News in the category "European Community"

Johannes Hahn: EU to Back Starting Entry Talks With Albania, Republic of Macedonia

Източник: pixabay
22.02.2018 / 13:35

The European Union will recommend starting accession talks with Albania and the Republic of Macedonia, widening the bloc’s push into the Western Balkans, according to Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn.


“The EU Commission will soon recommend, most likely by the summer, that member states...

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DW: Bulgaria and Romania Push to Join EU's Schengen Area

21.02.2018 / 15:40

Bulgaria's foreign affairs minister, Ekaterina Zaharieva, has once again challenged the European Union over expanding the border-free Schengen Area. Not only did she call for the repeal of temporary border controls within the bloc in a recent interview with the German daily newspaper Die Welt, she...

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Parliament this week: animal testing, Schengen, corporate taxes

MEPs have another busy week ahead of them
19.02.2018 / 15:45

Parliament building in Brussels

MEPs have another busy week ahead of them

MEPs will this week deal with a common fair corporate tax regime, a global ban on cosmetic testing on animals, and rules empowering people to generate their own electricity.


On Wednesday members of the economic...

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Palestine refugees: Parliament urges US to reconsider decision to withhold Unrwa funding

Federica Mogherini during the plenary debate on 6 February
13.02.2018 / 14:08

To stem the impact of a reduction in US funding, Parliament is calling on the EU to mobilise additional finance for the UN agency for Palestine refugees.


MEPs are calling on the US to reverse its recent decision to withhold $65 million in funding to Unrwa, the UN agency for Palestine refugees....

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Parliament calls for thorough assessment of bi-annual time change

European Parliament
09.02.2018 / 10:23

MEPs call for a thorough assessment of current bi-annual time change and, if necessary, a revision of the rules, in a resolution adopted on Thursday.


Citizens’ initiatives have shown that the public is concerned about the bi-annual clock change marking the beginning and end of summertime,...

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Combating social inequalities in the EU

European Parliament
07.02.2018 / 13:34

The consequences of rising socio-economic inequalities for European citizens will be discussed by MEPs in a debate on Wednesday at 15.00.


Globalisation, technological changes, digitalisation and the economic crisis have increased inequalities in the EU. Over the years, the Parliament has...

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Pesticides: Parliament sets up special committee on EU authorisation process

European Parliament
06.02.2018 / 16:18

Decision follows concerns over EU glyphosate risk assessment

Special committee to assess potential failures and conflicts of interest

Committee composition to be put to the vote on Thursday

The European Parliament has adopted the mandate of a special committee to look into the EU’s...

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European Network for Internet on Planes will be Operational in June
06.02.2018 / 16:13

European wireless network for airline passengers will be launched by the end of June, yesterday companies working on the project said to Reuters.


German telecom operator Deutsche Telekom and Inmarsat satellite operator are partnering in the development of the European Aviation Network (EAN). By...

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EU Politicians Set To Vote On Whether To Scrap Daylight Saving Time
05.02.2018 / 14:31

The European Parliament decides whether to cancel the daylight saving time. MEPs are expected to call on the commission to propose abolition of the change of summer and winter time, which is done twice a year. The biggest controversy is what time to choose - summer or winter. Finland, Poland and...

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New rules to speed up freezing and confiscating criminal assets across the EU

European Parliament
11.01.2018 / 15:42

easier for member states to request seizure of criminal assets in other countries

compensating victims will take priority

9% of criminal proceeds in the EU are never confiscated

A new regulation is to help seize more illegal earnings from terrorists and other criminals.


1.1% of all criminal...

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