Brexit News

September 2019 FX Outlook

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Three forces are shaping the investment climate.  The US-China trade conflict escalates at the start of September as both will raise tariffs on each other’s goods and are threatening another round in mid-December (US 25% tariffs on $250 of Chinese imports will increase to 30% on October 1).  Some third parties may benefit from the […]

An Autobiography That Puts The Irish Backstop In Context

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) I have just finished reading Seamus Mallon’s autobiography, entitled a “Shared Home Place”.Boris Johnson, or one of his advisors, ought to read it if they wish to get an insight into the concerns that underlie the Irish backstop. They will learn that Brexit, and the Irish peace, are […]

Brexit Update: The Potential Implications of the “End of Free Movement”

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Claire D. Nilson & Hodon Anastasi | FTI Consulting  Recent announcements from the Home Office could potentially alter the previously suggested plans for immigrants in the U.K after Brexit. The previous proposal would have allowed EU citizens residing in the U.K. to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme until 31 December 2020. Any EU citizens who […]

Prime Minister Johnson’s Letter To Council President Tusk

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) This letter is important because it sets out the thinking of the new UK Government. It should be taken seriously and analysed. It contains a number of internal contradictions which should be, politely but persistently, probed by EU negotiators. I hope to explore some of these in this […]

UK has Committed Itself to Radically Contradictory Positions on Brexit and The Belfast Agreement

Monday, August 12th, 2019

By John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) WILL UK BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE MORE EASILY WITH EUROPE IF IT BINS THE WITHDRAWAL TREATY? The new UK Foreign Secretary , Dominic Raab, has claimed on Radio 4 that the UK would find it “easier” to negotiate  a good long term deal with Brussels , if […]

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 […]