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Press freedom in the EU: Legal framework and challenges NEW
Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva Freedom of expression and information, as well as the freedom of the press, which provides the most powerful platform for the first two, contribute significantly to the formation of public opinion, thus allowing people...
Our world, our future – Expo Milano and the European Year for Development 2015 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 7 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Astrid Klaver and Tessa Tumbrägel Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) estimates that 805 million people are chronically undernourished. These pr...
Expo Milano 2015 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 10 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Astrid Klaver, Maria Kollarova and Ana Martinez Juan The World Expo traditionally addresses a specific theme to demonstrate the progress achieved and showcase future prospects, with the purpose of educating the public. The Universal E...
What should future-oriented teaching and learning look like? NEW
Written by Nera Kuljanic and Sara Cagol On Wednesday 6 May 2015, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) will host the workshop ‘How could technology change the way we teach and learn?’, as a follow-up to a recently pub...
The Van Rompuy Experience NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Written by Joséphine Vanden Broucke On Tuesday, 5 May at 18:00, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is organising an event on ‘The first five years of permanent presidency of the European Council: The Van Rompuy Experience...
EU PNR NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Written by Sofija Voronova Since the Paris attacks of January 2015, the issue of the EU PNR data collection system has been high on the political agenda as one of the measures to prevent and combat terrorism. The European Commission presented its pro...
Working and retiring abroad: overview on pension rights within the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament requesting information on the EU rules concerning the accumulation of pension rights when having worked in several Member States.  All European countries are free to decide who is to be insured in thei...
Irregular immigration in the EU: Facts and Figures NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Giulio Sabbati and Eva-Maria Poptcheva Irregular immigrants are third-country nationals who do not fulfil, or no longer fulfil, the conditions of entry as set out in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code or other conditions for entry, sta...
Landing obligation: Adapting fisheries legislation to the reform [EU Legislation in Progress] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 10 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Irina Popescu The landing obligation, designed to end the practice of ‘discarding’ fish, is a central component of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy adopted in December 2013. In order to review the specific measures in curre...
The EU’s migration challenge [What Think Tanks are thinking] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Grajewski At a special European Council meeting convened on 23 April after up to 900 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe from Africa, EU heads of state and government agreed to increase funding for immigrati...
‘EU can and must do more’ – April II plenary session NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Written by Clare Ferguson and Tessa Tumbrägel MEPs will head to Strasbourg for Parliament’s next plenary session, from 27 to 30 April, with plenty of legislative work on environmental, financial and socio-cultural concerns on the agen...
Nuclear talks with Iran – what are the implications of the 2 April 2015 preliminary deal? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Written by Eric Pichon On 2 April 2015, Iran and the E3/EU+3 group of negotiators* agreed on a list of “parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program.” Although the outc...
The European Commission’s right to withdraw a legislative proposal NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
Written by Eva Poptcheva On 14 April 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered a judgment on the power of the Commission to withdraw a legislative proposal during the legislative procedure. The Court confirmed, for the first time, that th...
Single European Sky NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Written by Ariane Debyser Building on the achievements of the internal market and the need to cope with growth in air transport and congestion, the European Commission launched the Single European Sky (SES) initiative in 1999. Its core objective is t...
Radio spectrum: a key resource for the Digital Single Market NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Written by Ron Davies Radio spectrum refers to a specific range of frequencies of electromagnetic energy that is used to communicate information. Applications important for society such as radio and television broadcasting, civil aviation, satellites...
Tax rulings and state aid – literature NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Veronika Kunz and Teresa Garcia Lopez The Special Committee of the European Parliament on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE) “will look into tax ruling practices […], but will also review the way...
Higher education in the EU: Approaches, issues and trends NEW
Written by Ivana Katsarova The performance and quality of higher education has become a vital sign of a country’s capacity to foster its future economic development. The race for talent is currently open on a global scale. In spite of the fact...
‘Shift to Rail’ – Research for EU rail transport NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Month, 1 Day, 23 Minutes ago
Written by Damiano Scordamaglia The EU is faced with major societal issues such as rising transport demand, traffic and road congestion, security of energy supply and cutting CO2 emissions. Greater reliance on rail transport and improvements to...
Money Market Funds: Impact Assessment of Substantive EP Amendments NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Month, 2 Days, 4 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Written by Claudio Collovà Executive Summary Europe Economics was asked to assess the feasibility and impacts of potential changes contained in a number of substantive amendments to the proposed regulation on Money Market Funds...
European economic governance [What Think Tanks are thinking] NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Month, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Grajewski The 2008-09 financial crisis and the ensuing recession have prompted the euro area and the European Union to start overhauling their economic governance system. They established three authorities to better supervise the fi...