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Commissioner Tibor Navracsics met with 100 young people © Európai Bizottság Dudás Szabolcs

Navracsics hears from young people on Europe’s future

European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics has met with 100 young people at the closing event of the New Narrative for Europe initiative. The initiative began in...
Brexit could shrink UK economic growth by 8%

Brexit could shrink UK economic growth by 8%

According to a leaked government paper, the UK economy will grow up to 8% more slowly once it leaves the EU, irrespective of any...
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UK peers criticise EU withdrawal bill

Peers in the UK’s House of Lords have criticised a proposed EU Withdrawal bill as ‘fundamentally flawed’ and warned that serious revisions are needed. The...
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Will the UK still make payments to the EU after Brexit?

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has warned that the UK must pay for access to the single market following Brexit. Speaking to the BBC at...

Is Brussels willing to pay for EU nationals’ UK application fees?

Discussions at the highest levels of the European Commission have taken place regarding proposals for Brussels to cover application costs of EU nationals wanting...
Vĕra Jourová © Annika Haas

EU welcomes progress in removing internet hate speech

A report monitoring Europe’s code of conduct on countering illegal internet hate speech suggests good progress has been made by IT companies. The code of...
Tibor Navracsics © Diarmuid Greene/Web Summit

EU launches digital skills action plan

The European Commission has proposed three initiatives to support the improvement of digital skills and education. The initiatives proposed include a digital education plan, a...
Nicola Sturgeon © Ninian Reid

Scotland could lose £12.7bn from hard Brexit

A new paper commissioned by the Scottish government says that Scotland’s economy could be £12.7bn (~€14.3bn) worse off per year following a hard Brexit. The...
Mariya Gabriel © Arno Mikkor (EU2017EE)

Commission to invest €1bn in supercomputers

The European Commission has proposed a new joint undertaking which would invest around €1bn in high performance computing (HPC) infrastructure. The new legal and funding...
Mental wellbeing for the many

Mental wellbeing for the many

PEN speaks to the chief executive of Place2Be, Catherine Roche, about ensuring health, safety and wellbeing for future generations. In December 2017 the UK government’s...

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