MEPs are disappointed with Facebook for not sending the requested speakers to the second hearing looking into the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal on Monday 25 June.
The European Union’s efforts to reduce the negative impacts of transport include promoting a shift from road freight transport to lower-emission transport modes. This also includes combined transport operations, which consist of at least one road leg for initial or final haulage and one non road leg on rail or water. The 1992 Combined Transport Directive set out measures that were meant to increase the competitiveness of combined transport against road-only transport. In 2017, 25 years after the directive entered into force, the Commission conducted a legislative review and proposed to simplify the existing rules and make combined transport more attractive by means of economic incentives. The initiative is part of the ‘mobility package’, a set of legislative proposals presented by the Commission to make EU transport safer, greener and more modern. In the European Parliament, the TRAN committee is due to vote on its report in July, while the Council has found solutions to several issues, and published a progress report on 18 May 2018.
Written answer given by Mr Vella on behalf of the Commission to a question (Rule 130) by Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (EPP) regarding “Operability of airports in the outermost regions (Ors).”
3D printing is transforming how products are made, but many legal issues such civil liability and intellectual property rights still need to be clarified.
Transport is undergoing a profound transformation, both due to the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy and to digitalisation. The S&D Group is leading the EU in a long-term vision to make the most of the new opportunities while ensuring that no jobs are lost.
MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs agreed on the future of their partnership at the 35th Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels.
Data protection is a fundamental right enshrined in both primary and secondary EU law. More specifically, the main reference for data protection in Europe is the 2016 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is fully applicable since 25 May 2018. Moreover, specific data protection rules (currently Regulation 45/2001) apply to the EU institutions. The latter are under review, to adapt their principles and provisions to the GDPR. The processing of data relating to parliamentary activities is therefore covered by these specific rules, as is personal data relating to, or processed by, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). This Briefing provides an overview of the main provisions applicable to parliamentary activities and in particular to MEPs, taking account of the fact that the process of reforming the current rules has not been formally concluded (even if a political agreement has been reached between the co legislators).
None of the world’s 10 most powerful supercomputers are currently in the EU, even though our researchers need them to use big data and advance scientific discoveries.
Former Air France workers should receive EU aid worth €9,894,483 to re-integrate them into the labour market, following a Budgets Committee vote on Tuesday.