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PubAffairs Bruxelles is a membership-based organisation created to foster understanding, transparency and participation in the work of the European Union. PubAffairs Bruxelles aims at creating an open platform for debate, information exchange as well as the development of ideas among its members, establishing a diverse community. 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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5 numbers to take away this week: from State of the EU to Energy Security EU negotiator Barnier ‘concerned’ ahead of Davis Brexit talks


EU in the Media


State of the Union 2017: President Juncker comments on Brexit Euro strength drives stock investors out

 



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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?



IN FOCUS

The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, now moves onto its next parliamentary stage – BBC

The European Union’s deputy Brexit negotiator told German lawmakers that she’s skeptical talks with the U.K. will be able to move on to trade in October, according to two people present at the closed-door briefing – Bloomberg



The European Parliament on Tuesday sharply criticized the U.K.’s proposals on citizens’ rights after Brexit. MEPs said London would not sufficiently protect families from being divided by residency restrictions, would cast EU citizens living in Britain into a sea of legal uncertainty, and would create a tangle of unnecessary red tape, according to a report by the Parliament’s Brexit steering group – Politico.eu



UK MPs back controversial Brexit Repeal bill



Brexit: Leaked EU migration proposals explained

 



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

State of the European Union Speech 2017

Will Merkel win a record-equalling fourth term?

Macron outlines vision for Europe’s future in Athens


Trump’s Presidency

Trump adviser to UN: US is still leaving Paris climate agreement

Three reasons why North Korea’s crisis is deepening


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French Labour Reforms: Emmanuel Macron’s First Test as President


The European Commission gave Poland one month to address concerns over judicial system