Europe has been focused on the latest political crisis in Germany which threatened to tear the recently formed coalition government apart, whilst in Britain the news was dominated by the “brexit dividend” boost in NHS funding, and the latest round of Commons battles on a meaningful parliamentary
A vote in the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee calling for the suspension of the EU-US Privacy Shield is irresponsible and could leave EU citizens in legal limbo, warned West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton.
Local MEP and playwright Dan Dalton has welcomed the European Parliament's backing for Conservative MEPs amendment to continue exempting theatre lighting from expensive new energy efficiency requirements.
It has been a quiet week in the Brexit talks as both sides prepare internal positions ahead of the June Council summit, but it has been a far from quiet time in Europe, with the situation in Italy threatening to open up deep divisions within the EU and posing potential existential questions about
Another week where both everything and nothing has seemed to change in the Brexit talks. The noise around the negotiations, both inside the UK and between the UK & the EU, remains deafening but often it is not clear if anything has really happened.
Brussels was relatively quiet this week, mainly because the May 1st Bank holiday fell on Tuesday, which meant that the city didn’t really get going until Wednesday, when the EU and UK negotiating teams met for the latest technical talks.
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