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New seat projections for next European Parliament #EU28

New seat projections for next European Parliament #EU28

| April 23, 2019

Parliament released today the fourth and final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament (751 seats). The European Parliament has published a new set of projections on how the next chamber might look, based on polling data published in 28 EU member […]

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Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

| April 23, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU Defence Fund will foster technological innovation and cooperation in the European defence […]

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MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

| April 23, 2019

The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament last week, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was adopted with 474 votes in favour, 47 against and 11 abstentions. […]

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Next Parliament to decide on social benefits for #EUMobileWorkers

Next Parliament to decide on social benefits for #EUMobileWorkers

| April 23, 2019

Parliament has decided not to close the first reading on the legislation for EU mobile workers, but to leave it to the next Parliament to work on this. With 291 votes in favour, 284 against and six abstentions, MEPs decided that more time is needed to update the rules on the coordination of social security […]

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#CapitalMarketsUnion – European Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth

#CapitalMarketsUnion – European Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth

| April 23, 2019

The Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s final votes on legislation putting in place the building blocks of a Capital Markets Union (CMU). This adoption of a substantial number of proposals constitutes another step forward in the completion of the CMU, one of the Juncker Commission’s top political priorities. The Capital Markets Union project has been […]

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EU plans to invest €9.2 billion in key #DigitalTechnologies

EU plans to invest €9.2 billion in key #DigitalTechnologies

| April 22, 2019

The EU is set to invest billions in high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and digital skills after MEPs approved funding for these projects for 2021-27. The Digital Europe Programme is a new €9.2 billion funding programme whose goal is to ensure that all Europeans have the skills and the infrastructure needed to meet a full […]

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Plenary highlights: Road safety, #Whistleblowers, #ConsumerProtection

Plenary highlights: Road safety, #Whistleblowers, #ConsumerProtection

| April 22, 2019

During the last plenary session before May’s elections, MEPs approved new measures requiring life-saving technologies in vehicles and EU-wide standards to protect whistle-blowers. Workers with on-demand, voucher-based or platform jobs can expect more transparent and predictable working conditions following a vote on 16 April. In a debate on 16 April, the majority of MEPs commended the decision to […]

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