The Government of Finland will meet the European Parliament President David Sassoli and leaders of the EP’s political groups in Helsinki on 6 September. The purpose of the meeting between the Government and the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament is to discuss the priorities of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and inter-institutional cooperation.
During the European elections in May, about 200 million Europeans elected MEPs to represent them over the coming five years in the new European Parliament. Those MEPs are organised into groups based on their political affinities. Find out about the priorities of each group in the video series created by the European Parliament.
Update: letters concerning the nominations of Mr Margaritis SCHINAS have been published.
In a new JRC-led article, leading global scientists bring existing environmental footprints into a single environmental footprint family that can be used to more accurately assess, and identify ways to ensure, local and planetary environmental sustainability.
Update: the amendments to the EP PECH and ECON Committee opinions are now available.
A new Eurobarometer survey released today shows a strong increase in citizens’ positive perception of the European Union across the board – from the economy to the state of democracy. These are the best results since the June 2014 Eurobarometer survey conducted before the Juncker Commission took office.
Update: a revised Impact Assessment (including the executive summary) accompanying the proposal, correcting the omission of the 11 annexes is now available.
The conference aims to assess the role of company law and corporate governance in the action against climate change and other related global ecological threats. For the said purpose, the conference facilitates a broad and open exchange as regards both the ongoing development and possible ways forward in the EU and other relevant markets.
The Technical Platform is a forum set up by the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and DG ENV aimed at fostering dialogue on local and regional problems and solutions in the application of EU environment law. It was launched in 2012 with the following objectives:
- to allow dialogue on implementation issues of mutual interest and exchange of best practices at a technical level;
- to facilitate a cooperation between local and regional environmental administrations and DG ENV and the CoR’s ENVE Commission;
- to overall contribute to improvements in environmental outcomes;
- to strengthen the cooperation between the CoR’s ENVE commission and DG ENV;
- to provide technical input to the work of the CoR’s ENVE commission, thereby reinforcing an evidence-based approach in its ongoing work in this field.
On 4-5 September Bruegel will organise its Annual Meetings. As in previous years, the Meetings will offer relevant topical discussions through which we strive to contribute to the quality of economic policy making in Europe and beyond.