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    Brexit: What happens now that Article 50 has been triggered?

    We all knew that it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to watch British Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter invoking Article 50 be delivered. The letter starts a two-year process through which the UK’s exit from the EU will take place. One thing is certain: the next two years will be quite eventful!

    We have broken the Brexit timeline down into five stages: the triggering of Article 50, preparations for the negotiations, the negotiations taking place, voting on the final deal (in the UK Parliament, European Parliament and European Council) and the UK’s eventual exit, with or without a transitional deal in place. Click on the picture below to access the timeline.

     

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    The week in Brussels by Elaine Cruikshanks: It’s like 1998 all over again

    Cast your mind back to 1998. The Good Friday Accord brought peace to Northern Ireland, ten Member States ratified the Treaty of Amsterdam and Zinedine Zidane propelled France to glory in the World Cup final. But the cheery bubble was soon to burst. After months of intense speculation, Geri Halliwell (or Ginger Spice) announced that she was to leave the world’s leading pop group, the Spice Girls. I’m sure that you, like me, can remember the sinking feeling you had ... Read More
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    European Commission proposes changes to comitology procedure

       Download pdf here The European Commission published on 14 February a legislative proposal to reform the Comitology Procedure (Regulation 182/2011) (the process by which committees of member state representatives help the Commission to implement legislation). Reforming the comitology procedure is one of the key aims of the 2017 European Commission work programme and is driven by what the Commission views as inefficiencies in the current process whereby Member States are unwilling to take decisions on a range of sensitive topics such as GMOs ... Read More
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    Health Technology Assessment: what are policymakers talking about?

    Since its inception in 2005, the development of EUnetHTA has ... Read More
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    Test Your Health Acumen with our crossword!

     As media partners of European Health Forum Gastein 2016, acumen public affairs has created a crossword to help you test your health acumen. Do you know which country has 410 days of maternity leave? Take the test and tweet your impressions @AcumenPA! 

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    Copyright - How to lose friends and alienate people

    With more melodrama than the latest ‘must see’ T.V. series, ... Read More
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    The week in Brussels by Elaine Cruikshanks: Summer Dreamin'

      Europe uses its annual break to ponder its future Brussels has been strangely quiet ... Read More
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    Brexit’s counterweight: Germany wants more Europe [Guest blog]

    In contrast to the will underlying the Brexit vote, the ... Read More
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    Brexit: La Menace across La Manche

    The future of the EU is now a huge question ... Read More