Brexit News

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 […]

British government makes new proposals on border regime in Ireland – cautious reactions

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

By Giovanna Ventura & Dr. Max Helleberg |  Noerr On Wednesday 02 October 2019, Prime Minister Johnson sent proposals to the EU on the future border regime in Ireland. These proposals initially continue to require the UK to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, with the result that customs controls would be reintroduced at […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 4 – 11 Oct 2019

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Key Events This Week A path to progress? With one week to go before the crucial European Council summit on 17th October, there is still no clear agreement between the UK and EU on a way forward. On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met in Cheshire for what many […]

The Difficulties with the New UK Backstop Proposals

Monday, October 7th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) There is, at last, some movement in the Brexit negotiation. On the UK side, Boris Johnson previously insisted on the Irish backstop being scrapped. Now he is making proposals (unacceptable so far to the EU) to rewrite it. On the EU side, there is a movement too. […]

Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 30 Sep – 4 Oct 2019

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Key Events This Week Brexit: UK’s new proposals greeted with dismay by EU leaders On Wednesday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out in a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker his plans to resolve the issue of the Irish backstop. While Juncker stated that there were some ‘positive advances’ in the UK’s new […]

Brexit Deal or No-Deal: The Future for Data Protection as Brexit Looms

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

By John Farrell, Partner & Jevan Neilan, Senior Associate | Mason Hayes & Curran It has been more than two years since Theresa May formally announced the UK’s scheduled withdrawal from the EU. As the event looms ever closer, there is no certainty as to whether or not the UK’s departure from the EU will […]

Curiouser and Curiouser – A Brexit Political Update

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

By Mark Callaghan, Associate | Littler Earlier this year, we wrote about the state of Brexit negotiations in the United Kingdom, and concluded that “with just over a month to go until Brexit takes effect” it was still “bewilderingly unclear” what form Brexit would take and how exactly employers should prepare. Six months on, and […]