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#Brexit – European Commission implements ‘no-deal’ Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

#Brexit – European Commission implements ‘no-deal’ Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all […]

| December 19, 2018

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#Brexit – European Commission implements ‘no-deal’ Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

#Brexit – European Commission implements ‘no-deal’ Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all […]

| December 19, 2018
#DigitalSingleMarket – New rules on non-personal data enter into force

#DigitalSingleMarket – New rules on non-personal data enter into force

The Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data that was proposed by the European Commission in September 2017 has entered into force. The Regulation was adopted by the European Parliament in October 2018 and by the Council of the European Union in November 2018.  It will allow public and private sector bodies to store […]

| December 19, 2018
Have your say: European expert group seeks feedback on draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy #ArtificialIntelligence

Have your say: European expert group seeks feedback on draft ethics guidelines for trustworthy #ArtificialIntelligence

On 18 December, the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, which was appointed by the Commission in June, released the first draft of its ethics guidelines for the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI). In this document, the independent group of 52 experts from academia, business and civil society, sets out how developers and users can make sure AI respects fundamental rights, applicable regulation and core […]

| December 19, 2018
EU and #UNESCO team up for a new project on heritage, education and youth

EU and #UNESCO team up for a new project on heritage, education and youth

In connection with the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the European Union and UNESCO have developed a new project to strengthen links between young people, heritage and education. The project, which is expected to start in January 2019, will run for 15 months and has two main components. The first aims to bring intangible cultural heritage into the classroom. For instance, […]

| December 19, 2018
#StateAid – Commission approves €20 million Italian scheme supporting noise reduction in rail freight transport

#StateAid – Commission approves €20 million Italian scheme supporting noise reduction in rail freight transport

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €20 million aid scheme to support noise reduction of rail freight traffic in Italy. The aid will be granted through a reimbursement of up to 50% of the cost of equipping rail freight wagons operating in Italy, which have been put into circulation before […]

| December 19, 2018
EU steps up support for #Ethiopia: Emergency aid for refugees, internally displaced people and to tackle natural disasters

EU steps up support for #Ethiopia: Emergency aid for refugees, internally displaced people and to tackle natural disasters

On an official visit to Ethiopia, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides announced €89 million in humanitarian support for 2018-2019 whilst visiting EU aid projects in the Somali region in Eastern Ethiopia where many people have fled their homes due to internal conflict. Speaking from the Qologi camp for internally displaced people near […]

| December 19, 2018
#Brexit timeline – United Kingdom’s tortuous journey in and out of the EU

#Brexit timeline – United Kingdom’s tortuous journey in and out of the EU

Britain will leave the European Union at 23h GMT on 29 March, 2019. Today (19 December) marks 100 days to departure day, writes Alistair Smout. Below is a timeline: WAS BRITAIN A FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE BLOC? No. Britain declined to join the European Union’s forerunner, the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), when it […]

| December 19, 2018
Factbox – What do British politicians say about another #Referendum on #Brexit?

Factbox – What do British politicians say about another #Referendum on #Brexit?

The crisis in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over her plans to leave the European Union has stirred interest in the possibility that Britain may hold a second vote on whether to end decades of membership of the world’s largest trading bloc, writes Andrew MacAskill. A few months ago, such an idea looked inconceivable. But […]

| December 19, 2018
British government steps up ‘no-deal’ #Brexit preparations

British government steps up ‘no-deal’ #Brexit preparations

Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers have stepped up preparations for a “no deal” Brexit, an outcome made more likely by a deadlock in parliament over the British leader’s divorce deal with the European Union, write Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young. With just over 100 days until Britain is due to leave the EU, […]

| December 19, 2018
#BrightBrusselsFestivalOfLight: 11 artists chosen to festoon #Brussels city centre

#BrightBrusselsFestivalOfLight: 11 artists chosen to festoon #Brussels city centre

This weekend, the Bright Brussels Festival of Light will be shining the spotlight on some of Brussels’ most central neighbourhoods in collaboration with a variety of Belgian and international artists. After a difficult decision, the jury have finally selected 11 artists to take on this decorative feat. The neighbourhoods of Quais and Sainte-Catherine will be […]

| December 19, 2018

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PMQs: Does Corbyn call May a ‘stupid woman’?

PMQs: Does Corbyn call May a ‘stupid woman’?

The prime minister teases the Labour leader about his bid for a confidence vote, and he does not look impressed.

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn accused of ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn faces calls from Tory MPs to apologise for apparently calling Theresa May a “stupid woman”.

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brexit: EU to reveal no-deal plans

Brexit: EU to reveal no-deal plans

The European Commission is to publish contingency proposals in case the UK exits without a deal.

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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