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Study - Bullying and sexual harassment at the workplace, in public spaces, and political life in the EU - 15-03-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), provides a broad account and an in-depth analysis of bull
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Study - Bullying and sexual harassment at the workplace, in public spaces, and political life in the EU - 15-03-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), provides a broad account and an in-depth analysis of bullying and sexual harassment in the workplace, in public spaces and in political life. In this study trends in understanding of phenomena are acknowledged, status and progress in research is accounted for, key issues of controversies and debate are identified and recommendations for actions and intervention are provided. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

At a Glance - The sugar sector in the EU - 18-04-2018

The EU's sugar sector provides a source of income for many farmers and sugar manufacturers. The EU is the world's top producer of sugar beet and one of the main sugar manufacturers' and consumers' markets. The EU sugar market had been one of the most heavily
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At a Glance - The sugar sector in the EU - 18-04-2018

The EU's sugar sector provides a source of income for many farmers and sugar manufacturers. The EU is the world's top producer of sugar beet and one of the main sugar manufacturers' and consumers' markets. The EU sugar market had been one of the most heavily regulated markets in the agri-food sector for 50 years, until the quota regime ended on 30 September 2017, thereby introducing a new scenario for this segment of the economy. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

‘Con job’: Trump takes aim at Stormy Daniels for releasing sketch of man she says threatened her

President Trump on Wednesday accused adult-film actress Stormy Daniels of a “con job” for releasing a sketch of a man she claims threatened her to remain silent about an alleged, decade-old affair with the president. Daniels had appeared on ABC’s “Th
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‘Con job’: Trump takes aim at Stormy Daniels for releasing sketch of man she says threatened her

President Trump on Wednesday accused adult-film actress Stormy Daniels of a “con job” for releasing a sketch of a man she claims threatened her to remain silent about an alleged, decade-old affair with the president. Daniels had appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday and released a sketch of a man who she said approached her […]

George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death

Former president George W. Bush on Wednesday recalled that his mother was strong, lucid and funny when he saw her in the hospital about a week ago, during what he characterized as a “wonderful visit.” The former president shared the story about Barbar
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George W. Bush recalls his mother as strong, lucid and funny as she approached death

Former president George W. Bush on Wednesday recalled that his mother was strong, lucid and funny when he saw her in the hospital about a week ago, during what he characterized as a “wonderful visit.” The former president shared the story about Barbara Bush the day after her death at age 92, during an interview Wednesday morning on the […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order granting all parolees in his state the right to vote, taking unilateral action after the Republican-led Senate rejected a similar proposal. “It is unconscionable to deny voting rights
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order giving parolees in his state the right to vote

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order granting all parolees in his state the right to vote, taking unilateral action after the Republican-led Senate rejected a similar proposal. “It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said […]

Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

The head of Russia’s Communist Party has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate a polling system that reportedly allowed someone to vote twice in March’s presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Communists seek probe into alleged violations of Russia’s ‘mobile voter’ system

The head of Russia’s Communist Party has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate a polling system that reportedly allowed someone to vote twice in March’s presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com

TV still main source of news for Russians, but only half believe it

The large majority of Russians says they prefer to get domestic and international news from television broadcasts, but only half see television as their most trusted news source. Read Full Article at RT.com
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TV still main source of news for Russians, but only half believe it

The large majority of Russians says they prefer to get domestic and international news from television broadcasts, but only half see television as their most trusted news source. Read Full Article at RT.com

London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. Read Full Article at RT.com
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London should face uncomfortable questions from G7 over Skripal poisoning – Russian senator

G7 nations should be asking uncomfortable questions of London rather than probing Moscow about the circumstances of the Skripal poisoning, according to the head of the Russian Upper House committee for international relations. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s Kadyrov Foundation provides aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Russian NGO “Akhmat Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation” has unveiled a major operation to help Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh fearing repression. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s Kadyrov Foundation provides aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Russian NGO “Akhmat Kadyrov Regional Public Foundation” has unveiled a major operation to help Rohingya Muslims who fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh fearing repression. Read Full Article at RT.com

Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Revenue from US sales used to develop cutting-edge rocket engines, says Russian weapons chief

