Laurens Ankersmit

Laurens Ankersmit

Laurens Ankersmit works for environmental law organisation ClientEarth and teaches EU international relations law at the Brussels School for International Studies – University of Kent. He has previously worked as a lawyer for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for Clifford Chance Brussels. He also worked as a researcher and lecturer at VU University Amsterdam. Laurens completed a PhD at VU University Amsterdam on the intersection between trade and environmental protection in February 2015.

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    Mixity as an obstacle to future EU-UK relations?


    In the wake of Wallonia’s resistance to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, concerns have been raised over the ability of such a region to block a future trade deal between the UK and the EU.