The 2019 European elections will bring tremendous changes to the European Parliament. How large will Eurosceptic political groups become? Which alliances will be required to pass legislation and keep the EU functioning? The ECON Committee, of vital importance for the financial industry in the legislative process, is likely to face significant changes in its composition and functioning.
With Parliament declaring a climate emergency and the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) setting the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, there is little doubt that climate issues and the demands for action will remain high on the political agenda.
Hard Brexit proponents in the UK extol the virtues of leaving the EU without a deal on what is known as ‘WTO terms’. It is argued that much of global trade already takes place on such terms and there is nothing to fear about the UK falling back on this structure.
Following a commitment to renew the Confidence and Supply Agreement between Ireland’s Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for a period of at least 12 months, and amid a House of Commons defeat for Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, this year presents itself as a defining year for the Irish Government, and for Ireland as a whole.
This year will be one of significant political change in Europe. On 23-26 May, citizens across EU member states will elect the 705 MEPs who will form the first European Parliament after Brexit.
This year will see significant changes in the EU institutions and their leadership, following the European Parliament elections that take place on 23-26 May. Hume Brophy’s timeline of the 2019 changeover year tracks and describes the key milestones from the run-up to the elections to the appointment of the 27 new Commissioners
Innovation often races ahead of the rules. In 1946 Howard Hughes personally tested his bold new reconnaissance plane and crashed it through three houses, nearly killing himself.
Despite many doubting the strength of the Confidence and Supply agreement or just how long this Government might last, we are now approaching the culmination of the three-budget deal struck between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil back in May 2016.
Agreement has recently been reached between the U.S., Mexico and Canada to introduce a new United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Hume Brophy has appointed Marie Donnelly, a former Director in the European Commission, as a Senior Adviser. She will leverage her 30-year career and deep understanding of the dynamics of regulation to provide strategic advice to Hume Brophy clients.