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Brussels Agenda is our monthly newsletter which includes:

  • bite-size information on the EU developments that are of most relevance to solicitors
  • a monthly summary of the most notable recent rulings and cases of the Court of Justice of the EU
  • thematic in-focus section and a viewpoint article by an external contributor.

From March 2018, our newsletter is no longer published in a PDF format. Instead, we have moved towards a html-based newsletter and all relevant articles can be found on our website under 'Latest news' and 'In Focus.'




From March 2018, our newsletter is no longer published in a PDF format. Instead, it is sent out in as an html message each month. All of our newsletter's content is available on our website.

Brussels Agenda - February 2018

27 February 2018

This month it’s Fundamental Rights February and our articles will be focussed on this theme. We have viewpoint articles from Patrick Henry, Chair of the CCBE Human Rights Committee, Italian NGO ‘Hands off Cain’ and Cris McCurley, Partner at Ben Hoare Bell LLP and member of The Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee. They have contributed articles on the CCBE Human Rights Award, Italian Moratorium on Executions and Developments in Legal Aid for victims of domestic abuse. 

Brussels Agenda - January 2018

7 February 2018

After a relaxing winter break, we are kick starting 2018 with an edition on the topical issue of free movement. 

Brussels Agenda - November/December 2017

19 December 2017

This edition of the Brussels Agenda focuses on the theme of gender and equality with a selection of articles discussing a whole host of challenges facing women across the EU 

Brussels Agenda - October 2017

10 November 2017

Whilst we lamented a quiet August in the capital during our last issue, we cannot make the same complaint about September!

Brussels Agenda - September 2017

21 September 2017

“August”, Irish novelist Edna O’Brien tried to convince us, “is a wicked month”. There was a time indeed when the month passed was as dull as a Brussels summer; so bereft of news that in Britain it was called the ‘Silly Season’. (The Dutch, for reasons unexplained, opted instead for Komkommertijd - ‘Cucumber time’).  Alas, such innocence is long gone, swept away by the winds of Brexit and Trump. Thus far in August 2017 we have seen White Supremacists march in the ...

Brussels Agenda - July-August 2017

17 August 2017

Following the publication of the UK’s Bill on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 and with the EU calling for clarity from the UK after the second round of negotiations, we invited Sajjad Karim MEP to share his thoughts on Brexit and devolution with us.

Brussels Agenda - June 2017

28 June 2017

This month’s edition of the Brussels Agenda focuses on technology. We will take a closer look at the issues surrounding law and its relation to technology. The world now relies on technology to access markets it could not do so before, from different countries to different businesses.

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