News in the category "European Community"

Public Opinion survey finds record support for EU, despite Brexit backdrop

European Parliament
23.05.2018 / 16:21

The latest Parliament Eurobarometer survey, published one year ahead of the European elections in May 2019, confirms citizens’ steadily growing support for the European Union.


With just one year to go until the next European elections, EP President Antonio Tajani will outline the results from...

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FT: Macron Warns against Hasty EU Enlargement at the Sofia Summit

FT: Macron Warns against Hasty EU Enlargement at the Sofia Summit
18.05.2018 / 15:26

President Emmanuel Macron of France has issued a stark warning against hasty EU enlargement in a sign of the tough fight ahead for six western Balkan countries that want to join.


At a meeting in Sofia, Mr Macron said the EU had been too keen to expand since its last full summit with the western...

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Virtual Reality – The future of European industry at WATIFY: Inspire to Transform

Virtual Reality – The future of European industry at WATIFY: Inspire to Transform
16.05.2018 / 15:57

Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies are booming in Europe, and are expected to create up to 480 000 jobs, and will increase in value by up to 34 billion EUR by 2020, according to the latest study, Virtual Reality and its potential for Europe.


The study, which analysed both the VR and AR...

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Pesticides investigation: "Health should be the priority"

Eric Andrieu
15.05.2018 / 16:11

Parliament's pesticides committee has until the end of 2018 to investigate and propose improvements to the procedure for the authorisation of pesticides. Find out more about its work.

There are long-standing concerns about how some components of pesticides, such as glyphosate, might affect...

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EU with New Data Protection Laws Due to the Facebook Scandal
14.05.2018 / 14:04

New laws on data protection of online consumers enter into force on May 25th in the European Union, Brussels calls them the new global standard after the scandal with stolen data from Facebook.


The laws will be applied to major technology companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook that use...

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What is Europe Day and is anyone Celebrating?
09.05.2018 / 15:29

Euronews - Europe Day, observed on May 9 each year, marks the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, which proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the forerunner to the European Union.


What was the idea behind the community?

The idea of the community was that its...

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Why MEPs want a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics

Parliament is pushing for a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals
02.05.2018 / 15:09

Animal testing of cosmetics is already banned in the EU and now MEPs want the ban extended to the rest of the world.


The EU's ban on animal testing for cosmetics


Animal testing for finished cosmetic products has been prohibited in the EU since 2004 and for cosmetic ingredients since 2009 as...

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Long-term budget: MEPs want EU to have more own resources

New budget resources to meet new EU challenges
27.04.2018 / 14:45

MEPs want the EU to have its own financial sources for the next long-term budget instead of relying mainly on member state contributions.


On 14 March, Parliament kick-started the EU’s debate on what the next long-term budget, starting 1 January 2021, should look like. MEPs adopted Parliament's...

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Syria: MEPs condemn suspected use of illegal chemical weapons

Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria © Hassan Ammar/AP Photos/European Union-EP
25.04.2018 / 12:23

As the conflict in Syria enters its eighth year, MEPs debated the situation in the country on 17 April. Read on to learn more about Parliament’s response to the Syrian crisis.


Seven years of fighting in Syria have taken an enormous toll on the country’s population and caused one of the worst...

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Brexit: EU and UK citizens’ rights remain EP’s key priority

Parliament's priority is that EU and UK citizens can lead their lives as they do now after Brexit. ©AP Images/European Union-EP
25.04.2018 / 12:20

EP Brexit Steering Group and MEPs from five committees in charge of citizens' rights heard representatives of the 3 million group and UK Home Office officials on Tuesday.


The purpose of the meeting was to look into the British procedure for registering EU citizens living in the UK. EU and UK...

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