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Eco-efficient transport and modern energy solutions NEW
As fossil fuels become scarcer and more expensive, and as the threat of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions increases, it is ever more important to consider alternatives in the fields of energy and transport. STOA is the Science and Tec...
Adapting the EU copyright rules to the digital transformation NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The initiative to modernise the EU copyright framework was launched in May 2011 in the European Commission’s strategy on “A Single Market for Intellectual Property Rights” and pursuant to actions in the Commission’s Digit...
Social media freedom in Turkey NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
After a two-month ban, the Turkish government restored access to the video-sharing website YouTube in June 2014. This move was necessary to comply with a Constitutional Court (CC) ruling, which judged blocking the site as a breach of freedom of expre...
German Constitutional Court decisions on EU anti-crisis measures NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
In response to the financial crisis in the EU, a permanent crisis mechanism – the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) – was adopted by the euro area Member States. A number of cases, lodged with the German Federal Constitutional Court (BVe...
Organic production and labelling of organic products NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment (IA) accompanying the above proposal which was adopted on 24 March 2014. The first EU legislation on organic farming w...
February: the shortest month of the year? – The best on EPRS blog NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
If by chance you are a woman interested in politics and living in a city, February on our blog was surely your favourite month this year! Get ready to start building your strategy for the 2019 EP electoral campaign! First of all in February we publis...
Roaming charges in the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The “roaming charge” refers to the cost of using mobile communications (typically with a mobile phone) to make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services, when travelling outside the geographical area of the...
Legal protection of brands in EU Law NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
‘Brand’ is not a legal term. It refers to the set of functions and symbols associated with a specific mark, including its cultural, legal, political and social aspects, which contribute to its market value. From a legal point of view, a b...
STOA: providing scientific advice to the European Parliament NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
STOA is the Science and Technology Options Assessment body, established in 1987 and now part of the European Parliament Research Services Directorate General. STOA provides Members and Committees of the European Parliament with independent, science-b...
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in TTIP negotiations NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 11 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
In the Final Repor t of the High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG), (11 February 2013), both the EU and the US expressed their commitment to keep and advocate a high level of intellectual property protection (IPR). The report recommended...
Arts and Culture: Is it about money and competitiveness? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
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
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
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 1 Week, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 4 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 1 Week, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 34 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 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 4 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 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 34 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 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 3 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 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 34 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 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 1 Hour, 34 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 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 34 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...