Reading Time: 9 minutes On 17 November 2023, the Scottish Government published the latest policy paper in its Building a New Scotland series. The paper focused on an independent Scotland in the EU. This blog examines some of the key issues covered in the Scottish Government’s paper.
Reading Time: 3 minutes On 14 September 2023, the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee published its first EU law tracker report. The report is the first of a series of reports commissioned to support the Parliament’s scrutiny of the Scottish Government’s commitment to EU alignment.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog sets out the background to Horizon Europe, why it has taken so long to finalise UK association to it and what association might mean for Scotland.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Spain will assume the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2023. This blog explains what the Council of the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.