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United Nations

21 September : International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples Leer ms

European Commission

Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy

The European Commission is today launching a new EU agenda to ensure that the digital economy is taxed in a fair and growth-friendly way. The Communication adopted by the Commission sets out the challenges Member States currently face when it comes to acting on this pressing issue and outlines possible solutions to be explored.  Leer ms

2017 State of the Union

President Juncker strengthens ethical rules for Members of the Commission in new Code of Conduct

On the occasion of his 2017 State of the Union address today, President Juncker announced a new Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission.The modernised rules set new standards for ethical rules in Europe introducing greater transparency in a number of areas Leer ms

The Expert Group identified several further priorities

Youth Forum members plan next steps on Youth Rights

On 1 and 2 July the European Youth Forums Expert Group on Youth Rights (EGYR) held its first meeting of 2017 in Brussels. The Expert Group brings together six of the Youth Forums member organisations to collaborate on and support youth organisations in engaging with international human rights mechanisms. In order to bring attention to rights violations and highlight shortcomings in young peoples access to rights, the Expert Group will focus on the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Leer ms

70 million to further support European fruit producersEUs common agricultural policy

70 million to further support European fruit producers

As of tomorrow, 1 July, the exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by the Russian authorities will be extended for a further year until end of June 2018. Leer ms

Eurobarometer 2017 survey

Europeans want the EU to do more

EU citizens are keen for the EU to do more to create a more social Europea, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey commission by the Parliament. A large majority (78%) would like more action on unemployment with 63% of respondents saying current EU action on it is insufficient, which is six percentage points less than last year. When it comes to health and social security, 70% of people would like the EU to intervene more, while 49% feel current EU action is insufficient. Leer ms

European Parliament

Clear rules to protect children on audiovisual media

The European Parliament has given the Culture committee a mandate to begin talks with the Council on a new directive on audiovisual media, which will include online platforms. Leer ms

Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace

New European Union support for education in Syria

The European Union has again this week renewed its commitment to the right of every human to education, even in the most challenging of circumstances. Leer ms

How Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat

Europeans becoming radicalised and travelling to fight in Iraq or Syria represent a growing threat to the EU. Most of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe were perpetrated by home-grown terrorists. MEPs adopted on 16 February new rules to ensure stronger checks at the EUs external borders and prevent the preparation of terrorist acts Leer ms

Could increase GDP 4% by 2021

Study reveals how Mexico can benefit from the digital economy

The impact of digitisation in transforming the Mexican economy could potentially be very large. A study on "The Potential Benefits of the Digital Economy in Mexico" developed by two experts in the field of telecommunications, Martin Cave and Ernesto Flores-Roux, concludes that a digitalization of the economy could bring important benefits for the Mexican economy reaching a GDP growth of 4%. To achieve this aspiration, several levers of public policy need to be pulled simultaneously. Leer ms

Priorities for Europe

EU leaders set objectives for 2017

To create a better Europe, the EU is focusing this year on legislative proposals that can make a difference to everyone. The main issues to tackle include security, the migration crisis, climate change and the digital single market. Find out more about the EUs six priorities for 2017 and what Parliament is doing to make them possible. Leer ms

EU Council of Ministers

Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. Leer ms

To replace Martin Schulz

MEPs elect Parliaments new president

MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliaments new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. Seven candidates have put themselves forward for the post so far ahead of the first ballot on Tuesday morning. In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting. Leer ms

Donald Trump will become 5th President of the United States

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech as US President later today in his adopted hometown of Chicago. In ten days, President-elect Donald Trump will swear the oath of office and become the 45th President of the United States. Leer ms

EU-Colombia relations

Europe offers unprecedented support to peace implementation in Colombia with almost 600 million

As Colombia is overcoming more than five decades of war, the European Union continues its unwavering support to the countries peace building efforts, by mobilising an overall support package of almost 600 million. Leer ms

Parlemeter" poll

Europe support stable, but outlook bleak, finds Eurobarometer poll

What brings EU citizens together is more important than what separates them, say 71% of Europeans, while 53% believe that being an EU member is good for their country, according to Eurobarometers latest "Parlemeter" poll, commissioned by the European Parliament and published on Friday. Leer ms

Six financing agreements

EU and Egypt to step up cooperation on socio-economic development

The European Union and Egypt signed a 129 million package of financial assistance to support socio-economic development in Egypt. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, signed a 129 million package of financial assistance in support of Egypts socio-economic development. Leer ms

Plenary highlights

European Parliament discusses Paris agreement,and free rail travel for 18-year-old

MEPs formally endorsed the United Nations global climate agreement agreed during last Decembers COP21 Conference in Paris during this weeks plenary session, clearing the way for its ratification and implementation. They also endorsed a ban on exporting EU products that could be used for torture and the death penalty and approved financial assistance for laid-off workers. In addition they supported the idea of free rail passes for 18-year-olds to help them discover Europe. Leer ms

Economic, societal and environmental needs

Leading academics discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve need

During its final conference in Brussels from 27 to 28 September, the FESSUD project brought together leading academics, economists and financial experts to disseminate its key results and discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve economic, societal and environmental needs. Leer ms

EuroLat

Colombia will sign a peace deal on October

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly "expect and hope" that the "historic" peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EUs list of terrorist organisations. Leer ms

Brexit

Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

nce Brexit negotiations begin the European Parliament will be a responsible and active partner, Martin Schulz told UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The Parliament President met her during a visit to London on 22-23 September. He said the greatest challenges would be trade and the issue of preserving the freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital. He also discussed why the Parliament believes article 50 should be triggered as soon as possible. Leer ms

University of Tokyo

Major earthquakes may be caused by the Moon, study finds

A new study has argued that major earthquakes, such as those that devastated Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011, are more likely to occur during full and new moons the two occassions during each month when tidal stresses are highest. Leer ms

Human rights and fundamental freedoms

Nominees for the Sakharov Prize 2016 announced

The Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize every year to honour exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The laureate is selected in late October. Fellow nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought include Turkish journalist Can Dndar and colleagues, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, and Yazidi ISIS survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar. Leer ms

71st United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week

UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address movements of refugees and migrants

The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. A high level delegation of the European Union will travel to New York next week to participate in the UN Summit on refugees and migrants on 19 September, and take part in this years UN General Assembly Ministerial week, taking place from 20 to 29 September. Leer ms

348 million in humanitarian aid to refugees in Turkey

EU announces more projects under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

The European Union has signed its largest ever humanitarian programme using direct cash-transfers to cover the everyday needs of the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), financed with 348 million by the EU and its Member States under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, is the first social assistance scheme of its kind, marrying international humanitarian know-how and government services to reach out to one million refugees across Turkey. Leer ms
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Theses and dissertations
1 Indoctrinating young men and young women too
2 Jorge Snchez: "Yes, our Tuenti family has reached one million"
3 European Union bringing communities in Kosovo together in support of cultural heritage protection
4 Euro area job vacancy rate at 1.9%
5 Commission sets out path towards fair taxation of the Digital Economy
6 More than half of children and youth worldwide not learning
7 21 September : International Day of Peace
8 3.5 million for 1,000 former Microsoft workers in Finland
9 More effort needed to improve access to schooling and employment
10 New EU scheme for free internet access
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