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Community sponsorship schemes under the new pact on migration and asylum: Take-up by EU regions and cities

A potential solution is the community sponsorship scheme, understood as encompassing several different approaches for refugee admission to third countries other than countries of origin or transit. Continue reading

US: Economic indicators and trade with EU

Written by Gyorgyi Macsai and Giulio Sabbati (Members’ Research Service) with Igor Tkalec (GlobalStat, EUI). The US-EU trading relationship is one of the biggest in the world, even though the overall value of traded goods dropped in 2020 in the pandemic. The EU and US economies account for about half the entire world’s GDP, and … Continue reading

Peace and Security in 2021: Overview of EU action and outlook for the future

According to the Global Peace Index, the state of peace in the world deteriorated further in 2020, owing not least to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading

Asylum in the EU: Facts and Figures

Written by Giulio Sabbati. Asylum is a form of international protection given by a state on its territory to someone who is threatened by persecution on grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular group or political opinion in their country of origin or residence. This infographic provides an overview of the number of … Continue reading

Computerised system for communication in cross-border judicial proceedings (e-CODEX) [EU Legislation in Progress]

The management of the project would be entrusted to eu-LISA (the EU Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice). Within the European Parliament, the LIBE and JURI committees are jointly in charge of the file, and the draft report is expected shortly. Continue reading

World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) introduced the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002, as part of their efforts to eradicate this unacceptable phenomenon. The day is observed annually on 12 June, and this year the focus is on the 2021 International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. It is also an opportunity to consider measures taken at international and EU level. Continue reading

Plenary round-up – June I 2021

Members approved by an overwhelming majority the proposed EU Digital Covid Certificate for EU nationals as well as the parallel proposal covering third-country nationals. Parliament agreed to an accelerated procedure to consider these proposals. Continue reading

Harnessing the new momentum in transatlantic relations: Potential areas for common action during the Biden presidency

Like-minded strategic partners, natural and historical allies or an Atlantic bridge are among the terms used to describe the complex relationship between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA). Continue reading

EU climate action in ocean governance and fisheries policy

The European Green Deal places climate action at the heart of a wide range of new legislative and non-legislative initiatives and includes ambitious goals such as achieving climate-neutrality by 2050 and preserving and protecting biodiversity. Continue reading

Recovery plan for Europe: State of play

First, there is the financing of NGEU, based on borrowing operations carried out by the European Commission on behalf of the European Union. Continue reading

Biodiversity protection: Where do we stand?

Under the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, part of the European Green Deal, the EU has therefore set itself new targets for the next decade. Continue reading

Labour market integration of asylum seekers and refugees

EU law envisages access to employment for refugees as soon as they are granted refugee status, or for asylum-seekers at the latest within nine months of lodging an asylum application. Continue reading

G7 summit, June 2021: Asserting democratic values in the post-crisis context

Ahead of the summit, ministerial meetings in areas selected by the presidency have already taken place, shaping future cooperation among the G7 nations. Continue reading

China: Partner or rival? [What Think Tanks are thinking]

This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from major international think tanks on China, its ties with the EU and related issues. The previous issue on the subject was published in October 2020. Continue reading

Strengthening Europol’s mandate [EU Legislation in Progress]

Discussions in the Council started in January 2021. In the European Parliament, a draft report was discussed in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs at the end of May 2021. Continue reading

European Peace Facility: Promoting peace or fuelling conflict?

The European Peace Facility (EPF) is a new off-budget fund with a financial ceiling of €5.692 billion financed by Member State contributions. Continue reading

Trade policy for the Biodiversity Strategy 2030

Human economic activity has surpassed for years the rate of biosphere regeneration and total biodiversity stock of the planet. Continue reading

The Conference on the Future of Europe

This EPRS infographic sets out the structures of the conference, how they will work and the topics to be discussed. Continue reading

What if objects around us flocked together and became intelligent? [Science and Technology podcast]

Smart objects have evolved beyond the original idea of the internet of things (IoT): to offer a better way to track products, replace obsolete barcodes and improve logistics. Continue reading

Understanding EU action on Roma inclusion

Since the mid-1990s, the European Union has stressed the need for better Roma inclusion. Continue reading

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