Brexit – Squaring the Circle and involving the European Court of Justice Clash of Philosophies: There is a potentially irreconcilable clash of constitutional philosophies between the UK and the EU which results in certain “no go” areas on the EU side for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations…2) Perspective of the EU27: The EU27’s approach is driven by the perception that the European Union is not merely representative of a negotiable bundle of international trade treaties but is a supranational entity based on and subject to a constitution created by the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). View Full Post
Rolling Back Red Tape in the UK On 19 April 2017, the day after the UK Prime Minister’s surprise General Election announcement, the Red Tape Initiative (RTI) was quietly launched in Westminster. Established by Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP, who was in overall charge of the Cabinet Office until July 2016 and briefly head of the Brexit Unit after the Referendum, the RTI is a non-partisan project, bringing together “all three major UK-wide political parties to forge a consensus on the regulatory changes that could benefit both businesses and their employees in a post-Brexit Britain”. View Full Post
The Prime Minister of the UK has unexpectedly announced that she intends to hold a General Election on 8 June. Theresa May had repeatedly denied that she had intended to do so. She announced that she had changed her mind “recently and reluctantly” because “the country is coming together but Westminster is not”. View Full Post
This article was originally posted on our sister blog Inside Medical Devices Anna Wawrzyniak, PhD, contributed to this post. Earlier this week, in a plenary vote, the EU Parliament endorsed the texts of the Regulation on Medical Devices (the “Regulation”—latest version available here) and the parallel Regulation on In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (the “IVD Regulation”—latest version available here).  View Full Post
If a couple had conceived on the evening of the Brexit referendum, there is a reasonable chance that the baby would be born on 29 March, the date on which the Prime Minister will finally trigger Article 50 and send notice to the European Council.  View Full Post