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Truth, trust and democracy: in a digital world, is knowledge still power?

Trust and truth have been two sides of the same coin since the late Neolithic/early Bronze Age. The words trust and truth originate from the same linguistic root: proto-indo-European -deru, meaning something firm, solid and steadfast – like wood. Continue reading

Road transport: Enforcement and special provisions for posted workers [EU Legislation in Progress] [Policy Podcast]

The EU has established a range of social measures applying to the road transport sector, which aim at improving drivers’ working conditions, road safety and competition between road operators. Continue reading

‘Paradise papers’ in a nutshell

The latest leak of tax-related documents, known as the ‘Paradise papers’, was made public on 5 November 2017. The results of a joint investigation are now being released in instalments. The papers provide additional evidence on the involvement of offshore law firms in tax optimisation practices. Continue reading

Single market information tool (SMIT) [EU Legislation in Progress]

Competition and consumer protection in the single market are often undermined by measures such as price discrimination based on residency, geo-blocking of online audio-visual content, or limited cross-border parcel delivery. Continue reading

Keysources – an information resource for MEPs

EPRS Keysources are designed to provide Members of the European Parliament with an expert selection of documents on a given topic. Whilst MEPs can request information and analysis from ERPS at any time – Keysources are put together in anticipation of information needs, and in order to provide a quick overview of documents and discussion … Continue reading

Truth, lies and disinformation — beyond Russia and Ukraine

Written by Martin Russell and Naja Bentzen Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. — George Orwell, 1984 ‘This is war. You’re part of it’. The appeal on the euromaidanSOS website – originally a Facebook group devoted to helping ‘people who suffered during the revolution in Ukraine’ – … Continue reading

Italy and the European Union: selected sources

From 1 July 2014, Italy will take over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. We have gathered some useful information sources about the country to give a general overview on Italian politics and legislation, as well as its relation with the European Union. A list of the main think tanks … Continue reading

Parliamentary research and the plurality of information sources available to MPs

Parliamentary research and information services (PRIS) come with very different backgrounds, traditions, budgets and sizes. In terms of providing information and research to Members, all face substantial competition from other suppliers of information such as interest groups, civil society organisations, “think tanks” and the executive branch itself. In order to maintain and strengthen their role … Continue reading

Le droit de l’accès à l’information prime le secret d’affaires

Le principe Selon la convention d’Århus, lorsqu’un processus décisionnel touchant l’environnement est engagé, le public concerné doit pouvoir y participer dès son début, c’est-à-dire lorsque toutes les options et solutions sont encore possibles et qu’il peut exercer une réelle influence. De plus, le public doit, en principe, pouvoir consulter gratuitement toutes les informations présentant un … Continue reading

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