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Visits to the European Parliament by spiritual leaders NEW
Written by Claudia Touceira Da Silva See also the related publication: Les relations entre le Saint-Siège et les institutions européennes : un dialogue ouvert When visiting the Vatican in October 2013, European Parliament President...
20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Gregor Erbach The upcoming UN climate conference in Lima (COP20, 1-12 December 2014) will be an important milestone in the negotiations towards a new global climate agreement. Its outcome should be a draft negotiating text for the new agre...
Child under-nutrition in developing countries NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Day, 22 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Written by Jacques Lecarte With 3.1 million child deaths each year in developing countries, under-nutrition is the single biggest contributor to mortality in under-fives. NGOs have pushed for the fight against child under-nutrition, and provision of...
Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Martina Prpic The need to promote equal treatment in specific areas, such as nationality and gender, was recognised right from the start of European construction, with the Treaty of Rome. This protection has only expanded and deepened...
Sakharov Prize 2014: Tending the scars of sexual violence in DRC NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Marta Latek Dr Denis Mukwege, a 59-year-old gynaecologist from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has won the 2014 Sakharov Prize. The attribution of Europe’s top human rights prize is recognition for Dr Mukwege’s persevera...
Employment and social aspects of the Europe 2020 strategy NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Marie Lecerf The employment and social dimension of European integration is a key element of the Europe 2020 Strategy, which aims at ensuring ‘inclusive growth’. Four years after its launch, the European Commission has begun a...
Forum on the European Development Fund and the EU budget NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 2 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Written by Alessandro D’Alfonso On 14 November 2014, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) organised an informal forum on the European Development Fund (EDF) and the EU Budget to mark the publication of an in-depth analysis on the...
UN Convention on Children’s Rights: 25 years on NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Naja Bentzen This month marks the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the first international treaty to recognise children as human beings with innate rights. Since 1989, conditions for children hav...
Universal Children’s Day 2014 NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Conall Devaney 20 November 2014 is Universal Children’s Day. This annual event is promoted by the United Nations, with member countries encouraged to raise awareness of issues which specifically effect children such as potential...
Sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 3 Days, 23 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Written by Marta Latek For more than two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and in particular its eastern regions, has faced a chronic and complex humanitarian crisis. Fuelled by ethnic resentment, impunity due to state fragility, and t...
China: Assimilating or radicalising Uighurs? NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 12 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Written by Gisela Grieger The Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), a restive province in China’s western periphery, is populated in almost equal proportions by Turkic-speaking Uighurs and Mandarin-speaking Han Chinese. The Uighurs, who are...
Putting its money where its mouth is: reducing waste at the EP NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 4 Days, 16 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Written by Gregor Erbach One third of food produced globally may be wasted – at a time when many don’t have enough to eat. We can all play a part in reducing this waste, and its role as co-legislator, the European Parliament has had a gre...
Stoiber Group on administrative burdens in EU law: better law-making in action NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Stéphane Reynolds and Anita Orav The High-Level Group on Administrative Burdens or the Stoiber Group was established in 2007 as an independent body to advise the European Commission on its planned Action Programme for administrative...
Prospects for e-cigarettes go up in smoke NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Nicole Scholz The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published a report on Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) . The report, which includes a negative appraisal of e-cigarettes and cautions on their use, informed the discussi...
La violence à l’égard des enfants dans l’UE: État des lieux NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 5 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Written by Anna Dimitrova-Stull This In-Depth Analysis is available in 2 other language versions: Violence towards children in the EU : Current situation Gewalt gegen Kinder in der EU : Wo stehen wir heute? L’enfant est...
EU lagging behind in fast broadband NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Mar Negreiro The high speed broadband gap between the EU and U.S is widening as the U.S performs better than the EU in most broadband metrics: this is the main message from the publication: U.S. vs. European Broadband Deployment: What Do t...
A snapshot of industry in Europe NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Eulalia Claros This document draws on the recently published study How can European Industry contribute to Growth and Foster European Competitiveness?, aiming to complement it by presenting an overview of specific...
Waste reduction: rubbish bins on a diet NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 6 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Written by Didier Bourguignon Are you ready for the European week for waste reduction? Action will take place across Europe to raise awareness about the ’3 Rs’: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material from 22 to 30 November 20...
Reforming the structure of the EU banking sector NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Written by Marcin Szczepanski The financial and economic crisis has been marked by the ‘Too big to fail’ problem – a number of financial institutions of a size large enough to pose a systemic problem to the economy require...
Towards new rules on GMO crops within the EU NEW
Library of the European Parliament's Blog 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Citizens recurrently turn to the European Parliament expressing their concerns about GMO crops. The Environment Committee of the newly elected European Parliament backed a proposal on 11 November 2014 to introduce flexibility for EU countries to ban...