The EU's long-term goals and budget, animal testing in cosmetics and customers rights regarding electricity will be discussed in Brussels this week.
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.
At February’s plenary, members discuss the end of geoblocking and how to configure the Parliament after Brexit. Turning to the environment, they also look at decarbonisation schemes and a new pesticides committee. Croatia’s PM debates with MEPs on the future of the EU.
Tired of being geoblocked when shopping online ? The European Parliament is voting on a new regulation that will almost entirely ban this discrimination across Europe.
In another push to reach its goal of at least 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the European Union is working on new reforms to its pioneering emissions trading scheme.
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The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union. It is 751 members, from 28 EU countries, in 8 political groups, representing 510 million people.