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All Commons Briefing Papers
10 Documents
26.08.2016Brexit: impact across policy areas
This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the current situation in a range of policy areas and considers what impact Brexit might have. This will depend, among other things, on the Brexit negotiations, whether the UK stays in the European Economic Area and how the Government fills any policy gaps left by withdrawal.
28.07.2016Brexit: What next for UK fisheries?
The implications of Brexit for fisheries are highly uncertain. The implications will depend on future negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy.
13.10.2015Greek debt crisis: background and developments in 2015
This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone.
10.12.2013State Aid
State Aid is financial assistance provided by EU Member States to companies or industries and is generally prohibited under European Commission law. This note explains what counts as State Aid, the motivation for the rules and the notification process.
18.09.2013The economic impact of EU membership on the UK
How does membership of the EU affect the UK economy? How does the UK's situation compare with that of Norway or Switzerland? This note looks for the answers.
25.05.2012The eurozone crisis - rescuing Greece
Greece's long-standing public debt problem became a crisis at the start of 2010 and has since escalated to a point where it threatens the survival of the euro. This note describes the country's May 2010 and February 2012 bail-out agreements, the results of the May 2012 elections, future prospects, and implications of euro exit
25.04.2012European Regional Development Fund
This note explains how funding from the European Regional Development Fund is allocated across regions in England and sets out current progress on spending the funds. It also provides information on the 2014-2020 funding round.
20.05.2011The European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM)
The EFSM is a 60bn facility to provide loans to EU Member States in financial difficulty. It is financed through borrowing secured against the EU Budget. Thus far, Ireland and Portugal have received support through the EFSM.
26.07.2000European Structural Funds
European Structural Funds.House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/72.
21.10.1998The Reform of the European Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund
The reform of the European Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/92