Brexit News

Brexit: An orderly exit is in the interests of both parties

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

European Parliament’s newly constituted Brexit Steering Group chaired by Guy Verhofstadt met with EU negotiator on 24 July following the change of Prime Minister in the UK. It reiterates the EP’s position in the following statement: “The Brexit Steering Group (BSG) wishes Mr Johnson, the new UK Prime Minister, well and looks forward to working […]

Brexit: important clarifications published by the CSSF

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The CSSF has published on 15 July 2019 two press releases concerning mandatory notifications for UK firms as well as for UCIs and their managers in the context of Brexit. 1.Mandatory CSSF notification for UK firms in the context of Brexit On 15 July 2019, the CSSF issued a press release 19/33 regarding mandatory notification […]

Brexit: CSSF informs UK entities of actions to be taken in anticipation of a hard Brexit

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Marc Meyers, Partner | Loyens & Loeff The CSSF issued two press releases reminding firms authorised in the United Kingdom as well as undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) and/or their managers established in the United Kingdom of the consequences of a hard Brexit and requiring them to notify the CSSF and/or apply for appropriate […]

Has The Brexit Disease Reached Leinster House? By John Bruton

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) The fact that Dail Eireann voted yesterday to reject an EU Trade and Investment deal with Mercosur, that took 20 years to negotiate, and that few members could have read,  shows that Irish politics is not immune to the Brexit disease that has infected British politics.  This disease consists […]

Vulcan News – Insights on Brexit and the latest EU Developments – 8 July – 12 July 2019

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Vulcan Insight – Analysis of the latest EU Developments – 8 July – 12 July 2019 Key Events This Week Von der Leyen charm offensive begins in earnest European Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen continued her charm offensive in Brussels this week. The German nominee must impress the European Parliament Political Groups to make her […]

The European Council adopted the EU’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

The European Council adopted the EU’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024. Leaders also focused on climate, disinformation, the long-term EU budget, and external relations, including Russia and Turkey. On the matter of appointments for the EU’s top jobs, they decided to continue their talks at another meeting on 30 June 2019. European Council conclusions, 20 June 2019 Remarks of President Tusk […]

The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments 17 – 21 June

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Key Events This Week Can Boris be hunted? After five rounds of voting, multiple hustings and two televised tv debates, Conservative MPs have chosen Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt as the two candidates who will go before party members in a bid to become the new Leader and most likely, the next Prime Minister. The […]

How European businesses are in Brexit limbo

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

By Gregor Schmidt, Regional Leader – Europe | RSM The UK’s imminent departure from the EU brings with it a host of questions: will new trade tariffs hinder supply chains? How far will the UK’s regulatory framework diverge from the EU? Will the UK’s tax regime change significantly? How much will currency volatility impact top […]

‘No-deal’ Brexit: European Commission takes stock of preparations ahead of the June European Council

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

12 June 2019 – Press Release Ahead of the June European Council (Article 50), the European Commission has today taken stock – in its fifth Brexit Preparedness Communication – of the European Union’s Brexit preparedness and contingency measures, particularly in light of the decision taken on 11 April by the European Council (Article 50), at […]

EY UK Attractiveness Survey 2019

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

By Mark Gregory | Chief Economist, UK | EY   The UK remained the number one destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Europe in 2018, ahead of Germany and France, with 1,054 projects, its third-highest number of FDI projects in 20 years. However, this was a 13% drop in FDI projects compared to 2017 […]