Topical Digests


Topical Digests

Recognising a need for targeted information on topics which are high on the EU agenda, topical digests are short primers providing links to European Parliamentary Research Service publications. Topical digests aim to provide Members of the European Parliament and their offices with quick access to the most pertinent and up-to-date information on the salient aspects of European Union policy issues, by collecting all relevant publications in one place.

Topical Digests are ready-to-print, and therefore, a QR code accompanies each short description of a publication, which opens a PDF version of the publication. In addition, we provide a list of further reading material and a link to relevant graphs and tables available in the EPRS Graphics Warehouse.

All Topical Digests are published on this blog, displayed according to policy area to facilitate browsing.

Economic and Social Policies

Economics and Monetary Issues Economic, social, budgetary, and environmental policies, February 2021

OECD Forum 2017: Bridging Divides, May 2017

Tax Transparency, April 2016

Energy ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ legislative package, May 2018

Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, February 2018

Clean Energy Financing, October 2017

Sustainable Energy, June 2016

Environment World Oceans Day 2021, June 2021

Our climate, our future!, March 2021

Economic, social, budgetary, and environmental policies, February 2021

ECPRD seminar 2019 – Oceans, October 2019

World Oceans Day, June 2019

Circular Economy, April 2018

Implementing the Paris Agreement – EU and global climate action, November 2017

Internal Market and Customs Union

Copyright reform, May 2017

Financial and Banking Issues

Tax Transparency, April 2016

Public Health

World Health Summit, October 2016

Digital Health, June 2016

Research Policy
EESC Civil Society Days 2021, March 2021

Research and transport policy, April 2019

High-level conference: EU research and innovation in our daily life, November 2018

Civil Society Days 2018, May 2018

High-level conference: Shaping our digital future, April 2018

Digital Health, June 2016

Social Policy
Economic, social, budgetary, and environmental policies, February 2021

EU policy for persons with disabilities, December 2020

EU policy for persons with disabilities, December 2017

Social Summit – Gothenburg 2017, November 2017

Taxation
Tax: tackling tax avoidance and fighting tax evasion, December 2017

Institutional and Legal Affairs

Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
EU Internal Security, June 2021

High-level Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe, June 2021

Migratory challenge, May 2021

EESC Civil Society Days 2021, March 2021

The evaluation of Eurojust activities, November 2020

Migrants and refugees: The external dimension, November 2020

Migratory challenge, November 2020

United Kingdom Withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), February 2020

30 Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 2019

The EU and law enforcement action, September 2019

Civil Society Days 2019, June 2019

Truth, the media and the public sphere, May 2017

Digest on Equality and diversity in the EU, April 2017

Migration, Human Rights and Security Nexus, October 2016

EU Border Package, June 2016

Migratory Challenge, June 2016

The EU and Counter-Terrorism, September 2017

EU Democracy, Institutional and Parliamentary Law
Future of Europe – EPRS Ideas Papers, 2021

Conference on the Future of Europe, 2021

Better law making from a digital perspective, October 2020

Together for the future of Europe, September 2020

Future of Europe, July 2020

Conference on the Future of Europe, March 2020

Towards cyber-secure European Parliament elections, April 2019

Future of Europe, July 2018

Public Opinion and EU Policies, October 2016

EU Law: Legal Systems and Acts
The first Annual Rule of Law Report by the Commission and the role of national Parliaments, November 2020

EU Rule of Law, November 2019

EU Rule of Law, June 2017

Gender Issues, Equality and Diversity

Gender-based violence, November 2021

Gender Equality, October 2021

Gender Equality, May 2021

We are strong: women leading the fight against Covid-19, March 2021

Minority SafePack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe, October 2020

