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European Commission’s 2015 Work Programme NEW
Written by Etienne Bassot, Ariane Debyser and Eva-Maria Poptcheva On 16 December 2014 the newly appointed European Commission adopted its Work Programme for the year ahead (2015 CWP). Based on the political guidelines set out by its President, Jean-C...
Reaction to the Paris attacks NEW
On 7th of January 2015 two Islamist terrorist gunmen attacked the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, killing 12 and wounding 11 persons. This started a manhunt lasting two days during which time a policewoman was killed in Paris...
ETS market stability reserve NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 11 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Written by Dessislava Yougova Policy makers and stakeholders agreed that the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) needs to be reformed. After more than a year of discussions, the European Commission published in January 2014 its legislati...
EU biofuels policy: Dealing with indirect land use change NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 16 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Written by Didier Bourguignon In 2003, the European Union established a biofuels support policy, primarily with the aim of lowering CO2 emissions in the transport sector. Critics have accused this policy of inducing indirect land use change (ILUC), w...
South Korea – domestic situation and beyond NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Written by Lorenzo Costantini Since the late 1980s, with the launch of free and fair elections and the reinstatement of a functioning parliament, South Korea has developed into a full-fledged stable democracy. The country’s president, elected f...
Towards a new European Agenda on Security NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Written by Martina Prpic Security and defence of its citizens are of high importance in the EU. At the same time, any EU security policy must also respect the values on which the EU is based, such as respect for fundamental rights. Striking the...
‘Make in India’ for more ‘made in India’ NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 10 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio Doing business in India today is much more difficult than elsewhere, but the government wants to change this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative to attract investors...
Russia: home and abroad NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 16 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Written by Martin Russell Russia’s ‘managed democracy’ On paper at least, Russia is a multi-party democracy — three opposition parties are represented in the federal parliament, and dozens more were able to take part in last y...
Changes to the ECB’s voting rules NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 8 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Written by Conall Devaney and Aidan Christie With Lithuania joining the euro area on 1 January 2015, the total number of states using the single currency reaches 19, consequently bringing about significant changes in the decision-making structures of...
The Cost of Non-Europe in Transport NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 10 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Written by Monika Nogaj and Eulalia Claros Transport is a vital component of the EU economy with huge untapped potential. The sector suffers however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs and that could...
CBRN terrorism: threats and the EU response NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 19 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Written by Piotr Bąkowski Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism is a form of terrorism involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Following 11th September 2001, the interna¬tional community came to beli...
Addressing conflicts of interest in public-private partnerships (PPPs) NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Written by Gianluca Sgueo The term ‘public-private partnership’ (PPP) is used to describe a broad and varied spectrum of cooperative relationships between public actors (governments, agencies and international organisations, or a combinat...
Coordination of social security systems: implementation assessment NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 16 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Written by Jan Tymowski According to the report of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) there are around 10.5 million migrant workers in the EU , one million people crossing EU borders for work every day and about 250,000 people who have worke...
Le défi de la coordination des politiques européennes de développement NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Written by Marta Latek Le poids que représente pour les pays en développement la gestion d’un nombre croissant de (petits) projets, combiné avec un nombre grandissant de donateurs de plus en plus divers – “la fr...
The Schengen Area and the EU’s visa policy NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Travelling in Europe’s border-free Schengen area without a visa is one of the most concrete results for citizens, especially for young and mobile citizens. It is important for connecting people but it also requires trust that Member States prop...
Minimum wages in the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Written by Verena Kern Several EU Member States have recently implemented adaptions to their wage policies. The most debated change was the introduction of a national minimum wage of 8.50 € per hour in Germany from 1 January 2015. Minimum wages...
The Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Written by Vilma Karvelyte, Ilze Eglite and Evarts Anosovs Every 6 months, on a rotating schedule, one European Union (EU) Member State leads the work of the Council of the EU. This year, Latvia will assume the Presidency of the Council of the Europe...
Droit international : les règles d’acquisition et de retrait de la nationalité NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Written by Fanny Fontaine Le pouvoir discrétionnaire traditionnellement reconnu aux États en matière d’acquisition et de retrait de la nationalité n’est pas sans limite. Plusieurs principes développ&eacu...
Mass Surveillance of IT users? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Written by Peter Ide-Kostic What are the risks and opportunities for European information society? Context After the strong accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of mass surveillance by the US government and its partne...
Conference on ‘Federalism in Canada’ by Ms Sonia L’Heureux, Librarian of the Parliament of Canada NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Wednesday 21 January at 18.00 Altiero Spinelli Building – EPRS Library Reading Room (ASP 05D) ‘Federalism has all along been a product of reason in politics … it is an attempt to find a rational compromise between the divergent int...