The Russian deputy PM responsible for the defense industry has said that a ban on rocket-engine sales to the US is undesirable because it provides funds to Moscow for R&D, but such sanctions would be manageable if they’re imposed. Read Full Article at RT.com

Study - Workshop «Anti-corruption provisions in EU free trade and investment agreements: Delivering on clean trade» - 28-03-2018

International trade agreements have the potential to help breaking the vicious circle of corruption in economies based on privileged connections rather than fair competition. They increase competition in the removal of tariffs and so diminish the power of ren
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Study - Workshop «Anti-corruption provisions in EU free trade and investment agreements: Delivering on clean trade» - 28-03-2018

International trade agreements have the potential to help breaking the vicious circle of corruption in economies based on privileged connections rather than fair competition. They increase competition in the removal of tariffs and so diminish the power of rentier companies which influence domestic regulation in their favour. They also contribute to a fairer business environment through their transparency provisions. Trade openness, red tape reduction and fiscal transparency, especially transparency of procurement, play positive roles in widening control of corruption. They can be more easily influenced by external actors than the other important control of corruption factors: judicial independence, freedom of the press or the demand from civil society for good governance. This study ordered by the INTA Committee argues that indirect good governance policies which increase competition and subvert power and economic monopolies or quasi monopolies are far more effective than direct anticorruption policies, which in relying on domestic implementation tend to fall into the vicious circle again. The study presents options characterised as an ‘economist’s approach’ with an apparently more modest but effective good governance package, a ‘lawyer’s’ approach’ with firm anticorruption language but unenforceable provisions even in EU countries (on bribery, for instance), and a ‘holistic’ approach where the EU would coordinate across international trade, promotion of norms and development aid. The three options may be used alternatively, depending on the degree of development and quality of governance of the trading partner. The study was presented at a workshop of the INTA committee on 24 January 2018. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - EU aid for trade: Taking stock and looking forward - 17-04-2018

Representing a third of global official development aid flows annually, aid for trade (AfT) has been on the rise. AfT has a very broad scope that includes projects ranging from building roads and modernising ports, to developing the banking sector, helping lo
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Briefing - EU aid for trade: Taking stock and looking forward - 17-04-2018

Representing a third of global official development aid flows annually, aid for trade (AfT) has been on the rise. AfT has a very broad scope that includes projects ranging from building roads and modernising ports, to developing the banking sector, helping local food producers to comply with phytosanitary standards and providing more specific trade-related assistance, such as technical support in trade negotiations. Today, more than a decade after the launch in 2006 of the World Trade Organization's AfT initiative, which established a common framework for action, most commentators agree that AfT investments have helped developing – especially Asian – countries, to improve and diversify their export and trade performance. However, its impact on poverty reduction has been much less clear. The evaluation of AfT is done in a fragmented manner, which makes the exercise quite tricky, leaving space for very divergent opinions. The EU is a world leader in AfT, both in terms of volume and in policy formulation. Adopted in 2007, the EU Aid for trade strategy helped to link the Union's development and trade agendas, often perceived as incompatible, and complemented the EU's preferential trade schemes for developing countries. The 2017 strategy update, after the introduction of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals and the new European consensus on development, was an opportunity to consider the future direction of AfT and reflect on its effectiveness. The EU reaffirmed its commitments to AfT, while putting more emphasis on bridging the digital gap, empowering women and improving the situation of the least developed countries in global trade systems. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - Revision of consumer law directives (including injunctions):the 'New Deal for Consumers' - 17-04-2018

Following the creation of an internal market, in which goods should be able to circulate freely to the benefit of producers, traders and consumers alike, the digital revolution has both increased the chances for growth in trade and highlighted the existing ob
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Briefing - Revision of consumer law directives (including injunctions):the 'New Deal for Consumers' - 17-04-2018

