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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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Featuring high on the EU Institutions Agenda


General Affairs Council – Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit 5 numbers to take away from the Strasbourg Plenary


EU in the Media


Coalition Talks: Merkel’s political options explained Brexit: “What do we do if the British don’t move?”

 



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 as well as its apparent internal unity, 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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Micheal Barnier says Brexit means UK banks will lose EU passporting


What happens if the UK doesn’t get a deal on Brexit?

 



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 evolutions of 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 have raised several doubts on the effectiveness of teh French-German couple as a engine. In Italy, notably one of the four largest EU economies, are adding a further degree of uncertainty not only  due to the prolonged  controversies on the electoral law, but also for the fact that it might result in another coalition dilemma. 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 the current European political setting, looking and taking position within the international arena.


Future of Europe debate

Germany: What lies behind the current political crisis?

German president urges political “responsibility” after collapse of coalition talks

 
Merkel’s and Germany’s political options explained


Trump’s Presidency

Trump one year on: a look back

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


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Macron’s moment of truth: Can France reform its labour market?


Macron calls for EU to be tougher on trade


Trump’s Asia pivot


COP23 climate talks end in Bonn


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