Vulcan Insight: Analysis of the latest EU Developments 2 – 6 September

Another tumultuous week in Westminster

In case there was any doubt, the resumption of business in the House of Commons this week was anything but normal. Boris Johnson’s debut as Prime Minister was marked with defeat in all three Brexit votes, leading to the rapid loss of his working majority. Keep reading

Dublin braces for Brexit damage

Events in Westminster this week have dominated the political agenda in Dublin as the government ramps up its preparations for a No Deal Brexit. The Irish government has been in close discussions with the European Commission over how Ireland, in the event of a No Deal outcome, can honour its commitments to the Good Friday Agreement while also maintaining the integrity of the EU’s single market. Keep reading

Lagarde impresses ECON in bid for ECB top job

The former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde was invited to a hearing in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) in the European Parliament on Wednesday 4 September in her bid for the top job at the European Central Bank (ECB). Keep reading

Key Dates 

    • Announcement of Commissioner Portfolios – 10 September 
    • Eurogroup – 13 September 
    • Informal meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers – 13-14 September
    • European Parliament Plenary Session Strasbourg – 16 – 19 September

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