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EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

EU no longer taking a naive stance on #Globalization

| February 15, 2019

“If the EU wants to maintain a favourable environment for investment, which is a source of growth, jobs and innovation, it must also protect key European assets against investments that would harm the interests of its Member States. This will now be possible!” said Franck Proust MEP following the adoption of his Report which plans […]

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#OnlinePlatforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

#OnlinePlatforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

| February 15, 2019

EU lawmakers have agreed on a set of measures to halt unfair practices in the digital market. More than a million EU enterprises trade via platforms to reach their customers. Online intermediation services, such as e-commerce market places (e.g. Amazon, eBay) and search engines (e.g. Google Search) will be required to implement a set of […]

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MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

MEPs urge EU states to ensure better care of #TransportedAnimals

| February 15, 2019

The EU and its member states must better enforce existing rules on protecting transported animals and penalize all offenders, Parliament said on Thursday (14 February). In a resolution, adopted by 411 votes in favour to 43 against, with 110 abstentions, MEPs renewed Parliament’s 2012 call for a strong and uniform enforcement of the 2005 EU […]

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Parliament gives green light to #Singapore trade and investment protection deals

Parliament gives green light to #Singapore trade and investment protection deals

| February 15, 2019

Free trade and investment protection deals will boost trade and open door to further trade with SE Asia©CC0 by chuttersnap on Unsplash   Parliament endorsed the free trade and investment protection deals between EU and Singapore, serving as blueprint for further co-operation with south-east Asia. The free trade agreement, to which Parliament gave its consent […]

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#ThisTimeImVoting All you need to know about the 2019 European elections

#ThisTimeImVoting All you need to know about the 2019 European elections

| February 13, 2019

     From 23 to 26 May 2019, people in the EU vote for the next European Parliament. It’s the moment to make your voice heard. Find out all about it below. By voting in the European elections, people living in the EU get to choose the 705 members that will represent them in the […]

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#CivilProtection – Parliament strengthens EU disaster response capability

#CivilProtection – Parliament strengthens EU disaster response capability

| February 13, 2019

Extreme weather conditions have stretched member states’ ability to help each other ©AP images/European Union-EP  An upgrade of the EU’s civil defence mechanism, tested to its limits by 2017 and 2018 forest fires, storms and floods, received the support of the House on Tuesday (12 February). The aim of the new legislation, informally agreed with […]

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#FoodSafety  – Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorization

#FoodSafety – Enhancing consumer trust in EU risk assessment and authorization

| February 13, 2019

Draft rules to ensure the EU risk assessment procedure for food safety is more transparent and independent were informally agreed with the Romanian presidency. The new rules, agreed on Monday night (11 February), aim to improve transparency in risk assessment and ensure that studies submitted by the industry to support applications and used by European […]

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