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    The Fisheries debate

    Fisheries is reported to be one of the top three issues in the final stages of the EU-UK negotiations on a trade deal. Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition...

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    Levelling the playing field

    The so-called "Level Playing Field" has become an important topic in the Brexit Trade Negotiations. Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody, explains, in...

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    Operation of the SEM after the end of the Brexit transition period

    The SEM Committee has today published an updated statement on the operation of the SEM after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. This confirms the position where...

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    Competition law, merger control and State aid in Ireland in the time of Brexit

    While Brexit makes the UK a third country for the purposes of EU law, Ireland's proximity (geographically and econonomically) to the UK makes the application of competition law to cross-border...

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    Ireland proposes new Brexit legislation

    Ireland has published the "General Scheme" of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020.

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    2 October 2020: Conclusion of the ninth Brexit negotiating round

    On 2 October 2020, the EU and UK concluded their ninth round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship.The negotiations had been held between 29 September and 2 October.

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    Brexit: Another Day, Another Letter: EU threatens legal action against the UK

    When the history of Brexit is written, much will be made about the letters which have travelled between Brussels and London.

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    Brexit: Everyone is at 6s and 7s…Let the seventh round (or the sixth) commence….

    On 13 August 2020, the European Commission and the UK Government published the agenda for the seventh round of the UK-EU Future Relationship Agreement. This round will be held between 18 and 21 August 2020...

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    Brexit: EU and UK see eye-to-eye on video conference but no-one can see way out of logjam (just yet)

    On 15 June 2020, almost four years after the UK voted to leave the EU, there was a video conference between the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission, the European...

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    Brexit: The fog is now clear – the UK is not extending the transition period

    Until now, it was possible, but not very likely, that the UK would seek an extension of the Brexit transition period beyond the current deadline of 31 December 2020.

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    Brexit: What is the significance of 30 June 2020?

    The UK left the EU on 31 January last. Since then, for example, the UK no longer has members of the European Parliament, ministers attending EU council meetings or the right...

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    COVID-19: Brexit talks continue – Video conference replaces megaphone

    Brexit seemed the most difficult issue facing the UK and the European Union until both sides encountered the "life or death" COVID-19 crisis. 

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