News in the category "European Community"

Press briefing on plenary session on Monday, 8 March, at 15.30

European parliament
05.03.2021 / 17:22

The European Parliament’s and political groups’ spokespersons will hold a briefing on next week’s plenary session on Monday at 15.30.

The main topics that MEPs will discuss and vote on during the 8-11 March plenary session include:

Signing of the joint declaration on the Conference on the...

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Coming up: Women’s Day, future of EU, investment and health

MEPs will be dealing with an EU health plan, investment for small businesses and fair supply chains
05.03.2021 / 13:32

MEPs will mark International Women’s Day, vote on EU investment and health programmes, call for greater corporate responsibility and support LGBTIQ rights during the next plenary session.

 

International Women’s Day

Parliament will mark International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March with an...

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Bulgaria is among EU countries with highest share of women in management positions

Research
05.03.2021 / 11:54

Bulgaria is among the countries in the European Union with the largest share of women in senior management positions, according to Eurostat. In general, the proportion of women at the managerial level is still lower than that of men.

In the period of the pandemic which has been continuing for...

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European Parliament to sue the European Commission over US visas

European parliament
05.03.2021 / 11:48

The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, has signed a decision of the Legal Affairs Committee, which brings before the Court of Justice of the European Union the European Commission for not acting against the United States for not respecting visa reciprocity. This was announced for...

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EP leaders approve Conference on the Future of Europe’s founding declaration

European parliament
04.03.2021 / 21:52

Today, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents approved the joint declaration, which is the foundation for a Conference on the Future of Europe that will engage with citizens’ concerns.

After approving the joint declaration, the Conference of Presidents issued the following statement:

“The...

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IWD 2021: The gender dimension must be included in the COVID-19 recovery plans

European parliament
04.03.2021 / 21:46

MEPs, national MEPs and high-level guests discussed women’s crucial role in leading the fight against the pandemic, in an interparliamentary meeting on Thursday.

At the opening of a meeting hosted by Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Chair Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT) on the occasion of...

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Delay is over: Work begins to shine spotlight on where companies pay their taxes

European parliament
04.03.2021 / 21:37

Four years after Parliament adopted its position on draft legislation on public country-by-country reporting, EU governments come to the table to negotiate a deal.

On Thursday, Parliament’s lead negotiators, Evelyn Regner (S&D, AT) and Ibán García Del Blanco (S&D, ES), were officially...

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InvestEU: EU programme to encourage investment

The InvestEU programme provides financial support to companies with growth potential
04.03.2021 / 21:30

InvestEU continues EU efforts to boost investment in Europe, support the recovery and prepare the economy for the future.

MEPs will debate and vote on the InvestEU programme for 2021-2027 during the plenary session taking place on 8-11 March. The programme succeeds the European Fund for Strategic...

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Eurostat: January Retail Sales in Euro Zone Shrink, Bulgaria Boasts Growth

Eurostat
04.03.2021 / 17:25

The data published by Eurostat showed on Thursday that Retail Sales in the euro area contracted by 5.9% on a monthly basis in January. This reading followed December's increase of 1.8% and fell short of the market expectation for a decline of 1.1%. On a yearly basis, Retail Sales fell by...

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Circular economy: definition, importance and benefits

Circular economy: click on the image above for a larger version
04.03.2021 / 12:35

The circular economy: find out what it means, how it benefits you, the environment and our economy thanks to our video and infographic on the website https://www.europarl.europa.eu/.

The European Union produces more than 2.5 billion tonnes of waste every year. It is currently updating its...

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