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How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?Eurostat monitoring report

How has the EU progressed towards the Sustainable Development Goals?

Sustainable development aims to achieve a continuous improvement in citizens´ quality of life and well-being. This involves the pursuit of economic progress, while safeguarding the natural environment and promoting social justice. For these reasons, sustainable development is a fundamental and overarching objective of the European Union and the progress towards the goals agreed at UN level in this area is regularly monitored and reported. Leer más

European Citizens´ Initiative

9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making

The European Commission has adopted its second report on the application of the European Citizens´ Initiative Regulation. Since this new tool entered into force in 2012, an estimated 9 million Europeans from all 28 Member States have now supported a European Citizens´ Initiative. Four successful initiatives have so far collected over 1 million signatures each and the Commission has committed to follow-up actions on 3 of them. Leer más

European Citizens´ Initiative

9 million citizens have got involved in EU law-making

The European Commission has adopted its second report on the application of the European Citizens´ Initiative Regulation. Since this new tool entered into force in 2012, an estimated 9 million Europeans from all 28 Member States have now supported a European Citizens´ Initiative. Four successful initiatives have so far collected over 1 million signatures each and the Commission has committed to follow-up actions on 3 of them. Leer más

Maltese parliament extends voting suffrage to 16-year-olds

16 and 17 year old young generations in Malta will have the right to have their voice counted

The future of young generations in Malta was voted on today, with a positive outcome for youth rights. From now on in Malta, 16 and 17 year olds will have the right to have their voice counted. Leer más

Size of Parliament to shrink after BrexitMEPs want to reduce size of Parliament after Brexit

Size of Parliament to shrink after Brexit

The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future. Leer más

According to a large new Canadian study

Want a healthier population? Spend less on health care and more on social services

Increased social spending was associated with health improvements at the population level, while health spending increases did not have the same effect, according to a large new Canadian study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Leer más

Global Ocean Oxygen Network (GO2NE)

Scientists reveal dangers and solutions for the increasing low oxygen levels in the world

As the Earth warms, scientists expect oxygen levels to continue dropping in open ocean. To halt the decline, the world needs to rein in both climate change and nutrient pollution, an international team of scientists assert in a new paper published January 5 in Science magazine. Leer más

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 más

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 más

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 más

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 más

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 Assembly´s first resolution in 1946. After general and complete disarmament first came onto the General Assembly´s agenda in 1959, nuclear disarmament has remained the most important and urgent objective of the United Nations in this field.  Leer más

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 más

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 más

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 más

The Expert Group identified several further priorities

Youth Forum members plan next steps on Youth Rights

On 1 and 2 July the European Youth Forum´s Expert Group on Youth Rights (EGYR) held its first meeting of 2017 in Brussels. The Expert Group brings together six of the Youth Forum´s 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 people´s access to rights, the Expert Group will focus on the United Nations´ Universal Periodic Review. Leer más

€70 million to further support European fruit producersEU´s 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 más

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 más

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 más

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 más

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 EU´s external borders and prevent the preparation of terrorist acts Leer más

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 más

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 EU´s six priorities for 2017 and what Parliament is doing to make them possible. Leer más

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 más

To replace Martin Schulz

MEPs elect Parliament´s new president

MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliament´s 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 más
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