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European Parliament: studies on implications of Brexit for UK territories, EU and UK citizens, forthcoming negotiations
10.5.17
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The European Parliament has recently published four studies examining various facets of the Brexit process: the legal, political and institutional situation in the UK with regard to the negotiations with the EU on Brexit; the consequences for Northern Ireland; the consequences for Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar; and the potential impact and consequences on the acquired rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU.

In-depth analysis: The Brexit Negotiations: An Assessment of the Legal, Political and Institutional Situation in the UK (pdf):

"an in-depth analysis on the political and institutional situation in the United Kingdom following the referendum on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The research analyses the post-Brexit political developments in the UK, the various parameters that should be taken into account, by both the UK government and the 27, in view of the Article 50 negotiations and the possible shape of the final deal and the future economic relationship, taking into account the EU obligations and the constraints of Theresa May’s government."

In-depth analysis: The impact and consequences of Brexit on acquired rights of EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in the EU-27 (pdf):

"examines the concept of acquired (or ‘vested’) rights in public international law, analyses the gradual establishment and evolution of these rights and draws from case law as well as other precedents in order to establish the validity and force of acquired rights in customary and conventional international law. It also analyses the protection of such rights within the EU legal order, and examines the citizenship rights that will have to be taken into account during the UK withdrawal negotiations as well as their potential permanence in the EU and UK legal orders after Brexit.

It concludes with an assessment on the legal force of acquired rights after Brexit and recommendations for their treatment during and after the withdrawal negotiations."

In-depth analysis: The Impact of the United Kingdom's Withdrawal from the European Union on Scotland, Wales and Gibraltar (pdf):

"in-depth analysis on the impact of Brexit on the devolved territories of Scotland and Wales as well as the Overseas Territory of Gibraltar. It examines the economic and political implications of Brexit on these territories, the consequences of the possible return to devolved administrations of formerly ‘Europeanised’ competencies and looks at how Brexit might affect their future status within the UK as well as their relations with the EU."

Briefing: The Impact and Consequences of Brexit for Northern Ireland (pdf):

"Northern Ireland is the part of the UK most distinctly affected by Brexit. The introduction of a ‘hard border’ with the Republic of Ireland is a particular concern, with customs controls probable and immigration checks possible. Free movement across the island of Ireland remains a desired feature of a strong bilateral relationship which strengthened amid common EU membership and the Northern Ireland peace process."

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