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Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Issue 457 | 12 June 2017

12 June 2017

Violeta Bulc interview, EU Sustainable Energy Week, Cleaner Cars, Performers' Rights, Antimicrobial Resistance, e-Privacy, Low-Risk Pesticides 5 questions with Hilde Vautmans and more.

Issue 455 | 15 May 2017

15 May 2017

Karmenu Vella interview, Green Week, EU Maritine Day, European Business Summit preview, Alcohol Labelling, Food Waste, Nato summit, Plant Health, european Steel Day, 5 questions with Danuta Hübner and more...

Agriculture

What will happen to UK agriculture post-Brexit?

27 June 2017

No one knows what a post-Brexit UK agricultural policy will look like, explains James Nicholson.

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Time to act on Antibacterial resistance

16 June 2017

The threat from antimicrobial resistance continues to be underestimated. What are governments and stakeholders doing to tackle this growing threat to global public health?

Animal Welfare

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Time to act on Antibacterial resistance

16 June 2017

The threat from antimicrobial resistance continues to be underestimated. What are governments and stakeholders doing to tackle this growing threat to global public health?

How can EU consume and produce fairer and better?

31 May 2017

If the EU wants to reach its sustainable development goals, it must rethink its food production model, writes Stefan Eck.

Brexit

What will happen to UK agriculture post-Brexit?

27 June 2017

No one knows what a post-Brexit UK agricultural policy will look like, explains James Nicholson.

Estonian EU Council presidency to focus on security, climate change - not Brexit

26 June 2017

The incoming Estonian EU Council presidency will not become fixated on Brexit, according to the country's EU ambassador.

Campaigners unimpressed with Theresa May's proposals

23 June 2017

Campaigners fighting for the legal rights of citizens after the UK exits the EU have given a mixed response to news that Britain is ready to allow about three million EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit.

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

Celebrating the achievements of our outstanding women engineers

22 June 2017

The attention gained by International Women in Engineering Day is helping get the message out that engineering, mechanical and technical jobs are for girls too, explains Anthea McIntyre.

EU must modernise - and harmonise - skills recognition

15 June 2017

It's time to modernise how skills and qualifications are recognised, says Renate Weber.

Development

EDD2017: EU leaders sign Consensus on European development

9 June 2017

Leaders from the main EU institutions have committed to work more closely together on development cooperation.

UN 2030 agenda is an opportunity for Europe

31 May 2017

When passing legislation, it's important for the EU to ensure it sticks to its sustainable development commitments, writes José Inácio Faria.

Julia Gillard: There is more interest in education than ever before

29 May 2017

Julia Gillard on why ensuring quality education for all children is in everyone's interest and sexism in politics.

Economic Affairs

Panama Papers: Joseph Muscat appears before Parliament

15 June 2017

Malta's Prime Minister has been criticised by MEPs for his alleged role in the Panama Papers scandal.

Roger Helmer tight lipped over resignation rumours

14 June 2017

Ukip MEP Roger Helmer has remained tight lipped over news that he will resign from Parliament on 31 July, ahead of a demand he repay around €115,000 of EU money for alleged misuse of public funds.

MEPs clash over tax transparency rules

13 June 2017

Parliament's EPP and ALDE groups have been accused of trying to put a "spoke in the wheel" of attempts to introduce new rules on tax transparency.

Employment and Social Affairs

Occupational Skin Cancer: Outdoor Workers’ number one enemy

26 June 2017

Outdoor workers are at least twice as likely to contract skin cancer from exposure to the sun than indoor workers. Brian Johnson finds out why

Concluding EU-Japan trade talks must be top priority

26 June 2017

Concluding the EU-Japan trade agreement would benefit both sides, explains Pedro Silva Pereira.

Energy

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Smart at Home

22 June 2017

Smart appliances will bring huge benefits to European consumers, writes Paolo Falcioni.

Enlargement

MEPs call for suspension of Turkey EU membership talks

18 April 2017

MEPs have given a mixed response to the outcome of Sunday's referendum that gave Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping new powers.

Committee guide: Foreign affairs committee to focus on neighbourhood policy

3 April 2017

Common EU foreign policy is popular with citizens, but the institutions must communicate better to combat the rise of Euroscepticism, writes David McAllister.

