Repasi considers Brexit deal a 'hard Brexit in sheep's clothing'
On Monday 25 January René Repasi, Professor of Public and Private Interests at Erasmus School of Law, had the opportunity to share some of his views on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK (the Brexit deal), during an expert hearing of the German Parliament.
Repasi considers the deal a 'hard Brexit in sheep's clothing', as its scope is rather narrow, the entire construction is quite fragile and filled with open legal terminology. It is a step backwards from the EU judicial system of dispute settlement and a return to a basic rule of force. According to the recently appointed professor, it is therefore crucial that Parliaments (especially the European Parliament) get control on the exercise by the European Commission of unilateral rights foreseen by the agreement, as well as controlling the Commission's activities in the bilateral Partnership Council and the committees that the agreement creates.