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Trinity College Dublin
Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court
The EFTA Court – an All-Ireland Solution for Brexit?
Wednesday 10th May 16:30 - 17:30 (Registration from 16:00)
DDRC, Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7
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The UK’s future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union remains open. One of the options floated, has been for the UK to join the European Economic Area (EEA) on the EFTA side. The EEA extends the EU’s Single Market to three EFTA countries: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. These countries are simultaneously members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). They are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union, but to that of the EFTA Court. While Prime Minister Theresa May has written that the UK does not seek to remain part of the Single Market, the UK Government’s position on the 'fourth freedom,' the free movement of persons, has softened.
Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court, will explore whether the EEA model, or a bespoke variation of it, would be a suitable way forward for the UK, and ensure the harmony and soft-border between the island's two countries.
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Professor Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court will address members of the ICEL on the possible role of the EFTA court in a post-Brexit world. Click here for more details.
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