Brexit News

EU statement at the Trade Policy Review of the United States, 17 December 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Chair, At the last Trade Policy Review of the United States two years ago, a month before President Trump was sworn into office, I ended the EU statement with the hope that the protectionist rhetoric would end once the President-elect had taken office. Today, unfortunately, rhetoric has turned into reality and the repercussions of tariffs […]

Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels and […]

The most common questions businesses are asking about Brexit

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

We’re fielding three common questions about Brexit from concerned businesses in the UK and Europe. But it’s the questions they’re not asking that are most pressing. A no-deal Brexit is firming up as a real possibility as political wrangling over the UK’s exit from the EU continues. While a comprehensive withdrawal agreement – or even […]

Main Results of the European Council

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 14 December 2018 Main results The European Council on 13-14 December 2018 focused on the EU’s long-term budget, external relations, migration and the single market. EU27 leaders also discussed Brexit on Thursday and the euro area on Friday. European Council conclusions, 13-14/12/2018 European Council (Art. […]

The Impact of Brexit on Data Protection Law and Your Business

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The UK’s pending exit from the European Union on March 29, 2019, will have far-reaching effects on many business activities, including the processing of personal data. While the ultimate legal implications are subject to political decisions that are still unresolved, any company doing business in the UK should start preparing itself for changes in both […]

United States and United Kingdom Conclude Major New Bilateral Air Transport Agreement

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

By Mark W. Atwood & Robert F. Foster | Cozen O’Connor On November 28, 2018, the United States and the United Kingdom (UK) agreed on the terms of a new bilateral “Open Skies” Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) that will become effective upon the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Currently, U.S.-UK air transport is governed by the European Union […]

The Weekly Vulcan View For The 31st Of November To The 7th Of December Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, December 7th, 2018

VULCAN VIEW– KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK:  GERMANYCDU elects new party leaderFor the first time in 18 years Angela Merkel  did not run for re-election as leader of her party. This decision, which she announced in November, prompted three members of the party to run for the position. After her farewell speech for which Angela Merkel […]

Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

1. CONTEXT OF THE PROPOSAL • Reasons for and objectives of the proposal On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union of its intention to withdraw from the European Union and from the European Atomic Energy Community. In accordance with Article 50 […]

Next steps for the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

For the UK to leave the EU under the terms of the negotiated ‘deal’ – both Houses of British Parliament have to vote to accept the Withdrawal Agreement. However, opposition is coming on both practical and constitutional issues. The European Union has progressed with the constitutional steps needed for Brexit to happen, and arguably, it […]

The Weekly Vulcan View for the 26th to the 30th of November featuring analysis of the latest EU developments

Friday, November 30th, 2018

VULCAN VIEW- KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: EUROPEAN UNION Barnier for Commission President? Despite being selected as the European People’s Party Spitzenkandidat (lead candidate for the European President position) earlier this month, Manfred Weber is far from crossing the finishing line. Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief Brexit negotiator declined to run for the EPP nomination citing […]