In light of the recently published EU negotiating directives, Prof. Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws and Academic Director of the UCL European Institute, argues that the EU’s demand for UK alignment with EU standards could prove problematic, as the EU itself expects the right to regulate and change its standards over time. Should the UK not be afforded this right? Continue reading Brexit: can regulatory autonomy and level playing field be reconciled?
Luis González García is a trade lawyer at Matrix Chambers. Here he explains what the ‘level playing field’ means and why it is going to seriously complicate the Brexit trade negotiations. Continue reading UK-EU Trade Negotiations: The Level Playing Field
Based their IER report on Brexit and Workers’ Rights, Nicola Countouris and Keith Ewing offer a timely assessment on how the new deal reached by the Prime Minister will affect workers’ rights. They assess that this deal, as much as the previous one, will lead to the erosion of British workers’ rights. Continue reading Deal or No-Deal, workers’ rights will suffer
Miguel I. Purroy argues that Brexit gives an opportunity for the EU to reform itself and adopt more flexible approaches for its integration process, to make it notably more democratic. The UK could be thus a member of a restructured EU accepting different levels of political and economic integration. Continue reading Reform the EU to re-integrate the UK
In this blog, Professor Slavo Radosevic argues that both camps of the Brexit debate should rebalance their arguments to include both moral sentiments and economics interests. A new compromise could only be built by recognising the need for complementarity between those two. Continue reading Overcoming the clash between moral sentiments and economic interests in Brexit talks