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Giulio Sabbati

Giulio Sabbati has written 13 posts for European Parliamentary Research Service Blog

European Arrest Warrant (EAW)

In February 2014, with an overwhelming majority, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Commission to submit legislative proposals aimed at improving the functioning of the European Arrest Warrant. In Parliament’s opinion, revision of the current legislation is needed to prevent miscarriages of justice, long waits in pre-trial detention and other breaches of suspects ‘ human … Continue reading

Ageing population: projections 2010 – 2060 for the EU27

Ageing of the European Union (EU) population has a major impact on society and in terms of economics. A decreasing birth rate and an increase in life expectancy are expected to transform the shape of the EU’s age pyramid and also raise the median age. In the 50 years from 2010 to 2060, the population … Continue reading

The g7+ group of fragile states

The g7+ is an association of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states that have joined forces to share experiences and promote a new development framework based on five peace-building and state-building goals. The group brings together: Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Papua … Continue reading

Analysis of EU-India trade

Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EU and India – two of the world’s four largest economies, with more than 1.7 billion people altogether – were launched in June 2007 and continue today. This paper aims to show levels of trade between the two. It looks at the trade in goods from … Continue reading

Analysis of EU-US trade

The European Union and the United States (US) are the two largest economies in the world in terms of GDP and are each other’s major partners in trade of goods, services and investment. To further improve these relations the European Commission has proposed the launch of negotiations with the US on a Transatlantic Trade and … Continue reading

The EU’s eastern neighbours

This Spotlight gives statistical background for the six partner countries in the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Using different indicators, the paper looks at the aid paid by the EU to the six countries, under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) as well as other instruments. It shows … Continue reading

EU-ASEAN trade relations

This paper aims to show levels of trade between the EU and the ASEAN countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma/Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It looks at their trade in both goods and services with the EU, China and the NAFTA countries (USA, Canada and Mexico), to measure the importance of … Continue reading

The EU’s southern Mediterranean neighbours

This paper gives statistical background for ten partners in the South Mediterranean neighbourhood: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT, the West Bank and Gaza Strip), Syria and Tunisia. This Spotlight aims to visualise different indicators: firstly it shows the amount of aid paid by the EU institutions to the … Continue reading

EU-Asia trade relations beyond China

While the focus is often on China, the EU is also deepening trade relations with other Asian countries. This paper aims to show levels of trade between the EU and nine Asian countries – India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam – the selected countries. Taking EU, US and China in … Continue reading

The Single Market: 20th anniversary

The European Single Market celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. On 1 January 1993 the then 12 Member States abolished the border controls between them, launching free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This spotlight aims to celebrate the Single Market’s anniversary, looking at the history of the European Union (EU) in terms of … Continue reading

EU-South Korea: analysis of trade

The EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been in force since 1 July 2011. One year on, it is timely to look at trade between the EU – the world’s largest economy in terms of GDP – and South Korea – the world’s 13th largest economy. This spotlight shows trade in goods between the … Continue reading

Economy of the EU regions

The territory of each Member State (MS) is divided into regions under the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) classification. It is a geographical nomenclature for collection and harmonisation of statistics and for socio-economic analysis. There are three NUTS levels; the first one, major socio-economic regions, the second one basic regions for the application … Continue reading

Youth in the EU (15-24 years old)

There is no clear definition of youth, while thresholds for child benefits, civic rights or end of education are different in the EU Member States. Moreover, statistics on youth refer to different age groups; therefore this document considers young people in the age group 15-24. In 2010 there were 61 million young people aged 15-24 … Continue reading

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