Five years have passed since the EU banned cosmetic testing on animals as well as the sale of any products tested on animals. Although European companies have found both ethical and more accurate alternatives, animal testing remains prevalent around the world. Now the EU is ready to make its ban a global export.
MEPs approved the shrinking of the House from 751 to 705 MEPs after Brexit, set a date for potential new members to join the EU, and voted on issues ranging from geo-blocking to female genital mutilation, to daylight savings time.
For years, Turkey and the EU have cooperated on issues such as trade, migration and NATO. Talks for Turkey to join the EU began in 2005. After an attempted coup d’état in 2016, Turkey imposed a state of emergency, allowing the government to bypass the rule of law and silence political opponents. The EU says that the country can’t join the European Union unless the human rights situation improves. Vice-Chair of the Delegation on EU-Turkey relations Miltiadis Kyrkos explains where talks stand.
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