EU-UK relationship

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European Parliament Resolution on the assessment of the implementation of Article 50 TEU (Withdrawal of a Member State)


On 16 February, the European Parliament approved a resolution on the assessment of the implementation of Article 50 TEU

EU and UK Parliaments announce their delegation members to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly


The EU and UK Parliaments announced their delegation members to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly (PPA). The PPA is set up under Article 11 of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA). It is composed of 70 representatives from the UK and EU Parliaments. Its role is to provide a ...

One year post-Brexit: where are we now?


As 2021 draws to a close, this article reflects on Brexit developments between the UK and EU across the year with a particular focus on the Northern Ireland Protocol negotiations and the recent establishment of the EU-UK Joint Parliamentary Assembly. For both areas, this article reviews what has happened in ...

What are the consequences of divergence from EU law post-Brexit?


Following Lord Frost’s speeches over the last few months of 2021 where he argued that Brexit can’t be successful without divergence from EU legislation, this article looks at some of the potential consequences increased divergence could have on a number of areas.

New EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly


On 5 October 2021, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly (686 votes in favour, 2 against, 4 abstentions) in favour of setting up the European Parliament’s new standing delegation to the EU-UK Parliamentary Partnership Assembly. This article provides further detail on the progress of setting up this Assembly on both sides ...

Commission adopts UK data adequacy decisions


On 28 June, the European Commission adopted two UK data adequacy decisions (one under the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, and another under the Law Enforcement Directive, LED). This means that data flows between the EU and the UK can continue without the need to adopt additional safeguards.

Intelligence sharing and legal cooperation in the aftermath of the UK-EU TCA deal By Stefania Paladini and Ignazio Castellucci


A few months in the post-Brexit world, with the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) now signed and ratified by the EU Parliament, the question about what is going to happen in terms of intelligence sharing, and more in general in legal cooperation between the EU and the UK, has ...

Surrender Provisions – Refusal to Surrender under the EU-UK TCA


Following the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) there have been potential issues raised surrounding effective law enforcement cooperation, in relation to the lack of European Arrest Warrants and loss of information provided by SIS II. However, what is also a main concern is the ability of EU Member States ...

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European Parliament ratification of the TCA: where do we stand?


In our article dated 22 January 2021 we discussed how, in order to prevent a no-deal scenario, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was applied provisionally before it was to be ratified by the European Parliament. This provisional application was slated to be in effect until 28 February 2021 ...

Alternative Dispute Resolution in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement


This article analyses the provisions in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement that cover alternative dispute-resolution procedures and the requirements applicable to solicitors practising in this field.

New EU-UK Relationship – rights of audience in front of courts at EU level


This analysis article examines the rights of audience held by UK-qualified solicitors enabling representation before the European Union level Courts. The article looks at the role of the European Union level Courts in determining pending cases concerning the UK in addition to looking ahead at the potential cases concerning infringements ...

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