Following the creation of an internal market, in which goods should be able to circulate freely to the benefit of producers, traders and consumers alike, the digital revolution has both increased the chances for growth in trade and highlighted the existing obstacles, such as differences in the details of consumer protection legislation. Following an extensive evaluation exercise focused on a number of EU directives adopted over the years, the European Commission is keen to simplify, streamline and modernise the existing EU consumer rules to ensure that they are future-proof, as well as to facilitate the necessary coordination and effective action from national authorities and public enforcement bodies. In its 2018 work programme, the European Commission announced that it would be introducing a package of legislative proposals including a wide range of proposed directives. The package is aimed at filling a number of very specific gaps in current EU consumer law, while also taking due account of ongoing legislative procedures related to online and offline sales of goods and digital content. This implementation appraisal aims to cover all the directives (cf. tables 1-7) that form the basis of the area targeted by the package. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - A renewed partnership with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - 17-04-2018

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the above-mentioned impact assessment (IA), which originally accompanied the joint communication on a renewed partnership with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pac
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Briefing - A renewed partnership with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific - 17-04-2018

This note seeks to provide an initial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the above-mentioned impact assessment (IA), which originally accompanied the joint communication on a renewed partnership with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, published on 22 November 2016. Subsequently, on 12 December 2017, the Commission adopted a recommendation for a Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations with the countries of the Cotonou Agreement, which was referred to Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). The Commission considers the analysis and conclusions of the impact assessment conducted in 2016 for the joint communication to be valid for the December 2017 recommendation for the opening of negotiations, which are to begin officially before 1 September 2018. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

At a Glance - Water disputes in the Mekong basin - 17-04-2018

The Mekong is south-east Asia's longest river (around 4 900km). From its source in Tibet, it flows southwards through the Chinese province of Yunnan before passing through five south-east Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). Nearl
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At a Glance - Water disputes in the Mekong basin - 17-04-2018

The Mekong is south-east Asia's longest river (around 4 900km). From its source in Tibet, it flows southwards through the Chinese province of Yunnan before passing through five south-east Asian countries (Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam). Nearly half of the river is in China, where it is known as the Lancang. For the 70 million people who live in the Mekong basin, the river is a vital source of food and water, as well as an important transport route. Increasingly, it is being used to generate hydroelectricity. Human activity threatens the river's fauna and flora, and competition for natural resources is intensifying. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.” “This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where th
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‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed

Former FBI director James B. Comey is pushing back against President Trump’s suggestion that he should be jailed, saying in a new interview that Trump’s pronouncements on Twitter pose a “great danger.” “This is not some tin-pot dictatorship where the leader of the country gets to say, ‘The people I don't like go to jail,’” […]

Mnuchin seeks to explain Trump’s mystifying Monday tweet on currency manipulation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought Tuesday to explain away a head-scratching tweet from President Trump a day earlier accusing China and Russia of currency manipulation — a finding at odds with a report just issued by Mnuchin’s department. Taking t
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Mnuchin seeks to explain Trump’s mystifying Monday tweet on currency manipulation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin sought Tuesday to explain away a head-scratching tweet from President Trump a day earlier accusing China and Russia of currency manipulation — a finding at odds with a report just issued by Mnuchin’s department. Taking to Twitter on Monday, Trump wrote that the two countries were improperly manipulating their currencies in […]

After a very brief respite, Trump resumes his war of words with California Gov. Jerry Brown

When President Trump last month made his first trip to California since taking office, he bashed Gov. Jerry Brown for doing “a terrible job” and groused about the state’s high taxes and immigration policies. Brown, a Democrat who presides over the natio
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After a very brief respite, Trump resumes his war of words with California Gov. Jerry Brown

When President Trump last month made his first trip to California since taking office, he bashed Gov. Jerry Brown for doing “a terrible job” and groused about the state’s high taxes and immigration policies. Brown, a Democrat who presides over the nation’s most populous state, one that has served as the cradle of the resistance […]

After his new national security adviser gets enthusiastic applause, Trump says he might have to fire him

President Trump, who doesn’t like to be overshadowed by those who work for him, joked Monday that John Bolton, his new national security adviser, could soon be out of a job. At an event in Hialeah, Fla., staged for Trump to tout the Republican tax cut bill
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After his new national security adviser gets enthusiastic applause, Trump says he might have to fire him

President Trump, who doesn’t like to be overshadowed by those who work for him, joked Monday that John Bolton, his new national security adviser, could soon be out of a job. At an event in Hialeah, Fla., staged for Trump to tout the Republican tax cut bill passed last year, he took a moment to […]

