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Turning waste into a resource – Moving towards a ‘circular economy’ NEW
Written by Didier Bourguignon In a circular economy, unlike in a linear economy based on a ‘take-make-consumethrow away’ pattern, the materials contained within products are reused, turning waste into a valuable resource. Althou...
Shale gas and EU energy security NEW
Written by Gregor Erbach While the United States has abundant supplies of cheap gas thanks to the ‘shale revolution’, the EU remains dependent on gas imports. The Ukrainian crisis has given rise to increasing concerns about the security o...
European Council Conclusions: A Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date – November 2014 update NEW
The EPRS publication “European Council Conclusions: Rolling Check-List of Commitment to Date” monitors the degree of progress in achieving the goals and guidelines set by the European Council in its conclusions. This second edition was up...
LUX Prize increases audience for European films NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Conall Devaney The LUX Prize 2014 was today awarded to ‘Ida’ directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, succeeding last year’s winner, ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ by Felix van Groeningen. The vote among MEPs betwee...
An overview of Europe’s film industry NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 5 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Written by Ivana Katsarova In spite of the fact that Europe pioneered both technological and content innovation in cinema, at present the EU film landscape is characterised by the strong presence of Hollywood productions. In 2013, they held a share o...
Undocumented migrant children in the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 11 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Written by Marc Lilienkamp In its 2006 communication COM (2006) 0367, “Towards an EU strategy on the rights of the child”, relating to the rights of children “as immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees” , the Commission voiced...
What an extraordinary year for the EU: EPRS-EUI conference on 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 23 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski The European Union has undergone major changes in 2014, which bodes well for its ability to regain citizens’ trust and put behind the economic crisis. The EU’s institution have grown stronger, but they n...
Cultural Heritage Policy in the European Union NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Anne Vernet and Jonathan Gunson The European Commission defines cultural heritage as including “natural, built and archaeological sites; museums; monuments, artworks; historic cities; literary, musical, and audiovisual works, and the...
EU’s opposition to the death penalty NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Citizens write to the European Parliament to express their concerns about the death penalty still being applied in countries around the world. Some enquire about the position of the Parliament on the death penalty; others call on the EU to intervene...
Outlook for the European Council Meeting of 18-19 December 2014: pre-European Council briefing NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
This briefing gives a preliminary insight into the topics the European Council is expected to address in its next meeting on 18 and 19 December 2014. Based on the annotated draft agenda and previous European Council Conclusions, it is expected t...
The economic potential of the ten-point Juncker Plan for growth without debt NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
This paper offers a series of provisional estimations of the potential gains to the European Union economy over time from pursuing the ten-point plan presented by Jean-Claude Juncker to the European Parliament before he was elected Presiden...
The €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias The economic and financial crisis led to a 14% reduction in investment in the EU from the pre-crisis peak of 2007 (€2 606 billion in 2013, compared to €3 039 billion in 2007, in 2013 prices), despite...
Review of the ‘six-pack’ and ‘two-pack’ NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 23 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias 6 language versions available in PDF format Überarbeitung des „Sixpack“ und des „Twopack“ Revisión del paquete legislativo de gobernanza económica y del paquete legislativo sobr...
EU-Georgia Association Agreement NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 4 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Written by Naja Bentzen 6 language versions available in PDF format Assoziierungsabkommen EU-Georgien El Acuerdo de Asociación UE – Georgia Accord d’association UE-Géorgie Accordo di associazione UE-Georgia Układ o stow...
Convention on international trade in endangered species NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 8 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Didier Bourguignon 6 language versions available in PDF format Übereinkommen über den internationalen Handel mit gefährdeten Arten freilebender Tiere und Pflanzen Convención sobre el comercio internacional de especies...
Internal Security Strategy: open and safe Europe NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Martina Prpic 6 language versions available in PDF format Strategie der inneren Sicherheit: Für ein offenes und sicheres Europa La Estrategia de Seguridad Interior: una Europa abierta y segura Stratégie de sécurité...
The bumpy road to the 2015 EU budget NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Also have a look at the EP infographics on the EU budget :EU budget explained: expenditure and contribution by member state Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso Under the Treaty of Lisbon, the procedure to adopt the EU’s annual budget provides...
December’s plenary session NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 5 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Conall Devaney The European Parliament’s final 2014 plenary session takes place between 15 and 18 December in Strasbourg. Although legislative business is not yet in full swing as the new Commission finds its feet, the European Parli...
Supporting the European film industry NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Ivana Katsarova 6 language versions available in PDF format Die Unterstützung der europäischen Filmindustrie El apoyo a la industria cinematográfica europea Soutenir l’industrie cinématographique europé...
Election of the European Ombudsman NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Hour, 56 Minutes ago
Written by Nikolai Atanassov The European Parliament is set to elect the European Ombudsman for the new parliamentary term. The only candidate is Emily O’Reilly, who was elected Ombudsman last year to see out the remainder of the term of Nikifo...