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Brexit News: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill published by Government of the United Kingdom

It's finally here. The United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 12 released it's intended withdrawal bill, it's first published document outlining the government's intended actions for leaving the European Union. Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Exiting the European Union, are published separately as Bill 5—EN. The introduction of the Bill comes only days before the second round of Brexit negotiations kick off on Monday, July 17 and amid conflicting rhetoric between both sides. With the amount of...

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Brexit: UK Government Publish Great Repeal Bill

The long anticipated "Great Repeal Bill’’ was officially published by Downing Street yesterday.  It will revoke the European Communities Act of 1972 and in-turn transposed all EU law into UK law. It’s introduction is to ensure that there will be no sudden changes to regulations and rules once the UK leaves the bloc in March 2019, and will aim to allow the government to amend some legislation without the scrutiny of Parliament.   Although the bill was published yesterday in order...

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Brexit News: State of play of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. What has happened since then on the EU side? On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union On 29 April 2017, the European Council at EU27 adopted a set of political guidelines, which define the framework for the negotiations and set out the EU's overall positions and principles. On...

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“Happy” 1st Birthday Brexit: What have we learned?

A year ago today, on 23 June 2016, 33 million people went to the polls in the UK and Gibraltar to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. Some 52% voted in favour of leaving and so began an extraordinary and uncertain process. A year on, it is fair to ask three simple questions: What have we learned? How has EU law been affected? What are the implications for business? The short answers are: we have learned very little;...

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May offers EU citizens to remain in Britain post-Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May met EU leaders yesterday at the first of a two-day summit where she presented a ‘’fair and serious’’ offer that would grant the 3 million EU citizens living in Britain guaranteed rights. With negotiators on both sides addressing the most pressing issues of citizens’ rights, Britain’s debt obligation and the Irish border before discussing any future trade arrangements, Ms. May was eager to make a speedy resolution on the rights of EU & UK...

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Brexit Begins: What you Need to Know Today

Conservative-DUP Coalition heightens uncertainty over Brexit outcome   Last week’s remarkable UK General Election result that brought about a hung parliament has only added to the greater level of anxiety around the EU over how Britain’s exit negotiations will proceed. Prime Minister Theresa May is in a weekend position, given that she lost her overall majority and will now seek to govern through a confidence and supply agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).   Discussions between the two parties are still...

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Brexit News: For the UK, “strong and stable” Brexit may be off the table

by Lucinda Creighton Last Thursday’s election outcome in the United Kingdom was supposed to deliver ‘strong and stable Government’ for the UK, just eight days before embarking on the official negotiations to leave the European Union.   It was supposed to deliver a strong mandate to Theresa May to pursue her route towards hard Brexit.   She was expected to increase her majority in the House of Commons by about 80 additional seats.  This in turn was supposed to silence critics in...

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New Fault Lines in Europe and the Political Consequences of Brexit

John Bruton, former Taoiseach, delivering the Grattan lecture in the Irish Embassy in London at 7.45pm on Monday 12 June, said; THE HISTORIC CONTEXT OF BREXIT  If one reviews European history over the period since the Reformation five hundred years ago, the role that England has sought to play in Europe has been that of holding the balance between contending powers. It used its naval strength, and the overseas colonies  its naval strength allowed it to hold, to exercise that balancing...

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Brexit News: Theresa May Makes a Statement after Stunning Majority Loss in UK Parliament

Theresa May, 9 June, 10 Downing Street: I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen, and I will now form a government – a government that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time for our country. This government will guide the country through the crucial Brexit talks that begin in just 10 days, and deliver on the will of the British people by taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union. It will work to...

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VULCAN VIEW for May 22-26

VULCAN VIEW KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: BREXIT EU lays down rules for regulatory agencies relocation The battle to lure the departing UK-based European regulatory agencies is on as Brussels has issued the criteria which will guide how it will decide their future post-Brexit locations. In a proposal published earlier this week, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk laid down the ground rules and called on member states to have bids submitted by July 31st. The London-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European...

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