Gender equality: a review of progress, October 2020

Women in politics, March 2019

Gender equality, March 2018

Structural and Cohesion Policies

Agriculture and Rural Development Future of food and farming, April 2018

EU Rural development policy, September 2016

Culture EESC Civil Society Days 2021, March 2021

Multilingualism in the EU: Rising to the challenge, October 2018

Cultural heritage: What Europe does for me, June 2018

Cultural heritage in Europe: linking past and future, June 2018

Civil Society Days 2018, May 2018

Culture, heritage and education (EN | FR | DE), March 2018

European Cinema, February 2017

Erasmus+, Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, September 2016

Education European Week of Sport 2021, March 2021

EESC Civil Society Days 2021, March 2021

Education – for everyone?, November 2019

EuropCom conference, November 2019

European week of sport, September 2019

Civil Society Days 2018, May 2018

EU sport policy & issues, September 2017

Lifelong learning: flexible pathways and skills acquisition, October 2016

Fisheries Women in fisheries, September 2021

Sustainable management of external fishing fleets, February 2019

Regional Development European Week of Regions and Cities 2021, October 2021

Cohesion policy and European Green Deal, May 2021

European Week of Regions and Cities, September 2020

Covenant of mayors 2020, February 2020

European Week of Regions and Cities, October 2019

Macro-regional strategies, October 2016

Tourism World Tourism Day 2021, April 2021

Relaunching tourism amid coronavirus, April 2021

High-level conference on tourism, September 2017

Transport European Mobility Week 2021, September 2021

Research and transport policy, April 2019

Railway policies in the EU, December 2016

Aviation policy, October 2016

International Relations

Development and Humanitarian Aid European Development Days 2018, June 2018

Humanitarian Summit, May 2016

Foreign Affairs

EU Transatlantic Relations, November 2021

Latin America, November 2021

EU Integration of the Western Balkans, July 2021

EU and the United Nations, June 2021

EU Transatlantic Relations, June 2021

EU-China relations, June 2021

EU-India relations, April 2021

Migrants and refugees: The external dimension, November 2020

Africa and the EU, October 2020

United Kingdom Withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), February 2020

EU-China relations, April 2019

EU Transatlantic Relations, July 2018

Western Balkans in the spotlight, May 2018

High-level conference: Towards a renewed partnership with Africa (EN | FR), November 2017

The EU and the enlargement countries, June 2017

India, May 2017

Truth, the media and the public sphere, May 2017

The Syrian crisis and its regional impact, April 2017

Truth, the media and the public sphere, February 2017

Japan, January 2017

US Politics and Transatlantic Relations, November 2016

EU-Russia relations, October 2016

BRICS Summit 2016, October 2016

World Health Summit, October 2016

Global Strategy for the European Union, July 2016

Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2016

Human Rights Ilham Tohti, 2019 Sakharov Prize Lauteate, December 2019

Oleg Sentsov, 2018 Sakharov Prize Laureate, November 2019

High-level conference: 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, November 2018

Migration, Human Rights and Security Nexus, October 2016

International Trade International Trade, November 2021

International Trade, July 2021

Trade and Investment Agreements, July 2021

EU Transatlantic Relations, July 2017

CETA: Agreement with Canada, February 2017

China, the WTO and global trade, December 2016

BRICS Summit 2016, October 2016

US Politics and Transatlantic Relations, November 2016

China’s MES debate, May 2016

Security and Defence EU Internal Security, June 2021

EU in the World, June 2021

Security and Defence in the spotlight, April 2019

EU Transatlantic Relations, July 2018

Migration, Human Rights and Security Nexus, October 2016

Global Strategy for the European Union, July 2016

NATO Summit 2016, July 2016

The EU and Counter-Terrorism, September 2017

Transformations in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2016

EU Financing / Budgetary Affairs

2021-2027 MFF and NGEU, April 2021

Economic, social, budgetary, and environmental policies, February 2021

2021-2027 MFF, January 2020

How the EU Budget is spent, April 2019

Policy Cycle

Rolling check-lists for scrutiny, March 2018

Special Committees (2020)

Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), September 2020

Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport (ANIT), September 2020

Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), September 2020

Subcommittee on Tax Matters (FISC), September 2020

Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE), September 2020

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