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EU Matters

EU Matters

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This newsletter is issued on a regular basis and is intended as a selection of items potentially of interest to NI Assembly committees rather than an exhaustive list of European policy development and events.

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Issue 5/2016

Article 50 Task Force; Brexit; JMC EU Negotiations; Brexit related research and more...

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Issue 4/2016

Juncker’s ‘State of the EU’ speech, European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator, Bratislava summit, Visegrad views, TTIP & CETA, new House of Commons Committee on Exiting the EU and more.

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Issue 3/2016

European Commission Work Programme, Brexit negotiators, aid package for farmers, broadband access,  TTIP latest, EU enlargement and more...

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Issue 2/2016

UK Referendum on EU membership; refugees and migration; EU-US data protection deal; better regulation and more...

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Issue 1/2016

Migration and border controls; Dublin regulation on asylum; Northern Ireland Task Force; UK referendum on EU membership; Agri Markets Task Force; rule of law in Poland and more...

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Presidency Of The Council Of The European Union

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European Environmental Funding
Europe for Citizens
Meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia to the UK to mark the Presidency of the Council of the EU
What is the Council of the EU?


The newsletter is prepared by Shauna Mageean, EU Affairs Manager. 

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Issue 9/2015

Paris Attacks: Energy Union; Migrant crisis; Circular Economy package: PEACE IV funding; LIFE environment funding; Right to be forgotten; EU reform; UK referendum and more...

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Issue 8/2015

European Commission work programme 2016, refugee crisis, House of Lords EU Reform inquiry, roaming charges, TTIP, finance for small businesses, EU criminal records database, UK demands for EU reform and more.

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Issue 7/2015

Asylum and migration, Greek bailout, ‘safe harbour’ data, support for farmers, Startup Europe, GMO crops, energy and transport projects funded, EU referendum and more...

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Issue 6/2015

Corporation tax, TTIP, Investment Plan for Europe; Economic crisis in Greece; food supply chain; EU referendum; farm subsidies; energy and emissions targets and more.

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Issue 5/2015

Digital Single Market; Better Regulation; European Semester; Migration; Juncker Investment Plan; driving licences; Horizon 2020 SME Instrument and more.

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Issue 4/2015

Digital Single Market; Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP); roaming charges; Google investigation; waste water legislation; meat labelling; Interreg funding calls and more.

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Issue 3/2015

Energy Union, Capital Markets Union, credit card fees, digital economy, crowdfunding, Latvian Presidency, roaming fees, milk quotas and more.

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Issue 2/2015

Capital Markets Union; road safety legislation; Greek government debt; Assembly committee EU priorities 2015; roaming charges and more.

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Issue 1/2015

Commission Work Programme 2015; National projects for the EU Investment Plan; Latvian Presidency of the Council; Creative Industries and more.

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Issue 4/2014

Europe’s Investment Plan; devolved interest in EU matters; ECJ air quality ruling; EC-UK meeting and more.

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Issue 3/2014

Report of the NI Taskforce 2007-14; genetically modified crops; migrant access to benefits; structural fund allocations for Northern Ireland and more.

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Issue 2/2014

New Commission confirmed; Climate Change & Emissions targets; Cutting red tape for SMEs; Northern Ireland is European Entrepreneurial Region 2015 and more.

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Issue 1/2014

New European Commission; Horizon 2020 SME Instrument; Horse Passports; new Members of the Committee of the Regions and more.

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