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Richard Freedman

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Podcasts of June 2016: Listen again!

Written by Richard Freedman, In the second episode of a series of podcasts on science and technology, in June 2016, we touched on the provocative topic what if our shopping was delivered by drones? With drones becoming more common place and affordable, the list of tasks they could fulfil is only getting bigger! Discover with … Continue reading

Podcasts May 2016: Listen again!

Written by Richard Freedman, In May 2016, EPRS introduced a new series of podcasts focussing on the latest science and technology developments, looking into the impact they will have on our lives and capturing their policy implications. This complimented the two other podcast series namely Plenary and Policy podcasts. What if others could read your … Continue reading

Podcasts April 2016: Listen again!

Written by Richard Freedman, Looking back on this series of EPRS podcasts, in April 2016 the Plenary podcasts focussed on protecting businesses’ trade secrets and on the technical pillar of the fourth railway package. Protecting businesses’ trade secrets Industrial espionage is a growing problem in the EU. To allow companies to better protect their trade … Continue reading

Podcasts of March 2016: Tune in again!

Written by Richard Freedman Returning to March 2016, the Plenary podcasts focussed on the reformed scheme for fruit and milk in schools and market access to port services and financial transparency of ports. Reformed scheme for fruit and milk in schools To promote healthier lifestyles and combat obesity among school children, the European Commission has … Continue reading

Podcasts of February 2016: Listen again!

Written by Richard Freedman, Looking back at February 2016 (recorded at the end of January), the Plenary podcasts focused on Mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy and European Parliament recommendations on Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy Our biodiversity is at risk, and the truth is that EU … Continue reading

Podcasts of January 2016: Tune in again!

Written by Richard Freedman, Over the summer parliamentary recess, we take a look back at the podcasts published from January 2016 until June 2016. Each week, we will publish a retrospective with an opportunity for you to (re)listen to the EPRS Policy, Plenary and Science and Technology Podcasts. Looking back at the podcasts published in … Continue reading

A guide to EPRS podcasts

Written by Richard Freedman, Since July 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service has been producing informative, timely and varied podcasts. The podcasts fall into three categories: Plenary Podcasts Policy Podcasts and Science and Technology Podcasts. Each month, on the Thursday before the European Parliament’s plenary session, five podcasts are published on various platforms (see below). … Continue reading

European elections: Past and Future

Written by Richard Freedman, In the opening remarks of the roundtable discussion on the European elections: past and future, held in the Brussels Library Reading Room, Vice-President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness touched on the fact that citizens wanted a better definition of what was meant by ‘more Europe’. In fact, often what was … Continue reading

EPRS publications for the European Youth Event 2016

Written by Richard Freedman, In preparation for the European Youth Event (EYE 2016), which will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg from 20-21 May 2016, the European Parliamentary Research Service has prepared 20 short and punchy ‘At a Glance’ notes on all the themes of the EYE 2016. Below is a full … Continue reading

US Presidential Election: Transatlantic Perspectives

Written by Richard Freedman, Making the introductory speech to an event entitled ‘The US Presidential election: Transatlantic perspectives’, MEP David McAllister (EPP, Germany), Chairman of the European Parliament delegation to the United States, referred to the US election campaign as an ‘ongoing movie’. The event was the first in a series organised by the EPRS … Continue reading

Climate: High priority for low carbon

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Gregor Erbach, Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world. The European Union has been in the vanguard of those pushing to tackle climate change and worked towards an ambitious agreement at the Paris Summit. Indeed, The Paris Agreement of 12 December 2015 by the … Continue reading

European Parliamentary Week on the European Semester

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Andrej Stuchlik The States-General of The Netherlands and the European Parliament are inviting national Parliaments to the Interparliamentary Conference on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (the Conference following Article 13 of the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the EMU (TSCG)). The European … Continue reading

New EU-US trade and investment deal: to be or not to be? MEPs to play a key role

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Laura Puccio The European Union is negotiating a trade and investment deal with the United States – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership known as TTIP. The aim is to open up the US to EU firm, help cut red tape that firms face when exporting and set … Continue reading

Measures to tackle youth unemployment, are they enough?

Written by Richard Freedman in cooperation with Marie Lecerf The figures are stark. More than 4.5 million young people (aged 15-24 years) are unemployed today in the EU. The EU youth unemployment rate is more than double the overall unemployment rate (20% compared with 9%) and masks big differences between countries: there is a gap … 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

European Youth Event 2016

Written by Tommaso Parlatore (EYE unit) and Richard Freedman (EPRS) The European Youth Event (EYE2016) will take place in the European Parliament seat in Strasbourg on 20th-21st May 2016. It is a unique opportunity for 7000 young Europeans to make their voices heard. During the event, the participants will exchange ideas and perspectives on youth-related … 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

Migration: An unprecedented challenge to the EU

Written by Richard Freedman. In cooperation with Anita Orav and Alexandra Gatto. The EU is facing one of its greatest challenges since its foundations in the 1950s. People of all ages are migrating in unprecedented numbers from war-torn and unstable regions, such as Syria, Iraq, and Libya. According to the EU Agency Frontex, roughly 1 … Continue reading

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