Written by Tessa Tumbrägel
We will kick off the service with two pilot episodes related to the upcoming July plenary session and gradually expand the number of episodes. From October onwards, you can expect five podcasts to be released each month, available on the Friday before the plenary takes place.
Our first episode will get you up to speed on the issue of moving towards a more circular economy in which materials are re-used and recycled and ‘waste’ can be turned into a resource. Parliament is scheduled to vote in plenary on a strategic report on the issue, which, among other things, calls for binding targets to increase resource efficiency by 30% by 2030, compared to 2014. The transition towards a more circular economy in the EU could have a number of benefits, but it would also involve barriers and challenges. Will we see a lively debate in plenary?
If you are interested in the state of play in EU copyright regulation, listen to our second episode. Reform of EU copyright rules has been a hot topic for years and Parliament has long stressed the need to modernise the existing regulation. MEPs will address the issue in plenary, voting on a report from the Legal Affairs Committee, which evaluates the current regulatory framework and recommends changes. As copyright reform is a sensitive subject in the EU, there will be plenty to discuss, including the principle of territoriality of copyrights and the scope of exceptions and limitations to copyright protection.
Want to know more? Then get your earphones ready and listen to or download our first plenary podcasts on the Europarl website. You can also subscribe to the podcast and automatically receive all new episodes via the Europarl podcast page, Stitcher or TuneIn.