Environment

Estonian EU Council presidency to focus on security, climate change - not Brexit

26 June 2017

The incoming Estonian EU Council presidency will not become fixated on Brexit, according to the country's EU ambassador.

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

EU Council Presidency

Estonian EU Council presidency to focus on security, climate change - not Brexit

26 June 2017

The incoming Estonian EU Council presidency will not become fixated on Brexit, according to the country's EU ambassador.

EDD2017: EU leaders sign Consensus on European development

9 June 2017

Leaders from the main EU institutions have committed to work more closely together on development cooperation.

Panama Papers: Maltese Prime Minister attacked for refusing to appear before EU Parliament

9 May 2017

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has come under fresh attack for again refusing to appear before MEPs to discuss the Panama Papers scandal.

European Commission

EU Commission hits Google with record fine

27 June 2017

The European Commission has ordered Google to pay a €2.4bn fine for breaching antitrust rules. 

Occupational Skin Cancer: Outdoor Workers’ number one enemy

26 June 2017

Outdoor workers are at least twice as likely to contract skin cancer from exposure to the sun than indoor workers. Brian Johnson finds out why

Food

What will happen to UK agriculture post-Brexit?

27 June 2017

No one knows what a post-Brexit UK agricultural policy will look like, explains James Nicholson.

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Time to act on Antibacterial resistance

16 June 2017

The threat from antimicrobial resistance continues to be underestimated. What are governments and stakeholders doing to tackle this growing threat to global public health?

Foreign Affairs

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Brexit talks to begin Monday 19 June

16 June 2017

Negotiations on the UK’s departure from the EU will start on Monday, it has been confirmed.

New anti-dumping rules: Three ways MEPs should stand up for EU manufacturers

14 June 2017

MEPs should stand up for EU manufacturers by adding legal certainty to the EU’s new anti-dumping methodology, writes Inès Van Lierde.

Green week

Green jobs could change the way we live, so what are we waiting for?

18 May 2017

Green jobs could change the way we live, and the world we live in - what are we waiting for, asks Jean Lambert.

Karmenu Vella: Green Week will show how traditional blue collar jobs can become part of green transition

17 May 2017

European environment, maritime affairs and fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella on what to expect from this year's EU Green Week activities, the importance of the blue economy and the job potential of acting green.

Health

Parliament hearing told of urgency to stem rise of AMR

27 June 2017

The EU and its member states have been urged to do more to stem the "very worrying" rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Is now the time for urgent action on the misuse of antibiotics?

26 June 2017

Total antimicrobial resistance is knocking on Europe's door. Is it time now for urgent and decisive action on the misuse of antibiotics?

Occupational Skin Cancer: Outdoor Workers’ number one enemy

26 June 2017

Outdoor workers are at least twice as likely to contract skin cancer from exposure to the sun than indoor workers. Brian Johnson finds out why

Internal Market

MEPs clash over tax transparency rules

13 June 2017

Parliament's EPP and ALDE groups have been accused of trying to put a "spoke in the wheel" of attempts to introduce new rules on tax transparency.

Reconciling diverse forms of work with stability and social rights

8 June 2017

In today’s highly diversified and segmented labour market, how can we ensure that access to social protection is balanced across all types of worker, asks Denis Pennel.

Just add digital?

6 June 2017

Europe has all the ingredients for a smooth transition towards the connected age – now it needs to get the mixture right, argues Tony Graziano.

Justice and Rights

EU Commission hits Google with record fine

27 June 2017

The European Commission has ordered Google to pay a €2.4bn fine for breaching antitrust rules. 

EU leaders consider Theresa May's citizens' rights offer

23 June 2017

EU leaders on Friday were digesting an offer from UK Prime Minister Theresa May that would allow about three million EU citizens living in the UK to stay after Brexit.

Emily O'Reilly: Lack of transparency damaging EU

23 June 2017

European ombudsman Emily O'Reilly has called on the Council to further increase the transparency of law-making.

