News in the category "European Community"

Air pollution: Parliament adopts revised law to improve air quality

Европейският парламент
24.04.2024 / 18:51

Stricter 2030 limits for several air pollutantsAir quality indices to be comparable across all member statesAccess to justice and right to compensation for citizensAir pollution leads to around 300,000 premature deaths per year in the EU The revised law aims to reduce air pollution in the...

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MEPs approve aid worth €3 million for 835 dismissed steel workers in Germany

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 15:42

Job seeker’s support for 835 former workers of Vallourec Deutschland GmbH in Mülheim an der RuhrVallourec France decided to close its German production sites, moving production to BrazilSupport package includes upskilling measures, job search assistance, and support for business...

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MEPs give green light to a reformed Schengen Borders Code

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 15:40

Border controls reinstated as a last resort, with risk assessmentsTotal duration of border controls two years plus a possible one-year extensionTargeted rules for large-scale health-emergenciesThe European Parliament has adopted a reformed Schengen Borders Code. The reform, adopted by the...

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Parliament approves first ever EU rules on combating violence against women

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 15:36

Actions to prevent rape and increase understanding of consentForced marriage and female genital mutilation considered crimesDisclosing private information online without consent is prohibited, as is “cyber-flashing”Specialised assistance for victims The new rules aim to prevent...

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Trafficking in human beings: MEPs adopt more extensive law to protect victims

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 09:25

New crimes at EU level include forced marriage, illegal adoption, and exploitation of surrogacyBroader scope for law enforcement to dismantle criminal organisationsPenalties for companies convicted for trafficking The European Parliament has given its final green light to revised rules on...

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Combatting late payments in commercial transactions

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 09:24

Payments would have to be made in 30 days, with limited exceptionsAlmost 50% of the invoices in the EU are not paid on timeSMEs, which make up 99% of EU businesses, disproportionally affected by late paymentsShift in culture needed to reverse trend and discourage late paymentsThe proposed...

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Right to repair: Making repair easier and more appealing to consumers

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 09:14

Manufacturer has to repair a product for a reasonable price and within a reasonable timeframe after the legal guarantee periodAccess to spare parts, tools and repair information for consumersIncentives to opt for repair, such as repair vouchers and fundsOnline platforms will assist consumers...

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Products made with forced labour to be banned from EU single market

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 09:11

Suspected use of forced labour to be investigated and, if proven, products to be withdrawn from the marketAttention to products coming from areas with a high risk of state-imposed forced labourProducts may be allowed back on the market if forced labour is eliminated from the supply...

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New EU fiscal rules approved by MEPs

European Parliament
24.04.2024 / 09:09

New provisions to foster investment, factor in social convergence, and increase national commitment to plansThe updated rules set minimum reduction of average deficit and debtTime to achieve objectives in national plans may be extended, and deviation from the plan would be allowed in...

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Committee MEPs want to enhance customers’ control over their financial data

European Parliament
19.04.2024 / 09:40

Economic and monetary affairs MEPs propose new, innovation friendly rules allowing customers to keep their financial data safe and efficiently use them to get a better financial service. On Thursday, MEPs adopted their proposal for a harmonised framework for access to financial data at the EU...

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