2019 could bring radical change to how the European Union operates. The rise of populism and the fall-out from Brexit will create an increased level of uncertainty as Europe heads to the polls to elect a new Parliament. The level of unpredictability will be compounded by the appointment of a new Commission. Are you prepared? Is your business ready?
2019 EU Timeline
Hearings for nominated CommissionersCommissioners-designate will highlight their priorities before the respective European Parliament committees. MEPs will seek commitments on priority issues.
European Parliament votes on new Commission
First alliances between the European Parliament’s political groups made. Clarity on the future governing majority in the European Parliament.
31 October – Brexit
The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union.
New European Commission expected to take office
Five-year programme for new mandate announced, confirming priorities.
Additional high level appointments
Member States are due to agree on President of the Council and the ECB President.
New Council President takes office