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European Elections 2019

European Elections | 23-26 May 2019 The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! The last European elections in 2014 were the largest transnational elections ever held at the same time. This time the stakes are even higher. By voting, you help decide what kind of Europe we have in the years to come. The European…

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Local government Brexit preparedness

Below is advice from the UK .GOV website Local government is critical to delivering a successful Brexit. The UK Government objective is to champion local government and help them to influence, prepare, adapt and innovate in response to Brexit and ensure a successful transition phase with minimal impact on council services and local people. To support this, additional funding for local government was announced on 28 January 2019. This page provides a set of links to current guidance to aid ongoing…

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European elections 23-26 May 2019

The next European elections take place on 23-26 May 2019 giving all adult EU citizens the opportunity to select who will represent them in the European Parliament. Help shape Europe’s future and vote! At the moment the Parliament has 751 seats, which is the maximum number allowed by the EU treaties. Following the Brexit vote in the UK’s referendum, 27 of the UK’s 73 seats will be redistributed to other countries, while the remaining 46 seats will be kept for…

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Mobile roaming if there’s no Brexit deal

Advice from UK .GOV website. Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, the government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. For 2 years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure that the UK is prepared to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. It has always been the case that as we get nearer to that date, preparations for a no…

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Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

Brussels, 19 December 2018 – Press Release 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 levels and for all outcomes – the European Commission has today started implementing its “no deal” Contingency Action Plan. This…

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Brexit Glossary

This Commons Library research briefing contains a list of commonly-used terms and acronyms that have needed clarification since the United Kingdom voted in the June 2016 EU referendum. It is not a comprehensive list but will be expanded and updated periodically. Example term: Article 50 TEU Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was inserted into the European Union (EU) Treaty by the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. It allows a Member State to leave the EU and sets out…

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Consultation on the Future of Europe

EU leaders are committed to a Europe that brings real results in issues that matter most to people. See how you can get involved in helping to shape the future of the European Union.     Ahead of a dedicated EU Summit in Sibiu, Romania, and the European elections in 2019, national leaders agreed on a Leaders’ Agenda on pressing issues and challenges where solutions are needed. You can contribute to the online consultation drafted by citizens themselves, read and react to…

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The User’s Guide to the Meaningful Vote

This paper explains the role of Parliament in the approval or rejection of any withdrawal agreement that may be reached between the UK and the EU27 in relation to the UK’s exit from the EU under Article 50. It explains what the “meaningful vote” is, what it involves, and what Parliament’s role will be if a deal is accepted, rejected or never reached. Jump to full report >> If the UK reaches a Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union, the…

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#YEYSturns10: Vote for the future!

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching its tenth “Your Europe, Your Say” event, which will take place in Brussels on 21-22 March 2019. As part of the “Your Europe, Your Say” (YEYS) event, three pupils and an accompanying teacher from 33 schools (from the 28 EU Member States and the five EU candidate countries) will be invited to Brussels to participate in a debate on a topical issue that concerns young people. The title of the upcoming…

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Speech by Michel Barnier: October 10th 2018

Speech by Michel Barnier at the closing session of Eurochambre’s European Parliament of Enterprises 2018   Ladies and gentlemen, On 29 March 2019, in less than 6 months, the UK will leave the European Union. We have always respected the UK’s sovereign decision to leave the European Union, even if we profoundly regret this vote We respect its decision to leave the Single Market and the Customs Union. And we are doing our best to reach a deal on the…

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