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A New Prime Minister, Same Old Brexit? The View From Brussels

On 23 July, the UK will have a new Prime Minister. APCO’s experts in London and Brussels consider how the top two candidates would approach Brexit as Prime Minister, and how EU leaders are likely to respond....
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Digital Technologies and Mental Health Policy After #EU2019

EU policymakers are keen on driving the Digital Agenda: digital technologies are regarded as a key enabler to advance societies and the overall European economy. This includes the health care sector and health services as a whole....
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EU IP Incentives Framework Comes Under Revision

Earlier this week, on 28 May, the European Commission published its first proposal to review the European Union’s pharmaceutical innovation incentives....
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Macron: A New Hope for Europe?

Emmanuel Macron was elected as the new French President on 7 May, and sworn into office on Sunday. Now is a good time to examine what the Brussels bubble is expecting of Mr. Macron....
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Macron’s First Year, as Seen From Brussels

Looking for the impact in the wider EU of President Macron’s first year in office, a hostile observer might well ask, “Where’s the beef?”...
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Further EU Data Economy Plans

Many of the proposals published as of Wednesday highlight the EU’s objective to shape the current and future global policy debates surrounding data-driven innovation....
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Why a GNU Might be the Answer

With its ox-like head, the mane of a horse and buffalo horns, the gnu is an animal which looks like a combination of many others. GNU is also the acronym for a government of national unity, a combination of different political parties, which is what the UK most needs at present and might just end up with....
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A House Divided Against Itself

A bad result for the Tories and a remarkably good one for Labour means the UK seems set for a minority government. As a consequence Brexit negotiations are going to be even more complicated than expected. ...
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UK Election is Incendiary for its EU Relations

Making political predictions for Britain has become a perilous venture, as many polling organisations have discovered at great cost to their credibility. This week's general election result looks like no exception, although most polls - and, perhaps more importantly, the political betting community - expect the Conservatives to be returned once again as the largest party in the House of Commons and to form the next government....
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A Tale of Two Cities, Two Countries and Two Elections

“Fog in the channel; the continent cut off.” This is an apocryphal British headline, trotted out so often that it has become almost hackneyed in its usage to illustrate the difference (and implied pre-eminence) of the UK from the rest of Europe....
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