Coming up in 2019: European elections & EU budget & Brexit

the European Parliament

 

Elections, future of Europe, Brexit… the New Year starts with a busy agenda for the European Parliament.

European elections

 

The next European elections – and the first after Brexit – will take place on 23-26 May. People in the EU will elect 705 MEPs to form the new European Parliament, which will then elect a new  president of the European Commission. Look out for debates between the lead candidates for the post.

Future of Europe

 

MEPs will continue to discuss the future of Europe with EU leaders.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will be the first to address the plenary session next year.

Brexit

The UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019. Any agreement on Brexit has to be approved by the European Parliament.

 

Image relative to politic relationships between Europe Union and United Kingdom. National flags on concrete textured backdrop. Brexit theme. Source of photo: Multimedia Centre, European Parliament, link: https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/brexit_1603_pk

 

The EU’s long-term budget

Parliament has agreed its priorities for the EU’s next long-term budget for 2021-2027 and is urging the Council to begin negotiations. MEPs want to reach an agreement before the European elections, in order to avoid delays to important projects and job losses that a later deal on the budget could mean.

Pesticides authorisation  

Parliament’s special committee looking into the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticdes will wind up its work with a report in January calling for the highest standards to ensure a high level of protection.

Free trade agreements

In March, Parliament will be looking beyond the EU as it considers free trade deals with Singapore and Mexico. Singapore is a key EU trade partner and hosts more than 10,000 European companies. The EU-Singapore free trade agreement will remove almost all tariffs and simplify trade. EU exporters of poultry, cheese, chocolate and pasta should benefit most from the deal with Mexico.

Fighting propaganda

MEPs will discuss how the EU should counteract propaganda against it by non-EU countries. The EU wants to focus on measures such as increasing media literacy, raising awareness and promoting independent and investigative journalism.

Whistle-blowers

MEPs will continue work on proposals to strengthen the protection of whistle-blowers across the EU in the wake of recent scandals such as Dieselgate, Luxleaks, the Panama Papers and Cambridge Analytica.

 

Source of photo: http://www.europarl.europa.eu

 

Press Release of  European  Parliament : Headlines > EU affairs > Coming up in 2019: European elections, EU budget, Brexit , December 27,  2018 , Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/eu-affairs/20181122STO19861/coming-up-in-2019-european-elections-eu-budget-brexit

 

By Intell News Romania on December 28, 2018

 

Note: Romania will take over, during 1 January – 30 June 2019, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This office is covered by rotation every six months by the European Union Member States.

 

Take a look at: Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union(EU) 2019

http://english.intellnews.ro/romanias-presidency-of-the-council-of-the-european-unioneu-2019/

 

the logo for Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2019

 

 

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My name is GHEORGHIU CLAUDIU VICTOR and I was born in October 1967 in Bucharest. In 1998 I took the master degree at University from Bucharest , the Faculty of History- universal old history section- with theme (CONSTANTIN the GREAT and CHRISTIANITY) at professor LIGIA BARZU. In 1991 I graduated Art School , PAINTING section with TITU DRAGUTESCU. I painted sacred pictures from 1990. I paint in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. During the period 1992-1994 I was managership at COLEUS modern art gallery . I am member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union from 9th of April 2016, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP) from 7th of December 2000, admitted by contest. From 25th of May 2015 I was elected Media advisor of the Steering Committee of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union. From 2014 I am member VISARTA(from March 31, 2017, I was elected in the Steering Committee of Visarta, during the period 2017-2022), the Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society. I have 4th Personal Exhibitions with sacred art organized by UAP from Romania- Romanian Fine Arts Union in Bucharest (2001,2003,2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery) and another at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008). I have also 2 Personal Exhibitions in Italy : I was Honor Guest, representing Romania, with sacred art, June 2003 at Pisa and in October 2006 ”The ICONS, sacred pictures in contemporary world” at Viadana(Mantua). I won some prizes in Italy and I participated, admitted by contest, at some art fairs and international exhibitions around the world, representing Romania: most of them in Italy, but also in France, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland. From May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at CULTURE (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper . From 1st of November 2015 to 31st of December 2016 I was Contributing Editor and Thematic Advisor at News Agency Lacasuri Ortodoxe and Press service LO News. From 1st of January 2016 I am Senior Editor at CULTURE at the Intell News: Global news, press and event analysis.