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PubAffairs Bruxelles is a cross-sectorial network of professionals working in the fields of public and regulatory affairs correlated to the European Union. PubAffairs Bruxelles aims at creating an open platform to foster debate, information exchange as well as the development of ideas among its members, establishing a diverse community which encompasses young, as well as experienced professionals. PubAffairs Bruxelles welcomes participants from public and regulatory bodies such as associations, federations, NGOs, as well as regional, national and European Institutions. We also welcome participants from the private sector, including consultancies, corporations and business. In addition, as one of PubAffairs Bruxelles fundamental principles is to represent as far as possible the range of individuals concerned with the European Union policy making, we believe that the participation of academics, think-tanks, researchers, the media and the wider civil society enriches the debate further


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Coming up in the EU institutions during the second semester of 2017 State of play of Article 50 negotiations with the UK


EU in the Media


Do we need a transition period for Brexit? Germany and Turkey in diplomatic crisis

 



Special Coverage

EU Referendum & Article 50

On the 8th of June, a UK general election, which resulted in a major setback for the Conservative party, was held, while, as of the 19th of June, EU officials and UK Government representatives have started to engaged in official negotiations.  The latest Britain’s period of legal and political uncertainty and the snap elections envisaged  by the UK PM Theresa May added a further layer of unpredictability to the UK process of exit from the EU. While a ‘hard Brexit’ seems the main possible outcome (and risk) of the UK-EU negotiations, the results of the snap election have also reduced the British Conservative government power, along with the time at UK’s disposal to conclude an agreement.  Will the EU and Britain be able to find a mutually satisfactory deal within the two year deadline?



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Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has said EU states could refuse to approve a trade deal with the UK unless the government gives assurances that it will not use Brexit to deregulate and lower standards – The Guardian.com

 

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The transition period is variously put at two or four years; the exact scope of it, including such tricky issues as the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice and immigration, is far from clear; and some Conservatives will be concerned that it amounts, in practical terms, to continuing EU membership – The Independent UK

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Frankfurt appears to be winning the race to woo the City of London’s investment bankers and traders. Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank AG are all set to move hundreds of jobs there as they brace for Brexit – Bloomberg


 

Michel Barnier: “I’m not hearing any whistling..just the clock ticking”



Top MEP threatens Brexit deal veto over citizens rights

 



Special Coverage

Post US Presidential vote & European National Elections Year

The global effects spread by Donald Trump’s successful climb to the White House and the UK referendum continue to reverberate. In addition, a series of national elections have raised concerns about the political risks posed by the European Union. Nevertheless, after the Juncker’s Commission released a “White Paper” on the future of the EU, Emmanuel Macron victory of the French Presidential election and the Franco-German axis revival, the EU political and economic outlook appears far more reassuring compared to the beginning of the year. However, there are still several crucial unknowns on the horizon: at an EU level, the German elections will be held in September, although the victory of Angela Merkel seems predictable. Italy, notably one of the four largest EU ‘s member state, is still undecided on a date for the general elections due to prolonged  controversies on the electoral law, while analyst and commentators are still wondering if the renewed Franco-German alliance will produce actual changes with special regard to the eurozone governance. Whereas, at a global level, both the G7 and the G20 summits have highlighted already known divergences between Europe and the US concerning trade and climate policies. In this context, emerging countries such as China and India are also adapting to this new setting and are taking position within the international arena. What will Europe, the US and the world look like at the end of 2017?


Future of Europe debate

G20 Summit: Angela Merkel statement

Macron’s Versailles speech pledges to reform France (and Europe)


Trump’s Presidency

Trump isolated at G-20 on climate and trade, returns to mixed reviews

Trump’s full speech at the Brussels NATO summit


IN FOCUS

EU reveals plans for unified military and defence strategy


France, Germany, Italy agree to work together on migrant crisis


Trump and western civilisation