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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill report released

Today’s report on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill follows a short inquiry to examine aspects of the Bill in order to inform the Committee and Report Stage. Core findings The inquiry focussed on the Bill’s provisions for converting the acquis …

Brexit: the October negotiations

What happened in round five of the Brexit negotiations – the last scheduled round in phase one? Did the EU negotiator, Michel Barnier, and the other 27 EU Member State leaders think “sufficient progress” had been made in the priority …

Consumers: Tips for buying safe products online

Products from all over the world, delivered to one’s door in a few clicks – that’s the advantage of online shopping. But what about the safety of the products consumers buy? Consumers have the right to expect that the products …

Online Consumer Safety

VIDEO: VAT Fraud

What do organised crime, borders and €50 billion euros a year have in common? The answer might surprise you. It’s VAT – Value Added Tax. To be more precise it’s the fraud on VAT that is due when goods cross …

Press statement by Michel Barnier following the fourth round of Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom

Brussels, 28 September 2017 European Commission – Speech – [Check Against Delivery] Thank you, David. Good afternoon to all of you. The Prime Minister’s speech in Florence has created a new dynamic in our negotiations. We have felt this during …

Join #EUdatathon2017 now!

Can you re-use open data to promote innovative services? Can you solve other societal challenges using it? Can you create mobile or web apps using open data from different information sources? If yes, #EUdatathon2017 is for you!   This first …

Eurobarometer: European citizens are seriously concerned about climate change

Some 92% of EU citizens now see climate change as a serious problem and 74% see it as a very serious problem, the results show. The vast majority (79%) of EU citizens also believe that fighting climate change and using …

E-survey: The Future of Europe

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is conducting an e-survey (available in all EU languages) in order to hear from citizens on what they think the future of Europe should be. The e-survey is the main component of the “Reflecting on …

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the EUW Bill) was published on 13 July 2017. The Bill cuts off the source of European Union law in the UK by repealing the European Communities Act 1972 and removing the competence of European Union institutions …

European Mobility Week 16-22 September 2017

This year’s European Mobility Week (English only), which runs from 16-22 September 2017, will be held under the theme of clean, shared and intelligent mobility, as encapsulated by the slogan “Sharing gets you further”. By using shared forms of transport, citizens can …