UK-EU negotiations

The UK’s access to the EU’s preferential trade arrangements

There is much current discussion about the application of the EU’s current preferential trade agreements to the UK post-Brexit, both during and after a transition period. The attached briefing considers a number of issues this raises, including the potential to roll-over … Continue reading

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European Commission publishes draft legal text on transitional arrangements

The European Commission has today published a draft text of the transitional arrangements proposed to be included in the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement, following the United Kingdom’s request to remain in the Single Market and the Customs Union for a … Continue reading

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THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN JANUARY 2018

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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EU Council Adopts Negotiating Directives on the EU Position Regarding Negotiations on a Transition Period

This afternoon the EU Council adopted supplementing negotiating directives for the Brexit negotiations detailing the EU27 position regarding a transition period. These negotiating directives provide the Commission, as the EU negotiator, with a mandate to start discussions with the UK … Continue reading

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Leaked Guidelines for the Transition Phase Negotiations

Here is a link to the leaked guidelines for the transition phase negotiations expected to be approved by the EU Council on Monday.  

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EU BREXIT PREPAREDNESS NOTICES

The Commission and the EU agencies have been producing “be prepared for Brexit notices” which give valuable insights into their views of the consequences in the various policy areas of a no-transition or hard Brexit and often include recommendations as … Continue reading

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THE BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS – THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a regular view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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EU27 leaders confirm “sufficient progress” and releases guidelines for phase two

Following the European Parliament’s vote on 13 December and the European Council’s (EU27 leaders) confirmation today, Brexit negotiations are formally being allowed to move forward to phase two. New guidelines for the EU for this phase of negotiations have been … Continue reading

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Brexit negotiations ready to move to next phase

Following agreement reached in the early hours today on the Irish border issue, the negotiators have agreed that sufficient progress has now been made on the first phase of the negotiations in order to move on to the next phase … Continue reading

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UK Government announces new key Bill relating to Withdrawal Agreement

The UK Government has announced that a new Bill will be released which will, once passed, enshrine the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU into UK law. This new Bill will ensure that the major policy decisions made … Continue reading

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