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State of the EU 2018

EU affairs - 12.09.2018 15:00

12 September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his fourth and last State of the Union speech before Parliament in Strasbourg. He called for a strong and united Europe, warning against the dangers of populism. With eight months to go until the European elections, the debate outlined an ambitious path for the European Union of 27, Strasbourg.

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Lehman Brothers: 10 years after

EU affairs - 07.09.2018 09:30

The collapse of the Lehman Brothers bank sent shockwaves across the globe, sparking the worst economic crisis in generations. A decade on, what lessons have been learned? And what has been done to prevent it happening again?

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A plastic strategy for a circular economy

EU affairs - 07.09.2018 08:00

Making all plastic packages recyclable by 2030 is among the goals of a new strategy the European Parliament is examining. The new measures will help European countries reduce the amount of plastic waste they still produce and limit its devastating impact on our environment, climate, health and economy.

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State of the Union debate 2018

EU affairs - 29.08.2018 10:00

The annual State of the Union debate is held in the European Parliament and focuses on the EU's key priorities for the coming year. Commission President Juncker will address MEPs on the future of the EU and the upcoming EU elections.

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Coming Up in the second half of 2018

EU affairs - 20.08.2018 08:00

From an EU Solidarity Corps to cheaper phone calls and the future of Europe, there will be much for members to work on in the second half of 2018. We have a look at the hot topics coming to Parliament in the next six months.

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European Solidarity Corps

EU affairs - 20.08.2018 08:00

The European Solidarity Corps is a new initiative that will bring together young Europeans to help others across the EU. Parliament pushed to have fresh funds allocated to the Solidarity Corps. Additional activities like environmental protection and helping migrants are also set to become part of the programme.

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Parliament's first half of 2018 in review

EU affairs - 16.07.2018 08:00

From posted workers and the digital economy to Brexit and the future of Europe, the first half of 2018 has been busy for the European Parliament. Let’s look back at the main topics over the past six months.

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From copyright to defence: 5 numbers to take away from Strasbourg

EU affairs - 06.07.2018 08:00

Members voted not to start negotiations on the update of copyright rules, and will debate and vote them in September's plenary session. The EP approved a new defence fund,strengthened cooperation between Europol and eight countries in North Africa and the Middle East and referred back to the Transport Committee for reconsideration the proposals on the lorry drivers.