News in the category "European Community"

Brexit effect: Public opinion survey shows that EU is more appreciated than ever

The fieldwork of this survey was carried out between 8 and 26 September 2018 among 27 474 Europeans aged 16 or more
17.10.2018 / 15:30

The latest EU public opinion survey, conducted in September 2018, reveals a clear and growing appreciation for EU membership, reaching a record high of 68%.


The latest Eurobarometer survey, measuring public attitudes to the EU across member states, highlights that more people than ever consider...

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Facebook: MEPs demand a full audit by EU bodies to assess data protection

European Parliament
12.10.2018 / 13:52

Competition rules should be upgraded to reflect the digital reality

Measures to prevent election meddling

EU institutions may consider shutting their Facebook accounts if citizens’ data at risk

Member states should investigate alleged misuse of online political space by foreign forces


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Plastic in the ocean: the facts, effects and new EU rules

Plastic waste in our oceans poses an environmental risk ©AP Images/European Union-EP
12.10.2018 / 13:48

Find out key facts about plastic in the ocean with our infographics, as well discover their impact and how the EU is acting to reduce plastic litter in the seas.


The results of today’s single-use, throw-away plastic culture can be seen on sea shores and in oceans everywhere. Plastic waste is...

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Leading female EU politicians urge women to vote and stand in European elections

European Parliament
09.10.2018 / 16:01

Ahead of the European Council 17-18 October, top EU politicians call on women to vote and to stand as candidates in the next European elections.


The Women’s European Council will meet on 10 October. EP vice-presidents Mairead McGuinness (EPP, IE) , Evelyne Gebhardt (S&D, DE) ) and Heidi...

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Sakharov Prize 2018: the finalists

The shortlist for the 2018 Sakharov Prize has been announced
09.10.2018 / 15:58

The finalists for the 2018 Sakharov Prize are: Oleg Sentsov, 11 NGOs saving migrant lives across the Mediterranean Sea and Nasser Zefzafi.


This year's finalists for Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought were chosen by the foreign affairs and development committees on 9 October. The...

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Eastern Europeans will Occupy "Hundreds of Thousands" of New Jobs in Germany

Eastern Europeans will Occupy "Hundreds of Thousands" of New Jobs in Germany
08.10.2018 / 16:24

Hundreds of thousands of new jobs in Germany will be filled with workers from Eastern Europe. Employment in July in the country was 700,000 units higher than in the previous year. This shows official data from the German government quoted by Deutsche Welle.


"Every second job created in...

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Green light for VAT overhaul to simplify system and cut fraud

Европейският парламент
04.10.2018 / 16:00

MEPs on Wednesday backed the bulk of the European Commission’s proposed reform of the VAT system, while proposing some adjustments, such as to set a maximum VAT rate.


Two pieces of legislation were put to the vote. One aims to facilitate trade, especially for SMEs, within the single market and...

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Parliament pushes for cleaner cars on EU roads by 2030

MEPs want a 35% market share for electric and low-emission cars by 2030 © AP Images/European Union-EP
04.10.2018 / 15:59

CO2 emissions from new cars should be cut by 40% by 2030 and market uptake of electric and low- emission cars should accelerate, said MEPs on Wednesday.


In the draft law voted on today, MEPs proposed setting a higher target for reducing EU fleet-wide emissions for new cars by 2030 of 40%...

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Brexit and migration dominates the debate on October’s EU summit

Commission President Juncker and Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß, representing the Austrian Presidency© European Union 2018 - EP
02.10.2018 / 15:38

Debate in Plenary on the preparation of the European Council meeting of 18 and 19 October 2018 - (L-R: Commission President Juncker and Council representatives Bogner-Straub)

Commission President Juncker and Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß, representing the Austrian Presidency© European Union...

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EU Launches Asia Strategy to Rival China's 'New Silk Road'

EU Launches Asia Strategy to Rival China's 'New Silk Road'
26.09.2018 / 14:34

AFP - As doubts grow over China's vast "Belt and Road" trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay.


EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new "Asia connectivity...

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