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Former European Court President: UK Government White Paper shows unrealistic hopes

Britain is panicking and it shows

By Carl Baudenbacher  

Former President of the EFTA Court Carl Baudenbacher

Not only footballers become anxious when time starts running out. Both the Chequers Plan and the White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union confirm that.

Trade agreements require mechanisms to make the deal work. On this, the White Paper provides that in case of a dispute both Britain and the EU should have the option of referring the issue to an “independent arbitration panel” which would include arbitrators from both sides. The decision of the panel would be…

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