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European court chief: Britain’s “deep and special partnership” will need a judicial mechanism

The European Free Trade Association Court could offer an alternative to the European Court of Justice—one that Brexiteers might just accept

By Alex Dean  

The European Court Of Justice, Luxembourg. The EFTA Court building is just out of sight. Photo: Horst Galuschka/DPA/PA Images

One of the most pressing Brexit challenges facing the UK government—and there are plenty of them at the moment—concerns the future role of the European Court of Justice, the supreme tribunal of EU law across the Union as a whole (and top court in the confusingly-named Court of Justice of the European Union.) Despite recent announcements intended to clear things up the government remains in a downright mess over the…

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