Brexit Round Up Energy (4th Nov. 2016)
This report will collate all key activity from the last week in Westminster, Whitehall, the European Commission, European Parliament and leading stakeholders as it relates to the energy industry.
Brussels has been relatively quiet during its bank holiday week with no meetings of the Parliament or Council. In the UK, the key development this week has been the High Court ruling that the Prime Minister Theresa May is not entitled to begin the process of leaving the European Union without first consulting the Houses of Parliament.
May has said the referendum - and existing ministerial powers - mean members of Parliament do not need to vote, but campaigners called this unconstitutional. Reaction to the ruling was muted in Brussels with the spokesperson of Commission President Juncker noting only that it is not for the Commission to comment on the internal workings of a member state.
- UK: High Court delivers verdict on Article 50
- UK: Nissan’s Brexit deal
- UK: MPs quiz International Trade secretary
- UK: Energy UK submission to Chancellor ahead of Autumn Statement
- EU: CETA signed after several years
- EU: German Council of Economic Experts suggest negotiating for UK to remain in the Single Market
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