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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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Commissioner Hearings: Frans Timmermans
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EU in the Media
|Portugal’s ruling Socialists win election but fall short of outright majority||EU brands Brexit deal ‘essentially impossible’|
Amazon rainforest fires: What role for Europe?
World Bank to support emerging economies as growth stumbles
The EU in 2019
The effects spread by Donald Trump’s successful climb to the White House, as well as the tension stemming from an increasing unstable multipolar global stage are continuing to reverberate across the world. Within this international context, the upcoming European elections have raised concerns about the political risks posed by the possible evolutions of the European Union. Indeed, the rise of both so-called “populist movements” across Europe, the doubts on the strength of the Franco-German axis revival, the EU’s economic performances and the East-West and North-South divisions on several crucial Pan-European questions have highlighted Europe’s mixed outlook for the year 2019. Will the new European Commission be able to give a new fresh start to the EU?
China Narrows Scope for Trade Deal
China celebrates 70 years of communist rule
Future of Europe: the incoming European Commission
Europe and the global stage
Brexit, and post-Brexit?
On the 8th of June 2016, the result of a UK general election, which resulted in a major setback for the Conservative party, was held, while, as of the 19th of June 2017, EU officials and UK Government representatives have started to engaged in official negotiations. On the deadline of the 29th of March, notably the time limit to conclude the first phase of negotiations between the two parties, the UK was unable to pass a vote in the House of Commons to grant Theresa May’s agreement or any other form of Brexit to be put forward. Meanwhile, on the 10th of April, the EU Council has extended the deadline for the agreement until the 31st of October. While the EU was willing to avoid a “Hard Brexit” scenario, commentators have underlined that this further layer of uncertainty for both the UK and the EU could have unexpected repercussion on both parties. The UK will, as a result, participate in the European elections, while the divisions among and within political parties, as well as between citizens and their representatives continue to exabarcete the British political climate.