Forty years in, forty years out

Tamara Hervey, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, University of Sheffield The EU affects virtually every aspect of the UK’s health laws and policies.  NHS staffing, integrated health care on the island of Ireland, cross-border healthcare for travellers, retired UK nationals in Spain, pharmaceutical and devices supply chains, human tissue and organ safety, research data …

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 …