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Single Market in Transport and Tourism: Cost of Non-Europe Report NEW
Single Market in Transport and Tourism : Cost of Non-Europe Report Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the econ...
Indonesia: human rights situation NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Written by Jacques Lecarte Indonesia has the potential to become a model emerging democracy that respects human rights nationally and supports universal human rights standards across the world. Achieving this will require newly elected President Joko...
China: anti-trust probes targeting foreign firms NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Written by Gisela Grieger Since 2013, China’s anti-trust regulators have drastically stepped up the enforcement of China’s competition law against foreign firms. Major EU and Japanese automobile companies have recently been heavily fined...
The Echelon Affair: A History of the Investigation and its significance today NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by is Iolanda Mombelli The Echelon system … unlike many of the electronic spy systems developed during the cold war, is designed for primarily non-military targets: governments, organisations and businesses, in virtually every cou...
The Echelon Affair: A History of the Investigation and Lessons for today NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by is Iolanda Mombelli The Echelon system … unlike many of the electronic spy systems developed during the cold war, is designed for primarily non-military targets: governments, organisations and businesses, in virtually every cou...
The New European Commission – ready to take office on 1 November NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 9 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Written by Conall Devaney On Wednesday 22 October the European Parliament formally endorsed the new Commission proposed by Jean-Claude Juncker, President-elect of the Commission, for the period 2014-19. There had been growing doubt some 10 days befor...
From Santer to Barroso: how strongly EP supported them? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Written by Alexandra Devantier and Kristina Svobodova The new Juncker Commission has now been approved by the European Parliament and will start its term of office on 1 November 2014. In the European Parliament’s vote on Wednesday 23 October, t...
A new STOA Panel for the new European Parliament NEW
The European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Panel (known as STOA) has had its political leadership mandate renewed for the next two and a half years at a constituent meeting held during the recent European Parliament (EP) plenary s...
Tunisia’s Parliamentary Election (26 October 2014): What is at stake? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Eric Pichon On 26 October 2014, Tunisian citizens will elect their “Representatives of the People”; this Parliamentary election will be followed by the presidential election on 23 November with a possible run-off on 28 December...
Fall back: from summer to winter time NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on the changing of the clocks between summer and winter time. Some citizens are in favour of this arrangement; others call on the Parliament to abolish summer-time arrangements. The decision o...
Ask EP – Insight: New Commission, Ukraine-Russia, Scottish referendum NEW
The election of the new European Commission has been a recurrent subject of interest for citizens in the past months, with the hearings of the Commissioners-designate in particular being a frequent topic. Citizens addressed the European Parliament to...
Towards understanding the brain: Explained by a Nobel Prize Winner NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Written by Geoff Archer, Trainee at the Scientific Foresight Unit. How does the human nervous system communicate? How does the brain work? For this year’s Annual Lecture, STOA is delighted to welcome Professor Thomas Christian Südhof, winn...
The OECD – Promoting ‘better policies for better lives’ NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Written by Ron Davies The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting public policies which improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Pakistan: human rights situation NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Jacques Lecarte Human rights abuse is one of the most complex and challenging issues in Pakistan today. The EU has expressed concerns about the human rights situation and monitors events closely. The European Parliament is worried about th...
India: the biggest democracy in the world NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio With 1 267 million inhabitants, of which 834 million can vote, India is the largest democracy in the world. Despite India’s linguistic and religious diversity, the 2014 general elections have given the ne...
The LUX Prize and the LUX Film Days NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Currently, the LUX Film Days 2014 are being organized all over Europe and citizens write to the Parliament asking for information on the award, the films and the selection process.   The LUX Prize is a cinema prize awarded by the European Parlia...
From Hallstein to Prodi – Statements of Presidents of the European Commission before the European Parliament NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Since the early days of the European Communities, it has always been the tradition for each new President of the Commission, on taking office, to deliver a general policy statement before the European Parliament.The Historical Archives Unit has gathe...
Setting EU priorities: 2014-19 The ten points of Jean-Claude Juncker’s political guidelines NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
n advance of the European Parliament's vote on 15 July 2014, which saw him elected as the next President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker set out the political agenda for his five-year term (2014-19) at the head of the institution. Co...
Hong Kong: one country, two systems? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Gisela Grieger The on-going heated debate about the introduction of universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive has turned into widespread protests on the territory’s streets. Hopes that the public would...
Šefčovič and Bulc: Additional hearings of Commissioners-designate NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The Conference of Presidents of the political groups in the European Parliament has confirmed that additional confirmation hearings will be held in Strasbourg on Monday 20 October. Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia) and Violeta Bulc (S...