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23 cities offer to host UK-based EU agencies

The Council has received 27 proposals by the member states, related to 23 cities, to host  the EU agencies currently based in the UK. There have been 19 offers to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and 8 for the European Banking Authority (EBA). All offers will shortly be made available on the website of the European Council. The two agencies will need to be relocated in the context of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The future locations need...

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State of play of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. What has happened since then on the EU side? On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. On 29 April 2017, the European Council at EU27 adopted a set of political guidelines, which define the framework for the negotiations and set out the EU's overall positions and principles. On 3...

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Vulcan View: Key events this week

BREXIT New round of negotiations brings division over Brexit bill Last Monday marked the beginning of a new round of EU-UK Brexit negotiations and unsurprisingly, an impasse was hit on Tuesday over the size of Britain’s Brexit bill.  While both sides have admitted that the mood has improved substantially after London last week admitted that it does have obligations to the EU, the UK has been reluctant so far to suggest a figure. Estimates from Brussels range up to the €100bn mark...

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Border Communities Against Brexit is one of the winners of the European Citizen’s Prize 2017

The national award ceremony took place in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan Town on Friday 14th July. Since 2008, this prestigious award has recognised projects and initiatives that facilitate cross-border cooperation or promote mutual understanding and EU values.  Border Communities Against Brexit was nominated for the prize by Matt Carthy MEP, Liadh Ní Riada MEP, Lynn Boylan MEP, Marian Harkin MEP and Nessa Childers MEP. Martina Anderson MEP said "Border communities against Brexit stretches along the partitioned border of Ireland and represent a range of sectors including representatives from vulnerable adults, to SMEs, Hoteliers,...

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Brexit News: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill published by Government of the United Kingdom

It's finally here. The United Kingdom on Wednesday, July 12 released it's intended withdrawal bill, it's first published document outlining the government's intended actions for leaving the European Union. Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Exiting the European Union, are published separately as Bill 5—EN. The introduction of the Bill comes only days before the second round of Brexit negotiations kick off on Monday, July 17 and amid conflicting rhetoric between both sides. With the amount of...

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Brexit: UK Government Publish Great Repeal Bill

The long anticipated "Great Repeal Bill’’ was officially published by Downing Street yesterday.  It will revoke the European Communities Act of 1972 and in-turn transposed all EU law into UK law. It’s introduction is to ensure that there will be no sudden changes to regulations and rules once the UK leaves the bloc in March 2019, and will aim to allow the government to amend some legislation without the scrutiny of Parliament.   Although the bill was published yesterday in order...

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Brexit News: State of play of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom triggered Article 50 on 29 March 2017. What has happened since then on the EU side? On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to leave the European Union, in accordance with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union On 29 April 2017, the European Council at EU27 adopted a set of political guidelines, which define the framework for the negotiations and set out the EU's overall positions and principles. On...

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“Happy” 1st Birthday Brexit: What have we learned?

A year ago today, on 23 June 2016, 33 million people went to the polls in the UK and Gibraltar to decide whether to remain in or leave the European Union. Some 52% voted in favour of leaving and so began an extraordinary and uncertain process. A year on, it is fair to ask three simple questions: What have we learned? How has EU law been affected? What are the implications for business? The short answers are: we have learned very little;...

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May offers EU citizens to remain in Britain post-Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May met EU leaders yesterday at the first of a two-day summit where she presented a ‘’fair and serious’’ offer that would grant the 3 million EU citizens living in Britain guaranteed rights. With negotiators on both sides addressing the most pressing issues of citizens’ rights, Britain’s debt obligation and the Irish border before discussing any future trade arrangements, Ms. May was eager to make a speedy resolution on the rights of EU & UK...

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Brexit Begins: What you Need to Know Today

Conservative-DUP Coalition heightens uncertainty over Brexit outcome   Last week’s remarkable UK General Election result that brought about a hung parliament has only added to the greater level of anxiety around the EU over how Britain’s exit negotiations will proceed. Prime Minister Theresa May is in a weekend position, given that she lost her overall majority and will now seek to govern through a confidence and supply agreement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).   Discussions between the two parties are still...

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