We are evaluating the possibility of opening an office in Brussels to be funded on a joint basis with our Guernsey colleagues.
Guernsey and Jersey already use the same firm in Brussels to provide advice on a very wide range of issues and it is therefore sensible to continue this co-operation and evaluate the options and benefits of extended representation in Brussels.
It is normal for Member States, their regions and third countries to have a permanent representation in Brussels and the EU is a very important international entity which has a significant impact on the many issues that affect the Channel Islands. These include trade in agriculture and other goods, air transport, EU and European issues that impact on Financial Services.
Senator Terry Le Sueur