Post-Brexit talks - future EU-UK ties - possibly in 2018, says Barnier
With little progress in the Brexit talks, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier says the second phase of negotiations focusing on a trade accord and other future ties may not begin until early next year. The rights of millions of EU and UK citizens remains the top priority, Barnier says, speaking at the European Parliament’s Pan-European Working Group. The working group’s Chair, Paul Rübig of the EPP Group, says with Brexit, there is worry about the stability of internal UK relations after Brexit, regarding Northern Ireland and other UK members.
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Encouraging companies to, on their own accord, think about how their operations and business strategies could also be responsible, socially beneficial policies could greatly influence the business model of the future.cccc
MEPs urge European Commission to establish one common, clear and consistent rule "One size, One weight" for carry-on bags on all EU flights.
European Parliament's Economic and Monetary affairs Committee, predicting a tough 2013 ahead. Committee member Jean-Paul Gauzes, a fellow member of the EPP family, agrees courageous measures will need to be taken. Mr. Juncker also urges the European Stability Mechanism be able to retroactively...
In a year-end interview, the president of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, says measures against the financial and economic crisis were late in coming, are beginning to have a positive effect and that more are needed. He welcomes EPP Group-backed measures to cut roaming charges and establish a Europe-...
The European institutions have presented a packet of measures which would include a non-binding proposal whereby each country would guarantee by law that those below 25 years would receive a job offer, further education or an internship within four months of finishing their studies or losing their...
In a breakthrough to a 30-year deadlock, the European Parliament approved a common European patent procedure that will drastically cut costs for innovative firms and boost competitiveness in Europe’s single market. The procedures include a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to speed litigation,...
Young farmers have asked EU decision-makers to come up with effective ways to aid the generational renewal in the fields.
Europe needs to fight organised crime with coordinated EU-wide actions, better training in new technologies and adaptation fight to new sources of crime including online fraud, say MEPs at an EPP Group-led hearing.
The Budget Committee of the European Parliament has approved the agreement with the Council of Ministers on the 2013 EU Budget and on an amending Budget for 2012, which ensures the pursuit of financing important programmes such Erasmus and the Cohesion and Social funds.
The participants of the 17th Summit of EPP Parliamentary Groups Chairmen, discussed a variety of issues such as: a genuine economic union as a new step towards political Union, the future role for the National Parliaments. There were also presentations on the activities of the Cypriot presidency of...