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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
Coronavirus Pledging event – Press conference by President von der Leyen
|Highlight: EP Plenary session on the MFF and the EU Recovery package with President von der Leyen|
EU in the Media
|EU bailout package ‘would be a game-changer’ for Europe, analyst says||Financing a recovery: EU ‘frugal four’ at odds with Brussels over €500 billion rescue|
USA vs China: The new cold war on the horizon
China warns relations with US on verge of “new Cold War”
The EU in 2020
The effects spread by the tensions stemming from an increasingly unstable global stage are continuing to reverberate across the world and in Europe. Within this international context, the new European Commission has called for a major geopolitical role for Europe and launched the EU Green Deal in response to the Climate crisis. On the one hand, the possible negative impacts of the rise of so-called “populist movements” across Europe seems to be averted, while, on the other hand, the projection of the EU in the year 2020 seems to be curbed by several crucial internal questions which have been highlighted in Europe’s mixed outlook for the year 2019. Will the new European Commission be able to give the EU a fresh start?
Coronavirus tracing apps: False hope and hidden dangers?
AFRICA AND THE CORONAVIRUS CHALLENGE
Future of Europe and the new European Commission
Europe and the global stage
Brexit, and post-Brexit
The 2019 United Kingdom general election was held on Thursday 12 December 2019 and PM Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street with a large majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands. Assuming the European Parliament also gives the green light, the UK will formally leave the EU on 31 January with a withdrawal deal – and it will then go into a transition period that is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020. During this period the UK will effectively remain in the EU’s customs union and single market, but will be outside the political institutions and there will be no British members of the European Parliament while negotiating the terms of its exit from the European institutional mechanism.