Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

The Impact of Brexit on France’s Stance in European Union

Authors
Yasmine Athirah Mulya, Airin Miranda
Corresponding Author
Airin Miranda
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.122How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Brexit, critical discourse analysis, European union, France in European union, French politics
Abstract
The history of Europe in forming a union has gone through many challenges and changes in direction. The latest crisis in the European Union is the withdrawal of British membership in 2016 which is formally known as Brexit. Britain joined the integrated Europe when it was still called the European Economic Community. Since then, Britain had a huge influence on decision-making in the integrated Europe and the development of a union that we recognize today. The withdrawal of British membership certainly has effects on the sustainability of the European Union and its members. France, as one of the pioneers in the formation of the integrated Europe, has ambivalent relations with Britain. They helped each other develop the European Union, but they also tried to outdo each other. Brexit is seen as a chance for French competitive advantage. This study attempts to investigate France’s opportunities and political stance in the post-Brexit European Union through an agreement of the withdrawal of British membership, news articles, and presidential speeches about France and Brexit. This research also uses historical methods with critical discourse analysis theory and international relations theory. The findings show that opportunities and steps to be taken by France to strengthen its position will be seen. France takes the role of defending the initial goal and the existence of European Union by complicating the transition process used to reach agreements between Britain and EU with the possibility of influencing the agreements which will benefit France.
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