Brexit-Free Bruxelles Blog

October 13th, 2017 by Christopher Morris

Forget Article 50, Brussels was far more interested in Article 155 this week. The now infamous weapon in Madrid’s arsenal to withdraw the powers of autonomous areas. Whilst Brussels is at strains to not discuss Catalan’s ambiguous declaration of independence in public, it has certainly been the hot topic that people are talking about in the Read More…

Brexit Papers – Chemicals Industry

September 15th, 2017 by Liam Herbert

Much of current law regulating the chemicals industry originates from the EU (European chemicals regulation). Therefore, the EU referendum result will have profound effects upon the UK chemicals industry, perhaps more so than any other industry. Over the coming months, the UK Government will begin the work of engagement with stakeholders in the chemicals industry Read More…

Strong and Stable Commission

June 12th, 2017 by Christopher Morris

Brussels has reacted to the UK General Election news in typical bureaucratic and calculated manner which has seen the negotiating power during the Brexit talks swing to rest firmly in the hands of the EU Commission. Whilst early indications from Michel Barnier fueled hopes that the EU Commission would be willing to amend the timeline Read More…

A Week in Brussels

May 26th, 2017 by Christopher Morris

Our ‘man on the ground’ in Brussels has had the honour of posting this week’s ‘A Week in Brussels’ report for PubAffairs. You can read his article below or access it via the PubAffairs website here: “This week has been all about President Trump’s visit to the Brussels bubble. But as I write this, I Read More…

Tyre Labelling Directive

April 30th, 2017 by Christopher Morris

The Tyre Labelling Directive is currently being reviewed, in light of the low-emissions transport report published by the Commission. This label is fundamental to the business models of all tyre manufacturers and the decisions taken by the Commission on the nature of this label will have lasting impacts. The Commission is currently in the process Read More…