Commission Work Programme 2021

The Commission on Monday adopted its 2021 work programme, designed to make Europe healthier, fairer and more prosperous, while accelerating its long-term transformation into a greener economy, fit for the digital age. It contains new legislative initiatives across all six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen’s political guidelines and follows her first state of the union…

EP Demands UK Withdraws Internal Market Bill Provisions

The UKCG and the European Parliament political group leaders issued the following statement after meeting late on Friday with Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier and Joint Committee Co-Chair Maroš Šefčovič. The European Parliament’s UK Coordination Group (UKCG) met to assess the impact of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill on the implementation of the Withdrawal…

Slovakia At The Crossroads

Slovakia At The Crossroads - Zuzana Čaputová

In the first round of the Slovakian Presidential elections last weekend, first place has been won with 40.6% of the vote by Zuzana Čaputová representing the Progressive Slovakia party. Turnout in the elections was 50%. She is an environmental lawyer who campaigned on an anti-corruption ticket, and is hitherto relatively unknown, with no prior experience…