Immigration and the Tension between an Ever-Closer Union and Sovereignty

Immigration and the Tension between an Ever-Closer Union and Sovereignty

Christopher Linnan Vol. 39 Associate Editors The 1957 Treaty of Rome created the European Economic Community—the forerunner of the European Union (EU).[1] The treaty’s first proclamation was that it was “determined to lay the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of Europe.”[2] The “ever-closer union” language has become a mainstay of European Union […]

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A Snapshot of the Status of the UK’s Bilateral Investment Treaties and Related International Arbitration After Brexit

Jose-Ignacio Saldana Vol. 39 Notes Editor The exit of the UK from the EU has raised concerns amongst foreign investors amid the uncertainty of the future of the UK’s investment relationships. The UK maintains one of the largest bilateral investment treaty (BIT) networks in the world[1]—the international community is interested in the UK’s position on […]

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What Lies Ahead: Global Financial Services in a Post-Brexit Market

What Lies Ahead: Global Financial Services in a Post-Brexit Market

Adam Church Vol. 38 Associate Editor As financial service firms consider what kind of future may lie ahead in a post-Brexit market, one word has taken on a prominent role in the ongoing discussion: passporting.[1] Under passporting, financial services firms authorized in one E.U. member state can offer cross-border services and open branches across other […]

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The United Kingdom as an Independent Member of the World Trade Organization: A Strategic Forecast?

The United Kingdom as an Independent Member of the World Trade Organization: A Strategic Forecast?

Jose-Ignacio Saldana Vol. 38 Associate Editor On the eve of the historic referendum held in the United Kingdom (UK) to decide whether to leave the European Union (EU), Roberto Azevêdo, current Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), discussed the implications that an exit from the EU could have on the UK’s status as a […]

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