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EDC factsheet: EU response to the Coronavirus outbreak

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(COVID-19 = Coronavirus Disease 2019)

“Re-open EU” provides you with the information that you need to confidently plan your European travel and holidays, while staying healthy and safe.

EU leaders successfully agreed on the recovery plan and European long-term budget 2021-2027.

The EU has established the coronavirus response team. The European Commission is playing a coordinating role helping member states in their response to the outbreak of COVID-19. It is also taking action to mitigate the socio-economic impact in the European Union.
EU actions and areas of the Commission's response.

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen State of the Union speech on 16 September 2020.

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The European Union and the United Kingdom – forging a new partnership
What is currently being negotiated and prepared?

Getting ready for the end of the transition period
Preparedness notices from European Commission departments on how Brexit would change law and policy in their areas of work.

Even if the European Union and the United Kingdom conclude a highly ambitious partnership covering all areas agreed in the Political Declaration by the end of 2020, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU acquis, the internal market and the Customs Union, at the end of the transition period will inevitably create barriers to trade and cross-border exchanges that do not exist today.

There will be broad and far-reaching consequences for public administrations, businesses and citizens as of 1 January 2021, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

National Brexit information in Member States

Special coverage: Brexit (europa.eu)

EU Publications

Think Tank of the European Parliament: Publications about Brexit

Legal documents


Europe's press comments the Brexit by euro | topics.

Withdrawal agreement signed by the EU

Negotiating documents on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom.


“Brexit: The clock is ticking”

a unique documentary that follows the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator over a period of some two years. A film by Alain de Halleux.


Information resources and titles about Brexit are available electronically via European Sources Online, online database and information service of EDC Cardiff.

Documents of the British Government
The process for withdrawing from the European Union
Alternatives to membership …
Department for Exiting the European Union
The government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU: PM speech (Speech by Theresa May, 17 January 2017).
Lessons Learned from the EU Referendum (UK Parliament, April 2017).

German`s presidency of the Council of the European Union

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From 01 July to 31 December 2020.

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European agenda on Migration – Fact sheets

Asylum quarterly report
Migration and migrant population statistics

“Making Integration Work” The objective of the OECD series is to summarise the main challenges and good policy practices to support the lasting integration of immigrants.

More about EU's refugee crisis via EDC Mannheim

Further literature on this topic can be found in our search portal TUfind