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  • European Parliament

    'What to expect from the 2019 European Parliament elections' by Nicholas Whyte

    6 March 2019

    From the 23 May to the 26 May, 2019, members of the next European Parliament will be elected. That much is certain. But this election is more than usually uncertain. 

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    'The Commons rejects the Brexit deal: analysis' by Jack Simson Caird & Ellis Paterson

    30 January 2019

     Dr Jack Simson Caird and Ellis Paterson from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law present an analysis of the constitutional mechanics of the (in)famous) meaningful vote of 15 January 2019, including the ultimate impact of the many amendments tabled by MPs as well as what may happen next.  

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    Fork in the road: Brexit and the choice facing Britain in March 2019

    30 November 2018

    As the debate in the UK Parliament on the ratification of the draft Withdrawal Agreement begins, it is a useful time to analyse the consequences of the adoption (or non-adoption) of the Agreement from a legal perspective.

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    'The Next Mandate – An EU in flux' by Wes Himes

    24 October 2018

    This time next year there will be a new European Parliament (EP), a new relationship with the UK and a new Commission. The impact of these events will be felt far beyond the key dates themselves (May 23-26, March 29 and October respectively) as the rolling landscape of elections and political parties continues to confound poll watchers across Europe. For the thousands of interest representatives in Brussels the challenges posed by the new make-up of the European Institutions and the ...

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    'The quest for strong leadership' by Andrew Duff

    17 October 2018

    Cross-party intergroups are a regular and redeeming feature of the European Parliament. They allow MEPs to step aside from their normal committee work and to loosen partisan ties in discussion with colleagues from across the House who share a special interest and expertise. 

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    'Dublin: too much politics, not enough law-making?' by Tom Freely

    5 September 2018

    The talk of the EU’s so-called migration crisis has been constant for the last three years and migration has been high on the agenda at almost every recent European Council meeting.

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    The use of algorithms in the justice system in England and Wales by Christina Blacklaws

    28 June 2018

    Christina Blacklaws, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, comments on the opportunities and the challenges presented by technology, which are some of the biggest issues facing our global society. On 14th June, the Law Society of England and Wales announced the launch of a ground-breaking initiative of a year-long exploration of the impact of technology and data on human rights and the justice system.

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    The European Commission's 'New Deal for Consumers'

    31 May 2018

    The European Commission delivers its final act of the “New Deal for Consumers” with the publication of proposals for a Directive on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules and a Directive on representative action for the protection of the collective interests of consumers.

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    Brexit and services: unicorn-spotting is a popular sport, but nothing beats the single market

    21 March 2018 By Jude Kirton-Darling

    When the UK Prime Minister presented her vision for the “deepest and broadest” possible trade agreement with the EU earlier this month, she did not shy away from the single largest hurdle in the Brexit negotiations to come: services. Theresa May admitted that the UK is asking for far more than the EU has ever given to any other trading partner. in a viewpoint article for the UK Law Societies, Jude Kirton Darling MEP presents her views on the advantages of the EU single market over trade ...

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