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Fork in the road: Brexit and the choice facing Britain in March 2019

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:01
Helena Raulus of the UK Law Societies As the debate in the UK Parliament on the ratification of the draft Withdrawal Agreement begins, it is a useful time to analyse the consequences of the adoption (or non-adoption) of the Agreement from a legal perspective. If the Agreement is not ratified, the main concern is that …

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UK-EU Brexit talks – The priorities from a legal perspective

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 06:42
We talk to Helena Raulus of the UK Law Societies, Chair of our Single Market Task Force and member of the EU – UK Future Relations Committee What are your biggest priorities at the moment? As Head of the UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office, my daily work revolves mainly around Brexit right now. I have …

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Preparing for Brexit

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 06:49
It is less than 5 months until Brexit and the Article 50 deadline on 29 March 2019, and whilst rumours abound of deals, unfortunately – from a business perspective – the spectre of a non-orderly withdrawal outcome remains fully in view. With a few exceptions, it is a wide and deep business consensus that such …

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Autumn in Review – EU Events

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 06:01
Like every autumn in Brussels, this one didn’t disappoint with regard to its packed schedule, and we would like to believe that we didn’t either! We kicked off with the discussion on Cartel Enforcement: Current Practice and Updates where we learned that since February 2018, companies breaching antitrust regulations by taking part in cartels has …

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Meeting with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 06:00
On Thursday 25th October, the British Chamber’s CEO Glenn Vaughan met with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab for a landmark meeting alongside representatives from chambers across Europe. Glenn shares his thoughts following the meeting: There’s no certainty – but more clarity and confidence can be built Last Thursday I was part of a delegation of national …

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A Day in the Life of Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 08:57
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Breaking Myths about Belgian Elections

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 08:45
Most non-Belgian citizens have not yet voted in Belgium because they did not receive the right information in time on why and how to vote. For example, did you know: Voting is not exactly “obligatory” for non-Belgians.

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A Day in the Life of Marietje Schaake MEP

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:00
A Day in the Life of Marietje Schaake MEP Nine years ago, I was elected as a Member of the European Parliament. Although I have been around for quite some time, I can honestly say that not a day goes by where I do not learn new things and meet new people. It is the …

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A Day in the Life of: Richard Corbett MEP

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 07:00
"After all, we don't represent the UK government, we act as representatives elected (proportionally) in our regional constituencies (by voters not exclusively British), using our judgement and expertise to do what we think is right."

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:00
May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Check out what our guests writers from ENAR are celebrating cultural diversity in Belgium.

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Ron Aston, Chairman of The Wednesday Club Interview

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 07:00
Ron Aston is the chairman of the Wednesday Club. The Wednesday Club is an English speaking social club open to elderly people of all nationalities. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month. It was created with the aim of combatting the prevalence of loneliness amongst the elderly. The Wednesday Club …

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A Day in the Life of a British Chamber Intern

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 07:00
Matt, EU Events Officer shares what a day in the life of a British Chamber intern looks like.

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Making Tax Digital: changes to UK VAT compliance

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 07:00
  One of the biggest changes to the way UK companies interact with HMRC, the UK tax authority, is coming into effect from 1 April 2019. Making Tax Digital (MTD) is HMRC’s initiative to bring technology and tax together, allowing HMRC to become a “world leading, digital tax authority”. What does it mean? The changes …

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Understanding the burnout experience

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 07:00
It is something of a contradiction. Work is central to our lives and identity, but it can also be the source of serious ill health. With more and more people being declared unfit to work due to stress, anxiety and depression, the need to address good mental health practices is becoming urgent. While burnout can …

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COBCOE Report

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 07:00
COBCOE recently released a new report titled “Review of European business views on the Transition Period” which comprised of business input from businesses in the UK and across the EU. Some of the input came from our Brexit Ambition Roundtable February 2018 event held at the chamber. This report was shared with government official and …

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Brussels Moves!

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 07:00
You're invited to Brussels Moves! a free event brought to you by the Bulletin.

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Reaction to European Council (Art. 50) guidelines on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship – 23rd March

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:26
We reacted to the European Council's guidelines on the future trade relationship between the EU and the UK. Click the link to read the full piece.

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Bake to Basics

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:00
The yearly charity baking competition organised by the Brussels New Generation, the young professionals group of the British Chamber, is back for a 6th edition! About the charity… The event, like in the past years, will raise money for the Community Help Services (CHS), a Brussels-based non-profit organisation that provides a free 24/7 confidential English-speaking …

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Women in Digital

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:00
So, today, I call you, as company and business representatives, to action. You have a key role in helping people to upskill and foster their careers, by offering equal opportunities to men and women in the workplace.  Only with joint efforts will we make Digital a women's world too.

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A Day in the Life of Eva Maydell MEP

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:00
Eva Maydell is a Bulgarian MEP in the EPP Group. She is a member of the IMCO committee and substitute in ECON. In 2017, she was elected as President of the largest pro-European organisation European Movement International and the first woman to take this position in the organisation’s history. We caught up with her a …

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