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2019

Title Category Publishing Date
EU Fishing Negotiations for 2020 Just the Facts 19 December 2019
Who are the youngest leaders in the EU? Just the Facts 17 December 2019
The UK General Election, December 2019 | Northern Ireland ‘All Change And More’ Just the Facts 13 December 2019
The European Union and the Good Friday Agreement: the EU’s involvement in peace ED Blog 10 December 2019
Romanian Presidential Election, November 2019 Just the Facts 29 November 2019
Removing Barriers from Berlin to Belcoo ED Blog 21 November 2019
Spanish General Election, November 2019 Just the Facts 12 November 2019
European Council Summit, 17-18 October 2019 Just the Facts 18 October 2019
Polish General Election, October 2019 Just the Facts 17 October 2019
Portuguese General Election, October 2019 Just the Facts 07 October 2019
Austrian General Election | September 2019 Just the Facts 30 September 2019
Borders, Precedence and Brexit ED Blog 26 September 2019
“The European Way of Life” Just the Facts 19 September 2019
The New EU All EU Need To Know 23 July 2019
Greek General Election, July 2019 Just the Facts 11 July 2019
Danish General Election, June 2019 Just the Facts 06 June 2019
Ireland and the European Parliament numbers game ED Blog 30 May 2019
Lithuanian Presidential Election, May 2019 Just the Facts 27 May 2019
Belgian General Election, May 2019 Just the Facts 27 May 2019
Who will be the next President of the European Commission? ED Blog 09 May 2019
Spanish General Election, April 2019 Just the Facts 01 May 2019
Finnish General Election, April 2019 Just the Facts 16 April 2019
Brexit’s Three Lanes Just the Facts 12 April 2019
Slovakian Presidential Election Just the Facts 03 April 2019
The Price of Brexit, and the Value of the EU ED Blog 01 April 2019
Who’s Who? The Political Groups of the European Parliament. ED Blog 22 March 2019
Extending Brexit Just the Facts 15 March 2019
Living and working in Europe, how does Ireland measure up? Just the Facts 14 March 2019
Estonian General Election, March 2019 Just the Facts 05 March 2019
UK Politics, EU Preparations, and a No Deal Brexit All EU Need To Know 27 February 2019
Do the European Parliament elections matter? ED Blog 13 February 2019
Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 30 January 2019
Five options following the Westminster vote All EU Need To Know 16 January 2019

 

2018

Title Category Publishing Date
European Council Summit, 13-14 December Just the Facts 14 December 2018
The Multiannual Financial Framework All EU Need To Know 13 December 2018
EFTA and The EEA Agreement All EU Need To Know 12 December 2018
The Meaningful Vote, 11 December 2018 All EU Need To Know 7 December 2018
Special Meeting of the European Council, 25 November 2018 Just the Facts 25 November 2018
The Draft Withdrawal Agreement, 14 November 2018 All EU Need To Know 14 November 2018
The Common Travel Area Explained All EU Need To Know 22 October 2018
European Council Summit, 17-18 October 2018 Just the Facts 19 October 2018
Luxembourg General Election, 14 October 2018 Just the Facts 14 October 2018
Latvian General Election, 6 October 2018 Just the Facts 06 October 2018
Reflections on Salzburg ED Blog 28 September 2018
Informal European Council Meeting, 19-20 September 2018 Just the Facts 21 September 2018
State of the European Union Address, 2018 Just the Facts 12 September 2018
Swedish General Election, 9 September 2018 Just the Facts 10 September 2018
Riksdag Runners and Riders ED Blog 07 September 2018
UK White Paper on Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union, 24 July 2018 All EU Need To Know 24 July 2018
UK White Paper on the Future Relationship between the UK and the EU, 12 July 2018 All EU Need To Know 16 July 2018
Migration and the Refugee Crisis All EU Need To Know 02 July 2018
Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 01 July 2018
European Council Summit, 28-29 June 2018 Just the Facts 29 June 2018
UK EU Withdrawal Bill Amendments All EU Need To Know 15 June 2018
Slovenian General Election, 3 June 2018 Just the Facts 03 June 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Just the Facts 22 May 2018
EU-Western Balkans Summit, 17 May 2018 Just the Facts 18 May 2018
Hungarian General Election, 8 April 2018 Just the Facts 09 April 2018
Hungary Goes To The Polls ED Blog 06 April 2018
European Council Summit 22-23 March 2018 Just the Facts 24 March 2018
Italian General Election 2018, 4 March 2018 Just the Facts 04 March 2018
Imprevedibile Italia ED Blog 02 March 2018
Informal European Council meeting, 23 February 2018 Just the Facts 24 February 2018
Spitzenkandidaten explained All EU Need To Know 21 February 2018
The change in composition of the European Parliament explained All EU Need To Know 21 February 2018
Cyprus Presidential Election 2018 Just the Facts 29 January 2018
Finnish Presidential Election, 28 January 2018 Just the Facts 29 January 2018
Czech Presidential Election 2018 Just the Facts 28 January 2018
Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 07 January 2018

