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New EU Leaders

The EU’s New Leadership: Imperative to Overcome Europe’s Uncertain Politics

Anthony Salamone Since the European Parliament elections in May, attention in Brussels has focused on determining the leadership of the EU institutions for the new institutional cycle (2019-2024). On 2 July, following three days of summitry, EU leaders announced their selections for four EU top posts – the Presidents of the European Commission, European Council, …

Brexit and rights of third-country nationals under EU internal market freedoms

Richard Steppe and Wouter Devroe LERU Brexit Seminar   Introduction After a Brexit, can companies established in Germany provide services to a recipient in France through a branch in the United Kingdom? This query, which has generally been addressed several times by the Court of Justice of the EU (the “CJEU” or “Court”), is topical …

Solving the autonomy conundrum: Can the UK avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland without subjecting itself to EU judges?

Armin Cuyvers LERU Brexit Seminar     Solving Northern Ireland, the main obstacle to an orderly Brexit, is primarily a political challenge. EU law, however, imposes some legal limits that make this political challenge even harder. One of the less-known but potentially deal-breaking limits is the autonomy of EU law. Briefly put, autonomy can force …