The UK after Brexit: EEA Plus/Minus?

Date and time
30 Jan 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Europa Institute
50 George Square (Lecture Theatre G.03)

The Edinburgh Europa Institute is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

The UK after Brexit
EEA Plus/Minus?

Prof Carl Baudenbacher
President of the EFTA Court

Monday 30 January 2017
6pm to 7.30pm

50 George Square
Lecture Theatre G.03

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The UK’s vote to leave the European Union in the referendum of 23 June 2016 has not answered the question of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union. One of the options floated during the referendum campaign, and since the Leave vote, has been for the UK to join the European Economic Area (EEA) – also known as the ‘Norway model’.

The EEA extends the EU’s Single Market to three other 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 EU’s Court of Justice, but to that of the EFTA Court. This lecture by Prof Carl Baudenbacher, President of the EFTA Court, will explore whether the EEA model, or a variation of it, would be a suitable way forward for the UK after Brexit.

About the Speaker

Prof Carl Baudenbacher has been the Liechtenstein Judge at the EFTA Court since 1995, and President of the Court since 2003. He has held chairs at a number of universities in Germany and Switzerland – latterly at the University of St Gallen, where he is Director of the Competence Center for European and International Law. He has consulted widely for governments and international organisations. His expertise includes EU and EEA law; Swiss contract and company law; European and Swiss competition and intellectual property law; and dispute resolution.

This event is free. Registration in advance required
All are welcome

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