Epo 4 6 global updating

As part of the EU inter-institutional dialogue on key global trends, EPRS is hosting a series of discussions on future challenges facing policy-makers in Europe and more widely.

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The combination of deficit-financed tax cuts domestically and an aggressive external trade policy mark a major break with the Obama years.

How credible and sustainable are these policies and how are they impacting on the global economy and transatlantic relations?

This policy roundtable will address this and other topical questions.

This EPRS policy roundtable will bring together leading commentators to discuss the current state of US party politics, the likely 'Trump effect' in the mid-term Congressional elections, and how different outcomes to that contest in November might impact on the course of the second half of the current presidential term.

The Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on ‘The Hague Judgments Convention’ in Brussels, on 24 April 2018, from 15.00-16.30.

The hearing is aimed at bringing together Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and stakeholders with a view to discussing the ongoing negotiations on a world-wide Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.Since the recognition and enforcement of judgments is a matter of EU exclusive competence, the Commission represents all Member States (except Denmark) on the basis of the negotiating directives adopted by the Council in 2016.A third Special Commission was held in November 2017, which focused on intellectual property matters and general and final clauses, whereas the fourth and final Special Commission Meeting will take place in May 2018.This hearing will therefore provide the opportunity to get up to speed with the results of the three meetings of the Special Commission as well as with the next steps and future stages of the project.Meeting in Rome in March 2017, on the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties, EU Heads of State and Government issued a Declaration and endorsed a Leaders’ Agenda following the Bratislava Roadmap.In an effort to boost EU legitimacy and connect with citizens, the European Council has focused on delivering concrete results in key areas.

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