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The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part III – Digital Single Market NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to an...
The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part II – Single Market for Services NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to an...
The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part I – Free Movement of Goods NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to an...
Overview of Hearings of Commissioners-designate NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 11 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
This infographic presents an overview of the scheduled Hearings of Commissioners-designate by the parliamentary committees. The hearings will be held in the József Antall building, in rooms 2Q2 and 4Q2. Each hearing is due to last three hours.
#EPHearings2014: Meet the Commissioners-designate! NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Hearings of Commissioners-designate seem like a standard practice in modern democracies, however, it was not until the Maastricht Treaty that the European Parliament finally obtained the power to formally vote on the appointment of the Commission as...
15 hot months ahead for global climate action NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Towards a global climate agreement It seems that attitudes to climate change are … changing! Storms and floods, droughts and wildfires – events like these affect people’s lives and received a lot of media coverage recently. As...
Appointment of the Commission: Parliament’s role before 1995 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
Written by Alexandra Devantier In September 2014, the Commissioners-designate for the Juncker Commission will be required to appear before the European Parliament’s committees as part of the procedure for the approval of the European Commission...
Parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate: A decisive step in the investiture process NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The hearings of the Commissioners-designate before the European Parliament’s committees are a necessary ingredient in informing Parliament’s decision to give its consent to, or reject, the proposed College. Each Commissioner-designate app...
Copernicus – the operational phase NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Copernicus , the European Earth Observations Programme, has an impact on a variety of sectors: Climate change monitoring, European security, communications, and maritime security, only to mention a few. The European Commission, on behalf of the Europ...
Making smart cities come true: EU funds for our future mobility and transport NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
During this mobility week we also would like to raise awareness on the EU funds available for research and innovation projects. You might not know, but for many years EU money has co-funded research teams to develop new modes of transport in our citi...
The European Union’s response to Ebola NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Written by Marie Lecerf A number of West African countries are currently experiencing the worst Ebola epidemic in history. As the situation continues to deteriorate rapidly, the European Commission has stepped up its response since March 2014 and is...
Voting of MEPs in plenary sessions NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament asking where to find the results of votes for a particular parliamentary text or they are interested in the voting of individual MEPs.   The European Parliament (EP) adopts its positions by vo...
EU’s response to the Ebola outbreak NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The first identified outbreak of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola took place in 1976. Almost 40 years later there is no approved drug or medical treatment to cure this dangerous disease. The new Ebola epidemic that begun in March this year is spreading t...
Online gambling NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Citizens occasionally write to the European Parliament asking if and how the EU intervenes in the field of online gambling.   The online gambling market is growing rapidly with betting being the biggest sector. National levels of demand vary acr...
Iraq: le sort des Yézidis NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Dans les zones dont se sont emparées les combattants de l'”État islamique” dans le nord-ouest de l’Iraq, et notamment la ville de Sinjar le 3 août dernier, les non-musulmans qui refusent de se convertir ont &eacu...
Reform of EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Citizens occasionally write to the European Parliament asking about the functioning and the recent reform of the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS).   The EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) is a cornerstone of the European Union’s poli...
EP – one Parliament with three seats NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The question of having three seats for the European Parliament (Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg) is often a topic of debate. The discussion on this is still ongoing because of the many parties involved. The Member States of the European Union dec...
EP – one Parliament with three workplaces NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The question of having three places of work for the European Parliament (Strasbourg, Brussels and Luxembourg) is often a topic of debate. The discussion on this is still ongoing because of the many parties involved. The Member States of the Euro...
Me and my urbanity NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
The global population is forecast to increase to 9.1 billion by 2050. Urban population will grow from 50% to 70% of that total. Global CO2 emissions from inland passenger and freight transport is also predicted to grow around 100% by 2050 – by...
Topics and links – August 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In this issue: ISIS terror and humanitarian disaster in Iraq, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, independence of the judiciary in Turkey, TTIP negotiations. Recent international conflicts were the dominating issues in...