About: transition periods

Brexit 16-01-2020

UK minister defends EU settlement scheme as applications surge

The United Kingdom on Thursday (16 January) defended its much-criticised scheme to guarantee the rights of EU nationals after Brexit, as the country’s Home Office announced that a vast majority have already applied for settled status.
Brexit 24-10-2018

The long good-bye: Theresa May’s Brexit transition plan could last for years

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan could leave Britain in a “long running” multiyear transition period, the London Times reported on Wednesday (24 October) citing leaked documents seen by the newspaper. According to the leaked documents, the plan “could...
Brexit 20-02-2018

Davis: UK will not have ‘Mad Max’ economy to undercut rivals

Brexit minister David Davis will say today (20 February) that the United Kingdom has no plans to recast itself as a regulation-light economy undercutting rivals on the continent, as he attempts to dispel a major concern of EU leaders.
Brexit 09-02-2018

EU doubts 2020 Brexit vision, sees longer goodbye

The European Union believes Britain will not be ready to make a full break from the bloc by the end of 2020 as Brexit transition plans foresee and several senior EU figures said they are bracing for a much longer goodbye.
Brexit 09-02-2018

UK accuses EU of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

A senior British minister yesterday (8 February) accused the European Union of acting in bad faith over a plan to sanction London if it breaks the rules of the post-Brexit transition period.
Enlargement 06-02-2004

Interview news: Fear of flood of cheap labour is exaggerated

The EU should fear a brain drain heading East and not a flood of cheap labour from new Member States, says a Dutch expert in labour mobility in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.
Climate change 06-11-2002

Challenges for the Accession Countries in the EU’s Environmental Field

Challenges for the Accession Countries in the EU’s Environmental Field Almost four years to date, assessment reports from the Commission’s Environment Directorate stated that many of the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs) queuing to join the EU were falling...
Enlargement 07-05-2001

Nyköping reveals short-sighted national interests

Issues of financial aid, farm payments and free movement of workers dampen EU Member States' enthusiasm for enlargement
Enlargement 26-04-2001

Robust growth forecast for candidate countries

Commission forecasts robust growth in the ten Central and Eastern European candidate countries in 2001 and 2002
Enlargement 20-04-2001

Shorter transition for Polish real estate?

Commission is expected to propose 10-year moratorium on foreign purchases of farmland in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic
Enlargement 13-04-2001

Candidates object to labour transition periods

Candidates say curbs to free movement of their people after EU enlargement are discriminatory and may delay negotiations
Enlargement 12-04-2001

EU proposes job curbs for Central Europeans

Commission proposes five to seven year transition periods for workers from future Central and Eastern European EU Member States
Enlargement 12-04-2001

Poland makes more concessions to EU

Poland makes concessions in enlargement talks to speed up its integration into the EU
Enlargement 02-03-2001

Commission to recommend 4-year transition for CEEC workers?

Commission expected to recommend 4-year transition period for free movement of Eastern Europeans after enlargement