I came across a number of interesting documents related to Brexit that have been produced following various Events, Workshops and Committee meetings held by the European Parliament. They provide interesting reading and background to positions held by the EU regarding the Brexit negotiations and the future relationship between the UK and the EU after Brexit.
Workshops are organised by the policy departments and enable members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a committee meeting.
A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues.
Implications of ‘Brexit’ for the EU agri-food sector and the CAP
This workshop was held on 9 November 2017 and discussed the issue of the impact of Brexit on the EU’s agri-food sector and on the CAP.
It looked at 3 specific aspects of Brexit:
- Impact on the CAP budget
- Impact on EU-UK agricultural trade flows and
- Possible transitional arrangements in agriculture in light of the future EU-UK relationship.
A number of documents were produced:
Possible impact of Brexit on the EU budget and, in particular, CAP funding – Jacques Delors Institute
EU – UK agricultural trade: State of play and possible impacts of Brexit – CIREM-CEPII
Possible transitional arrangements related to agriculture in the light of the future EU – UK relationship: institutional issues – Trinity College Dublin
The implications of Brexit on the Irish border
During the 28 November meeting of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a workshop was held on ‘The implications of Brexit on the Irish border’. This workshop was organised by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs.
Brexit and Ireland – Legal, Political and Economic Considerations (pdf)
Smart Border 2.0 – Avoiding a hard border on the island of Ireland for Customs control and the free movement of persons (pdf)
PowerPoint Presentation on Smart Border 2.0 (ppt)
UK Withdrawal (‘Brexit’) and the Good Friday Agreement (pdf)
PowerPoint Presentation on ‘UK Withdrawal (‘Brexit’) and the Good Friday Agreement’ (ppt)
Hearing on the Impact of Brexit on Aviation – 11 July 2017
High level representatives in the field of aviation were invited to speak in the next TRAN Committee meeting on the topic of Brexit. Stakeholders discussed ways in which the UK’s departure from the EU is likely to impact the aviation industry from the perspective of the airports, the airlines and the tourism industry as a whole. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session with Members
Hearing on the impact of Brexit on aviation (docx)
Kevin Toland, Dublin Airport (pdf)
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair (pptx)
Ralf Pastleitner, TUI Group (pdf)
Exchange of Views with Associations of Citizens on Brexit
held on 21 Nov 2017
Statement from British in Europe (pdf)
Statement from the 3 million (pdf)
Brexit and the issue of the jurisdiction
During the AFCO meeting of 21 November, the Committee heard from two experts during the workshop ‘Brexit and the issue of the jurisdiction over the Withdrawal Agreement and the future relationship agreement between the EU and the UK’ organised by the Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs.
The Settlement of Disputes arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (pdf)
Professor Steve Peers presented a briefing on “Jurisdiction upon and after the UK’s withdrawal: the perspective from the UK constitutional order” (I couldn’t find a copy of this – politicker)