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Lívia Franco

Catholic University of Portugal


Lívia Franco is a professor and senior researcher at the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal. Her research interests include contemporary international politics, European politics, and Portuguese foreign policy. She regularly commentates on these subjects in national and international media outlets. Her latest publications include “Edge of the Atlantic: Portugal’s Presidency of the EU Council” (2021), and “Crisis Presidency: How Portuguese leadership can guide the EU into the post-covid Era” (2020) with Susi Dennison.

Portugal and Brexit: old alliance, new government

Portugal is one of the UK’s oldest allies, but changing domestic politics and contrasting views on the European project make unqualified reform support unlikely

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