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 Philosopher Slavoj Žižek, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange discuss Europe’s future. With the recent economic crisis in Greece, unprecedented challenges to centralised European policy, and the lack of consensus on the ongoing refugee crisis, many would agree that Europe faces its greatest ever predicament.
Speaking at a Guardian Live event, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, warned of the movement towards the fragmentation of Europe. 
With the countdown to a likely In/Out Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, Professor Hix will discuss possible options for the reform of Britain’s relationship with the EU and the likely long-term consequences for the UK and the EU of a Yes or a No vote. 
The presentation is discussing different scenarios what would happen, if Britain left EU. 
What are the main economic consequences if the UK left the European Union? In his lecture, Professor Vernasca from the Department of Economics will give a summary of the main costs and benefits of a possible Brexit on the UK economy and welfare of UK residents.
More than 500 people attended the University of Central Lancashire on Thursday, 28 April to take part in a public Brexit debate. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas and Mark Hendrick, MP for Preston, voiced their opinions for the UK to remain in the EU while John Bickley, UKIP Party Treasurer, and Dr Mark Baimbridge, Senior Economics Lecturer at the University of Bradford, spoke about the benefits of EU withdrawal. The event was chaired by broadcaster and University Board member Fiona Armstrong.