Information Links

BRIEFING LINKS

For different reasons you may want to find the latest news and information on EU issues.  If so, the following links are worth exploring.  Apart from the "My Intracomm" site these are on open access and can obviously be passed on to any interested members of you audience.

One reason for doing so may be that you have been invited to speak in a school or college about your experience of working in one of the institutions.  Such speaking engagements tend to be of a general nature and will not normally require extensive briefing or detailed technical knowledge.  However, this may be a specific reason for making use of the following sources.

For current EU news you can always start with "My Intracomm" - https://myintracomm-ext.ec.europa.eu/retired. This also includes links with the current EU Presidency site and the Commission President's page.  You will however need your password to enter this site.

On open access there is the Rapid database of press materials and Commissioners' speeches - http://ec.europa/rapid.  Documents marked MEMO provide good background often via a Q & A approach.

The site of the Commission's Representation in the UK will lead to a number of worthwhile links - http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/.  The item on "Information", left-hand column, has a "Kids' Corner" and a section on teaching materials suitable for different age groups which may help if you are speaking in a school, some of which may be obtained in suitable quantities for you to take to a school.

The "EU and Me" site - http://www.the-eu-and-me.org.uk provides down-to-earth information about what the EU does with a specifically UK focus; it also exposes some Euromyths.

A source of serious briefing by distinguished former EU officials can be found on the European Movement site - www.euromove.org.uk. This covers a very extensive range of issues and policies.

And, of course, on a general level, the sites of the European Commission and the European Parliament are always worth consulting: respectively, http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm, and http://www.europarl.europa.eu/portal/en."

A source of serious briefing by distinguished former EU officials can be found on the European Movement site - www.euromove.org.uk. This covers a very extensive range of issues and policies.

And, of course, on a general level, the sites of the European Commission and the European Parliament are always worth consulting:

There are also many web sites with information and comment about the UK's withdrawal from the EU.