Category: Economy

Brexit and Direct Taxation: A Turning Point for EU Tax Law?

Luca Cerioni LERU Brexit Seminar Brexit has already prompted a number of academic contributions examining the tax implications for the UK, in the areas of both direct taxation (income, profits and capital) and indirect taxation (VAT). At the same time, the European Council’s April 2017 Brexit negotiating guidelines state that any future agreement ‘must ensure …

Brexit: The Future of Private Antitrust Enforcement in the UK

Francesca Gelmini LERU Brexit Seminar EU antitrust rules, laid down in Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), are directly applicable and produce direct effect – namely, they create obligations and rights which national courts have the duty to safeguard. Indeed, the practices forbidden by Articles 101-102 …

Brexit and EU Competition Law: Managing the Transition

Friso Bostoen LERU Brexit Seminar Following Brexit, competition policy on both sides of the Channel will have to undergo a number of changes. These changes will be most significant in the United Kingdom, which is reflected in the amount of research focusing exclusively on that side of the Channel. To guide this process, the House …

Brexit and the Role of the European Parliament

Darren Harvey LERU Brexit Seminar The purpose of this piece is to update my recent article in the European Law Review on the role of the European Parliament during the Article 50 TEU process. At the time when the paper was originally accepted for publication, formal notification of the UK’s decision to withdraw from the …

Brexit and EU Social Policy: Uncertainty for the UK, Opportunities for the EU

Pieter Pecinovsky LERU Brexit Seminar The relationship between the EU and the UK has always been characterised by a troublesome dialogue of ambivalence. This is particularly the case concerning the European Union’s social policy. When the ambitious Delors Commission wanted to introduce a chapter on social policy into the EU treaties with the Treaty of …

The ‘Headscarf Rulings’: Did the Court of Justice Really Ban Headscarves in the Workplace?

Rebecca Zahn The recent EU court rulings on wearing headscarves in the workplace demonstrate the conflict between enabling EU economic freedoms on the other hand and protecting the rights of workers on the other, writes Rebecca Zahn. She argues that, while the judgements are nuanced in their determination of acceptable work requirements, the weight given …

What Future Has the European Union after its Sixtieth Anniversary – Back to the Future?

Colin Imrie The main challenge facing today’s European Union is to find ways to bring together the diverging interests of its many members, writes Colin Imrie. He argues that, if the EU27 manage to arrive at a common vision combining economic and social priorities, the EU could begin once again to demonstrate its relevance and …

Brexit Talks: What Will We Know in Autumn 2018?

Kirsty Hughes The UK’s exit negotiations from the EU will concentrate on separate withdrawal and trade deals, and timing will be a crucial factor, writes Kirsty Hughes. She argues that autumn 2018 will serve as a key period where enough about the UK-EU negotiations will be known and pressure will mount for the constitutional options …