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Just the Facts: Special European Council on Article 50 Negotiations, 29 April 2017

On Saturday 29 April 2017, the EU27 leaders met in Brussels for a Special European Council where they adopted guidelines for the Article 50 negotiations on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.  The guidelines outline the framework for the negotiations, setting out the broad EU principles for the […]

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Just the Facts: Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections

On Sunday 26 March 2017, Bulgaria held Parliamentary elections to elect 240 Members to its National Assembly. The third general election in four years, a snap election was called following the Presidential election and the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in November 2016. These 2017 elections saw Mr Borisov’s […]

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Just the Facts: The Rome Declaration

On Saturday 25 March 2017, the leaders of 27 EU Member States met in Rome, Italy, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.  At the ceremony, EU leaders adopted the Rome Declaration in which they pledged to make the EU “stronger and more resilient, through even greater […]

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Just the Facts: Dutch Parliamentary Elections, 15 March 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in the Netherlands on Wednesday, 15 March 2017.  The centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the centre-left Labour Party had been in coalition since October 2012, with VVD party leader, Mark Rutte, serving as Prime Minister.  On Thursday, 16 March, with 96 per […]

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