On 27 September, almost one year after having launched a formal investigation into the International Skating Union (ISU) eligibility rules, the European Commission has decided to send a Statement of Objections to the ISU.
On 12 July, Mr. Hannu Takkula, Member of the European Parliament (ALDE Group, Finland) and Rapporteur of the upcoming own-initiative Report on an integrated approach to sport policy, organised an exchange of views with sport stakeholders.
On 13 July 2016, the Ministers for Education, Science, Research and for Sport and Culture, Peter Plavčan and Marek Maďarič, presented the priorities of the Slovak Presidency in regards to Sport, Education and Culture to the CULT Committee of the EU Parliament.
On 26 July 2016, the Council of the EU decided to change the order, in which Member States will hold their Presidencies until 2030 (the previous decision concerned only the period until June 2020). This came as a consequence of the UK’s decision to give up its Presidency in the second half of 2017, following the “Brexit” referendum.