Explicitly says no "race to bottom"; maintain & strengthen regulatory environment.
Bespoke agreement sought.
Now on to @KarenHaek, CEO DK agri/food council...
First speaker to mention smooth border relations between Northern Ireland & Irish Republic. #Brexit
Status-quo transition period secured by March EU Council is critical. Otherwise, biz will "push the button" and begin mitigation efforts.
Says Norway model won't work as 2016 referendum was about "taking back control".
"Bespoke or 'hybrid' deal" sought, but "access vs. control" is guiding principle. Wants CU membership to continue during & beyond #Brexit transition.
Stresses rule of law is central to trade. Says "this idea of regulatory divergence" is big concern for UK biz. Wants continued commonality and/or recognition.
Pragmatism leads: EASA, Euratom, car manufacturers all need considering. Wants win-win, rather than lose-lose, outcome.
Suggests UK dismissal of SM&CU membership could be resolved by using different names. #Brexit
"Technology" is the main response (e.g. ANPR). No checks for transition: "status quo".
Little detail for after transition.
First Q to panel from audience now: What of agri subsidies?
Closes by saying "cohesive response" for Europe's security relies on us staying together as much as possible.
Now on to Simon Jones (FCO/MoD) & Mikkel Vedby (CPH uni pol.sci. head)...
Comparison with France as EU main security player. Envisages UK continuing to contribute to EU CSDP actions. Clear desire to engage.
Says foundations of Western liberal order are now threatened.
Claims EU probably never will be very important for European defence: intelligence etc. takes place outside EU framework. European defence industry is central.
Stresses need to coordinate civilian as well as military responses: Russian hackers and fake news cited as examples.
Notes how hard it is esp. for small countries like DK, says that British context in e.g Afghanistan made life easy/efficient.
Dismisses CETA, EEA for reasons well rehearsed. A "race to the top" not the bottom. Sounds familiar.
Goes on to say that "implementation" period (i.e. transition) will be on current terms, but with "registration". No details.
Turns to security, emphasises NATO credentials, and UK military skills.
Stresses need for UK and EU to be able to work together smoothly on all areas of security. Must be closer than third-country models.
"Ambitious, positive new relationship."
He mentions DK no-vote on Maastricht in '92, with broad DK political support in '93 for compromise. Notes to Walker that UKparl & Tories are divided.
Lauritzen says SM makes that easier. Walker says Four Freedoms prevent UK particip.