Sir Jonathan Faull of Brunswick Group shares his reaction to the European elections.
On 30 April 2019, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) delivered its opinion on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) between Canada and the EU and its Member States (the “CETA Opinion”). The CETA Opinion responded to Belgium’s questions to the Court regarding the compatibility of CETA’s dispute settlement mechanism with the EU treaties.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.