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Most Europeans believe being in EU benefits their countryDo people think their voice counts in the EU?

Most Europeans believe being in EU benefits their country

Two-thirds of Europeans believe EU membership has benefited their country, according to an EU-wide survey to be published on 18 October. This is four percentage points more than in 2016. The share of people who think EU membership has not benefited their countries, on the other hand, fell by six percentage points, from 31% to 25%. Leer ms

European Parliament

Cheaper phone calls to other EU countries

Long-distance intra-EU calls should cost the same as calling within the same country, according to a draft law approved on Monday.The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted on Monday evening on an update of EU rules on telecoms. The objective is to improve access to networks across the EU, including making 5G connections available to all citizens. The bill, still to be agreed with EU Ministers, also provides for measures to protect consumers.  Leer ms

Europe publishes assessment of offers to host European Banking Authority & European Medicine AgencyEuropean Commission

Europe publishes assessment of offers to host European Banking Authority & European Medicine Agency

The European Commission has today published its assessment of the 27 offers received by Member States to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which are currently located in the United Kingdom Leer ms

Statement on the events in Catalonia

European Commission establishes that the referendum in Catalonia was not legal

For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. Leer ms

26 September

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assemblys first resolution in 1946. After general and complete disarmament first came onto the General Assemblys agenda in 1959, nuclear disarmament has remained the most important and urgent objective of the United Nations in this field.  Leer ms

United Nations

21 September : International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples Leer ms

European Commission

Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy

The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.  Leer ms

2017 State of the Union

President Juncker strengthens ethical rules for Members of the Commission in new Code of Conduct

On the occasion of his 2017 State of the Union address today, President Juncker announced a new Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission.The modernised rules set new standards for ethical rules in Europe introducing greater transparency in a number of areas Leer ms

The Expert Group identified several further priorities

Youth Forum members plan next steps on Youth Rights

On 1 and 2 July the European Youth Forums Expert Group on Youth Rights (EGYR) held its first meeting of 2017 in Brussels. The Expert Group brings together six of the Youth Forums member organisations to collaborate on and support youth organisations in engaging with international human rights mechanisms. In order to bring attention to rights violations and highlight shortcomings in young peoples access to rights, the Expert Group will focus on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Leer ms

70 million to further support European fruit producersEUs common agricultural policy

70 million to further support European fruit producers

As of tomorrow, 1 July, the exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by the Russian authorities will be extended for a further year until end of June 2018. Leer ms

Eurobarometer 2017 survey

Europeans want the EU to do more

EU citizens are keen for the EU to do more to create a more social Europea, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey commission by the Parliament. A large majority (78%) would like more action on unemployment with 63% of respondents saying current EU action on it is insufficient, which is six percentage points less than last year. When it comes to health and social security, 70% of people would like the EU to intervene more, while 49% feel current EU action is insufficient. Leer ms

European Parliament

Clear rules to protect children on audiovisual media

The European Parliament has given the Culture committee a mandate to begin talks with the Council on a new directive on audiovisual media, which will include online platforms. Leer ms

Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace

New European Union support for education in Syria

The European Union has again this week renewed its commitment to the right of every human to education, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Leer ms

How Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat

Europeans becoming radicalised and travelling to fight in Iraq or Syria represent a growing threat to the EU. Most of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe were perpetrated by home-grown terrorists. MEPs adopted on 16 February new rules to ensure stronger checks at the EUs external borders and prevent the preparation of terrorist acts Leer ms

Could increase GDP 4% by 2021

Study reveals how Mexico can benefit from the digital economy

The impact of digitisation in transforming the Mexican economy could potentially be very large. A study on "The Potential Benefits of the Digital Economy in Mexico" developed by two experts in the field of telecommunications, Martin Cave and Ernesto Flores-Roux, concludes that a digitalization of the economy could bring important benefits for the Mexican economy reaching a GDP growth of 4%. To achieve this aspiration, several levers of public policy need to be pulled simultaneously. Leer ms

Priorities for Europe

EU leaders set objectives for 2017

To create a better Europe, the EU is focusing this year on legislative proposals that can make a difference to everyone. The main issues to tackle include security, the migration crisis, climate change and the digital single market. Find out more about the EUs six priorities for 2017 and what Parliament is doing to make them possible. Leer ms

EU Council of Ministers

Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. Leer ms

To replace Martin Schulz

MEPs elect Parliaments new president

MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliaments new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. Seven candidates have put themselves forward for the post so far ahead of the first ballot on Tuesday morning. In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting. Leer ms

Donald Trump will become 5th President of the United States

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech as US President later today in his adopted hometown of Chicago. In ten days, President-elect Donald Trump will swear the oath of office and become the 45th President of the United States. Leer ms

EU-Colombia relations

Europe offers unprecedented support to peace implementation in Colombia with almost 600 million

As Colombia is overcoming more than five decades of war, the European Union continues its unwavering support to the countries peace building efforts, by mobilising an overall support package of almost 600 million. Leer ms

Parlemeter" poll

Europe support stable, but outlook bleak, finds Eurobarometer poll

What brings EU citizens together is more important than what separates them, say 71% of Europeans, while 53% believe that being an EU member is good for their country, according to Eurobarometers latest "Parlemeter" poll, commissioned by the European Parliament and published on Friday. Leer ms

Six financing agreements

EU and Egypt to step up cooperation on socio-economic development

The European Union and Egypt signed a 129 million package of financial assistance to support socio-economic development in Egypt. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, signed a 129 million package of financial assistance in support of Egypts socio-economic development. Leer ms

Plenary highlights

European Parliament discusses Paris agreement,and free rail travel for 18-year-old

MEPs formally endorsed the United Nations global climate agreement agreed during last Decembers COP21 Conference in Paris during this weeks plenary session, clearing the way for its ratification and implementation. They also endorsed a ban on exporting EU products that could be used for torture and the death penalty and approved financial assistance for laid-off workers. In addition they supported the idea of free rail passes for 18-year-olds to help them discover Europe. Leer ms

Economic, societal and environmental needs

Leading academics discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve need

During its final conference in Brussels from 27 to 28 September, the FESSUD project brought together leading academics, economists and financial experts to disseminate its key results and discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve economic, societal and environmental needs. Leer ms


Colombia will sign a peace deal on October

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly "expect and hope" that the "historic" peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EUs list of terrorist organisations. Leer ms
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