Category Archives: Economy

Brexit and Professional Sport

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A new briefing paper by the House of Lords Library looks both at the possible impact of migration negotiations on the status of sports professional in the UK and at the potential economic impact of Brexit on football, rugby and cricket.  The full report is available here.

Estonia takes over the EU Council Presidency

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Estonia assumed the presidency of the European Council on the 1st of July.  A position it will hold for six months. This is the first time Estonia has held the rotating presidency. More information on what the role involves is available here.  The motto of the Estonian Presidency is “Unity through balance” reflecting its belief that the EU’s role is to find a balance between different views, traditions and interests in Europe to achieve the best possible outcome for European citizens. The four priorities identified by the Estonian government for its presidency are:

  • an open and innovative European economy;
  • a safe and secure Europe;
  • digital Europe and free movement of data;
  • an inclusive and sustainable Europe.

You can follow the Estonian Presidency on Facebook or find out more about Estonia here.

EPRS circular economy infographic

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Representation of a linear economy

The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) has produced an interactive infographic to highlight the EU’s journey towards a circular economy and what that entails:

In a circular economy, products and the materials they contain are highly valued. This contrasts with the traditional, linear economic model, which is based on a “take-make-consume-throw away” pattern. – EPRS press release

Explore the concept of a circular economy with the animated infographic here.