Brexit Highlights 27 January – 2 February 2020

– The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020.

– The Foreign & Commonwealth Office published new international treaties – Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community [TS No.3/2020]; Agreement on Arrangements between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and UK following the Withdrawal of UK from the EU, the EEA Arrangement and other Agreements applicable between UK and EEA EFTA States by virtue of UK’s Membership of the EU [MS No.1/2020]

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords) produced a new report – Scrutiny of international agreements Treaties considered on 29 January 2020

– The Ministry of Justice published new sets of guidance – EU lawyers in the UK from 1 January 2021; UK lawyers practising in the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein from 1 January 2021

– The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Department for International Trade published a new notice – Communication to WTO members following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

– The HM Treasury produced new guidance – Continued UK participation in EU programmes

– The HM Revenue & Customs released the following correspondence – Continued UK participation in EU programmes

– The Competition and Markets Authority produced new guidance – UK Exit from the EU: Guidance on the functions of the CMA under the Withdrawal Agreement

– The Department for Education published new guidance – Placement of looked-after children in EU member states

– The House of Commons Library produced new research briefings and blog posts – Brexit next steps: The transition period; Brexit next steps: Farm funding in 2020; Brexit next steps: Replacing the UK’s MEPs; The Erasmus Programme; Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies; Brexit reading list: Global Britain

– The House of Lords Library produced a new research briefing – Replacing European Structural Funds in Wales after Brexit

– The Scottish Parliament Information Centre produced a new Brexit update

– The National Assembly for Wales Research Service published a new post – UK-EU Future Relationship: What could be agreed over the next 11 months?

– The Council adopted the decision to conclude the Withdrawal Agreement. More information can be found here.

– The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament. More information can be found here.

– The European Parliament published a new press release – Redistribution of seats in the European Parliament after Brexit

– The European Parliamentary Research Service produced a new blog post – Agreement On The United Kingdom’s Withdrawal From The EU

– New articles were published on the Free Movement blog – Briefing: the status of EU immigration and asylum law after Brexit;  EU Settlement Scheme appeal rights introduced; Free movement continues past Brexit day, but only until the end of the year

– A new article was published on the European Law blog – Brexit: In Transition

– A new post was published on the Monckton Chambers blog – UK Accession to the Lugano Convention 2007 – an “oven ready” option?

– A new article was published on the Allen & Overy website – Paving the way to the UK’s departure from the EU – an overview of the key provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020

– New articles were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – EU Settlement Scheme: the cliff-edge approach puts many vulnerable applicants at risk; What would it take for Scotland to rejoin the EU as an independent state?; Brexit is done? Brexit has only just begun; EU Settlement Scheme: the cliff-edge approach puts many vulnerable applicants at risk; What would it take for Scotland to rejoin the EU as an independent state?

– A new article was published on the UCL Constitution Unit blog – Has parliament just got boring? Five conclusions from the passage of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Act

– A new podcast and report were published on the Bruegel blog – The science of Brexit [podcast]; A post-Brexit agreement for research and innovation [report]

– A new article was published on the Centre on Constitutional Change Where will the Brexit event fit in the Scottish process?

– A new article was published on the EU Law Analysis blog – Avoiding the next Brexit Cliff-Edge: Extending the Transition Period for the UK after 1 July 2020

– New articles were published on the UK in a Changing Europe website, including the following – Brexit day: view from Ireland; Wales after Brexit: a new course for Plaid Cymru; No European country should take the union for granted; Tragedy of errors: How the UK left the EU; Brexit: what happens at and after 31 January?; Business: working with the EU from the outside; Ever-larger union?; Trade agreements are key to determining the future shape of Brexit Britain; Brexit Day: 10 things that will change

– A new article was published on the Cosmopolis blog – EU Citizens’ Appeal Rights under the Immigration (Citizens’ Rights Appeals) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

NEW ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY

– New Brexit-themed articles were published in the New Law Journal:

Michael Zander, ‘The EU Withdrawal Bill (No 2) (Pt 2)’ (24 January 2020) 170 (7871) NLJ 13–14.

David Greene, ’31:01:2020 – the time has come. The UK’s position as a primary global legal centre is not going to change with Brexit, but there are some short-term challenges that we should be braced to address’ (31 January 2020) NLJ 7.

Grania Langdon-Down, ‘Litigation futures: strong & stable despite the Brexit effect’ (31 January 2020) 170 (7872) NLJ 17.

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