Single Market at 25: Lead MEP highlights benefits for EU citizens and companies

The Single Market, which allows people and businesses to move and trade freely across borders within the EU, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

To mark the occasion, the Chair of the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, Anneleen Van Bossuyt, is holding a press conference with Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska today at 16.00, in Strasbourg.

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List of working papers (WK) distributed in the Working Party on the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in the fourth quarter of 2017

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Outcome of the meetings of EU leaders of 14-15 December 2017

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Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (15 January – 20 January 2018)

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Agenda: EP INTA Committee Meeting (22 – 23 January 2018)

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In-Depth Analysis: The (ir-)revocability of the withdrawal notification under Article 50 TEU

This in-depth analysis examines the issue of the possible revocation of a withdrawal notification under article 50 TEU. In light of the ongoing negotiations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the possibility for the UK to revoke its withdrawal notification has become a significant political and legal/institutional issue. The analysis examines the case of revocation of a withdrawal notification under international law and under the EU law and assesses the various positions expressed so far on the matter.

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Summary Record: Coreper 1 & 2 Meetings (6, 8 & 11 December 2017 and 13 & 15 December 2017)

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Public consultation: EU funds in the area of strategic infrastructure

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Agenda: Meeting of the European Commission College (10 January 2018)

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Press Release: Bulgarian ministers to present the Presidency’s priorities before the European Parliament committees

Bulgarian government ministers will present the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in their respective areas of responsibility at hearings in the European Parliament committees. The hearings, which will take place during the first and third weeks of January, are a standard procedure at the start of each Presidency.

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List of Council preparatory bodies

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In-Depth Analysis: Ten issues to watch in 2018

This is the second edition of an annual EPRS publication designed to identify key issues and policy areas that are likely to feature prominently on the political agenda of the European Union over the coming year. Topics presented include: the implications for the EU of the terrorism threat, the North Korean issue, the security challenges posed by disinformation, fake news and cyber-crime, the ongoing migration crisis and rising inequalities. Other important policy areas covered are youth empowerment, the EU budget, the future of the euro area, the European elections in 2019 and, last but not least, Brexit.

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Press Release: The College of EU Commissioners and the Bulgarian government will hold a joint session on 12 January in Sofia

The College of EU Commissioners and the ministers of the Bulgarian government will have a joint session on 12 January at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. They will hold three parallel cluster meetings on topics related to the Bulgarian Presidency’s priorities and the European Agenda. Commissioners and ministers will discuss issues in the areas: foreign affairs, security and defence, migration and justice; inclusive and stable Europe, close to the citizens; competitive, innovative and digital Europe. Keynote speakers for the three sessions are Deputy Prime Ministers Ekaterina Zaharieva and Tomislav Donchev, as well as Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

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Possible items for College agendas (16 January 2018 – 29 May 2018)

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Agenda: Mertens Group (9 January 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on General Affairs (12 January 2018)

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Commissioners’ Weekly Activities (8 January 2018 – 12 January 2018)

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