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Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

Issue 478 | 18 June 2018

18 June 2018

Trade Policy, Blue Energy, Gastein Health Forum Preview, Copyright, Russian Political Interference, Money Laundering, 5G, Digital skills, Diversity in the European Elections, Economic Policy, 5 Questions with Ignazio Corrao and more...

Issue 474 | 23 April 2018

23 April 2018

Antanas Guoga interview, Blockchain, State of the Energy Union, intestinal failure, circular economy, mental health, fake news, recognising cancer nursing, polio, cohesion policy, 5 questions with Biljana Borzan and more.

 

Agriculture

Health before looks

12 July 2018


Collaborative action is urgently needed to stop the practice of extreme breeding in dogs and cats

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

AnimalhealthEurope welcomes new rules on animal medicines

19 June 2018

AnimalhealthEurope welcomes the outcomes agreed by the negotiators for the new rules on animal medicines which should help to deliver greater access to a wide range of animal medicines to improve animal health management and animal welfare in Europe.

Animal Welfare

Health before looks

12 July 2018


Collaborative action is urgently needed to stop the practice of extreme breeding in dogs and cats

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

AnimalhealthEurope welcomes alignment and finalisation of EU rules to support animal health

20 June 2018

AnimalhealthEurope applauds efforts to finalise new rules that will bring real benefits to both pets on long-term medication and their owners, as well as a more optimal, efficient and responsible administration of medicines via animal feed, supporting efforts to curb antibiotic resistance.

Brexit

EU outlines plans for 'no deal' Brexit

20 July 2018

The European Commission has published a key briefing on preparations for a possible ‘no deal’, what some fear is an ever-likely scenario in the Brexit talks between the EU and UK.

Commission accepts EU citizens' rights ECI

19 July 2018

The European Commission has moved to allay fears that the rights of the estimated 3.5 million EU citizens in the UK will be hit when Britain exits the bloc next March.

New UK Brexit secretary in Brussels for first round of talks since taking office

19 July 2018

The new UK Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was due in Brussels on Thursday for his first round of talks with Michel Barnier, his EU counterpart.

Committee guide

Committee Guide: AFCO has enormous responsibility in Brexit process

20 April 2017

The constitutional affairs committee will have a crucial role to play in how Brexit unfolds and beyond, writes Danuta Hübner.

Committee guide: PETI providing a voice to EU citizens

19 April 2017

Parliament's petitions committee strives to address citizens' concerns and foster constructive dialogue, writes Pál Csáky.

Committee guide: FEMM fighting the global backlash against women

18 April 2017

In these increasingly challenging and unstable times, Parliament's women's rights and gender equality committee is ready to lead the fight for equality, says Mary Honeyball.

Culture and Education

Publishers reiterate support for controversial EU copyright reform

28 June 2018

Europe’s mainstream publishers have warned that voting against radical EU copyright reform in Parliament next week would be a “tragedy” for journalism.

Morocco: Advancing women's rights

28 June 2018

Morocco’s willingness to tackle gender equality is setting an example for the EU’s southern neighbourhood, writes Jeanne Laperrouze.

FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes copyright vote

20 June 2018

The FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes vote of the legal affairs committee in favour of a new Article -14a ensuring the payment of fair and proportionate remuneration for performers including for online exploitations.

Development

Morocco: Advancing women's rights

28 June 2018

Morocco’s willingness to tackle gender equality is setting an example for the EU’s southern neighbourhood, writes Jeanne Laperrouze.

Child marriage must be harshly punished

11 June 2018

The EU should set an example by prohibiting and criminalising early and forced marriage, writes Liliana Rodrigues.

International Forum on Food and Nutrition: EU needs a “revolution in thinking” to support sustainable agriculture

6 June 2018

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition has been told that the European Union needs a “revolution in thinking” to support sustainable agriculture and nutrition and migration.

Digital Agenda

FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes copyright vote

20 June 2018

The FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes vote of the legal affairs committee in favour of a new Article -14a ensuring the payment of fair and proportionate remuneration for performers including for online exploitations.

Economic Affairs

Sven Giegold: Global tax cooperation remains crucial

19 July 2018

German Greens MEP Sven Giegold says that lack of effective action by the US is “damaging the global fight against financial and tax crimes.”

Real recovery requires real reform

21 June 2018

The EU will not achieve lasting financial stability and growth if its member states don’t stick to the rules, says Gunnar Hökmark.

McDonald's representatives to appear before special tax committee

19 June 2018

The fast food chain is the subject of a European Commission investigation following allegations of tax evasion.

Employment and Social Affairs

Report: MEPs earning millions from side jobs

18 July 2018

A new report says that MEPs have earned a total of at least €18m - and possibly as much as €41m ) from side jobs since 2014.

