Economy policies

  • May 2017

    bitcoins 01:40

    Blockchain: the future of digital transactions

    EU affairs - 11.05.2017 17:35

    The Parliament’s office for scientific and technological issues (STOA) joined forces with the European Commission and hosted a workshop on blockchain technology. This new digital storage system could change our lives, or at least, the way we do transactions.

  • April 2017

    Animation representing Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK. 01:23

    Red lines on Brexit negotiations

    EU affairs - 05.04.2017 14:18

    The United Kingdom has begun the formal process to withdraw from the European Union. The European Parliament has identified its red line issues for the negotiations. They include putting citizens' interests first and the UK honouring its commitments to the EU budget. This video provides insight into the Parliament's priorities.

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    Medical devices: Better regulation for Europe

    Economy - 04.04.2017 10:00

    French breast implant manufacturer PIP's decision to put dangerous gels in their products is one example of recent scandals involving medical devices. The European Parliament wants greater scrutiny on the industry. New legislation enforces stricter regulation and encourages innovation. In vitro diagnostic medical devices lead to better treatment and improve the health of EU citizens.

  • March 2017

    Europe map infographic 01:30

    EU multiannual budget: Ready for new realities

    EU affairs - 28.03.2017 09:00

    For the first time, the European Parliament will vote on a revision that will allow the EU's budget to adapt to fast-changing realities. MEPs want more flexibility in the use of funds, especially when emergencies arise.

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    Treaty of Rome: 60 year anniversary

    EU affairs - 23.03.2017 09:00

    It’s important to remember where we came from. After the tragedies of the Second World War, the Treaty of Rome was a key agreement between six countries, which linked their fates through the European Economic Community. On the 60th anniversary of its signing, we look back on how the treaty laid the foundations for Europe and its achievement, which the European Parliament defends.

    A bulldozer scoops up waste in a warehouse 04:31

    Circular economy: The space we waste

    Economy - 13.03.2017 09:00

    If a loaf of bread goes stale you throw it in the bin, but where does it go from there? In a linear economy it goes into landfills - large spaces dedicated to excess waste. The European Parliament wants to move towards a circular economy model. Companies like Jaw Brew turn stale bread into beer. Better waste management and resource productivity yields more positive results for the economy and environment.

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    How to deal with Europe's waste?

    Economy - 09.03.2017 20:02

    Europe needs to reduce landfills and food waste, handle and recycle packaging waste better : these are the main goals of the "Waste Package" to be adopted by the European Parliament at its March session in Strasbourg.

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    Empowering women: a challenge for modern Europe

    Society - 08.03.2017 09:02

    Gender equality: whether it's division of labor at home or at work, in politics or in schools, a lot remains to be done, according to MEPs Constance Le Grip and Anna Hedh, members of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee.

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    Juncker: "Where are you going, Europe?"

    EU affairs - 02.03.2017 10:02

    The European Parliament recently adopted a set of three resolutions exploring the future of the European Union. EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker throws five other scenarios into the hat.