Brexit highlights—26 June 2020

Brexit highlights—26 June 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 26 June 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—negotiators prepare for intensified talks on the future UK-EU relationship

The UK and EU have published the agenda for the next round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship, which will take place in Brussels between 29 June and 3 July 2020. This is the first in a series of 'intensified' negotiating rounds endorsed by UK and EU leaders at the High Level Conference on 15 June 2020. Negotiators will meet face to face, for focused talks on a smaller scale. The next round incorporates a series of restricted two-hour sessions on a number of core issues, beginning with some of the more contentious areas including level playing field, governance, and fisheries. Sessions on trade in goods and services, criminal law enforcement and judicial co-operation, energy and transport are also scheduled, as well as sessions on participation in EU programmes, social security co-ordination and thematic co-operation. Though the UK and EU have agreed on the need for swift and substantive progress, they appear fixed on their core positions on the most contentious issues. With both sides calling for movement from the other, the pathway to compromise remains unclear.

See: LNB News 25/06/2020 97.

Brexit Bulletin—EU27 support intensified talks on the future UK-EU relationship but urge stakeholders to prepare for all possible outcomes, including no deal

The Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the future UK-EU relationship, ahead of the negotiations commencing on 29 June in Brussels. Reiterating their readiness to reach an ambitious agreement with the UK, as well as pledging full support for EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier, EU27 leaders reinforced the need to adhere to the EU’s previous statements and declarations, and in particular the Political Declaration, establishing the ‘key parameters of the envisaged partnership’

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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.