What to look out for during this week’s plenary sessions at the European Parliament

October’s European Parliament plenary sessions saw the adoption of new rules on a number of important issues of common interest, amongst which the banning of 10 single-use plastic items, the improvement of drinking water quality, stricter limits to the use of antibiotics on farm animals, and changes on road use charges.   This week’s plenary Read more about What to look out for during this week’s plenary sessions at the European Parliament[…]

European Institutions “back to school” – 2018 edition

European Institutions “back to school” – 2018 edition What do we expect to see this autumn from the EU? The European Parliament has already started coming back to business this week, and it is preparing for the first plenary of the post-summer holiday period, which will take place in Strasbourg from 10thto 13thSeptember. Amongst the Read more about European Institutions “back to school” – 2018 edition[…]

UK releases first advisory documents for a no-deal Brexit

Over the course of the past few months, concern about a potential no-deal Brexit has intensified. While both the EU and the UK insist that negotiations are continuous and emphasise their commitment to reaching an agreement by the upcoming October deadline, the European Commission has been preparing for the event of the UK leaving the Read more about UK releases first advisory documents for a no-deal Brexit[…]

Horizon 2020 – Work Programme for 2019

The latest update on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2019– under the 2018-2020 Work Programme, which is the third and final Work Programme for Horizon 2020 – went live on 25thJuly 2018.   The update to the 2018-2020 Work Programme, to which a total of €30 billion has been allocated for Research and Innovation, Read more about Horizon 2020 – Work Programme for 2019[…]

EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements

During the 25thEU-Japan summit on 17thJuly in Tokyo, the EU and Japan signed two landmark agreements – namely the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) – which are expected to enhance EU-Japanese relations even further. The EPA, which the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, characterised as an agreement Read more about EU-Japan landmark Partnership Agreements[…]

Brexit negotiations making a big step forward

The two Brexit parties have finally come up with more clarity into the negotiation process, claiming to agree on some of the major transition points. Yet, the time to celebrate is far ahead! Time is still ticking, but slower Good news for Brexiters, a new date for Britain leaving the EU zone was introduced as Read more about Brexit negotiations making a big step forward[…]