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UK asylum policy after Brexit

29 Jul 2021

The UK's asylum policy has gone through various changes after Brexit, impacting UK-EU and international relations. Sarah Overton explains.

The French regional elections

24 Jun 2021

This piece explains what happened in the first and second rounds of the French elections and what – if anything – we can learn ahead of next year’s French Presidential election.

UK and EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Schemes

04 Jun 2021

Joel Reland and Sarah Overton explore the past, present and future of the new UK Emissions Trading Scheme, and the contrast with EU policy.

UK citizens in the EU: what you need to know

27 Apr 2021

Joel Reland looks at the position of UK citizens who live – or want to live – in EU and EEA member states, other than Ireland.

The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland

08 Apr 2021

What is the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland? How is it governed? How is trade impacted? This explainer has all you need to know.

Mobility rights for service providers and the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

11 Mar 2021

Catherine Barnard and Emilija Leinarte on mobility rights for service providers and the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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