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.
The Parliament is set to tackle topics on work-life balance for parents and carers, boosting defences against cyber threats, cracking down on sexual harassment, setting up a digital gateway and tackling varying quality and composition of products between countries in the Single Market.
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.
Europe is a world leader in social protection. High standards are in place for well-being, work-life balance and fighting poverty. But the European Parliament calls for better application and higher standards.
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