Politics of the European Union

United Kingdom Timber Frame Construction Market 2020-2024: SWOT & PEST, Growth Prospects, Brexit Analysis, Opportunities, Positive & Negative Influences and Future Prospects

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:45pm

DUBLIN, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Timber Frame Construction Market - Research & Analysis UK 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • DUBLIN, Oct. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Timber Frame Construction Market - Research & Analysis UK 2020-2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Published in Q1 2020 with revised data sets considering the impact of Brexit on 31st January 2020, this sixth edition report represents a comprehensive and strategic review of the UK timber frame housebuilding and non-residential construction market in 2020.
  • The report offers statistically valid, reliable and vital market intelligence based on financial data from more than 80% of the UK timber frame industry.
  • 80+ market size charts and 100 company financial charts provide more detail in an easy to follow format.

Media advisory - Press conference following the video conference of the members of the European Council, 29 October 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 8:03am

Indicative programme

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  • Indicative programme

    Thursday 29 October18.30 Video conference of the members of the European CouncilTTBC Press conference by Presidents Michel and von der Leyen in live streaming

    Arrangements for the press conferences

    Please note that there will be no physical press conference.

  • It can be followed via live streaming.
  • In order to ask questions remotely, EU accredited journalists and journalists who had a EUCO accreditation from June 2019 EUCO meeting or later, can register using this this form

    Journalists who already registered for high-level press conferences (European Councils, international summits) in 2020 don't need to register again.

  • Deadline for registration: today Thursday 29 October 18.30

    Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants approximately half an hour after the deadline.

Media advisory - EU-Canada leaders' meeting via video conference, 29 October 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 8:01am

Indicative programme

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  • Indicative programme

    14.00 - EU-Canada leaders' meeting via video conference

    At the end of the meeting: press conference by President Michel, President von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in live streaming

    Arrangements for the press conference

    Please note that there will be no physical press conference.

  • In order to ask questions remotely, EU accredited journalists and journalists who had a EUCO accreditation from June 2019 EUCO meeting or later, can register using this link.
  • Journalists who already registered for high-level press conferences (European Councils, international summits) in 2020 don't need to register again.
  • Deadline for registration: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 14.00

    Further instructions will be sent to all registered participants approximately half an hour after the deadline.

ESMA sets out final position on Share Trading Obligation

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 4:04pm

The statement outlines that the trading of shares with a European Economic Area (EEA) ISIN on a UK trading venue in UK pound sterling (GBP) by EU investment firms will not be subject to the EU STO.

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  • The statement outlines that the trading of shares with a European Economic Area (EEA) ISIN on a UK trading venue in UK pound sterling (GBP) by EU investment firms will not be subject to the EU STO.
  • This currency approach supplements the EEA-ISIN approach outlined in a previous ESMA statement of May 2019.
  • ESMA, based on EU-wide data, regards that such trading by EU investments firms occurs on a non-systematic, ad-hoc, irregular and infrequest basis.
  • ESMA however notes that the scope of the UK STO after the end of the transition period remains unclear at this stage.

ESMA sets out final position on Share Trading Obligation

Monday, October 26, 2020 - 1:04pm

The statement outlines that the trading of shares with a European Economic Area (EEA) ISIN on a UK trading venue in UK pound sterling (GBP) by EU investment firms will not be subject to the EU STO.

Key Points: 
  • The statement outlines that the trading of shares with a European Economic Area (EEA) ISIN on a UK trading venue in UK pound sterling (GBP) by EU investment firms will not be subject to the EU STO.
  • This currency approach supplements the EEA-ISIN approach outlined in a previous ESMA statement of May 2019.
  • ESMA, based on EU-wide data, regards that such trading by EU investments firms occurs on a non-systematic, ad-hoc, irregular and infrequest basis.
  • ESMA however notes that the scope of the UK STO after the end of the transition period remains unclear at this stage.

Forward look: 26 October - 8 November 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:01am

Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council.

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  • Overview of the main topics and events at the Council of EU and European Council.
  • The indicated format of each meeting (physical or virtual) are subject to change.
  • Video conference of the members of the European Council, 29 October 2020

    EU leaders will discuss the need to strengthen the collective effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • They will also hear a presentation on the 2020 annual report of the European Fiscal Board.

European regions welcome the European Parliament's position on CAP governance, and urge the Council to take the same position

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 12:08am

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  • You are here > > News > European regions welcome the European Parliament's position on CAP governance, and urge the Council ...
    European regions welcome the European Parliament's position on CAP governance, and urge the Council to take the same position
    As it stands, the legislative proposal on the future CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) is of concern to the European Committee of the Regions rapporteur Guillaume Cros (FR/Verts), as it tends to marginalise or even undermine the role and autonomy of the European regions in managing this EU policy, by simply charging them with implementing measures established at national level.
  • The Parliament filled this gap with its vote on 23 October on the CAP Strategic Plans Regulation, and the European Committee of the Regions calls on the Council of the European Union the forum for the EU's Member States to adopt the same position as the European Parliament.
  • I therefore regret that our colleagues in the European Parliament have rejected the amendments going in this direction.
  • For 100% of surface water and groundwater to comply with the Nitrates Directive, without exemptions, in the Member States.

Travel restrictions: Council reviews the list of third countries for which restrictions should be lifted

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 8:04am

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

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  • Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.
  • As stipulated in the Council recommendation, this list will continue to be reviewed regularly and, as the case may be, updated.
  • On 30 June the Council adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, including an initial list of countries for which member states should start lifting the travel restrictions at the external borders.
  • A Member State should not decide to lift the travel restrictions for non-listed third countries before this has been decided in a coordinated manner.

Press release - Commission tries to secure Parliament’s support to tackle a difficult year ahead

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:06am

In Tuesdays debate with Commission Vice-President Maro efovi, political group speakers commented on the priorities of the Commissions 2021 work programme.

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  • In Tuesdays debate with Commission Vice-President Maro efovi, political group speakers commented on the priorities of the Commissions 2021 work programme.
  • He then listed the main points of the 2021 EC work programme , which was put together by Commissioners and EP committee chairs.
  • The Commissions 2021 work programme is the result of close cooperation with the European Parliament, member states and EU consultative bodies.
  • Public discussions began with the State of the European Union plenary debate with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 16 September.

Does Brexit Mean CXit? CX Teams Must Prepare to Embrace No Deal Brexit Says Sabio

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:00am

Sabio Group , Europes leading full service CX provider, has today set out the key elements that CX teams need to address as they prepare to embrace the impact of a No Deal Brexit from January 2021.

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  • Sabio Group , Europes leading full service CX provider, has today set out the key elements that CX teams need to address as they prepare to embrace the impact of a No Deal Brexit from January 2021.
  • Sabios new white paper, sets out the need for a Brexit Service Strategy that directly addresses customer concerns about potential post-Brexit disruptions.
  • sets out both the scale of the task ahead, and clear guidance on how to plan your CX service strategy for a No Deal Brexit.
  • Sabio Group, which includes Sabio, Dvelp, flexAnswer and Coverage Group, delivers solutions and services that seamlessly combine digital and human interactions to support outstanding customer experiences.