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MEPs urge the EU to lead the way to net-zero emissions by 2050

Europian Parliament
20.02.2019 / 20:57

Environment and Industry Committee MEPs outlined their ideas on the EU’s long-term emissions reduction strategy.

Environment Committee MEPs said on Wednesday that only two of the eight scenarios (“pathways”) proposed by the European Commission in its November communication would enable the...

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New Erasmus: more opportunities for disadvantaged youth

The new Erasmus programme focuses on young people with fewer opportunities, allowing more people to participate
20.02.2019 / 13:14

Erasmus should triple its funds, allow more people to take part and adapt its grants to the needs of the participants.

The Culture and Education Committee approved on Wednesday the next generation Erasmus programme, proposing a detailed set of measures to lift all economic, social, cultural...

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Trade negotiations with US can start under certain conditions

Europian parliament
19.02.2019 / 16:11

The Trade Committee on Tuesday endorsed the mandate to start limited EU-US trade talks, but set conditions on the conclusion of a deal.

Starting talks is in the interest of European citizens and companies, as it would ease current tensions in EU-US trade relations, brought about by the US...

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Migration and asylum: EU funds to promote integration and protect borders

Europian parliament
19.02.2019 / 16:05

MEPs backed on Tuesday increasing the EU budget for migration and asylum policies and to reinforce borders.

The Civil Liberties Committee endorsed the renewed Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the 2021-2027 budget of which will increase up to €9.2 billion (€10.41 billion in...

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Cutting CO2 emissions from trucks: MEPs reach deal with Council

Cutting CO2 emissions from trucks: MEPs reach deal with Council ©AP Images/European Union-EP
19.02.2019 / 15:36

This agreed new legislation is the first ever regulation on CO2 emissions for lorries in the EU.

The deal reached between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council on Monday night provides for a legally binding 30% CO2 reduction target for new lorries by 2030, with an intermediate target of...

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Malta and Slovakia: serious shortcomings in the rule of law

Europian parliament
19.02.2019 / 15:28

MEPs have serious concerns over the fight against corruption and organised crime, impartiality of law enforcement and judicial independence in Malta and Slovakia.

The Civil Liberties Committee adopted on Tuesday a draft resolution summarising the conclusions of the working group set up within the...

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First seat projections for the next European Parliament

Projection of today’s voting preferences across the EU27 onto the distribution of seats in the European Parliament.
18.02.2019 / 13:50

Parliament released today the first seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, for the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament

The European Parliament has published a first set of projections on how the next chamber would look like based on national polling data taken...

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister Will Take Part in Today’s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

Ekaterina Zaharieva
18.02.2019 / 13:45

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva is to represent Bulgaria at today’s Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.

The Council will be discussing events in Syria and Venezuela, as well as the situation in Ukraine, with a focus on the upcoming elections in the...

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Europroject Will Improve Air Quality in Six Large Municipalities in Bulgaria

Filthy air
15.02.2019 / 17:09

The European Commission has announced an investment of € 116.1 million under the LIFE program for the environment and climate action, its press service announced, quoted by bTV.

Air pollution from heating and transport is a significant problem in Bulgaria.

Nearly 90% of the urban population is...

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Online platforms required by law to be more transparent with EU businesses

Europian parliament
14.02.2019 / 15:18

First piece of EU legislation specifically addressing platform-to-business relations agreed on Thursday

Online platforms and search engines (e.g. Amazon, Google Search) will have to put in place transparency as well as several fairness measures

EU traders selling online, hotels and app developers...

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