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Great to welcome IMCO chair Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP to speak to our association today over lunch, a fascinating discussion on the view of Brexit from the other side of the channel, in particular Flanders

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On 18 October the British Conservatives in Belgium will be holding our next Association event; a round-table lunch with Anneleen Van Bossuyt MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection as our guest speaker.

Within the context of the on-going Brexit negotiations the future shape of Britain’s trading relationship with the EU remains very much up in the air, with multiple views abounding within the UK. But what are the considerations on the other side of the table? How will the Single Market develop going forward amongst the remaining 27 countries?

We look forward to discussing these and other questions from one of the most authoritative voices on this subject in the European Parliament.

Wed 12:30 PM UTC+02Aarlenstraat 40, 1000 Brussel, België

Watching the results come on election night

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Congratulations to Anneleen Van Bossuyt on election as IMCO Chair

June 21, 2017 ECR MEP ANNELEEN VAN BOSSUYT ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNAL MARKET AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ECR Member of the European Parliament Anneleen Van Bossuyt has been elected chairman of the influential Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO). Van Bossuyt sai...

Good luck to Conservative MEPs running tomorrow - Ian Duncan, Andrew Lewer MBE MEP and Vicky Ford, we'll be watching the results come in in BCUAB HQ

“We will legislate for votes for life for British overseas electors.”
Conservative Party manifesto, Forward Together, May 2017, p42

Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament Ashley Fox MEP seeks a clear victory in the general election to "provide the Government with a strong mandate to secure the best deal for Britain"

LIVE: The House of Lords debate the government's bill on triggering Article 50

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LIVE: The House of Lords start debating the government's bill on triggering Article 50 - the mechanism which kickstarts official talks on Britain leaving the European Union. Read more:

Mike Pence reaffirms support for European countries, saying:

"We are separated by an ocean, but we are joined by a common heritage, and by a common commitment to freedom, democracy and to the rule of law, and we are confident that bond will endure and grow in the years ahead.”

‘Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values,’ US vice president said in Brussels.

There has been some suggestion that the UK will need to pay €60 billion when it leaves as its shares of the EU's liabilities. The Centre for European Reform has published a leaflet which considers this aspect of Brexit…/fi…/pb_barker_brexit_bill_3feb17.pdf

Members may be interested to read Sir Ivan Rogers' resignation letter

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It was promised in the 2010 manifesto, and it was shamefully delayed until after the EU referendum, but the government has now announced that it will restore the right to vote to UK citizens resident abroad for more than 15 years…/government-delivers-on-pledge-to-give-…

The government today published detailed plans on how it will deliver its commitment to allow all expats to vote in parliamentary elections.