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Results from Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (Energy), meeting on 19/12/2018

Friday, December 28th, 2018

The European Council was updated on the state of play on the Clean energy package files. I am very happy that yesterday we successfully concluded negotiations with the European Parliament on the two electricity market design files. This means that – provided EU ambassadors confirm this result – we now have a political agreement on the entire […]


Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

By John Bruton, a former Irish Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009 It puzzles many people in Britain that something known as an “Irish backstop” should be at the heart of an increasingly bitter dispute. The dispute is about the Deal the UK […]

EACC Insights: Graphics Insights

Friday, December 21st, 2018


How global trade disruption is taxing supply chains and operating models

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

By Gijsbert Bulk Global trade was transformed in 2016 as the British electorate voted to leave the EU and Donald Trump became the 45th president of the US. The political and economic uncertainty these two events have generated is greater than that seen during the global financial crash of 2008-09, according to the Global Economic […]

EU statement at the Trade Policy Review of the United States, 17 December 2018

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Chair, At the last Trade Policy Review of the United States two years ago, a month before President Trump was sworn into office, I ended the EU statement with the hope that the protectionist rhetoric would end once the President-elect had taken office. Today, unfortunately, rhetoric has turned into reality and the repercussions of tariffs […]

Brexit: European Commission implements “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan in specific sectors

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in 100 days’ time. Given the continued uncertainty in the UK surrounding the ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, as agreed between the EU and the UK on 25 November 2018 – and last week’s call by the European Council (Article 50) to intensify preparedness work at all levels and […]

Main Results of the European Council

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the European Council meeting on 14 December 2018 Main results The European Council on 13-14 December 2018 focused on the EU’s long-term budget, external relations, migration and the single market. EU27 leaders also discussed Brexit on Thursday and the euro area on Friday. European Council conclusions, 13-14/12/2018 European Council (Art. […]

Members of the European Parliament Want to Fund Crucial Areas to Stimulate European Growth

Friday, December 14th, 2018

MEPs call for EU resources that match ambitions on research, environment, transport, energy, telecom, defence, space and digitalisation under the 2021-2027 EU budget. Following Parliament’s adoption of its position on the EU’s long-term budget (2021-2027 multiannual financial framework – MFF), MEPs are this week setting out their position on the scope and the priorities for […]

Artificial intelligence

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Member States and Commission to work together to boost artificial intelligence “made in Europe” Delivering on its strategy on artificial intelligence adopted in April 2018 today the Commission presented a coordinated plan prepared with Member States to foster the development and use of artificial intelligence in Europe. This plan proposes joint actions for closer and […]

Completing the Banking Union: Commission welcomes political agreement to further reduce risks in the EU banking sector

Friday, December 7th, 2018

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached a provisional political agreement on the banking package, a comprehensive set of reforms that the Commission proposed to further strengthen the resilience and the resolvability of EU banks. The Commission welcomes the provisional political agreement, which marks an important milestone in reducing risk in […]