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Capital Markets Union [What Think Tanks are thinking] NEW
Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski On 18 February, the European Commission unveiled further details of its proposed Capital Markets Union (CMU), its flagship plan to strengthen the economy of the euro area and the European Union by making it easier f...
Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) NEW
Written by Christiaan van Lierop Launched in 2014, the FEAD helps support Europe’s most vulnerable citizens. Worth a total of €3.5 billion for the 2014-20 period, this assistance includes food, clothing and essential goods along with...
The European year for development : Education NEW
Written by Manuel Manrique Gil (Directorate-General for External Policies). Graphics and statistics by Eulalia Claros (European Parliamentary Research Service) Access to quality education is essential for development. Not only does education provide...
TTIP: EP reviews EU-US trade negotiations NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue to be of major concern to many citizens. MEPs have already warned that they would not approve the agreement at any cost and are currently working on recommendatio...
The Islamic State: background information NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Last update 5/01/2015 The jihadist group known as the Islamic State (IS) has quickly seized large portions of the Iraqi and Syrian territories. The leader of this movement has declared himself Caliph, of a territory which is expanding at the pace of...
Change in US-Cuba relations NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 10 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Written by Jan Baeverstroem The Cuban release of USAID subcontractor Alan Gross on December 17, 2014 established a new phase in the relation between the two countries as noted in President Obama’s statement that day. Economic policy reform in C...
EPRS hosts debate on OECD’s flagship report on growth on 4 March 2015 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski Each year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a group of 34 major economies, publishes its Going for Growth report recommending reforms to bolster economic growth and create jobs. Thi...
Implementation of the European Citizens’ Initiative: The experience of the first three years NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Written by Irmgard Anglmayer The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) was introduced by the Lisbon Treaty as an innovative instrument for transnational participatory democracy. It aims to involve citizens in political agenda-setting at EU l...
Parliament’s investigative powers – Committees of inquiry and special committees NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva In the aftermath of the ‘LuxLeaks’ scandal relating to tax evasion by multinational companies through Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands, Parliament decided to set up a ‘special committee...
The monetary policy of the ECB: Strategy, conduct and trends NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias According to Article 127(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, ‘the primary objective of the European System of Central Banks [i.e. the European Central Bank and the national central banks of a...
ECB Annual Report 2013 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Written by Angelos Delivorias The European Central Bank has to present an annual report each year covering the activities of the European System of Central Banks and monetary policy, for both the year in review and the current year. With the ECB&rsqu...
One Hundred Books on Europe to Remember NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 11 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Written by Clare Ferguson On Tuesday, 3 March, the EPRS Library will hold a special event to introduce its dedicated website on ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember‘. The roundtable discussion on the rich intellectual heritage available to Eu...
European Union tax policy – Background to key issues in the debate on taxation matters in the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Written by Cécile Remeur The current EU taxation framework leaves Member States free to decide on their tax systems provided they comply with European Union (EU) rules. Those rules are adopted unanimously by the Council. The development o...
Economic significance of trade in services: Background to negotiations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 12 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Written by Wilhelm Schöllmann Fifty-one members of the World Trade Organization (WTO): Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan,...
EU Counter-terrorism strategy NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski The attack in Paris on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and the ensuing wave of violence in which 17 people were killed, together with subsequent events in Belgium and Denmark, has prompted a d...
STOA Workshop – The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Perspectives NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Written by Gianluca Quaglio and Geoff Archer The Ebola crisis has topped media and political agendas as a number of countries in West Africa experience the worst Ebola epidemic in history. The European Parliament’s Science and Technology Option...
EP reaction to the Lux-leaks revelations NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Many citizens are writing to the European Parliament wishing to know what the Parliament is doing on the issue of the ‘Lux-leaks’ revelations concerning preferential tax treatments granted to multinationals in Luxembourg. The European Par...
LIFE, EU budget for addressing environmental and climate issues NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso LIFE, the EU’s only funding programme entirely devoted to environmental objectives, is meant to act as a catalyst for developments in this policy area. Responsibility for environmental issues is shared betw...
Les productions “bio” et l’Union européenne NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Écrit par Jean Weissenberger L’agriculture biologique se veut respectueuse des cycles naturels, en excluant le recours aux organismes génétiquement modifiés, en limitant l’usage de produits chimiques de synth&e...
Eurasian Economic Union NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Written by Ilze Eglite The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was launched on 1 January 2015. The new economic bloc includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia with Kyrgyzstan expected to become a member in May 2015. It is Russia’s most ambitio...