Published: Dec. 21, 2018
  • UK's request for a Brexit "flextension" is accepted by the EU27 until January 31, 2020. The decision will be formalized by a written procedure. 
  • More than 5,000 US companies have now signed up for the EU-US Privacy Shield. In addition to ensuring adequate protection of personal data transferred from the EU, improvements this past year include better oversight and enforcement.
  • EU Ambassador Spotlight interview with Bulgarian Ambassador Tihomir Stoytchev.
  • Norway hosted the sixth "Our Ocean Conference" in Oslo on October 23-24, 2019. As a result the EU has adopted 22 new commitments related to oceans worth EUR 538.8 million.