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For Northern Ireland, Brexit borders are more about identity than markets

Trade & Manufacturing

Denzil Davidson
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The great Irish-American politician Tip O’Neill was famous for pointing out that all politics is local. But local politics doesn’t always stay local. The history of Northern Ireland is decades-long proof of that, and that proof is again being applied to the whole UK/EU relationship.

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Brexit Deal - what we know so far - 24 December 2020

General Politics

Stephen Adams
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This conversation is based on publicly available information and previous draft texts at 5pm on Christmas Eve 2020.

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Protectionism or power? Understanding the EU debate on open strategic autonomy

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Tom White
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Tom White, Director, Ana Martinez, Practice Lead for EU Policy and Denzil Davidson, Practice Lead for Financial Services and EU Institutions examine the EU’s policy of open strategic autonomy, what it means in practice and how it is likely to evolve.

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Brexit: deal, no deal, bad no deal

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Denzil Davidson
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It has become something of a ritual in the past three months for political leaders on both sides of the Channel to urge the UK’s and EU’s negotiators to work “intensively” to resolve the Brexit impasse. Following Saturday’s call between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen they are to work intensively again. But intensity of…

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The EU’s new long term budget: a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union?

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Ana Martínez
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After the difficult negotiations of the longest ever EU summit, EU leaders agreed last week on a €750 billion recovery fund and at least one new EU tax. Some called it a “Hamiltonian moment” for the European Union. Practice Lead Denzil Davidson and Senior Associate Ana Martínez examine what was agreed, the politics that got us here, the disputes that still haven’t been…

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General Politics

What next for Brexit?

General Politics

Denzil Davidson
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 Brexit thus far has been a story of timetables. Its negotiating and political rhythm has been determined by deadlines, flexible and inflexible, and the potential cliff edges that lie beyond them.

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Is Macron's leadership in Europe working?

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Denzil Davidson
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President Macron’s decision not to block a three-month extension to Brexit was a relief to those in the UK who feared no deal or who still hope for no Brexit. It was also a relief to his EU partners and the institutions that there would not be yet another argument with President Macron as the protagonist.

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