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John Bruton | Why did Brexit happen and what will be its effects?

Lecture given by John Bruton, former Taoiseach, to a webinar organised by the University of East Anglia in Norwich on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 6.30pm | Ireland is more affected by what happens in the UK than is any other country. This is due to the facts that + Ireland is host to the UK’s only land border with another state + Geographically, Ireland’s easiest route to the Eurasian land mass is through UK territory + Politically, Ireland has been intertwined with the...

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Faegre Drinker | U.K. Immigration Update: Fast-Track Visas Unveiled for ‘Best and Brightest’ Talent

Following an adjustment to immigration rules announced by the Home Office on 5 May 2021, if you’re the recipient of an elite award, you may now be eligible to bypass part of the existing immigration process and access a fast-track route into the U.K. What Is the Existing Process? As a leader or potential leader in arts and culture, academia, research or digital technology, under the U.K.’s post-Brexit points-based immigration system, you can apply for a Global Talent visa to live and work in the U.K. for five-year periods. This route...

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EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement: Council adopts decision on conclusion

The Council has today adopted a decision on the conclusion of the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement and the security of information agreement. This is the last step for the EU in the ratification of the agreements. The UK will now be notified of the finalisation of the internal EU procedures. Following this, the agreements and accompanying texts will be published in the Official Journal of the EU before the end of the month. On 1 May 2021, both agreements...

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EU Parliament formally approves EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement

Political groups strongly welcome the agreement Parliament must have a say in the implementation of the agreement Agreement will enter into force on 1 May after Council conclusion Parliament voted with a large majority in favour of granting its consent to the agreement setting the rules of the future EU-UK relationship. The consent decision was adopted by 660 votes for, five against and 32 abstentions, while the accompanying resolution, setting out Parliament’s evaluation of and expectations from the deal, passed...

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Humanizing Brexit is Critical and Urgent

Previously published on Medium.com | “Can the peoples of Europe rise to the heights of the soul and of the instinct and spirit of man”? - Winston Churchill, September 19, 1946. University of Zurich Politicians Must Exit the Scene They have done enough damage and created division. The first three months of the application of the Brexit Trade Agreement have been a repetition of the conflictual narrative of the past four years, where politicians have taken an aggressive course and dominated the Brexit...

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Faegre Drinker | U.K. Immigration 101

Feel free to also check out below Faegre Drinker's 'The U.K. Immigration Video Series': As employees, business leaders and travelers begin to adapt to the U.K.’s post-Brexit immigration system, a strong grasp of the most commonly used visa categories — including new visas established as a result of Brexit — is essential. To help you get up to speed, Faegre Drinker created a series of short videos providing basic overviews of each visa category, prepared and narrated by the...

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Noerr | Brexit: European Commission submits draft adequacy decision

By entering into a Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the EU and the United Kingdom averted a “no deal” Brexit at the last second and established a provisional legal foundation until 30 June 2021 for data transfers to the United Kingdom (for more background, please see: Data protection implications since January 1, 2021). However, no decision has been reached as yet on whether and how data transfers into the United Kingdom would be possible after the transitional period. On 19 February 2021, the European Commission published...

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Data protection: European Commission launches process on personal data flows to UK

On February 19, the Commission launched the process towards the adoption of two adequacy decisions for transfers of personal data to the United Kingdom, one under the General Data Protection Regulation and the other for the Law Enforcement Directive. The publication of the draft decisions is the beginning of a process towards their adoption. This involves obtaining an opinion from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) and the green light from a committee composed of representatives of the EU Member States. Once...

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Houthoff | Financial regulatory status post Brexit

There is still much uncertainty about the financial regulatory consequences of Brexit for UK entities operating in the Netherlands. In this News Update, we give an overview of the current situation, focusing on market access. We discuss the cancellation of European passports, the exceptions to this, equivalence decisions and cooperation between supervisory authorities. If you wish to stay informed, you can subscribe to the News Update Financial Regulatory. The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement covers financial services in the same way as they are generally covered in...

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Steptoe | EU/UK Trade Post-Brexit: Rules of Origin and Their Impact on Competition Law

The following note highlights certain barriers to free trade flows between the UK and the EU that have arisen in the post-Brexit era, with particular reference to rules of origin and origin procedures. It assesses the consequences these new rules will have in determining market power, influencing supply chain practices, and the application of UK and EU competition law in the future. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement The UK's continued membership of the European Union and Customs Union during the so-called...

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