Brexit Transitional Arrangements: Legal and Political Considerations

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Piet Eeckhout

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Oliver Patel

UCL European Institute

Date Written: November 17, 2017

Abstract

This paper assesses the different options for the post-Brexit transition. It explores each option in detail, considering how it could be achieved in practice, what the salient legal and policy implications are, and whether it is politically feasible.

The most desirable and simplest transition option, consistent with the UK and EU’s position, is extending the acquis communautaire, without membership. It would mean minimal disruption to UK-EU cooperation and trade. However, it would entail continued budgetary contributions, ECJ jurisdiction and the primacy of EU law (including free movement).

Suggested Citation

Eeckhout, Piet and Patel, Oliver, Brexit Transitional Arrangements: Legal and Political Considerations (November 17, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3073310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3073310

Piet Eeckhout

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

London WC1E OEG
United Kingdom

Oliver Patel (Contact Author)

UCL European Institute ( email )

United States

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