Reading Time: 7 minutes Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK Government has the power to seek to negotiate and conclude its own trade deals. This blog explains what trade agreements are, how they are made, and sets out the current state of play of the UK’s trade agreement negotiations.
Protecting EU citizens’ rights in the UK
Reading Time: 4 minutes Towards the end of December 2022, a court judgement was issued against the UK Government over its approach to the residence and working rights of some EU and EEA citizens living in the UK after Brexit. This blog looks at the background to the judgement and what it means in practice.
Guest Blog: Mapping alignment with EU Law
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog by Lisa Claire Whitten summarises her research for the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee mapping alignment with EU law since the UK’s departure from the EU.
The continuing challenge of scrutinising alignment with EU law
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog focuses on the importance of tracking EU law to inform scrutiny of alignment decisions, along with the Scottish Government’s latest draft annual report on its use of the “keeping pace” power in the Continuity Act.
EU-UK Relations – A New Hope or Groundhog Day?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog analyses the current status of the EU-UK relationship and whether it might change as a result of the imminent change at the top of the UK Government.
After Brexit, the EU policy agenda continues
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.
Retained EU law: what’s it all about?
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
Scottish Government approach to alignment with EU law – the draft policy statement
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.
UK government funding of economic development in Scotland
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog takes a closer look at the UK government’s Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund, and Community Ownership Fund, and the questions these funds raise for economic development in Scotland.
Scrutinising the Scottish Government’s commitment to EU alignment
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog looks at the commitments made by the Scottish Government in making decisions about EU alignment and its first draft reports on the operation of the Continuity Act.