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Tunisia’s Parliamentary Election (26 October 2014): What is at stake? NEW
Written by Eric Pichon On 26 October 2014, Tunisian citizens will elect their “Representatives of the People”; this Parliamentary election will be followed by the presidential election on 23 November with a possible run-off on 28 December...
Fall back: from summer to winter time NEW
Citizens recurrently turn to the Parliament with comments on the changing of the clocks between summer and winter time. Some citizens are in favour of this arrangement; others call on the Parliament to abolish summer-time arrangements. The decision o...
Ask EP – Insight: New Commission, Ukraine-Russia, Scottish referendum NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The election of the new European Commission has been a recurrent subject of interest for citizens in the past months, with the hearings of the Commissioners-designate in particular being a frequent topic. Citizens addressed the European Parliament to...
Towards understanding the brain: Explained by a Nobel Prize Winner NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 8 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Written by Geoff Archer, Trainee at the Scientific Foresight Unit. How does the human nervous system communicate? How does the brain work? For this year’s Annual Lecture, STOA is delighted to welcome Professor Thomas Christian Südhof, winn...
The OECD – Promoting ‘better policies for better lives’ NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Written by Ron Davies The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to promoting public policies which improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.
Pakistan: human rights situation NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Written by Jacques Lecarte Human rights abuse is one of the most complex and challenging issues in Pakistan today. The EU has expressed concerns about the human rights situation and monitors events closely. The European Parliament is worried about th...
India: the biggest democracy in the world NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Written by Enrico D’Ambrogio With 1 267 million inhabitants, of which 834 million can vote, India is the largest democracy in the world. Despite India’s linguistic and religious diversity, the 2014 general elections have given the ne...
The LUX Prize and the LUX Film Days NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Currently, the LUX Film Days 2014 are being organized all over Europe and citizens write to the Parliament asking for information on the award, the films and the selection process.   The LUX Prize is a cinema prize awarded by the European Parlia...
From Hallstein to Prodi – Statements of Presidents of the European Commission before the European Parliament NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Since the early days of the European Communities, it has always been the tradition for each new President of the Commission, on taking office, to deliver a general policy statement before the European Parliament.The Historical Archives Unit has gathe...
Setting EU priorities: 2014-19 The ten points of Jean-Claude Juncker’s political guidelines NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
n advance of the European Parliament's vote on 15 July 2014, which saw him elected as the next President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker set out the political agenda for his five-year term (2014-19) at the head of the institution. Co...
Hong Kong: one country, two systems? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Written by Gisela Grieger The on-going heated debate about the introduction of universal suffrage for the election of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive has turned into widespread protests on the territory’s streets. Hopes that the public would...
Šefčovič and Bulc: Additional hearings of Commissioners-designate NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The Conference of Presidents of the political groups in the European Parliament has confirmed that additional confirmation hearings will be held in Strasbourg on Monday 20 October. Maroš Šefčovič (Slovakia) and Violeta Bulc (S...
Implementation of the 2014 European Semester NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Written by Marcin Szczepanski Member States’ economic policies are coordinated at EU level through the annual ‘European Semester’ exercise. The 2014 exercise was concluded in July with the adoption of Country Specific Recommendation...
Summary: Panel Discussion on ‘Cost of Non-Europe’ study NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Written by Kristina Svobodová and Zsolt Pataki A Panel Discussion on ‘Cost of Non-Europe: A Route to Growth without Debt?’ took place on 10 October in the EPRS Library Reading Room. The main goal was to present and discuss the...
IPCC launch in the EU – STOA Blog NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Written by Geoff Archer, Trainee at the Scientific Foresight Unit How will EU society, and indeed individual EU citizens, react, adapt and generally cope with the impacts of the coming changes to the World’s climate? What can its elected repres...
Discharge to the Council and European Council NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso The discharge procedure is a powerful tool through which the European Parliament (EP) carries out ex-post democratic oversight at political level of how the EU budget has been used. The EP’s grant...
Review of EU waste management targets: Initial Appraisal of the Commission’s Impact Assessment NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Written by Alison Davies This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the European Commission’s Impact Assessment accompanying its proposal for a Directive amending exisitng directives on waste, waste packag...
CFSP/CSDP: Outcome of the NATO Summit 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Written by Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig NATO leaders meeting in Newport, Wales (4-5 September 2014) addressed essential questions dealing with the current European security situation, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and declining defence budgets...
Round-up of the hearings of the Commissioners-designate: Vice Presidents NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
The seven Vice- Presidents were among the last of the Commissioners-designate to have their hearings. All but Kristalina Georgieva, who had her hearing on Thursday afternoon, appeared in the second week, starting on 6 October. Although there was litt...
Round-up of the hearings of Commissioners-designate – week 1 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The Parliament is due to vote on whether to approve the new Commission on 22 October, but it is as yet unclear whether this deadline can be met. Following six days of intensive questioning of Commissioners-designate by individual committees, Presiden...