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#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

#Brexit – Tell us what you want, what you really, really want

British Prime Minister Theresa May will return empty handed to the UK today (14 December). She put forward a ‘package’ to help her get the Withdrawal Agreement adopted in the UK, arguing that with the right assurances it would be possible that the UK parliament would support her deal, describing it as the “only one […]

| December 14, 2018

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#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

#Hungary ‘is not Orbán’s personal fiefdom’

Major protests are still ongoing in Hungary against the crackdown on civil liberties and the erosion of the rule of law by the governing authorities. People first took to the street last week after the adoption of the so-called ‘slavery law’ that allows employers to issue 400 hours of overtime to employees per year that […]

| December 18, 2018
#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

#COP24 – Poland, Europe, and coal: trolling or misunderstanding?

From the outset of the COP24, international media coverage has harshly criticized the event’s Polish hosts for their “provocative” spotlighting of Poland’s coal industry and broader “coal addiction”. The controversies in Katowice have re-ignited tensions between Poland and the European Union over emissions targets, energy transitions, and the country’s enduring reliance on coal power. Beneath […]

| December 18, 2018
Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

Parliament votes on #EUTechTax

Will there soon be a digital tax targeting major tech companies? ©AP images/European Union-EP  MEPs have voted on the introduction of a digital tax, the first of its kind, targeting major tech companies. MEPs voted on two reports which call on the EU to introduce a common system for taxing digital services from tech giants, […]

| December 18, 2018
Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

Six ways EU improved your #Digital life in 2018

The EU has made online shopping a lot easier ©AP Images/European Union-EP  From ending country redirects to funding free wifi in public spaces, discover what the European Parliament has done in 2018 to improve your online experience. Travel, shop, watch and call throughout the EU with no barriers and no additional costs. This is what […]

| December 18, 2018
#BankingUnion – Agreement on measures to prevent accumulation of non-performing loans

#BankingUnion – Agreement on measures to prevent accumulation of non-performing loans

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on prudential measures to further address non-performing loans (NPLs) in Europe. Today’s (18 December) political agreement is an important step to further reduce risks in the EU banking sector and strengthen its resilience, as highlighted in last week’s Euro Summit conclusions. […]

| December 18, 2018
#StateAid – Commission approves plan by #France, #Germany, #Italy and #UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

#StateAid – Commission approves plan by #France, #Germany, #Italy and #UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

The European Commission has found that an integrated project jointly notified by France, Germany, Italy and the UK for research and innovation in microelectronics, a key enabling technology, is in line with EU state aid rules and contributes to a common European interest. The four member states will provide in the coming years up to […]

| December 18, 2018
#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

#AfricaEuropeAlliance – First projects kicked off just three months after launch

Only two months after the launch of the Africa–Europe Alliance, the European Commission is presenting first progress on boosting investment and creating jobs in Africa. At the High-Level Forum Africa-Europe in Vienna, hosted jointly by the Austrian Presidency of the EU, notably by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda and the […]

| December 18, 2018
Investing in #HumanCapital is essential for #SustainableDevelopment, but also to ensure stability and security in Euro-Mediterranean region

Investing in #HumanCapital is essential for #SustainableDevelopment, but also to ensure stability and security in Euro-Mediterranean region

Members of civil society representative bodies from countries of the Euro-Mediterranean region met in Turin to discuss the situation of education and training in the area. Although the challenges faced by each of the countries are different, as access to education and training is very unbalanced in the region, the general consensus was that investing […]

| December 18, 2018
#Brexit – UK Prime Minister Theresa May statement on European Council: 17 December 2018

#Brexit – UK Prime Minister Theresa May statement on European Council: 17 December 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement following last week’s European Council. Delivered on: 17 December 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Mr Speaker, with permission, I would like to make a Statement on last week’s European Council. Before turning to Brexit, let me touch on two significant conclusions from […]

| December 18, 2018
EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

EU-Norway agreement ‘worst outcome for fish stocks in ten years’ – #OurFish

Our Fish is aghast at the decision by the EU and Norway to continue overfishing in the North Sea and Atlantic waters [1]. Of sixteen shared TACs (Total Allowable Catches) that were agreed, only two follow the scientific advice, and overall, the agreement represents the worst outcome for shared fish stocks in ten years. “It […]

| December 18, 2018

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Immigration White Paper: Post-Brexit migration plans unveiled

Immigration White Paper: Post-Brexit migration plans unveiled

The UK will “get control over our borders” as free movement from the EU ends, ministers will say.

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
Brexit: ‘Horrified’ firms warn time is running out

Brexit: ‘Horrified’ firms warn time is running out

With 100 days to go before Brexit, firms say they need “practical steps” not political infighting.

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
May to urge Scottish and Welsh ministers to back Brexit deal

May to urge Scottish and Welsh ministers to back Brexit deal

The leaders of the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments are to meet for Brexit talks at Downing Street.

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

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