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.


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:


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.


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:


Press Release of  European  Parliament : Headlines > EU affairs > Coming up in 2019: European elections, EU budget, Brexit , December 27,  2018 , Source:


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


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



About Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu 125 Articles
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 (Constantine 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, in technique tempera or tempera with egg on wood. In the period 2004-2016, I had the honor to have the encouragements, the advices, the friendship of the Master PAUL GHERASIM(1925-2016), my mentor, the founder of the "Prolog" group. During the period 1992-1994 I was artistic advisor at Coleus contemporary art gallery . I am titular member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration - AFAPRR of UAP from Romania: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania from April 17, 2019, admitted by contest, as well as I was trainee member during the period 2016-2019, admitted by contest. I was member in Plastic Background(FP) belong Visual Artists’ Union from Romania(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: Visual Artists’ Union from Romania. 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 had 4 Personal Exhibitions with sacred art, organized by UAP from Romania- Visual Artists’ Union from Romania, in Bucharest (2001, 2003, 2004 at ArTei Gallery, 2007 at Galateea Gallery), also another two at Silva Gallery in Busteni(2007-2008), Sabion Gallery in Bucharest(2019, together with Cristina Georgescu). I had 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(Pompeii, Pisa, Turin, Milan, Reggio Emilia, Bari, Viadana, Mantua), but also in France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Peru, South Korea, Switzerland; in secondary also I am cultural journalist: from May 2015 to January 2016 I was Contributing Editor at Culture (Fine Arts, Exhibitions, History, Religion) at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucureştiului. From 17th of January 2016 I was advanced Senior Editor at the same newspaper, which has been called since April 2020 the Jurnalul Bucureştiului ,,Le Petit Parisien”, with a different leadership and a different format. 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 of the Intell News(Global news, press and event analysis) and coordinator of the Culture pages (in Romanian and English, named Intell News Romania). From May 3, 2019, I am also publisher commentator at the newspaper Ultima Oră.