On 22 June 2017, in the margins of the European Council (Art. 50) meeting, leaders endorsed the procedural arrangements for the relocation of the EU agencies currently located in the UK. Offers to host the agencies There have been 8 offers to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and 19 offers to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Offers to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) Offers to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) 23 cities offer to host UK-based EU agencies (press release, 01/08/2017) Assessment criteria On 22 June, 27 EU leaders agreed on 6 criteria: the assurance that [...]
Not flying, just falling out of the EU without style Brexit could cause major problems for air travel in Europe, according to a report in the Irish Times this week. Firstly, the article outlines the astonishing advances that have been made in the sector in the past 25 years, with the number of routes rising exponentially as ticket prices have dramatically fallen. This ‘dawn of a new age for consumers’ was due to European level reforms which notably broke up national strongholds on routes, leading to the rise of cheap airlines such as the now omnipresent Ryanair. However, Ryanair is now [...]
The pensions of British Eurocrats are shaping up to be one of the most politically poisonous points in the UK’s Brexit (http://www.ft.com/eu-referendum) talks, as the EU and London prepare to clash over liabilities running to several billion euros ... By : Alex Barker and Jim Brunsden in Brussels The Financial Times 20160804
A bitter clash is looming over who will foot the bill for paying pensions owed to thousands of British Eurocrats when the UK leaves the EU ... By : Martin Banks and Michael Wilkinson The Telegraph 20160802
WARNING Nothing on Brexit and on its consequences is settled yet. Union Syndicale tries to inform you to the best of our knowledge but we cannot guarantee that the situation will not evolve in an entirely different way. We will try to update this document as soon as we get new information. Now that the referendum is over, what will happen to staff ? It is important to keep in mind that the referendum is only the starting point of a long process. Nobody knows yet when Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union will be activated (some even think [...]
In French only ! Brexit … Au travers d’un article du journal Le Monde Avec l’interview de Félix Géradon, Secrétaire-général adjoint de l’Union Syndicale Bruxelles … 22 juin 2016, par Cécile Ducourtieux … «A Bruxelles, la carrière en sursis des fonctionnaires britanniques» En cas de «Brexit», la question ne serait probablement pas la plus épineuse à laquelle l’Union aurait à répondre, mais elle aurait une forte charge symbolique : quel sort sera réservé aux quelques centaines de fonctionnaires européens de nationalité britannique, vivant et travaillant pour la plupart entre Bruxelles et Luxembourg ? Plus encore que leurs collègues des 27 autres Etats [...]
The British people have decided to leave the European Union. We sincerely regret that decision. For our British colleagues and those with links to the country, this decision raises numerous questions to which no one is currently capable of giving an answer. Union Syndicale Fédérale and all our member organisations can assure all colleagues concerned that we will defend their interests to the best of our ability.
In French only ! Que va devenir le millier de fonctionnaires britanniques des institutions européennes ? Ce sera un des (nombreux) points à trancher lors des négociations ... Par : Loreline Merelle Le Point 20160525