Brexit highlights—14 February 2020

Brexit highlights—14 February 2020

These Brexit highlights bring you a summary of the latest Brexit news and legislation updates from across a range of LexisNexis® practice areas, collated on 14 February 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—Commission President comments on UK proposals for the future relationship

The President of the European Commission, Ursula van der Leyen, has given a speech to the European Parliament at the debate on the Commission’s proposal for a mandate for negotiations with the UK. President van der Leyen confirmed that the Commission's UK Task Force is ready to start the negotiations and commented on the future EU-UK trade model.

See: LNB News 11/02/2020 52.

Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK

In this analysis, Sylvia de Mars, senior researcher in international affairs and defence at the House of Commons Library, explains what role the Court of Justice of the European Union will play in the UK during the post-Brexit transition period and beyond.

See News Analysis: Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK.

BusinessEurope warns against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ in negotiation wish list

BusinessEurope, the continent’s federation of business associations, has called on the UK and the EU to ‘find pragmatic solutions that prevent a cliff edge by the end of 2020’ if the negotiations over the future relationship do not move quickly enough.

See News Analysis: BusinessEurope warns against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ in negotiation wish list.

European Parliament calls for a guaranteed level playing field between the UK and EU

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution which provides MEPs’ initial input to the upcoming EU-UK future relationship negotiations. MEPs agreed with the European Commission’s stance on ensuring there is a level playing field between the EU and UK in social, environmental, tax, State aid, consumer protection and climate matters post-Brexit. They propose that the UK government retains dynamic alignment with the EU if it wishes to benefit from

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Holly joined LexisNexis in July 2014 and works primarily on the PSL Public Law module. Holly read law at university and qualified as a solicitor in private practice. Before starting her legal career, she gained experience working in local government and spent a year studying politics. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Holly worked in the Global Technology and Sourcing team at BP, supporting a variety of global procurement and compliance projects. Upon joining LexisPSL, she worked in the Commercial and LexisAsk teams before assisting with the development and launch of the PSL Public Law module. Holly looks after a number of core public law subject areas, including Brexit.