Liechtenstein, October 2018 – Hosted by the Liechtenstein Institute

In Liechtenstein, in October 2018, the project hosted a closed workshop focusing on decision making and institutional framework, i.e. how the decision-making and institutional framework of the UK’s association agreement could/should be designed. The key question was, how to develop a successful institutional and decision-making framework. In its strategy for leaving the EU, the UK government has always vowed to bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU. However, if there is to be an extensive agreement with the EU, there must be some form decision-making, monitoring and enforcement as well as a dispute resolution mechanism. Here, the experience of the EEA with its two-pillar system encompassing a Surveillance Authority and Court could be of value. Other models such the Swiss-EU Agreement, the EU-Ukraine deep and comprehensive free trade area as well as the agreements currently being negotiated between the EU and the microstates: Andorra, Monaco and San Marino were also taken into account. The workshop also discussed whether the new UK model could potentially be broadened to other states.