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#Brexit: May makes a plea for concessions

#Brexit: May makes a plea for concessions

At her request, British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the heads of government of the EU-27 over dinner (19 October). May admitted that talks were floundering and called for a joint effort to avoid the possibility of negotiations going further off track, writes Catherine Feore. The result of today’s (20 October) meeting is a […]

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#LeadersAgenda: Tusk launches new approach to tackling Europe’s thorniest problems

#LeadersAgenda: Tusk launches new approach to tackling Europe’s thorniest problems

In an effort to re-energise the EU, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk announced a new ‘Leaders’ Agenda’. The new approach – based on extensive one-to-one discussions with Europe’s heads of government – aims to rescue the EU from bureaucratic inertia and entrenched political interests. Writes Catherine Feore. Over the last ten years the […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#BMW: Commission raid German car companies in cartel investigation

#BMW: Commission raid German car companies in cartel investigation

The European Commission confirmed today (20 October) that as of 16 October 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany as part of a cartel investigation. The inspection is related to Commission concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
May wins #Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

May wins #Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signaling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months, write Elizabeth Piper and Noah Barkin. But despite a more positive tone, a weakened May now faces a delicate political balancing act as she […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
20.10.2017: #EuropeanStatisticsDay

20.10.2017: #EuropeanStatisticsDay

For more than 60 years, the statistical authorities of the European Union’s member states have been working together with Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in the European Statistical System, to produce reliable and comparable data.  Full text available on EUROSTAT website

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Merkel says Britain must move on #Brexit bill to break deadlock – Tusk announces green light on ‘phase two’ of talks

Merkel says Britain must move on #Brexit bill to break deadlock – Tusk announces green light on ‘phase two’ of talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) said on Friday (20 October) that the European Union could only agree to enter the next phase of Brexit negotiations in December if Britain provided specific assurances about its readiness to settle financial obligations to the bloc, writes Noah Barkin. Speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day EU […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EU2017EE: European Youth are mapping the future topics in Tallinn conference #youthconf #speakup

#EU2017EE: European Youth are mapping the future topics in Tallinn conference #youthconf #speakup

The conference ‘Youth in Europe: What’s next?’ is held in the framework of the Estonian EU Presidency in Tallinn Creative Hub on 24-26 October. The Conference will bring together more than 260 participants, including young people and youth policy makers from the EU Member States, Eastern Partnership Countries, and experts from the organisations of the […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

#EFSA and #ECHA get a tough lesson on the law of the news cycle

It’s safe to say the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) aren’t used to making international headlines. But lately, the EU’s ongoing debate over whether to renew the license for glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used herbicide, has put them in an uncomfortable spotlight. The controversy over […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
#Brexit: May makes a plea for concessions

#Brexit: May makes a plea for concessions

At her request, British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to the heads of government of the EU-27 over dinner (19 October). May admitted that talks were floundering and called for a joint effort to avoid the possibility of negotiations going further off track, writes Catherine Feore. The result of today’s (20 October) meeting is a […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Stronger #e-privacy rules for online communications

Stronger #e-privacy rules for online communications

MEPs want to step up protection for citizens using tools such as Messenger, WhatsApp or Skype, and other electronic communication services. Draft proposals to ensure high standards of privacy, confidentiality and security in electronic communications across the EU were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. These would apply to SMS and telephone services, […]

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

News Articles

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog

Brexit: UK will struggle to change UK borders in time, says watchdog

UK spending watchdog warns of big increase in workload for border forces following Brexit.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Anger over Donald Trump’s UK crime tweet

Donald Trump links rise in crime “in UK” to “radical Islamic terror”.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason

Political podcasting tips: Miliband, Chorley and Mason

Getting tips about going digital from Ed Miliband, Matt Chorley and Chris Mason.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Plaid conference: Wood on election result and leadership

Plaid conference: Wood on election result and leadership

Plaid Cymru’s leader said Welsh businesses “want certainty” over a Brexit deal as her party calls for a £30m cushion to help them.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tories must seek new leader now, says donor Alexander Temerko

Tories must seek new leader now, says donor Alexander Temerko

Alexander Temerko says the party is in a ‘deep crisis’ and needs urgent reform and new leadership.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Three key points about how the Brexit talks are going

Three key points about how the Brexit talks are going

Theresa May didn’t come back empty-handed from the EU, but there’s still a long way to go on Brexit.

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

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