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Fundamental Rights in the European Union : The role of the Charter after the Lisbon Treaty NEW
Written by Francesca Ferraro The European Union, like its Member States, has to comply with the principle of the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights when fulfilling the tasks set out in the Treaties. These legal obligations have been frame...
Member States and the rule of law Dealing with a breach of EU values NEW
Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva The European Union is founded on values common to all Member States. These are supposed to ensure a level of homogeneity among Member States, while respecting their national identities, so facilitating the dev...
Video clips on mass surveillance and citizen rights NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache Everything you need to know about your IT protection explained in two short videos: - Video 1: Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies - Video 2: Technology foresight, options for long...
Technology and education: Opportunities and side-effects NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Nera Kuljanic and Sara Cagol Technology arouses great expectations as far as its impact on learning and teaching is concerned; yet to date these are only partially satisfied. Although there has been huge public investment and progress has...
Negotiating a new UN climate agreement: Challenges on the road to Paris NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 15 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Written by Gregor Erbach A new international agreement to combat climate change is due to be adopted in December 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The current clima...
EU-Russia energy relations – stuck together? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 14 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Written by Martin Russell The EU’s reliance on Russian energy is a long-standing concern that predates current tensions. While dependence shows no signs of diminishing, the EU has taken coordinated action to prepare for potential disruption to...
European defence cooperation – State of play and thoughts on an EU army NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig The recent comments by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, welcoming the eventual creation of an EU army in the long run, have sparked a wide debate across European capitals and th...
Exploiting resources from the deep sea NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 8 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Written by Nera Kuljanic Exploration and exploitation of the deep sea in search of marine minerals and genetic resources have received increased attention over the past 15 years. Developments in biotechnology and sub-marine technologies, together wit...
Revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (Article 19, MFF Regulation) [EU Legislation in Progress] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 13 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Written by Sidonia Jędrzejewska As a consequence of the late agreement on the overall 2014-20 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the various legal acts setting out the provisions for implementing the funds throughout that period were adopted...
Reducing air pollution: National emission ceilings for air pollutants [EU Legislation in Progress] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Didier Bourguignon Despite significant progress in recent decades, air pollution levels in the European Union still have adverse impacts on the environment and on health. The European Commission estimates that health-related costs of air p...
EU development aid NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty. Many more face hunger and disease or have no access to healthcare or education. Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament inquiring about the EU’s role in supporting developmen...
EPRS briefings in preparation for the EP event on inter-religious dialogue NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 12 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Written by Anita Orav On 24 March 2015, the European Parliament will be hosting a high-level conference on religious fundamentalism and radicalisation as well as on the role of inter-religious dialogue and tolerance in addressing these concerns. The...
The Added Value of EU policy in Education [European Added Value in Action] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Eva Casalprim Background Although the 1957 Treaty of Rome first made reference to vocational training, which was known as an area of EU competence, was not until the Treaty of Maastricht that education was specifically recognised as a fiel...
From external threats to taxes – March II plenary session NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Parliament’s next plenary session takes place on Wednesday 25 March in Brussels. Even though the session is for one day only, the agenda will cover a wide range of subject areas from EU external relations to...
EU legal framework on asylum and irregular immigration ‘on arrival’ NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva With asylum-seekers and immigrants still dying off the shores of European Union Member States, EU asylum and migration policies are high on the political agenda. The newly completed Common European Asylum System and the...
Debate on how technologies could change our lives NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On Tuesday the 17th of March, the EPRS Library Reading Room hosted the launch event for the publication “Ten technologies which could change our lives“, written by the Scientific Foresight Unit (...
World Down Syndrome Day 2015 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 19 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Written by Nicole Scholz 21 March is World Down Syndrome Day, and this year marks its tenth anniversary. Down syndrome is a genetic condition that results in physical and learning disabilities. Early therapy and social support have proven beneficial...
Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Grajewski The recent interview by Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in which he advocated ‘a joint EU army’ as a means to strengthen European foreign policy and ‘allow Europe to take on res...
EPRS Roundtable debate: Demographic change in Europe NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias Demography, the statistical study of human populations, attracts the attention of politicians, academics, business and the media. Aspects such as the growth and ageing of a population, urbanisation, migration and the sta...
EU demographic indicators: Situation, trends and potential challenges NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias and Giulio Sabbati Europe’s share of the global population is declining and its population is ageing. Unemployment is still high, although rates vary between Member States, as well as within them. Women, young adul...