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Gianluca Sgueo

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EU policies – Delivering for citizens: The fight against terrorism [Policy Podcast]

Faced with a growing international terrorist threat, the European Union (EU) is playing an ever more ambitious role in counter-terrorism. Even though primary responsibility for combating crime and ensuring security lies with the Member States, the EU provides cooperation, coordination and (to some extent) harmonisation tools as well as financial support to address this borderless phenomenon. Continue reading

2019 European elections: National rules

This Infographic contains up-to-date information on key data concerning the forthcoming European elections (to be held in 2019). In a one-page format, readers can find information of the Election day, the voting systems adopted at Member States’ level, as well as on rules governing eligibility and allocation of seats. Most importantly, the infographic takes into account the re-distribution of seats following on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU, and the overall reduction of total number of seats to 705. Further, more in-depth analysis is available on the second page of the infographic. Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Nuclear decommissioning assistance

Written by Gianluca Sgueo and Matthew Parry, In the early 1990s, in the wake of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the EU began providing financial and technical assistance to partner countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia via the TACIS and PHARE programmes. In 1999, the EU launched three nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes (NDAP) specifically to … Continue reading

UK withdrawal from the European Union: Legal and procedural issues

Written by Jesús Carmona, Carmen-Cristina Cîrlig and Gianluca Sgueo, On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom (UK) is expected to give formal notification of its intention to leave the European Union (EU), following the recent adoption of an Act of Parliament authorising the British government to take this important step. The notification follows nine months … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Common Agricultural Policy

Written by Gianluca Sgueo, Francesco Tropea and Marie-Laure Augere-Granier, With 52% of the European Union (EU) territory classified as predominantly rural, more than 170 million hectares of agricultural land, and 113 million people (nearly one quarter of the EU population) living in rural areas, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents one of the largest shares of expenditure from … Continue reading

The faces behind the EPRS blog

Written by Richard Freedman, Have you ever wondered who drafts the content of the EPRS blog?  Who are the faces behind the words and images on the blog? Over this holiday period we thought it would be interesting to introduce you to some of the EPRS authors. Our authors write blog pieces based on EPRS … Continue reading

Young people engaged but not voting?

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Gianluca Sgueo, Democracy is about much more than voting once every five years or so in a national or European election. It is also about civil engagement and participation in the democratic process. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that while turnout in the 2014 European elections stabilised at … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Rights, Equality and Citizenship

Written by Gianluca Sgueo, With a financial envelope of nearly €440 million for the period 2014-2020, four main financing actions and nine specific objectives, the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (RECP) is a European Union (EU) funding programme aiming to protect equality and the rights of persons, as enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of … Continue reading

Transparency of lobbying at EU level

Written by Gianluca Sgueo Lobbying has become an increasingly prominent issue in the European Union (EU) political and institutional debate over the past 20 years, with many comparing Brussels to Washington DC in this regard. The principal reason for this phenomenon is almost certainly the growing role of the EU as a policy-maker. As the EU … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Europe for citizens

Written by Gianluca Sgueo How does the European Union contribute to fostering an understanding of its history and diversity? And how does it attempt to boost EU civic participation? Europe for citizens is an EU programme aimed at encouraging direct participation in EU policies by citizens, and promoting dialogue between the EU institutions, civil society … Continue reading

Gender-responsive budgeting: Innovative approaches to budgeting

Written by Gianluca Sgueo ‘Gender gap’ is the term used to describe the unequal outcomes achieved by women and men on the labour market, as well as women’s restricted access to rights and assets worldwide. According to the World Economic Forum, no country in the world has fully closed the gender gap: only a few … Continue reading

How the EU budget is spent: Consumer programme

Written by Gianluca Sgueo and Jana Valant Consumer spending accounts for 57% of EU gross domestic product (GDP), which makes European consumers key to stimulating growth in the European economy. Between 2008 and 2010, the volume of intra-EU trade in consumer products amounted to almost €1 trillion. In 2013, the European Commission estimated the value of … Continue reading

NGOs and money laundering: Adapting EU rules to engage NGOs better

Written by Gianluca Sgueo Money laundering (ML) is a major global concern. The minimum identifiable direct costs of organised crime in the European Union (EU) are estimated at around €166 billion a year. Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency and Eurojust, the EU’s Judicial Cooperation Unit, estimate the minimum costs of fighting organised crime at … Continue reading

Addressing conflicts of interest in public-private partnerships (PPPs)

Written by Gianluca Sgueo The term ‘public-private partnership’ (PPP) is used to describe a broad and varied spectrum of cooperative relationships between public actors (governments, agencies and international organisations, or a combination thereof) and private actors (companies or not-for-profit entities). There is therefore no standard global definition of precisely what a PPP is. PPPs have … Continue reading

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