Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global issue that medical specialists fear will kill more people than cancer by 2050, which is why the Parliament is urging the Commission and member states to implement greater prevention measures.
With 3D printing growing in popularity, the technology is changing the way businesses operate and the way people work. But with the new production frontier come questions about safety and intellectual property rights that the European Parliament is working to address.
With Brexit looming, the Parliament is set to shrink by 46 seats, the Netherlands’ Prime Minister was the latest leader to debate the Future of Europe, members discussed how to deal with humanitarian emergencies after migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea, and they voted to increase cyber security and improve safety in the drone industry.
3D printing, the resistance of infections to drugs and copyright for artists are on the agenda in Brussels this week.
The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, comes to Parliament to talk about Europe’s future, while members discuss the Iran nuclear deal, financial assistance for Ukraine, new rules on unmanned aircraft, and reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.
An event organised by the Science Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) and the European Research Council (ERC) aimed to bridge the gap between policy and science. Some of Europe’s top young researchers met with members to plunge into some of the questions and challenges facing the world of scientific research.
Luxembourg’s prime minister and the Colombian and Guinean presidents paid a visit to the Parliament. Parliament debated the post-2020 EU budget, and voted in regulations on anti-dumping, posted workers and ecodesign.
Parliament is reforming its EU-wide farming framework: the Common Agricultural Policy. Members have ambitious plans for the reform, from making funding fairer, to giving more support to young and new farmers and struggling regions, and making sure that EU farmers are better equipped to face crises.