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Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 14 – 18 Oct 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Key Events This Week A deal at long last After intense negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally reached between the EU and UK government on Thursday, 17 October. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said that the deal agreed between Brussels and London after days of accelerated talks was a ‘fair and reasonable result’. While it […]

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Blacklines Comparison of the New UK / EU Withdrawal Agreement Terms

Friday, October 18th, 2019

By Thomas Donegan, Barnabas Reynolds, James Webber | Shearman & Sterling LLP The EU and U.K. in principle agreed new terms for the withdrawal agreement giving effect to the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. These include a revised political declaration and protocol concerning Northern Ireland replacing the controversial backstop. An amended unilateral declaration on […]

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Brexit: European Commission recommends the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The European Commission has today recommended the European Council (Article 50) to endorse the agreement reached at negotiator level on the Withdrawal Agreement, including a revised Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland, and approve a revised Political Declaration on the framework of the future EU-UK relationship. The Commission also recommends that the European Parliament give […]

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Remarks by Chief Negotiator Barnier at the press conference on the Commission Recommendation to the European Council to endorse the agreement reached on the revised Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland and revised Political Declaration

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Mesdames et Messieurs, Aujourd’hui, nous avons trouvé un accord avec le gouvernement britannique sur le retrait ordonné du Royaume-Uni et le cadre de notre future relation. C’est le résultat d’un travail intensif des deux équipes de négociateurs, l’équipe britannique et notre propre équipe, que je veux personnellement remercier pour leur ténacité et leur professionnalisme, mais aussi, […]

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Remarks by President Juncker at the joint press conference with Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

“Check against delivery” Good to see you and good to see the Prime Minister, my friend Boris Johnson. We have a deal. And this deal means that there is no need for any kind of prolongation. This is a fair and balanced agreement. It is testament to our commitment to finding solutions. It provides certainty […]

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British government makes new proposals on border regime in Ireland – cautious reactions

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

By Giovanna Ventura & Dr. Max Helleberg |  Noerr On Wednesday 02 October 2019, Prime Minister Johnson sent proposals to the EU on the future border regime in Ireland. These proposals initially continue to require the UK to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, with the result that customs controls would be reintroduced at […]

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European Union: Work-life Balance Directive takes effect

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The EU has introduced a new Work-life Balance Directive. The Directive aims to improve access to family leave and flexible work arrangements in all EU Member States. Specifically, the new legislation intends to accomplish the following: Support better work-life balance for parents and carers Encourage a more equal sharing of parental leave between men and […]

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Wise Persons: Europe needs a dedicated development bank

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

EIB President Werner Hoyer addressed the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), composed of the economics and finance ministers from all member states, following the conclusions of the Wise Persons Group assessment on current European financial architecture for development. President Hoyer explained the key role that the EIB can play to address global challenges and […]

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Are Camera Apps Taking More than Your Photo? Data Privacy Concerns You Should Know

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Scrolling through your social media feeds, you likely noticed the surge of friends and public figures sharing posts of their future selves using the widely popular FaceApp. However, like most things, the devil is in the details. It’s only after combing through the Russian-affiliated application that cybersecurity experts began to question its user data privacy […]

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The EU is working together for the secure roll-out of 5G networks across the union, leading the way for a digital transformation of European societies. A new report provides insight into potential cybersecurity risks.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Today, Member States, with the support of the Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity published a report on the EU coordinated risk assessment on cybersecurity in Fifth Generation (5G) networks. This major step is part of the implementation of the European Commission Recommendation adopted in March 2019 to ensure a high level of cybersecurity of 5G networks […]

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