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2019 European elections

2019 European elections: it is time to show that the voices of all EU...

As the European Parliament marks one year until the 2019 European elections, Mental Health Europe says EU states must reform outdated laws to show once and for all that people with psychosocial disabilities have a right to be heard
blockchain resolution

European Parliament passes a blockchain resolution

Members of the European Parliament passed a blockchain resolution by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee on Wednesday (16 May)

Wildlife conservation: Africa leading the way at the European Parliament

There are “winners” and “losers” in the conservation of wildlife in Africa! H.E. the Ambassador of Zimbabwe proclaimed in a conference
The Accessibility Act

The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities

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Open Access Government (February 2018) "Thank you for informing me. I'll make sure to share it on social media etc. the coming days!" Office of MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij, Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament  
geo-blocking

Relaunching the digital single market: Banning geo-blocking

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament explains his opinions on banning geo-blocking
allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is scary, but health is around the corner

Roberta Savli from EFA provides insight into allergic rhinitis Rhinitis is a very common disorder, far more than just sneezing a couple of days in the year. Allergic rhinitis is a serious chronic respiratory disease that reduces patients’ quality of life and their productivity at work and at school. Despite...
Potential Brexit deal

The UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal so talks...

Michel Barnier has told EU member states that the UK has 48 hours to agree to a potential Brexit deal in order for negotiations to continue
Blockchain in Europe

Lithuania emerging as the ‘gateway’ to blockchain in Europe

Lithuania has announced it will be home to Europe's first Blockchain centre, making it the gateway for blockchain in Europe As well as setting an example for blockchain in Europe with the issuing of an e-money license to various companies, Lithuania is set to open the first International Blockchain Centre...

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Open Access Government (November 2017)   "Thank you for sharing. We will make sure it gets shared on our social media channels. On an unrelated note: Interesting articles about blockchain!" Office of MEP Lambert van Nistelrooij, EPP-coordinator for REGI
fish stocks

European parliament votes on measures to improve fish stocks

European MEPs have voted on a number of restrictions which could reduce intensive overfishing and improve declining fish stocks New limits will ensure fishing cannot exceed quotas recommended by scientists, ensuring fish stocks remain sustainable. The North-Sea Multi Annual Plan applies mainly to the North Sea around Britain, which supplies most of...
new UK data protection act

New UK data protection act to provide exemptions for certain bodies

A new UK data protection act could provide exemptions for journalists, financial firms, and doping investigation bodies to 'protect freedom of the press'
green energy

Green energy is the solution to a number of challenges

Morten Helveg Petersen, Member and VP of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee at the European Parliament discusses the importance of green energy.

The European Union: Challenges or lost opportunities

Kieran McCarthy, a member of the European Committee of the Regions, looks at the European Union and the positive activities that we should focus on

European towns to benefit from WiFi as EU agrees to funding

€120m funding will be used to provide free WiFi internet connections across 8,000 EU municipalities without coverage The internet is something most of us take for granted and yet there are areas across Europe with no connection. In a bid to provide universal coverage three European Union institutes have come...

EP committees endorse 40 per cent ESFI climate target

The European Parliament Committees have approved a 40 per cent target that will help climate proof the European Fund for Strategic Investments
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Storytelling will keep the EU stars shining, says MEP

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP and EPP Coordinator for the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), shares a new approach for raising awareness of EU added value In September 2016, the EPP Group Conference in Bucharest was a unique opportunity to reflect upon the future of cohesion policy and the European Structural...
wildlife trafficking Catherine Bearder MEP

We need tougher action on wildlife trafficking, Catherine Bearder says

The tide may be turning but there is still much more to be done in the fight against wildlife trafficking, Catherine Bearder MEP argues Last year marked the start of the European fightback against wildlife crime. The EU’s new comprehensive anti-wildlife trafficking action plan presents us with a golden opportunity...
Uk top diplomat in the European Union resigns

UK’s top diplomat in European Union resigns

Downing Street confirms that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s top diplomat in the European Union, has resigned just months before Brexit negotiations are due to start The Financial Times reported this lunchtime that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the European Union, has unexpectedly resigned just a few short...
wildlife trafficking

MEPs declare war on wildlife trafficking

MEPs have declared war on wildlife trafficking and voted for tough measures to combat the growing illegal trade of wildlife products Wildlife trafficking is estimated to be worth €20 billion annually and is now said to be one of the biggest and most profitable forms of organised cross-border crime. In a...

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