Brexit Highlights 14 –20 May 2018

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords) produced a new report – Brexit: Common Security and Defence Policy missions and operations.

A new report was published by the European Scrutiny Committee (House of Commons) – Twenty-seventh Report of Session 2017–19

– The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (House of Commons) published a report & a Government response –The impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical sector; The impact of Brexit on the automotive sector: Government response to the Committee’s Fifth Report

– The House of Lords Library published a new research briefing – European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Lords Report Stage. The House of Commons Library produced the following research briefings – Brexit: Customs and Regulatory Arrangements in the Future Partnership Agreement; Brexit

Welsh Government Response to Recommendations from the External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee Report: Wales’ Future Relationship with Europe was published.

– A letter with a response of Home Secretary Sajid Javid to a letter from Guy Verhofstadt MEP was published on the UK Government website.

– An updated study – The impact of Brexit in relation to the right to petition and on the competences – commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs was made available.

– The EU Taskforce on Article 50 made the following slide available – Slide on the EU-UK Possible Framework for the Future Partnership Discussions

– A delegation paper was made available on the Bar Council website – UK CCBE DELEGATION PAPER: EU lawyers in the UK – Practice rights under the draft Withdrawal Agreement and Q&A

– A new post was published on the Landmark Chambers Brexit blog – The most important environmental consultation of our lifetimes

– A new article was posted on the UK Human Rights BlogEnvironmental protection after Brexit

– A new post was published on the Centre on Constitutional Change website – Brexit: 10 myths about the ‘Norway model’ debunked

– A new article was published on the QPol (Queen’s University Belfast) website – A Special Arrangement for Northern Ireland?

– New posts were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – The economic impact of Brexit on women; On Brexit, Transition, Customs Partnership and Max Fac – a drama in four acts

– A new post was published on the National Assembly for Wales Research Service blog In BriefCustoms Union: Latest Developments


– New Brexit-related articles were published in the European State Aid Law Quarterly  and in the Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly:

George Peretz QC, ‘State Aid and Brexit: Reality Slowly Dawns’ (2018) 1 EStAL 80–84.

Sir Peter Gross, ‘A good forum to shop in: London and English law post-Brexit’ (May 2018) 2 LMCLQ 222–233.