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EU-Singapore trade agreement will begin before December

EU Member States today (8 November) endorsed the EU-Singapore trade agreement, suggesting that it could be implemented as soon as 21 November.
economic road, economy

EU 2019 Autumn: A challenging economic road ahead

The European economy is now in its 7th consecutive year of growth and should continue expanding in 2020 and 2021, so what's on the economic road ahead?
immigration policy in western europe, global mobility

What’s new for immigration policy in Western Europe?

In a series of articles exposing changes to global mobility and immigration policy in Western Europe, member firms of Ius Laboris examine the developments.
economic emergency, no deal brexit

A ‘No Deal’ Brexit will create an economic emergency

Here, Nigel Wilcock of the Institute of Economic Development, dissects the ongoing, hotly-debated question of a Deal with the European Union (EU) and the resultant economic emergency.
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EU: Who are the new European Commissioners?

Here, we discuss the freshly elected European Commissioners of the 2019-2024 period, including their duties and a vision of the EU their work attempts to shape.
climate doesn't wait, european economic and social committee

Climate doesn’t wait: More ambition and accelerated action needed

Luca Jahier, President of the European Economic and Social Committee, argues that climate doesn’t wait but more ambition and accelerated action on it is needed in Europe.
export to saudi arabia, UK court of appeal

Court of Appeal: UK to stop arms export to Saudi Arabia

Today (20th June) the UK Court of Appeal has ruled the UK arms export to Saudi Arabia to be illegal, after an extended court case evidencing that Saudi arms enable the ongoing violence in Yemen.
Reverse climate change, EUSEW 2019

What are the current reverse climate change ideas in the EU?

Here, we touch upon the purpose of EUSEW and explore some new technologies and innovations that are happening in Europe, to stop and reverse climate change.
european public health, WHO european

Countries throw a spotlight on European public health

More than 70 events in over 25 countries take place between 13 and 17 May in first ever European Public Health Week.
Horizon Europe

What can we expect for Horizon Europe in the near future?

EU lawmakers have reached a major agreement on Horizon Europe but it is still nowhere near confirmed as key details such as the budget, foreign participation, and the new missions, are yet to be decided.
foreign ownership of European, foreign direct investment report

Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.
European battery industry

2019: A key year for the legislation in the European battery industry

Upcoming legislation will turn 2019 into a key year for the European Battery Industry, argues Rene Schroeder, Executive-Director of the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Manufacturers (EUROBAT).
Europe’s environmental performance

Critical gaps remain in Europe’s environmental performance despite improvements

Executive Director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Hans Bruyninckx shares his thoughts on the critical gaps present in Europe’s environmental performance.
international trade

International trade changes needed to tackle agricultural challenges

A conference organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels, Belgium, on 8 March has discussed the current international agricultural trade rules and how to establish fairer international trade
Economic policies

European Commission Officials discuss economic policies for Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has discussed the development of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies fit into international economic policies in a series of speeches Commissioner of the European Commission Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said “think blockchain” at the Digital-Life Design Conference in Munich as she determined how regulation and...
food policy

Member of the EESC Workers’ Group (Group II) European Economic and Social Committee

National Officer of European and International Affairs Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten (the Food, Beverages and Catering Union in Germany) Never before in the history of Europe have food safety and quality been as high as they are today. More food is being produced in Europe than ever before and it has never been...
Outermost Regions

Europe beyond the seas: The Outermost Regions

Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Crețu details The Outermost Regions strategy of the EU The EU has always paid particular attention to its nine Outermost regions, which are first and foremost European regions. This Commission went a step further so as to give these European lands from all around the...
sustainable health

WHO works towards achieving sustainable health in Europe

The World Health Organisation is working towards equitable and sustainable health in Europe, as Open Access Government finds out Better, more equitable and sustainable health for Europe defines the primary aim that The World Health Organisation in the European Region (WHO/Europe) is working towards and striving to achieve. Responsible for public...
research funding cuts

European Commissioner for Budget promises no research funding cuts

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, has 'guaranteed' no research funding cuts after the current period ends
EU single market

Why the EU Single Market has still not reached its full potential

Marco Hafner shares his insights into why the EU Single Market has still not yet reached its full potential and where it can go in the future

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