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27 Jan
Brexit transition period 2020

Brexit: The Withdrawal Agreement stipulates a transition period that will last until 31 December 2020

Ahead of 1 February 2020, the day on which the UK will leave the EU in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the EU and the UK, the EUIPO has updated the Brexit section on its website (click here for further information). The Withdrawal Agreement stipulates that during a transition period that will last […]

27 Jan
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Trade: EU and 16 WTO members agree to work together on an interim appeal arbitration arrangement

Last week, in Davos Switzerland, the EU and Ministers from 16 Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed to develop a multi-party interim appeal arrangement that will allow the participating WTO members to preserve a functioning and two-step dispute settlement system at the WTO in disputes among them. This initiative was launched in mid-December […]

24 Jan
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Brexit: the Withdrawal Agreement passes the first European Parliament test

Brexit. The Constitutional Affairs Committee agreed on Thursday, 23 January 2020, to recommend that the EP plenary should approve the UK withdrawal terms. After parliamentary ratification in the UK was concluded earlier today, with Royal Assent granted for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, Constitutional Affairs Committee MEPs voted in favour of a positive recommendation […]

23 Jan

Artificial intelligence: EU must ensure a fair and safe use for consumers

Artificial Intelligente (AI). MEPs want a strong set of rights to protect consumers in the context of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making. Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has just approved a resolution addressing several challenges arising from the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) technologies. When consumers interact with […]

21 Jan

World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO): Trends 2020 (ILO)

ILO has just released the “World Employment and Social Outlook Report: Trends 2020”. This report provides an overview of global and regional trends in employment, unemployment, labour force participation and productivity, as well as dimensions of job quality such as employment status, informal employment and working poverty. The report also examines income and social developments, […]

20 Jan
DiscoverEu 2020 European Commission

DiscoverEU: 20,000 more young people will explore Europe in 2020

Around 20,000 18-year-olds are set to receive a travel pass under the fourth and latest round of DiscoverEU, which attracted some 75,000 applications from across Europe. These young Europeans, selected on the basis of established award criteria and specific Member State quotas, can travel between 1 April and 31 October 2020 for up to 30 […]

17 Jan
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Annual inflation up to 1.3% in the euro area (0.8% in Spain)

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.3% in December 2019, up from 1.0% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. European Union annual inflation was 1.6% in December 2019, up from 1.3% in November. A year earlier, the rate was 1.6%. These figures have been published today, 17 January 2020, by Eurostat, […]

16 Jan
Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Brexit: MEPs concerned about citizens’ rights

European Parliament highlights that assurances are needed on the protection of citizens’ rights to ensure its consent to the Withdrawal Agreement. In a resolution adopted on Wednesday, MEPs take stock of citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit and highlight that their consent to the Withdrawal Agreement will take into account “experiences gained and assurances […]

07 Jan
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Euro area annual inflation up to 1.3%

Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 1.3% in December 2019, up from 1.0% in November according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, food, alcohol & tobacco is expected to have the highest annual rate in December (2.0%, […]

20 Dec
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Annual inflation up to 1.0% in November in the euro area

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in November 2019, up from 0.7% in October. A year earlier, the rate was 1.9%. European Union annual inflation was 1.3% in November 2019, up from 1.1% in October. A year earlier, the rate was 2.0%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the […]


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