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Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, April II 2019

Highlights of the April II plenary session (the last of the current legislature) included debates on the conclusions of the April 2019 European Council meeting on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, and the final debate in the series on the future of Europe with the Prime Minister of Latvia, Kisjanis Karins. Important debates also took place on the rule of law in Romania; failure to adopt an EU digital services tax; protecting the European elections against international cybersecurity threats; and on the possible extradition of Julian Assange. Continue reading

European Parliament Plenary Session – April II 2019

Unsurprisingly, the agenda for this final plenary session of Parliament’s 2014-2019 term will deal with a range of issues that are emblematic of the major themes that have marked this eighth legislature. Continue reading

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) [EU Legislation in Progress]

Following a request made by nine Member States in December 2014, on 18 October 2016 the European Commission adopted a proposal to establish a new public-public Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) under Article 185 TFEU. Continue reading

Discovering the world of quantum optics

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Liliana Cunha Quantum optics and photonics have revolutionised our lives – in our daily use of TVs, cameras in our mobile phones, computer screens, LED lighting, navigation systems and fibre-optic cables. In 2012, Professors Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their study … Continue reading

Making smart cities come true: EU funds for our future mobility and transport

During this mobility week we also would like to raise awareness on the EU funds available for research and innovation projects. You might not know, but for many years EU money has co-funded research teams to develop new modes of transport in our cities: whether we are talking about intelligent transport systems such as connected … Continue reading

EU budget for growth and employment – In Focus

The EU has recently set its budgetary priorities for the next seven years, adopting the 2014-20 Multiannual Framework Programme (MFF). Two briefings present the key points of the agreement and its flexibility provisions allowing some additional room for maneuver in multi-year planning to promote growth and to fight unemployment. Overall, the 2014-20 MFF allocates up … Continue reading

Horizon 2020: boosting research and innovation

6 language versions available in PDF format Horizont 2020: Förderung von Forschung und Innovation Horizonte 2020: potenciar la investigación y la innovación Horizon 2020: stimuler la recherche et l’innovation Orizzonte 2020: promuovere la ricerca e l’innovazione Horyzont 2020: pobudzanie badań i innowacji Horizon 2020: boosting research and innovation Parliament and Council negotiators have reached a … Continue reading

A technological boost for sustainable transport

Innovation and research are often described as prerequisites to achieving a resource-efficient, environmentally friendly and seamless transport system in Europe, catering for citizens’ and businesses’ growing mobility needs and the requirements of a low-carbon and climate-resilient society. They are also a means of securing the competitiveness of the European transport industry. Background The transport sector … Continue reading

EU Steelday sets out needs for European steel sector, Brussels, May 16th, 2013

Three voices were heard at the high level conference on 16 May, entitled “Securing the industrial future with steel in Europe“: The Industry The industry, which stressed that, compared with its competitors, the EU steel industry is facing specific difficulties due to policies that are weakening it: the price of energy is higher in the … Continue reading

Improving SMEs’ access to finance

6 language versions available in PDF format Verbesserung des Zugangs zu Finanzmitteln für KMU Mejorar el acceso a financiación de las PYME Faciliter l’accès des PME au financement Migliorare l’accesso delle PMI ai finanziamenti Ułatwianie dostępu małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw do źródeł finansowania Improving SMEs’ access to finance SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are important … Continue reading

Technologies Clés Génériques

Suite à sa communication “Préparer notre avenir: développer une stratégie commune pour les technologies clés génériques (TCG) dans l’UE” de 2009 et au rapport de 2011 du groupe d’experts qui a interrogé industrie, associations, monde académique et organisations de recherche en technologie, la Commission publie sa stratégie des TCG en vue de relever trois défis: maintenir sa prédominance technologique … Continue reading

Audition d’experts sur les synergies entre la future Politique de Cohésion et Horizon 2020

L’audition d’experts du 29 mai 2012, co-organisée par la Commission du développement régional (REGI) et la Commission de l’ industrie de la recherche et de l’énergie (ITRE), a eu pour objet de mieux identifier les principaux défis à relever dans les prochaines années en vue d’améliorer les synergies entre le nouveau programme cadre de recherche … Continue reading

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