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Just the Facts: European Council Summit, 22-23 June 2017

On Thursday 22 June and Friday 23 June 2017, EU leaders met in Brussels.  The European Council scheduled one working session on each day of the summit to discuss a range of issues.  UK Prime Minister Theresa May did not attend the talks, but briefed EU leaders on Brexit negotiations […]

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Just the Facts: French Parliamentary Elections, 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in France over the course of two rounds of voting.  Following the election of new President Emmanuel Macron, his centrist movement La République en Marche (LREM) was seeking to win seats in the French National Assembly for the first time. The first round of elections took […]

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Just the Facts: Abolition of Roaming Charges in the EU, Thursday 15 June 2017

On Thursday 15 June, a new EU Regulation relating to roaming charges for mobile phone users within the European Union (EU) and the wider European Economic Area (EEA) came into effect which largely abolishes roaming charges.  This follows a number of previous EU Regulations aimed at reducing roaming charges.  The […]

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Just the Facts: UK General Election, Thursday 8 June 2017

A parliamentary election took place in the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday, 8 June 2017.  The Conservative Party had held a majority since the previous election in May 2015.  Conservative Party leader, Theresa May, served as Prime Minister since July 2016 following the resignation of former Prime Minister David Cameron […]

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