Is there a basis for UK-EU compromise on enforcement and dispute settlement and the role of the ECJ?
The government has signaled that the direct jurisdiction of the EU's Court of Justice over the UK will end after Brexit. Open Europe's Stephen Booth argues that the implications for future enforcement and dispute settlement procedures will depend on the scope and depth of any UK-EU agreement.
The UK Government has released a paper looking at potential options for “enforcement and dispute resolution” within a UK-EU withdrawal agreement and the new long-term “deep and special partnership” it hopes to negotiate. The UK paper does not set out detailed demands but instead explores a series of precedents which it believes should inform future discussions.
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In an article originally published in the Spectator’s Coffee House blog, Open Europe’s Enea Desideri writes that regionalist and separatist demands in Catalonia and elsewhere are only one symptom of a broader European problem: the desire for greater autonomy from authorities that are perceived as illegitimate.
Clash over the reform of the Posted Workers Directive points to wider divisions in EU27/10/2017 12:15:00
EU member states have reached a deal on a revision of the Posted Workers Directive. However, the agreement came amid tensions, which are likely to leave marks on the unity of the EU bloc, and calls into question the fundamentals of the Single Market. Open Europe’s Enea Desideri looks at the proposed revision and at its controversial nature.
Austria: coalition talks with the far right begin25/10/2017 11:15:00
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