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EU reform—legal aspects of the UK and EU settlement

Published on: 12 February 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • EU reform—legal aspects of the UK and EU settlement
  • What is the latest news on the EU referendum?
  • What legislative developments have taken place in preparation for the referendum?
  • What exactly is the legal form of the deal to reform UK's relationship with the EU? Is it a new Treaty?
  • Will it then be a Decision of the European Council?
  • But if the planned 'Decision' is not a Decision of the European Council, what is it?
  • Is there a precedent that such decisions are binding in EU law?
  • Is it an agreement that could be binding purely in international law?
  • So is it a purely informal decision?
  • Sounds quite complicated. What is the government saying about it?
  • More...

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Pavlos Eleftheriadis, barrister at Francis Taylor Building, considers the legal form of the deal to reform UK’s relationship with the EU and tackles puzzling questions of legal construction. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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