UK BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL COMPANIES EXPANDING OR SETTING UP NEW OFFICES IN THE EU

UK banks and other financial companies have shifted at least $1 trillion worth of assets out of the country and into the European Union because of Brexit. Many banks have set up new offices elsewhere in the European Union to safeguard their regional operations after Brexit, which means they also have to move substantial assets there to satisfy EU regulators. Other firms are moving assets to protect clients against market volatility and sudden changes in regulation.

EU MEMBER STATES BY INCOME EQUALITY

Governments and policymakers at large cannot overcome the challenges of poverty and social exclusion without addressing the issues of inequalities within the country, whether economic or social inequalities. The European Union has struggled with inequalities in the distribution of income over the years. Income inequality is measured by Gini coefficient and shows how evenly incomes are distributed among the population of a given country. It highlights the gap between different individuals or households’ disposable income.

REBUILDING CITIZEN TRUST

Recent political events sweeping democratic strongholds around the world reflect a deep loss of faith in government. Citizens perceive their institutions to be captured by elites who are disconnected from the needs of their constituents or complicit in schemes that benefit the powerful at the expense of ordinary citizens. Restoring trust in institutions is arguably one of the most pressing challenges for democracies in the 21st century.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF MPs REJECT THERESA MAY’s DEAL?

Members of Parliament (MPs) will vote on the UK's Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January 2019. Nobody knows if MPs will approve it or not.ervative Party

MPs will be voting either to give their support to or reject two things which make up Mrs May's deal:

ANTI-CORRUPTION VOCABULARY 60 DEFINITIONS

Source: Transparency International

ELECTIONS IN EU MEMBER STATES IN 2019

Belgium

Belgian Federal Election: The 2019 Belgian federal election will take place on 26 May as the 2019 European Parliament elections. In the election, all 150 members of the Chamber of Representatives will be elected in eleven multi-member constituencies.

MANIFESTO FOR A SUSTAINABLE EUROPE FOR ITS CITIZENS

To regain public trust, the European Parliament, the European Commission and Member State governments need to prioritise the following key issues on the agenda for the coming debates for the European Parliament elections, the new Commission and the Future of Europe.

PUBLIC DEBT TO GDP RATIO IN THE EU

ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT FOR EUROZONE COUNTRIES IN 2019

Source: FocusEconomics

Austria: Economic growth should remain robust in 2019, although the pace of expansion is expected to moderate. Public and private consumption are likely to buttress the domestic economy, with households benefiting from a tight labor market and higher wages. On the other hand, labor shortages could limit economic growth and lingering global trade tensions pose a further downside risk. The economy is expected to grow 2.0% in 2019.

A CONTENTIOUS YEAR AWAITS THE EU IN 2019

Source: Stratfor

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