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The introduction of customs and regulatory controls in the Irish Sea, provided for in the latest UK withdrawal agreement, would make Northern Ireland a very special economic area.
This week the European Council granted a flexible extension of Brexit deadline. The UK will have time until January 31, 2020 to find a deal, vote it, and leave the EU.
After years of discussions, the EU has not opened negotiations to enlarge to Albania and North Macedonia yet, chiefly because of French opposition. Yet this week's European Council may finally mark a breakthrough for the accession process.
Last June, the European Council dealt another blow to the hopes of Albania and North Macedonia for the opening of EU accession talks. For the other Balkan countries, the situation isn’t much more encouraging.
At election time, Russian actors responsible for spreading misinformation seem to be tireless. But even if there is no election, they do not rest, EU Stratcom data suggests.
Companies that use commodities such as timber, palm oil and soybeans should shift to sustainable production, as the world's forest capacity declines, a report by IDH argues.
On September 15, Tunisia will held the second presidential election of its democratic history. What has the EU done to sustain the democratic transition? In the face of political commitments and economic resources flowing from Brussels to Tunis, progress is wanting.
The European Commission has renewed its strategy for the accession of the western Balkans as an essential geo-strategic investment for the EU. From Brussels, however, no concessions can be expected. For Serbia and Montenegro, accession could be achieved by 2025
The rights of EU citizens living in the UK and those of the UK nationals living in EU countries is a key issue of the Brexit negotiations
In December the European Parliament approved a trade agreement with Japan. But, as the tweets of various MEPs show, criticism is hardly lacking.