Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog sets out the policy aims of the current Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU and the ambitions set out by the European Commission, most recently in its legislative work programme for 2022.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This is a joint guest blog with Professor Katy Hayward of Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Hayward is an adviser to the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and
Reading Time: 7 minutes This is a joint guest blog with Professor Tobias Lock. Professor Lock is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at Maynooth University and is also an
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the negotiations between the EU and the UK on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the response of the European Commission to the new Bill and the possible impact of the Bill on operation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out how the Scottish Government has considered the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee’s recommendations in relation to the content of the reports required under the Continuity Act. It then sets out the Committee’s further response to the Government’s updated reports.
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 13 April 2022, the UK government published detailed plans for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) that is one of the funds that will replace the previous EU funding streams. This blog looks at the different claims made by the UK and Scottish governments regarding whether the UKSPF fully matches the value of the funds it is replacing.
Reading Time: 6 minutes On 9 May 2022, the Scottish Government published its new Global Affairs Framework. This blog analyses the key aspects of the new framework.
Reading Time: 8 minutes In this, the third in our trio of blogs on common frameworks, we consider how the Scottish Parliament can scrutinise frameworks by looking at: structure;
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published the third and final part of its review of global climate research. Known as Assessment
Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog explores the key drivers of energy price rises, expert commentary, and some of the responses from Scottish and UK governments.