Christmas News 01:39

Merry digital Christmas

Society -

During the Christmas period, more and more citizens are turning to digital products. It is a new norm that need to be regulated to better protect citizens. From defective products, unjustified geo-blocking, cross-border deliveries, to online streaming and the end of roaming, the European Parliament is tackling the issues.

Venezuela News 04:16

Sakharov Prize 2017: Venezuela’s opposition in a crisis-struck country

World -

Venezuela is facing an economic and political crisis. The country's political opposition is fighting every day to regain freedom. The European Parliament awarded the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to all political prisoners in Venezuela and the democratic opposition, represented by the president of its National Assembly Julio Borges.

Poster News 01:46

Tax evasion needs permanent inquiry

Economy -

After the Paradise Papers leaks, members of the Parliament will most likely call for the creation of a special investigative committee, and ultimately of a permanent standing committee, to shed light on wrongdoings in the field of taxation. The final recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA), are to be voted on at the December plenary session. They aim to accelerate the implementation of anti-money laundering laws.

young people News 01:18

Youth Employment in the EU: MEPs push for innovative approaches

Society -

Launched in 2013, the Youth Employment Initiative provides financial support to regions struggling with high rates of youth unemployment. MEPs now want Member States to play their part and promote much needed reforms with long-term, sustainable youth employment as a target.

STEVENS News 01:37

Disabilities in the EU: long road to equality

Society -

To ensure people with disabilities have equal representation and opportunities in society and in the workplace, the European Parliament is looking to further the EU-wide Disability Strategy, tackling issues such as gender equality, poverty and discrimination. MEP Helga Stevens has long been involved in the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. She argues that more can be done for the disabled in terms of representation and inclusiveness.

infographic News 01:30

EU Parliament urges a rethink of our farming model

EU affairs -

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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