EU-Canada trade agreement enters into force

On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada enters into force provisionally.   Welcoming this milestone in the EU's trade policy, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: "This agreement encapsulates what we want our trade policy to be - an instrument for growth that benefits European companies [...]

Brexit: European Commission publishes guiding principles on Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. The last week's paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, [...]

The development by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) of the doctrine of supremacy

To gain a better understanding about the basic principles and mechanism of the Court of Justice of the European Union it is important to mention CJEU’s main role which is, ‘ensuring EU law is interpreted and applied the same in every EU country; ensuring countries and EU institutions abide by EU law.’[1] To put it broadly, [...]