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UK Supreme Court rules on Brexit

Justices ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot lawfully bypass Parliament to start Brexit negotiations.

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Incentives for investment in ports

 A new set of rules to create clear and fair conditions of competition in the port services markets throughout Europe was adopted today by the Council of the EU on 23 January 2017. It will enter into force in spring.

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Tajani: An experienced European elected president of the European Parliament

Centre-right politician Antonio Tajani, who served six years as a European commissioner before joining the Parliament in 2014, is well acquainted with the procedures in Brussels and Strasbourg.

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Banking package of the EU Commission

The EU Commission presented a series of new regulations for banks in a comprehensive package of measures

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EU budget for 2017

On 17 November 2016, the Council and European Parliament reached agreement on a lower EU budget for the forthcoming year.

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Trump has won – consequences for Europe

The primary consequence of Trump's election will be uncertainty. No-one, probably not even Trump himself, knows what Trump really stands for and whether he will implement his numerous, sometimes contradictory, announcements

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CETA agreement signed

The EU and Canada finally agreed on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)



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CETA clears constitutional court hurdle

The Second Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court has rejected numerous applications for an interim injunction to prevent Germany's approval of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.

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Brexit and its consequences for the EU


There are three options for the UK to preserve access to the EU single market or at least to parts of it (in order of integration with the EU from high to low)

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Rule of Law: Recommendation to Poland

The European Commission has adopted a Rule of Law Recommendation on the situation in Poland, setting out the Commission's concerns and recommending how these can be addressed.

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