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Coming up: Commemorating Holocaust, saving bees and more...

19/01/2018

06:32

MEPs tackle issues of declining bee populations, female genital mutilation, and how to further boost Europe’s defence sector. They will also commemorate the victims of Europe’s worst tragedy: the Holocaust.

From plastics to electrical pulse fishing: 5 numbers from Strasbourg

19/01/2018

01:09

Environmental issues were in the spotlight at the January plenary session in Strasbourg, with a proposed ban on electrical pulse fishing, new objectives for energy consumption, a strategy to reduce plastic in the EU, and much more.

Online purchases taking over the high street

18/01/2018

07:01

More and more citizens are turning to online shopping for their buying needs. It is a new norm that need to be regulated to better protect citizens. From defective products, unjustified geo-blocking, cross-border deliveries and online streaming to the end of roaming, the European Parliament is tackling the issues.

Parliament calls for stricter export controls on spyware technology

16/01/2018

12:22

Parliament is calling for a stricter control on exports of “dual-use goods”, in particular civilian technologies that could be used by authoritarian regimes to spy on citizens.

Coming up in Strasbourg: Clean energy, spy technology, Iran and more.

12/01/2018

05:12

In the first plenary session of 2018, MEPs are set to discuss a draft laws on cleaner energy, protests in Iran, Bulgaria taking over the rotating EU Council presidency from Estonia, and the use of European spy technology by authoritarian regimes.