21.10.2019

EU trade policy: Frequently asked questions – European Parliament Weekly Digest Bulletin

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/fr/document.html?reference=EPRS_IDA(2019)642229 This paper seeks to serve as a key resource for policy-makers who need to understand complex issues related to international trade quickly. It also outlines the key academic debates and issues, and provides references to further resources that could offer useful support to the work of policy-makers in the European Parliament. It seeks to […]

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21.10.2019

The European Union at a glance: see the Fact Sheets online – European Parliament Weekly Digest Bulletin

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/factsheets/en/home The Fact Sheets on the EU provide an overview of European integration and of Parliament’s contribution to that process. They present a brief overview of the EU’s institutions and policies, and of Parliament’s role in their development. Available in 23 languages, they cover five main areas: how the EU works; economy, science and quality […]

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21.10.2019

European Parliamentary committees: their role and composition – European Parliament Weekly Digest Bulletin

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/about-committees.html Parliament’s committees deal with EU legislative proposals by adopting reports, which then are referred to plenary for voting by all Members, and appoint negotiation teams to conduct talks with Council. They adopt non-legislative reports, organise hearings with experts and scrutinise other EU bodies and institutions. Parliament can set up sub-committees and special committees to […]

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21.10.2019

Mainstreaming of climate action in the EU budget: Impact of a political objective – European Parliament Weekly Digest Bulletin

Facilitating the transition to a climate-friendly and resilient economy requires huge investments. The EU has committed to spending 20 % of its 2014-2020 financial resources on climate-related measures. Against the backdrop of the Paris Agreement and of the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, such a high-level political objective acquires new salience in […]

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