The UK referendum: high stakes for both Europe and Britain

Dave Sinardet is a Professor of Political Science at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), specialised in federalism, nationalism and multi level governance. He is also a columnist for De Tijd and La Libre Belgique. This week he writes his analysis on the issue of Brexit in light of the UK’s looming referendum. The importance of the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership cannot be … Continue reading The UK referendum: high stakes for both Europe and Britain

The UK Referendum – What We’re Doing

The UK’s referendum on EU membership represents a major landmark in the history of European integration. The British Chamber in Brussels sits in the political heart of Europe and have direct access to the EU insights that are critical for business. The referendum then is of huge importance to us, as it is to Britain and Europe. This week our Chief Executive officer, Glenn Vaughan, … Continue reading The UK Referendum – What We’re Doing

UK Referendum – the Chamber’s View

The issue of Brexit is an ever-present in today’s media; particularly in recent weeks as Nigel Farage begins his attempt to unify the ‘out’ campaign. This week Tom Parker, Managing Director of Cambre Associates and British Chamber Vice President writes about the Chamber’s stance on the UK referendum debate. With the UK Referendum fast approaching, the debate about the UK and its EU future is … Continue reading UK Referendum – the Chamber’s View

A Day in the Life of an MEP – Martina Dlabajová

Martina Dlabajová is an MEP from the Czech Republic. She is a member of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and successfully stood as a non-party candidate for the ANO 2011 movement. She is also the vice-chair on the Committee for Budgetary Control. Do you ever wonder what a day in the life of an MEP might look like? First, … Continue reading A Day in the Life of an MEP – Martina Dlabajová

What a notary can do for you as an expat with Berquin Notaries

As one of our presenters at this year’s Expat Financial Affairs, Tim Carnewal of Berquin Notaries took the time to take part in a radio interview to tell us about what a notary does and how they can help you as an expat living in Brussels. He also tells us about the insights he’ll be offering during his session at the event on October 3rd. … Continue reading What a notary can do for you as an expat with Berquin Notaries

What next for EU-UK relations after the latest EU Council summit?

By Daniel Neale, Communications Officer at the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium In the middle of last week’s EU summit, Prime Minister David Cameron was able to squeeze in the UK’s membership renegotiation process. With the talks now officially underway, he stated that “renegotiation will seek a new and better membership for the UK. One that is in EU, but not run by it”.  So … Continue reading What next for EU-UK relations after the latest EU Council summit?

Referendum: Are you ready?

By Glenn Vaughan, Chief Executive of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. So there will be a UK referendum on membership of the European Union. Business opinions seems strongly in favour of UK membership and the polls also say the British public would vote to stay in – but opinion is volatile. We need to make sure our members’ voice is heard, and we’ll … Continue reading Referendum: Are you ready?

A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

Philippe de Backer is a Member of the European Parliament for Open VLD, and is part of the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). In June, we will be hosting  our Annual visit to Strasbourg, where you will have the chance to meet and interact with a number of MEPs. For the full programme and more information on registrations, please click here. … Continue reading A day in the life of an MEP: Philippe de Backer

Shaping Transatlantic Trade

By Richard Corbett, Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire & Humber, and Deputy Leader of the Labour MEPs. He is currently Vice-Chair of the European Movement in the UK Do we want a free trade deal with the USA? In principle, Europe – and especially the UK – has a lot to gain from a partnership that lowers tariffs, reduces red tape and harmonises regulations. … Continue reading Shaping Transatlantic Trade

Introducing: Sean Murray, EUK Consulting.

The last of our Council Case Studies comes from Sean Murray, who has been involved at various different levels of the chamber for more than a decade now. Today is the last day to send applications for Council elections, please follow this link for more information. Nomination forms must be filled in and sent to glenn@britishchamber.be by today (midnight). I was introduced to the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium about … Continue reading Introducing: Sean Murray, EUK Consulting.