Brexit News

Brexit: European Council adopts decision to extend the period under Article 50

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

The European Council has adopted a decision to extend the period under Article 50.3 (of the Treaty on the European Union), in the context of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the EU. The extension will last until 31 January 2020 to allow more time for the ratification of the withdrawal agreement. The withdrawal can take place earlier on […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 21-25 Oct 2019

Friday, October 25th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit – so close yet so far Saturday’s special meeting of the UK Parliament resulted in Prime Minister Johnson having to reluctantly write to EU Council President Donald Tusk to seek an extension until January 31st 2020. President Tusk has recommended that EU27 leaders grant the extension request. This is likely […]

The Boris Version of Brexit

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Make no mistake about it, the latest version of Brexit is a very hard Brexit. The UK Government has abandoned the legally binding commitment in the previous deal to align with EU regulatory standards to the greatest extent possible. That is now dropped in favour of a political aspiration.

U.K. Inches Towards a New Brexit Deal

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

By Huw Beverley-Smith, James Ellis-Rees, Christopher Jefferies | Faegre Baker Daniels On 17 October the European Union (EU) and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (U.K.) announced that they had reached a new deal to ensure the orderly withdrawal of the U.K. from the EU. While similar to past proposals, the new deal includes […]

Will this Brexit deal last?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

Dr. Sam Natapoff, President at Empire Global Ventures, and Bloomberg News EMEA Reporter Maria Tadeo discuss Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the European Union that was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it. Dan North, Chief Economist North America […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 14 – 18 Oct 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Key Events This Week A deal at long last After intense negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally reached between the EU and UK government on Thursday, 17 October. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said that the deal agreed between Brussels and London after days of accelerated talks was a ‘fair and reasonable result’. While it […]

Blacklines Comparison of the New UK / EU Withdrawal Agreement Terms

Friday, October 18th, 2019

By Thomas Donegan, Barnabas Reynolds, James Webber | Shearman & Sterling LLP The EU and U.K. in principle agreed new terms for the withdrawal agreement giving effect to the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. These include a revised political declaration and protocol concerning Northern Ireland replacing the controversial backstop. An amended unilateral declaration on […]

Brexit: European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European Parliament give […]

Remarks by Chief Negotiator Barnier at the press conference on the Commission Recommendation to the European Council to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Mesdames et Messieurs, Aujourd’hui, nous avons trouvé un accord avec le gouvernement britannique sur le retrait ordonné du Royaume-Uni et le cadre de notre future relation. C’est le résultat d’un travail intensif des deux équipes de négociateurs, l’équipe britannique et notre propre équipe, que je veux personnellement remercier pour leur ténacité et leur professionnalisme, mais aussi, […]

Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Good to see you and good to see the Prime Minister, my friend Boris Johnson. We have a deal. And this deal means that there is no need for any kind of prolongation. This is a fair and balanced agreement. It is testament to our commitment to finding solutions. It provides certainty […]