The Importance of the UK’s Withdrawal Bill in the Brexit Negotiations with the EU

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Series Details No.93, October 2017
Publication Date 04/10/2017
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The Polish Institute of International Affairs is an analytical institution established by an act of Parliament in 1996 to carry out research and provide expertise in international affairs. PISM disseminates information on contemporary international issues and maintains contacts with academic and political centres in Poland and abroad. The Institute runs courses for public servants, maintains a library (open to the public; 165,000 books and journals), organises conferences, and publishes books, periodicals and documents on Polish foreign policy and international matters.

The funding for PISM comes from the budget. The director is appointed by the prime minister for a term of five years, following consultation with the minister of foreign affairs. The minister supervises the Institute and appoints its advisory council, which includes a representative of the President of the Republic of Poland, academics and officials.European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017–2018 was the highest-level UK government document concerning the legal and administrative dimension of Brexit. The legal importance of the bill was grounded in its designed influence on the UK legal system. Its political importance stemmed from the UK’s demonstrated readiness to leave the EU without a deal and from the polarisation of the country’s politics on the issue. In the background of the legislative works were UK government efforts to persuade its EU partners to open talks on the future model of the EU-UK relationship.

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