2017

European Council Summit, 14-15 December 2017 Just the Facts 18 December 2017
“Ni neart go cur le cheile” ED Blog 14 December 2017
College of Europe Just the Facts 06 December 2017
Slovenian Presidential Elections Just the Facts 14 November 2017
Czech Parliamentary Election Just the Facts 25 October 2017
European Council Summit, 19-20 October 2017 Just the Facts 24 October 2017
Austrian Federal Elections, 15 October 2017 Just the Facts 18 October 2017
German Federal Elections, 24 September 2017 Just the Facts 26 September 2017
State of the European Union Address, 13 September 2017 Just the Facts 13 September 2017
Staying in the EU remains in Ireland’s national interest ED Blog 06 September 2017
EU and UK Documents and Position Papers on Brexit Just the Facts 06 September 2017
Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 13 July 2017
Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union Report on Brexit: Implications and Potential Solutions Just the Facts 07 July 2017
European Council Summit, 22-23 June 2017 Just the Facts 26 June 2017
French Parliamentary Elections Just the Facts 19 June 2017
Abolition of roaming charges in the EU, 15 June 2017 Just the Facts 15 June 2017
UK General Election, 8 June 2017 Just the Facts 09 June 2017
Maltese General Election, 3 June 2017 Just the Facts 07 June 2017
French Presidential Elections Just the Facts 09 May 2017
Special European Council on Article 50 Negotiations, 29 April 2017 Just the Facts 02 May 2017
‘#Presidentielle2017- Constructing the context of Brexit’ ED Blog 28 April 2017
B-Day in Brussels ED Blog 10 April 2017
Bulgarian Parliamentary Elections, 26 March 2017 Just the Facts 28 March 2017
Rome Declaration, 25 March 2017 Just the Facts 25 March 2017
60 years on from the Treaty of Rome, the idea of Europe is more important than ever ED Blog 24 March 2017
Netherlands Parliamentary Election, 15 March 2017 Just the Facts 16 March 2017
European Council Summit, 9-10 March 2017 Just the Facts 13 March 2017
Article 50 Explained All EU Need To Know 08 March 2017
Northern Ireland Assembly Elections, 2 March 2017 Just the Facts 07 March 2017
Informal Summit of the European Council, 3 February 2017 (Valletta Summit) Just the Facts 06 February 2017
Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 26 January 2017
European Parliament Presidential Elections, 17 January 2017 Just the Facts 18 January 2017

 

2016

European Council Summit, 15-16 December 2016 Just the Facts 20 December 2016
Romanian Parliamentary Elections, 11 December 2016 Just the Facts 14 December 2016
Italian Constitutional Referendum, 4 December 2016 Just the Facts 06 December 2016
Austrian Presidential Election Re-Run, 4 December 2016 Just the Facts 05 December 2016
Presidential Election and Referendum in Bulgaria Just the Facts 15 November 2016
The Paris Agreement Enters into Force, 4 November 2016 Just the Facts 04 November 2016
Spain Succeeds in Forming a Government Just the Facts 01 November 2016
Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base Just the Facts 28 October 2016
Lithuanian Parliamentary Elections Just the Facts 26 October 2016
European Council Summit, 20 -21 October 2016 Just the Facts 25 October 2016
Estonian Presidential Election Just the Facts 11 October 2016
Hungarian Referendum on Refugee Quotas, 2 October 2016 Just the Facts 02 October 2016
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s EU Membership Application Just the Facts 28 September 2018
Bratislava Summit of 27 EU Member States, 16 September 2016 Just the Facts 21 September 2018
State of the European Union Address, 14 September 2016 Just the Facts 14 September 2016
Croatian Parliamentary Election, 11 September 2016 Just the Facts 13 September 2016
The Apple-Ireland State Aid Investigation Just the Facts 07 September 2016
European Banking System following UK Referendum Just the Facts
Migration into Europe Just the Facts  09 August 2016
Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union Just the Facts 20 July 2016
European Council Summit, 28-29 June 2016 Just the Facts 30 June 2016
The Spanish General Election Just the Facts 28 June 2016
The UK Referendum on EU Membership, 23 June 2016 Just the Facts 27 June 2016
A New Settlement for the UK in the EU Just the Facts 09 June 2016
UK referendum on EU membership – opinion polls and turnout Just the Facts 02 June 2016
The UK referendum on EU membership and Northern Ireland Just the Facts 27 May 2016
Cyprus Parliamentary Elections, 22 May 2016 Just the Facts 26 May 2016
The Austrian Presidential Elections – second round, 22 May 2016 Just the Facts 24 May 2016
Voting methods for voters living in the UK in the referendum on EU membership Just the Facts 19 May 2016
Voting from abroad in the UK referendum on EU membership Just the Facts 12 May 2016
The Austrian Presidential Election Just the Facts 26 April 2016
Official campaigns named for the UK referendum on EU membership Just the Facts 15 April 2016
Dutch Referendum on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Just the Facts
EU Referendum Groups Just the Facts 14 April 2016
The European Union, Turkey and the Migrant Crisis – The March European Council Summit Just the Facts 30 March 2016
Brexit – Eligibility; Postal voting Just the Facts 01 March 2016
European Council settlement deal with UK Just the Facts
Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU Just the Facts 15 January 2016

 

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