With just one month until the European elections on 23-26 May, the European Parliament is launching a film - "Choose Your Future" - to encourage people to vote.
Highlights of next committee meeting Thursday 11 April 2019, 9.00 – 12.30 Brussels, Room PHS 4Q001
EU fisheries’ budget must meet the needs of the sector Better promotion and sustainable development of aquaculture More focus on specific needs of small-scale coastal fishing and outermost regions
Clear rules on drivers’ pay and on rest times Three-day limit for cabotage operations Fewer but better controls and roadside checks
“Today, we are putting an end to the era of external monopolies in the EU gas market which, for years, has exposed consumers to paying much higher energy bills and has been used to turn off gas taps in the middle of winter. This is excellent news for our citizens, industry and our overall security in the EU”, said Jerzy Buzek MEP, EPP Group Spokesman, after the deal on common rules for the internal market in natural gas was adopted by the European Parliament.
Highlights - Last meeting of the Trade Committee of the 8th Legislature
Highlights of next committee meetingThursday 2 April 2019, 14.30 – 18.30Brussels, Room PHS 3C50
Today, the European Parliament adopted a Report on the Erasmus+ Programme authored by Milan Zver MEP. Erasmus+ is one of the most popular EU programmes as it reinforces the sense of European identity, increases employability and supports the personal and professional development of young and older Europeans.
Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned by 2021 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029 More stringent application of the “polluter pays” principle
More than 200 recommendations against financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
New rules for the sales of goods and digital content in the EU
“By opening up the EU internal electricity market, citizens and businesses alike should benefit from lower prices and a real choice of energy supplier. We will create a more competitive market with much stronger incentives for new technologies”, said Jerzy Buzek MEP after the adoption of four different pieces of legislation on the electricity market.
Do you like being paid for your job? Do you enjoy rights to your property that prevent others from misusing it? Journalists and people working in the creative industry do too. And that is what the Copyright Directive, just adopted, is all about: using the same property rules offline and online.
Consumers will get smart meters, dynamic pricing and the option to switch provider more quickly State aid to fossil-fuelled power plants to be phased out New EU measures to prevent electricity blackouts