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.
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.
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 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.
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.