with three sons and lives in Brussels.


Renata Uitz is Co-Director of the CEU Democracy Institute and Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the CEU Department of Legal Studies. Her major research interests lie in transition to and from democracy, the protection of individual autonomy and religious liberty. Her current work focuses on illiberal constitutional practices and the normalization of illiberal constitutionalism. Her book publications include Routledge Handbook of Illiberalism (co-edited with András Sajó and Stephen Holmes (Routledge 2021)) and The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism (OUP 2017).