EU Parliament’s interpreters look to Antonio Tajani to break impasse over working conditions row

3 July 2018

Pressure growing on European Parliament President to step in following criticism of assembly’s handling of long-running dispute.

5G: Turning Point Technologies

19 June 2018

Ericsson’s commitment to 5G for Europe is unique, robust and fully engaged, explains Ulf Pehrsson

Energy

Shipping is delivering on climate change

12 July 2018

The international shipping sector is doing its part to contribute to global climate change efforts, writes Violeta Bulc.

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

Blue energy: The renewables underdog

20 June 2018

The sea o­ffers many options for energy generation, explains Gesine Meissner.

Enlargement

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

EU welcomes end to name dispute between Macedonia and Greece

14 June 2018

Country will now be known as the Republic of North Macedonia, or Severna Makedonija in Macedonian.

Environment

Climate change: Policymakers must consider gender perspective

13 July 2018

Climate change has devastating consequences for women in particular, writes Pier Antonio Panzeri.

Plastic pollution: Clear commitments needed

13 July 2018

Parliament’s negotiating team is committed to having the final text on reducing plastic pollution approved by the end of the legislature, says Massimo Paolucci.

Shipping is delivering on climate change

12 July 2018

The international shipping sector is doing its part to contribute to global climate change efforts, writes Violeta Bulc.

EU Council Presidency

Subsidiarity task force concludes work

18 July 2018

A special body set up to help make EU decision-making more efficient has wound up its work with the aim to give a stronger voice to local, regional and national authorities.

The contrasting ideologies of Macron and Kurz

16 July 2018

Two new, young faces have appeared on the European scene, with different approaches to the future of the EU, writes Tomáš Zdechovský.

 

European Commission

EU Commission slaps Google with €4.3bn fine

18 July 2018

The European Commission has imposed a record fine of €4.3bn on Google for abusing its dominant position in the market.

Subsidiarity task force concludes work

18 July 2018

A special body set up to help make EU decision-making more efficient has wound up its work with the aim to give a stronger voice to local, regional and national authorities.

EU-China pledge closer relationship at Beijing summit

16 July 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU and China “can do so much more” in forging closer trade and economic ties.

European Questions

5 questions with... Ana Gomes

11 July 2018

Ana Gomes (S&D, PT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

5 questions with... Ignazio Corrao

21 June 2018

Ignazio Corrao (EFDD, IT) is a member of Parliament's development committee.

5 questions with... Marlene Mizzi

25 May 2018

Marlene Mizzi (S&D, MT) is a Vice-Chair of Parliament’s petitions committee.

Food

Making plastics packaging circular

25 June 2018

There is an urgent need to change the way we produce, consume and dispose of our waste, writes Antonino Furfari.

Going Dutch on antibiotic resistance

7 June 2018

Reducing antibiotic use in animal husbandry is essential to preventing the spread of antibiotic resistance, argues Dr Danielle van Dalen.

International Forum on Food and Nutrition: EU needs a “revolution in thinking” to support sustainable agriculture

6 June 2018

The International Forum on Food and Nutrition has been told that the European Union needs a “revolution in thinking” to support sustainable agriculture and nutrition and migration.

Foreign Affairs

Maldives: Not all is well in paradise

20 July 2018

Many Europeans consider the Maldives absolute paradise - a destination for honeymooners or lottery winners. What they don’t know, is that all is not well in paradise, writes Henri Malosse.

Side-lining women robs everyone of opportunities

17 July 2018

Iranian women seek change and will fight the system to persevere in their mission to transform this inherently patriarchal culture, writes Madi Sharma.

Green week

Issue 476 | 21 May 2018

18 May 2018

Miriam Dalli interview, European Week Against Cancer, Anti-Semitism, World No Tobacco Day, Development Days, European Maritime Day, MFF negotiations, Product Safety, Animal Testing, 5 questions with Marlene Mizzi and more.

EU member states must encourage cities and regions in their energy transition plans

10 May 2018

Cities and regions should look to several EU-funded projects to help facilitate their energy transition, says Maria Spyraki.

Cities and regions: An alternative solution to uphold the COP21 agreement?

10 May 2018

Parliament’s report highlights the key role cities play in the fight against climate change, explains Ángela Vallina.

Health

EAPM: Training for doctors and nurses not keeping pace with technological advances

20 July 2018

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has called for healthcare professionals to be given competences that “reflect the latest advances and discoveries in medical research.”

Health before looks

12 July 2018


Collaborative action is urgently needed to stop the practice of extreme breeding in dogs and cats

Collaboration is key in tackling childhood cancer

11 July 2018

SIOP Europe continues to address the urgent needs of children and adolescents with cancer, explains Martin Schrappe.

Internal Market

Health before looks

12 July 2018


Collaborative action is urgently needed to stop the practice of extreme breeding in dogs and cats

Collaboration is key in tackling childhood cancer

11 July 2018

SIOP Europe continues to address the urgent needs of children and adolescents with cancer, explains Martin Schrappe.

FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes copyright vote

20 June 2018

The FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes vote of the legal affairs committee in favour of a new Article -14a ensuring the payment of fair and proportionate remuneration for performers including for online exploitations.

Justice and Rights

Morocco: Advancing women's rights

28 June 2018

Morocco’s willingness to tackle gender equality is setting an example for the EU’s southern neighbourhood, writes Jeanne Laperrouze.

Issue 478 | 18 June 2018

18 June 2018

Trade Policy, Blue Energy, Gastein Health Forum Preview, Copyright, Russian Political Interference, Money Laundering, 5G, Digital skills, Diversity in the European Elections, Economic Policy, 5 Questions with Ignazio Corrao and more...

MEPs call on Ukraine to protect LGBTI community

15 June 2018

Over 30 MEPs have signed a letter calling on Ukraine to take concrete legal measures to insure equal rights for the LGBTI community in the country.

Maritime and Fisheries

Plastic pollution: Clear commitments needed

13 July 2018

Parliament’s negotiating team is committed to having the final text on reducing plastic pollution approved by the end of the legislature, says Massimo Paolucci.

Shipping is delivering on climate change

12 July 2018

The international shipping sector is doing its part to contribute to global climate change efforts, writes Violeta Bulc.

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

News in a nutshell

Movers and Shakers | 25 June 2018

25 June 2018

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

Movers and Shakers | 4 September 2017

4 September 2017

Keep track of developments in the European institutions and public affairs with our movers and shakers column.

MEPs endorse Mariya Gabriel as digital economy Commissioner

4 July 2017

Keep track of the latest appointments and developments in the European institutions and public affairs.

Refugee crisis

Climate change: Policymakers must consider gender perspective

13 July 2018

Climate change has devastating consequences for women in particular, writes Pier Antonio Panzeri.

Donald Tusk: Stakes are very high and time is short on migration crisis

28 June 2018

European Council Donald Tusk has urged the EU28 to take a more strategic look at how to manage migration.

Migration crisis, monetary union top agenda for EU Council summit

27 June 2018

The EU’s 28 leaders will try to forge a united front in tackling migration when they meet for the Council summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday.

Regions

Barnier: UK cannot participate in Galileo programmes post-Brexit

29 May 2018

Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has again insisted that the UK will have restricted access to the Galileo space programme after it leaves the bloc.

New study highlights the added value of cohesion policy

11 May 2018

Cohesion policy benefits both the recipient and donor countries, explain Lambert van Nistelrooij and Andrey Novakov.

EU member states must encourage cities and regions in their energy transition plans

10 May 2018

Cities and regions should look to several EU-funded projects to help facilitate their energy transition, says Maria Spyraki.

Research and Innovation

EAPM: Training for doctors and nurses not keeping pace with technological advances

20 July 2018

The European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) has called for healthcare professionals to be given competences that “reflect the latest advances and discoveries in medical research.”

Reducing plastic use begins with proper waste and material management

6 July 2018

The EU must manage plastics in a sustainable and responsible way across the entire value chain, writes Mark Demesmaeker.

Trade

Side-lining women robs everyone of opportunities

17 July 2018

Iranian women seek change and will fight the system to persevere in their mission to transform this inherently patriarchal culture, writes Madi Sharma.

EU-China pledge closer relationship at Beijing summit

16 July 2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU and China “can do so much more” in forging closer trade and economic ties.

Morocco: Advancing women's rights

28 June 2018

Morocco’s willingness to tackle gender equality is setting an example for the EU’s southern neighbourhood, writes Jeanne Laperrouze.

Transport

Shipping is delivering on climate change

12 July 2018

The international shipping sector is doing its part to contribute to global climate change efforts, writes Violeta Bulc.

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

Low carbon future: Alternative technologies have crucial role to play

26 June 2018

A director of the European Commission’s DG climate action, Artur Runger-Metzger says that while “no silver bullet” exists in meeting the EU’s CO2 emission reduction targets, alternative technologies will have a “crucial” role to play.

US-EU

Issue 479 | 09 July 2018

6 July 2018

Ilhan Kyuchyuk interview, Austrian EU Council Presidency, Circular Economy, Plastics Strategy, Animal Health and Welfare, Arctic Policy, Low Carbon Fuels and Transport Emissions, EU Bee Week, Books for The Summer, North Korea, Nato Summit Preview, AI and Robotics, 5 Questions with Ana Gomes and more...

Will Nato summit descend into chaos?

5 July 2018

Former UK Europe Minister Denis MacShane says the upcoming Nato summit in Brussels with US President Donald Trump could descend into a “messy and perhaps personalised confrontation.”

EU trade chief: Trump tariffs will destroy jobs

20 June 2018

The European Commission’s top trade official condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose steel and aluminium tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico.