EU affairs

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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.

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Reinforcing e-privacy

EU affairs - 17.10.2017 10:00

The European Parliament is updating data protection rules to include new forms of communication such as WhatsApp and other instant messengers. The aim is to better protect people's privacy.

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European Youth Event 2018

EU affairs - 11.10.2017 09:30

Want to hang out with 8,000 young people next summer? The European Parliament in Strasbourg is hosting the European Youth Event (EYE) on 1-2 June 2018. Get political and join in debates or kick back at live concerts, theatre shows and other performances. Europe's youth is its future. That's why we want to hear what you have to say.

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Coming up: Sakharov Prize, e-privacy, Monsanto papers and more

EU affairs - 06.10.2017 10:00

MEPs are set to decide on the top three nominees for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Also on the agenda are expanded e-privacy rules to protect instant messengers like Whatsapp, updated anti-dumping rules, the problem of dual quality food products, glyphosate and much more.

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Brexit: MEPs hit out at lack of progress

EU affairs - 03.10.2017 18:00

EU Parliament lawmakers discussed Brexit with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Strasbourg ahead of an EU27 summit in Brussels. The general consensus: there isn't enough progress to proceed to the next stage of negotiations.

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MEPs fight for cheaper phone calls to other EU countries

EU affairs - 03.10.2017 17:00

A "reverse 112" system to alert citizens in case of emergency, cheaper phone calls to other EU countries and an overall improved access to telecommunication networks across the EU: this is what a draft Committee report of the European Parliament calls for.

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Brexit in Ireland: fear of a hard border

EU affairs - 29.09.2017 15:00

With Brexit, what kind of border will the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland have? People on both sides are worried. The European Parliament is committed to avoiding a hard border.