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The new EPRS App is available now!

We begin 2018 with an exciting new European Parliamentary Research Service product! As of this week, you can download our brand new app to keep up-to-date with EPRS publications, and read them anywhere at any time on your smartphone or tablet. Continue reading

Guide to EU Funding 2014-2020

Written by Vasilis Margaras, Finding the appropriate funding sources for a local authority, a public entity, a company or a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) can be a major problem. Information is scattered across many different sources and is often confusing and outdated. The EPRS ‘Guide to EU Funding 2014-2020’ is a basic introduction to EU funding … Continue reading

Parliament’s committees of inquiry and special committees

Written by Eva-Maria Poptcheva, The European Parliament has recently been making increasing use of its investigative instruments – special and inquiry committees. The TAXE Committee, established in the aftermath of the ‘LuxLeaks’ scandal to look into unfair tax practices in the EU, was followed by the TAXE 2 special committee on tax rulings. The EMIS … Continue reading

CAP simplification: State of play

Writtten by Francesco Tropea, The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2014-2020, with a budget of €408.31 billion and more than 7 million beneficiaries across Europe, was approved in 2013. At Member State level, implementation began in 2015 and is still ongoing. In this context, simplification of the CAP is an objective shared by the European institutions … Continue reading

Closing the loop: New circular economy package

Written by Didier Bourguignon Unlike the traditional linear economic model based on a ‘take-make-consume-throw away’ pattern, a circular economy is based on sharing, leasing, reuse, repair, refurbishment and recycling, in an (almost) closed loop, where products and the materials they contain are highly valued. In practice, it implies reducing waste to a minimum. Moving towards … Continue reading

Getting Members up to speed before plenary sessions

Written by Conall Devaney Every month, ahead of the European Parliament’s plenary sessions in Strasbourg, we publish a set of ‘At a glance’ notes, one-page round-ups covering many of the key issues that will be up for discussion when MEPs come together in the Alsatian capital. The aim is to provide Members with a set … Continue reading

A new STOA Panel for the new European Parliament

The European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Panel (known as STOA) has had its political leadership mandate renewed for the next two and a half years at a constituent meeting held during the recent European Parliament (EP) plenary session week in Strasbourg. On 22nd October 2014, MEPs appointed to the STOA Panel by parliamentary committees … Continue reading

Future of the European Union (Wilson Center, Washington, DC)

Yesterday an interesting debate on the future of the European Union and the economic priorities took place in the Wilson Centre in Washington DC. On this occasion, our Director-General also presented our prominent study Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe 2014-19. The panelists taking part in the discussion were: Christian F. Ostermann, Director of the Wilson (Woodrow) International … Continue reading

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