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On Europe Day – The European Union matters

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola´s address at This is Europe -debate with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Europe Day, 9 May 2023.

Olaf Scholz: “We need a geopolitical, larger, reformed EU, open to the future”

Chancellor Olaf Scholz debated with MEPs during the 'This is Europe' series, calling for a united Europe capable of changing to secure its place in the world.

Italy again protracts the resolution of the Lettori case

Over a month from the deadline given by the European Commission for the payment of settlements to foreign-language lecturers(Lettori) for decades of discriminatory treatment, the Meloni government last Thursday passed a Decree-Law that sets...

Habemus Rex, From Prince to King, The Journey of Charles III to the Crown, and Camilla

The wait is over! King Charles III has finally been crowned. Learn about his journey to the throne and what his reign may hold for the future of the kingdom.

New EU mechanism to protect traditional crafts and renowned

MEPs adopted its position on a new scheme to ensure the geographical indication of traditional crafts is protected globally.

The Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism – call for submission of entries

On 3 May, the World Press Freedom Day, the European Parliament launched the call launched the call for application to the Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for Journalism.

Religious discrimination and police violence… France criticized at the UN

Several countries deplored on Monday religious discrimination and police violence during the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, May 1

288 dark web vendors arrested in major marketplace seizure

Dark web, law enforcement on three continents seize EUR 50.8 million in cash and virtual currencies, 850 kg of drugs and 117 firearms

Psychiatrists discuss how to reduce the use of coercive measures

The need and feasibility of reducing coercion in mental health care is widely acknowledged. The discussion whether the goal is reducing or eliminating the use of coercive measures is a hot topic in professional...

Europe Day 2023: celebrating European unity

On 9 May, the European Union will celebrate Europe Day 2023, a moment to commemorate the Schuman Declaration on 9 May 1950.

Human rights scholars concerned about unsolved Tai Ji Men case

European and US human rights academics concerned about post-authoritarian persecution and the Tai Ji Men Case INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY: Chen Chu acknowledges the importance of the issue and discusses Tai Ji Men case In the middle of last...

Commissioner Nicolas Schmit on International Workers’ Day

In view of the International Workers' Day, Commissioner Nicolas Schmit made the following statement: "On 1 May, as we mark International Workers' Day, the EU remains committed to preparing people for the changing world of work. This...

MEPs call for coordinated EU strategy against foreign interference

New report on foreign interference, numerous examples such as EU elites defending Gazprom's interests and Hungary's vulnerability to Russian

In March-April, 12 Jehovah’s Witnesses sentenced to 76 years in prison in all

Not only Russian citizens disagreeing about Russia’s war on Ukraine or asking Putin to stop the war are sentenced to heavy prison terms. Jehovah’s Witnesses whose organization was banned by the Supreme Court in...

EUCDW leaders: “Europe needs a strong industry and high-quality jobs!”

The European Union of Christian Democratic Workers calls on the strengthening of European industry with well-paid and high quality jobs.

MEPs renew suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian exports

The International Trade Committee gave its green light on Thursday for another one-year suspension of EU import duties on Ukrainian exports to support the country’s economy.

Ending fast fashion – EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles

To ensure sustainable and circular textiles in a socially just manner, MEPs in the Environment Committee today adopted their recommendations

Asylum and migration: Parliament confirms key reform mandates

Plenary agreed on Thursday to open talks with EU member states on several asylum and migration policy files.

European Ombudsman publishes annual report for 2022

The Ombudsman has published her annual report for 2022 with transparency and accountability issues representing the largest percentage of complaints (32%). The report provides an overview of key areas of the Ombudsman’s work, such as...

Carbon leakage – preventing firms from avoiding emissions rules

Parliament wants an ambitious carbon levy on imported goods to stop companies from avoiding emissions rules by moving outside the EU, a practice known as carbon leakage.

Will the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU be suspended?

This is the question some activists are asking themselves in Spain The presidency of the Council of the European Union (Consillium) is rotating and changes every six months, with Spain scheduled to take over...

Crypto-asset transfers – new tracing rules in the EU

Parliament endorsed the first EU rules to trace crypto-asset transfers, prevent money laundering, as well as common rules on supervision and customer protection.

Human rights breaches in Russia, Afghanistan and Nigeria

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on human rights breaches in Russia, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

SHRINES, a new consortium is born to increase security in places of worship

A new project is launched aiming to help protect and increase the security of places of worship. "The SHRINES project recently established the European network for safety and security management in places of worship." said...

Europe’s growing transport demand increases emissions from heavy-duty vehicles

The EEA briefing ‘Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles in Europe’ presents comprehensive data and analysis on greenhouse gas emissions from trucks, buses, and coaches in European road transport. The EEA has also...
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