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Guest Lecture on Scotland’s Options for Brexit


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A free public lecture on Scotland’s options for Brexit, hosted by the School of Law,  will take place at the University’s Regent Lecture Theatre  from 6pm to 8pm this evening.  Admission is free and there is no need to book.

The lecture will be given by Professor Sir David Edward who is a member of the Standing Council on Europe set up by the First Minister following the result of the Referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union.  Further information is available here.





The UK’s relationship with the EU

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Do you need to see documents on the UK’s relationship and position in the EU?

If so, there is a handy list on the the EU’s legal database, Eurlex.

ESO (European Sources Online)

ESO logoESO (European Sources Online) is a comprehensive source of European information which is updated on a daily basis by the hard working people at Cardiff EDC. Check out their News and Analysis section to keep informed about all things EU.

Here’s a few recent UK House of Commons publications dealing with different aspects of Brexit, brought to our attention by ESO:

Equipping the Government for Brexit

Brexit – implication for pensions (pdf)

Brexit and local government (pdf)

Law School Blog Articles on Brexit

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Staff in the University of Aberdeen Law School have produced a couple of blog posts discussing some of the wider implications of Brexit. See below for links.

Jonathan Fitchen has written a piece entitled Brexit and EU private international law: cross-border judgments – unintended consequences

and Scott Styles has written What is sufficient to constitute an Article 50 decision to leave the EU?

There are many more interesting articles on this blog so do check it out.


EU Referendum Result: Initial Reaction from the University

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The result of the EU Referendum has generated a great deal of uncertainty as to what the implications will be for university students and staff across the country. The University of Aberdeen’s Principal, Ian Diamond, has written a message in an attempt to address some of the initial concerns you may have. In addition to this, a brief list of updates from government and official bodies concerned with EU research funding has been compiled. Please find links below for your information.

EU Referendum – message from the Principal

Information for researchers involved with EU funded projects


Impartial Information on EU referendum

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A free ebook entitled Britain’s Decision: Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, has been published by the Centre on Constitutional Change in collaboration with the David Hume Institute and the Hunter Foundation. The purpose of the publication is to provide answers to voters questions surrounding the referendum. The book identifies 19 key questions and contains chapters written by academics from all over Scotland, including The University of Aberdeen’s Prof. Michael Keating (Politics). You can read the book online/download it here.

EU Discussion Event Part of May Festival 2016

MAY_FESTIVAL_LOGO__DATEOn Saturday 28th May, as part of this year’s May Festival, there will be a discussion event on the EU Referendum, titled Britain and the EU: In, Out or Unsure? It takes place in the King’s Conference Centre at 2pm. The speakers will be Professor Michael Keating, Dr Malcolm Harvey and Professor Claire Wallace all from the University of Aberdeen and Professor Justin Greenwood from Robert Gordon University.

Here’s what to expect:

Whether you have decided one way or the other, or are just looking for more information, this event will offer impartial analysis of the key issues and the potential impact on economy, jobs, immigration and national security. We’ll also explore issues around national sovereignty and the impact on the North-East of Scotland and what either outcome might mean for our future.*

*From the May Festival programme.

So If you missed the similar UK in a Changing Europe discussion in March, fear not, you can catch up next month. For more details and to book your place, click here.

View the full May Festival 2016 programme here.

Parliamentary Library publications: a place to start your research

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The House of Commons Library has recently compiled a bibliography entitled: “The UK and the EU: reform, renegotiation, withdrawal? A bibliography” listing books, specialist publications and press articles.

The Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) produce research briefings on a wide range of issues. Intended to aid the work of members of the Houses of Parliament by providing relevant background material they are also useful to anyone starting to research a current topic.

They can be searched by date or topic here.

Recent briefing papers on the EU include:

EU exit: impact in key UK policy areas

Exiting the EU: UK reform proposals, legal impact and alternatives to membership

In brief: UK-EU economic relations

European Union Referendum Bill 2015-16

EU budget 2014 – 2020

Reforming the EU: UK plans, proposals and prospects

EU obligations: UK implementing legislation since 1993