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Communities and Culture, Devolution and Constitution

UK and Welsh waste policy after Brexit

Posted on 1 August 2017 by Richard Cowell

While it is possible that UK policy will continue to track the progress made by EU-level policies for a circular economy, a combination of Westminster government distraction, limited capacity and deregulatory ethos might lead to a flatlining of performance, in which recycling fails to increase and incineration takes up the slack. Whether devolved governments like
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Devolution and Constitution

Citizens’ rights post-Brexit: unilateral solutions or reciprocity?

Posted on 25 July 2017 by Stijn Smismans

Now that both the UK government and the EU have set out their proposals for citizens’ rights after Brexit, it’s clear that both take the concept of reciprocity as a starting point. But the EU and the UK have a profoundly different understanding of what reciprocity means. While the EU approaches reciprocity as a moral
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Devolution and Constitution, Economy and Trade

Welsh Ports and Brexit

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Andrew Potter

Dr Andrew Potter looks at the practical implications for Welsh ports of the UK’s departure from the EU and considers whether there is a winning situation for Wales, even if a soft border with Ireland is part of the final deal. Whilst much discussion around trade in the post-Brexit UK focuses on the agreements between
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Communities and Culture, Economy and Trade

Post-Brexit Regional Policy for Wales – top down or bottom up?

Posted on 6 July 2017 by Professor Andrew Henley

Here Professor Andrew Henley takes up the debate on regional policy. He argues that while Brexit offers an opportunity to move away from traditional time-contingent regional support programmes, if its successor is to benefit those most in need, a new model must maintain and develop the principles of subsidiarity that the EU operates – that
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