Maritime and Fisheries

UN 2030 agenda is an opportunity for Europe

31 May 2017

When passing legislation, it's important for the EU to ensure it sticks to its sustainable development commitments, writes José Inácio Faria.

Can the EU's circular economy apply to ports?

19 May 2017

It makes perfect sense for ports to go circular, says Merja Kyllönen, but this will take legislative perseverance.

A sustainable blue economy can boost Europe's tourism

19 May 2017

EU coastal regions attract a huge number of tourists each year but they need more support to unlock the full potential of the blue economy, says István Ujhelyi.

News in a nutshell

Movers and Shakers | Government edition

15 May 2017

Keep track of developments in European governments with a special edition of our movers and shakers column.

Mariya Gabriel nominated as Bulgaria’s European Commissioner

11 May 2017

The Bulgarian government has officially announced the nomination of the EPP group deputy as the country’s new Commissioner.

New Bulgarian government takes office

5 May 2017

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov was approved for a third term by the Bulgarian Parliament with 133 favour to 100 against with no abstentions.

Refugee crisis

European Business Summit 2017: What to expect

19 May 2017

This year's European Business Summit is an opportunity to take part in stimulating debates on the future of Europe.

MEPs endorse EU strategy for Syria

18 May 2017

MEPs have urged the EU to take a more active role in helping to bring the long-running conflict in Syria to an end.

Support for far-right groups setting the tone for migration debate, EU Parliament told

4 May 2017

A hearing in Parliament has been told that in several EU member states, governments have made it clear that irregular and Muslim migrants are unwelcome.

Regions

Issue 457 | 12 June 2017

12 June 2017

Violeta Bulc interview, EU Sustainable Energy Week, Cleaner Cars, Performers' Rights, Antimicrobial Resistance, e-Privacy, Low-Risk Pesticides 5 questions with Hilde Vautmans and more.

Integrated urban regeneration booklet – a free FosterREG guide

29 May 2017

Raising awareness and ensuring transparency are key factors in determining successful energy-efficient urban regeneration, says Paweł Nowakowski.

A sustainable blue economy can boost Europe's tourism

19 May 2017

EU coastal regions attract a huge number of tourists each year but they need more support to unlock the full potential of the blue economy, says István Ujhelyi.

Research and Innovation

Moedas pays tribute to EU-Israel science cooperation

23 June 2017

European research, science and innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas has paid tribute to the relationships between the EU and Israel in the field of science and technology.

Trade

Concluding EU-Japan trade talks must be top priority

26 June 2017

Concluding the EU-Japan trade agreement would benefit both sides, explains Pedro Silva Pereira.

The Brexit talks have begun - what now?

23 June 2017

The Brexit talks are underway, but Teams Barnier and Davis have a long and complicated road ahead of them.

Issue 458 | 26 June 2017

23 June 2017

Brexit talks begin, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Future-Proofing Workers Rights, Skin Cancer, Antimicrobial Resistance, EU-Japan Trade, Future Internet, Arms Export Control, 5 questions with Fulvio Martusciello and more.

Transport

It's time to step up efforts to promote electric cars

21 June 2017

Electric mobility has never been more accessible, but this requires much more action on the part of national, regional and local authorities, writes Lucy Anderson.

Decarbonising transport: EU going in right direction

21 June 2017

The Commission has put forward a number of proposals to decarbonise transport in Europe - now member states need a common framework, writes Henna Virkkunen.

Clean transport: We need to do more and better

21 June 2017

Electric cars are an essential part of cleaning up our air, writes Karima Delli.

US-EU

Sustainable Energy: Speeding up the energy transition

14 June 2017

The US pulling out of the Paris agreement has demonstrated that the EU can, and should, take a leading role on climate issues, argues José Blanco López.

Issue 457 | 12 June 2017

12 June 2017

Violeta Bulc interview, EU Sustainable Energy Week, Cleaner Cars, Performers' Rights, Antimicrobial Resistance, e-Privacy, Low-Risk Pesticides 5 questions with Hilde Vautmans and more.

Commission outlines proposals for future of EU defence

7 June 2017

The Commission has outlined possible scenarios on the future of European defence, an issue recently under the spotlight during US President Donald Trump's visit to Brussels.