At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - April 2018 - 16-04-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
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At a Glance - Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - April 2018 - 16-04-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Health Ministry seeks restrictions on Aids denial in Russia

The Russian Health Ministry has prepared a bill introducing fines for any public promotion of HIV/Aids denial and the blocking of websites that spread such reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s ban on non-food alcohol sales reduces poisoning deaths by a quarter

The number of deaths caused by tainted alcohol poisoning has fallen by 25 percent since Russian authorities imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol-containing non-food products, the government consumer rights watchdog has reported. Read Full Article at RT.com

Briefing - Regulating online TV and radio broadcasting - 16-04-2018

The provision of television and radio broadcasting services over the internet is a fast-developing phenomenon in the European Union. The European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation to promote the cross-border provision of online services ancillar
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Briefing - Regulating online TV and radio broadcasting - 16-04-2018

The provision of television and radio broadcasting services over the internet is a fast-developing phenomenon in the European Union. The European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation to promote the cross-border provision of online services ancillary to broadcasts and facilitate digital retransmissions of TV and radio programmes originating in other Member States in September 2016. The European Parliament and the Council have each voted, separately, to amend the proposal to a large extent. The co-legislators are discussing, inter alia, what type of online services should fall under the scope of the regulation and whether the mechanisms facilitating satellite and cable operators’ broadcasting cross-border in the EU should be extended to new service providers such as internet protocol television (IPTV) and over-the-top (OTT) providers. First edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they are unwilling to participate in protests

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they don’t want to take part in protests, and three quarters of respondents claim they don’t expect others to demonstrate either, according to the latest research by an independent agency. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Almost 90 percent of Russians say they are unwilling to participate in protests

Almost 90 percent of Russians say they don’t want to take part in protests, and three quarters of respondents claim they don’t expect others to demonstrate either, according to the latest research by an independent agency. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian internet watchdog launches procedure to block access to Telegram messenger

The Russian telecommunications watchdog has issued an order to internet providers restricting access to web resources used by Telegram messenger, which lost a court battle with the authorities over encryption. Read Full Article at RT.com

Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes

President Trump announced late Friday that the United States had conducted a military attack against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians in a rebel-held town outside Damascus last weekend. This is the tex
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Full transcript of Trump’s address on Syria airstrikes

President Trump announced late Friday that the United States had conducted a military attack against the Syrian government in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack that killed civilians in a rebel-held town outside Damascus last weekend. This is the text of his speech. My fellow Americans, a short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces […]

Pence’s office advertises meeting with Peruvian president who resigned 3 weeks ago amid scandal

As Vice President Pence prepared to head to Peru on Friday for the Summit of the Americas, his office advertised several events on his itinerary, including “a banquet hosted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru.” One problem: Kuczynski resigned mor
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Pence’s office advertises meeting with Peruvian president who resigned 3 weeks ago amid scandal

As Vice President Pence prepared to head to Peru on Friday for the Summit of the Americas, his office advertised several events on his itinerary, including “a banquet hosted by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru.” One problem: Kuczynski resigned more than three weeks ago after becoming ensnared in a corruption scandal involving Latin America's […]

Study - Research for PECH Committee - Fisheries in Mauritania and the European Union - 15-03-2018

This information note on the fisheries sector in Mauritania was prepared for the delegation of the PECH Committee which will be carrying out a visit from 2 to 6 April 2018. This note provides a description of the fisheries in Mauritania’s maritime areas an
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Study - Research for PECH Committee - Fisheries in Mauritania and the European Union - 15-03-2018

This information note on the fisheries sector in Mauritania was prepared for the delegation of the PECH Committee which will be carrying out a visit from 2 to 6 April 2018. This note provides a description of the fisheries in Mauritania’s maritime areas and an analysis of the fisheries agreement with the European Union. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Study - Interoperability of Justice and Home Affairs Information Systems - 12-04-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, at the request of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee), primarily assesses
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Study - Interoperability of Justice and Home Affairs Information Systems - 12-04-2018

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs, at the request of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee), primarily assesses the Commission’s December 2017 proposals for a Regulation on establishing a framework for interoperability between EU Justice and Home Affairs information systems. The study first analyses the relationships between the information systems in the current and proposed implementation before assessing the key elements of the Commission’s proposals, including the concept of interoperability used, the problem definition and objectives and the proposed solutions, as well as the implementation, fundamental rights and data security implications. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Study - The added value of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), and its revision - 13-04-2018

The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is aimed at bringing the EU closer to its citizens, by enabling them to invite the European Commission to make a proposal for a legal act. Introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon, the ECI should provide every citizen with th
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Study - The added value of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), and its revision - 13-04-2018

The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is aimed at bringing the EU closer to its citizens, by enabling them to invite the European Commission to make a proposal for a legal act. Introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon, the ECI should provide every citizen with the right to participate in the democratic life of the Union. However, the ECI in practice has had various procedural hurdles, preventing the fulfilment of the regulation's objectives. The ECI is thus not fulfilling its potential with regard to bringing the EU closer to its citizens. Against this background, the present study outlines the weaknesses in the existing ECI procedure. Moreover, it assesses, with a view to their added value, the main reform proposals that have been put forward to improve the ECI's functioning. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to suspend nuclear, rocket cooperation with America, ban US tobacco & alcohol – draft law

Russian lawmakers have drafted a bill suspending cooperation with US companies in the nuclear, missile and aircraft-building spheres, as well as introducing restrictions on imports of alcohol and tobacco produced in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

Holder-led group sues over census citizenship question

A group spearheaded by former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. is suing the Trump administration in an attempt to block its plans to add a last-minute citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The federal lawsuit, to be filed Wednesday on behalf of sev
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Holder-led group sues over census citizenship question

A group spearheaded by former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. is suing the Trump administration in an attempt to block its plans to add a last-minute citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The federal lawsuit, to be filed Wednesday on behalf of seven residents of Maryland and Arizona, contends that the question is […]

Trump’s attorney got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When news broke Monday morning that the FBI was executing a search warrant at the home and office of
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Trump’s attorney got raided by the FBI. Now what will Trump do?

Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Listen here. When news broke Monday morning that the FBI was executing a search warrant at the home and office of President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, Washington Post national security reporter Matt Zapotosky […]

Briefing - Research for REGI Committee - The economic, social and territorial situation of Slovenia - 15-03-2018

This briefing was prepared to provide information for the visit to Slovenia on 3 - 5 April 2018 by a delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP
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Briefing - Research for REGI Committee - The economic, social and territorial situation of Slovenia - 15-03-2018

This briefing was prepared to provide information for the visit to Slovenia on 3 - 5 April 2018 by a delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

Briefing - The Future of Europe: Contours of the current debate - 12-04-2018

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), following the referendum of June 2016, the EU launched a profound reflection on the Future of Europe, which continues in various fora and institutions. The debate has gaine
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Briefing - The Future of Europe: Contours of the current debate - 12-04-2018

In the aftermath of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU), following the referendum of June 2016, the EU launched a profound reflection on the Future of Europe, which continues in various fora and institutions. The debate has gained new momentum: the acceleration of the negotiations with the UK on its withdrawal from the EU, the electoral results in some EU Member States, and the forthcoming European Parliament elections in May 2019, have all deepened the discussion and increased the visibility of the positions of the various actors involved. In this context, since the beginning of 2018, the European Parliament has been organising plenary debates on the 'Future of Europe' with Heads of State or Government – so far with the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, in January; the Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, in February; and the Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, in March. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, is due to deliver a speech during the Parliament's April 2018 plenary session. The Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, and the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, have confirmed their participation in early May, in Brussels, and at the end of May, in Strasbourg, respectively. This Briefing gives an overview of where the current debate stands in a number of key policy areas, such as the future of economic and monetary union (EMU) and the EU's social dimension, as well as recent developments in EU migration policy, and security and defence. It also includes some preliminary analysis about the future, post-2020, Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and discussions on broader institutional matters. See also the parallel EPRS publication, From Rome to Sibiu – The European Council and the Future of Europe debate, PE 615.667. Source : © European Union, 2018 - EP

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