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Coming up: The 2017 Sakharov Prize, Brexit, and countering tax evasion

EU affairs - 08.12.2017 15:20

In the year’s final plenary session, the European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, discusses the progress of Brexit negotiations, and votes on the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). Also on the cards is a vote on recommendations for countering money laundering, and a vote on whether to allow phosphates in kebab meat.

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EU Parliament urges a rethink of our farming model

EU affairs - 28.11.2017 15:30

The European Parliament is calling for a gradual phase out of glyphosate, a substance found in common weedkillers and widely used by households and in agriculture. MEPs want a rethink of the farming model to include alternatives such as integrated pest management.

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Coming up: The 2018 budget, kebabs and much more

EU affairs - 24.11.2017 08:00

Parliament is voting on a number of measures to promote the use of renewable energy throughout the European Union and to implement a wide-ranging disability strategy. Up for discussion are the use of phosphates in kebab meat, and next year’s budget.

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5 numbers to take away from Strasbourg

EU affairs - 17.11.2017 08:00

From the Paradise Papers, anti-dumping rules, the protection of consumers online to the 2017 Lux Prize and asylum seekers law, here are the 5 numbers to take away from the plenary.

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Coming up: Children’s rights, artificial intelligence and much more

EU affairs - 17.11.2017 08:00

It’s a busy week ahead as the European Parliament is set to welcome African leaders, a representative from the European Asylum Support Office, and even children to Brussels. Up for discussion are media in the age of artificial intelligence and a renewed push to eliminate violence against women.

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5 numbers to take away from Strasbourg

EU affairs - 27.10.2017 08:00

From the EU budget for next year, to the complete ban of glyphosate-based herbicides by 2022 and the winner of the 2017 Sakharov Prize, here are five numbers to take away from Strasbourg.

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Posted workers: same work, same country, same pay

EU affairs - 23.10.2017 09:00

The European Parliament is updating the rules on posted workers which date back to 1996. The objective is to better protect European workers who go abroad for temporary assignments and to avoid any form of social dumping.

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Coming up: Sakharov Prize, border checks, whistle-blowers and more

EU affairs - 20.10.2017 10:00

In the second plenary session of October, MEPs decide and reveal the winner of the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. They also tackle issues concerning a new entry-exit border system, better controlling carcinogen exposure at work, protecting whistle-blowers and much more.

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Migration crisis: sharing the burden

EU affairs - 18.10.2017 10:00

MEPs are revising the Dublin Regulation -- the EU law that determines which country is responsible for processing asylum applications. The current system puts too much burden on frontline states like Greece and Italy. As such, lawmakers are advocating fairer distribution of asylum seekers among all member states as well as mandatory participation.