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Robot
13.02.2017 - 19:30
Just imagine: you wake up in the morning, you have breakfast, open a mobile app, call an automated car to take you to work and pay from the app itself. Then in the evening to go back home you do the same thing again.  This will happen and it...
Polish plumber
10.02.2017 - 11:30
Imagine there is an architect in Slovenia who would like to work on a house located in Spain. However, Spain does not recognise the professional qualifications of architects in Slovenia. An architect from Slovenia therefore has to contact a local...
Big Data
09.02.2017 - 10:47
It’s really useful to be able to check your mobile phone to see whether there’s traffic on the road before you leave home for work every morning. Especially if you work in a European city!  It’s thanks to Big Data. The...
Euro bank notes in a briefcase
07.02.2017 - 14:16
The European Parliament has successfully concluded negotiations on legislation that will help fight fraud against the EU’s financial interests by means of criminal law. The Parliament thereby puts in practice the Union’s zero-tolerance...
Climate change
06.02.2017 - 14:10
In the coming months, the European Parliament and the Member States of the European Union will try to agree on a major reform of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) for 2021-2030. ETS is the most important instrument we have to keep global warming...
Irritated Businessman Shouting Through Megaphone
03.02.2017 - 11:26
The European Parliament is currently debating legislation on audiovisual media services that is in line with 21st century realities on media use in the European Union. Specifically, the proposed legislation tackles two crucial aspects of the use of...
Milan Zver MEP
01.02.2017 - 18:30
The Dutch humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam is not well known although he is the eponym of the best-known exchange programme in Europe: Erasmus! Since the start of the exchange programme in 1987, more than three million young people have become part of...
MEPs vote
19.01.2017 - 10:09
EPP Group Bureau
18.01.2017 - 20:14
After the election of Antonio Tajani as President of the European Parliament, the first Italian to hold the office since the foundation of the EU, the EPP Group's candidates for Vice-Presidents were also elected, with Mairead McGuinness topping...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
18.01.2017 - 15:57
As the job market continues to evolve, so should Europe's social policy. Today, many new forms of employment have emerged as a logical consequence of the digital revolution. Whether it is Uber, Deliveroo, Amazon or Alibaba: our traditional views...
Michał Boni MEP
12.01.2017 - 12:52
Digital data underpins almost every activity in our society and it will do so to an even greater extent in the future. Our banks are already digital, the future of self-driving cars depends on the availability of reliable and secure data and the...
Women saying "Stop"
13.12.2016 - 08:53
The success of the Eastern Partnership also depends on greater equality between men and women Everywhere in the world, whether in public or private spaces, women and girls are victims of abuse and discrimination. Working on improving their rights...
One euro coin among wheat grains
12.12.2016 - 12:00
Long winters, wet springs, hot summers: Europe's farmers have always been exposed to natural risks. In the past few years, macro-economic factors such as exchange rates, energy and fertiliser processes, interest rates and external policies have...
South America map
12.12.2016 - 11:15
by Luis De Grandes and Antonio Tajani, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Buenos Aires, you feel like you could be in any European capital. After the First World War, over a million Italians started their lives in Argentina...
Egyptians Celebrate The First Anniversary Of The Revolution In Tahrir Square
09.12.2016 - 13:30
by Elmar Brok and Mariya Gabriel, Members of the European Parliament Walking the streets of Cairo, you can see the change that the Arab Spring has brought about. The old regime has fallen. The instability which swept the country afterwards is...

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Highlights of the week

26.02.2018 - 02.03.2018
Palm growing from pile of euros

New Tax Committee: artificial shifting around of companies' profits must end

Parliament is setting up a new special committee on Thursday to look further into the problem of the tax evasion and tax avoidance of multi-national...
Germany, Frankfurt, European Central Bank, low angle

EP hearing for ECB Vice-President candidate Luis De Guindos

The Ecofin Council, which gathers together the EU's 28 Finance Ministers, confirmed at its meeting on 20 February the nomination of Spanish...
A bee on a flower

Honey bees in trouble

The European Parliament will debate the future of beekeeping at its mini-Plenary on Wednesday. "We must keep an eye on our bees as their role in...
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