Brexit, 2018

In June of 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum commonly known as "Brexit." After this monumental decision by the British people, the mechanisms to determine the process of exit were set in motion and subsequent political and economic problems were discovered. As the UK prepares to depart from the EU with a target date of January 2019, numerous preparations are underway to make sure that the transition goes smoothly. As the heads of EU member states at the October 2018 EU Council, it is your job to navigate the issues of and finalize the terms of Brexit. You must take into account the migrant crisis in Europe and the impacts of Britain closing its borders. You must also determine the economic benefits that you will allow Britain to continue to reap from the EU. Your decisions will greatly affect the political and economic future of Europe.