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The end is nigh for roaming charges in the EU

As of 15th June, Europeans will be able to travel in the EU without roaming charges, after representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on how to regulate wholesale roaming markets. Until now, when you travelled …

European Commission receives mandate to begin negotiations with the UK

The European Commission welcomes the Council’s decision today to authorise the opening of the Article 50 negotiations with the UK and to nominate the Commission as Union negotiator. The Commission also welcomes the adoption of the first set of negotiating …

European bathing water quality standards up!

The European Environment Agency and the European Commission have published the Report on European bathing water quality in 2016. To allow Europeans to make an informed choice on which beach to choose, an annual report on the quality of coastal …

Southern England Local Partners (SELP) Workshop: EU Funding – much still to play for

Southern England Local Partners (SELP) is pleased to announce the launch of their training workshop: EU funding- much still to play for on Monday 10th July at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.   With the UK’s planned exit from the …

In the Winchester area? Join the EU Law Forum ‘Hampshire Welcomes EU’

The 48% – Winchester group is inviting you to take part in an event for EU citizens and pro-Europeans. The Hampshire Welcomes EU! Forum is designed to provide clarity on EU citizens’ rights until the UK actually departs from the …

Spring 2017 Economic Forecast

The European economy has entered its fifth year of recovery, which is now reaching all EU Member States. This is expected to continue at a largely steady pace this year and next. In its Spring Forecast released today, the European …

Digital Single Market: mid-term review

Having reached the middle of its mandate, the European Commission published today the mid-term review of its Digital Single Market strategy. It takes stock of the progress made, calls on co-legislators to swiftly act on all proposals already presented, and …

UK must still debate EU issues up until Brexit

The European Scrutiny Committee report says that the Government must continue to consider EU proposals over the next two years, even though the UK is about to leave the EU. Negotiating Brexit In negotiating Brexit, the UK Government needs to …

Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses – report published

The EU Justice Committee publishes its report Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses. The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee publishes its report into what alternative plans the Government has to replace the loss of EU Regulations which govern …

Government still unclear on trade after Brexit

The International Trade Committee’s first report identifies central issues for the Government to resolve as it prepares to trigger Brexit negotiations. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: UK trade options beyond 2019 …