The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice and the Institute for International Law and Justice’s MegaReg project hosted a Zoom roundtable on “The Brexit Deal: A Less Perfect Union or a More Flexible Compact? Assessing the Draft EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement” on January 14, 2021 at 9.30-11.30 EST.
The product of tumultuous political bargaining & intricate legal drafting, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, agreed in principle at the end of 2020, aspires to chart a new course for the EU-UK relationship in the wake of Brexit, with implications for vast areas of policy-making. The Agreement will be intensely debated and analyzed in the weeks ahead. In this roundtable a diverse interdisciplinary group of experts and scholars give their first reflections with a view to assessing the Agreement. Fields discussed will include the law and economics of trade in goods, state aids, regulation and standards, energy and climate, the Ireland dimension, data flows, and the relationship of the Agreement to the WTO and other aspects of the parties’ external economic policies.
Gráinne de Búrca, Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School (Introduction)
Joseph Weiler, Jean Monnet Center, NYU Law School (Moderator)
Meredith Crowley, Department of Economics, Cambridge University
Robert Howse, NYU School of Law
Imelda Maher, Dean of Law, University College Dublin
Daniel Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief, EU Law Live & Professor, Complutense University, Madrid
Jesse Scott, International Director, Agora Energiewende (Berlin), lecturer Hertie School of Governance
Thomas Streinz, Executive Director of Guarini Global Law & Tech, NYU School of Law