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Arts and Culture: Is it about money and competitiveness? NEW
A new support program for the cultural and creative sectors, Creative Europe was adopted by the European Council on 3 December 2013 and entered into force on 1 January 2014. It has two sub-programs (Culture and Media) and a cross-sectoral strand. It...
TTIP : environmental aspects NEW
The Final Report of the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth from February 2013, suggested that the trade negotiations take into account the work done in the chapter concerning environment in EU and US trade agreements. In its resolution of 23...
January: Aim big… – The best on EPRS blog NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
We started the year with a big bang! In January we gave you 51 posts, one new “author” and one new feature on the blog – since 14 January you are able to see all our statistical visuals in one place. We call it the Graphics Warehous...
Our first six months – EPRS Blog 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Summertime. Now that it’s all over with the elections, the tennis and, of course, the football, it’s time for a break, maybe to sit on a beach and catch up on some reading. Before leaving for the holidays though, let’s reflect a lit...
Organic farming NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Please note that the following is a summary of a more complete information resource  The FAO recognises organic agriculture as one of several approaches to sustainable agriculture where almost all synthetic inputs are prohibited, and soil invest...
Ask EP – Insight: EP elections, Ukraine, human rights, animal welfare NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The European elections in May were by far the most popular topic in the past few months with citizens writing to the European Parliament on a variety of issues, both during the pre- and post-election period and even on election day itself. Other impo...
La politique européenne de développement rural NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 17 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Partie intégrante de la politique agricole commune, la politique de développement rural de l’Union européenne pour la période 2014-2020 contribue à favoriser la compétitivité de l’agricultu...
Role and election of the President of the European Commission NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The President of the European Commission (EC) has taken on an ever more prominent leading role within the College of Commissioners, with the increasingly presidential system eclipsing the principle of collegiate decision-making. With the European Cou...
Lithuania on the way towards euro adoption NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
After Latvia joined the euro area at the beginning of this year, Lithuania should be the next EU country to adopt the single currency. Following consultation of the European Parliament, the Council is expected to decide in July on the European Commis...
Overcoming Transatlantic differences on intellectual property: IPR and the TTIP negotiations NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Recent studies demonstrate the important contribution of intellectual property rights (IPR) to the American and EU economies. Royalties and licence fees based on IPR figure high among the exports of both, and applications, and grants, for IPR protect...
Towards an EU-US trade and investment deal NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
This is an updated version of an “At a glance” note published in March 2014. The European Union (EU) and United States (US) are currently negotiating a trade and investment deal, which would create the world’s largest free trade are...
Iraq: towards an independent Kurdistan? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
On 3 July 2014, the President of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq asked the regional parliament to prepare a referendum on independence. The KRG is in a strong position to break free of Iraq: whilst the Iraqi army retreated in the face o...
The post-2015 development agenda An innovative process for a conservative outcome? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Fruit of two different but increasingly converging processes, the post-2015 sustainable development agenda is set to become the universal framework guiding global and national efforts to support human development in conjunction with environmental dur...
New territorial instruments on cohesion policy: CLLD and ITI NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
With the current programming period 2014-2020 of the Cohesion Policy two new instruments have been introduced in order to achieve the territorial cohesion objective: Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) and Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI).
European Council Conclusions: a rolling check-list of commitments to date NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The European Council’s role – to ‘provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development’ and to define its ‘general political directions and priorities’ – has developed rapidly over the past five y...
Russia’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Arctic NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Annual production from the Prirazlomnaya offshore oil field is estimated to amount to 6.6 million tonnes per year. Russia’s Arctic policy strongly supports further such developments, but environmental NGOs fear the result will be an ecological...
Tourism in the EU economy NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Tourism plays a major role in the EU and global economies. The UNWTO estimates the impact of tourism in the world economy as 9% of world GDP, while in the EU it is the third-largest socio-economic sector and has generally&nbs...
Brand protection: new trends in EU case-law NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
At present, EU law and especially the case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) provides wide-ranging protection of brands, which are considered as trademarks in law, covering such functions of trademarks as their use for the purposes of adve...
Tourism & the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The first week of July has been very busy with the constitutive session of the eighth European Parliament term and we will keep this pace up next week too. However, for many people, this period of the year coincides with the kick-off of holiday seaso...
Topics and links − June 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The outcome of the European elections in May was by far the hottest topic in June which prompted citizens to write to the European Parliament. Other citizens’ concerns included the trade agreement EU-US and the human rights situation in some no...