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Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2015’

Etat de l’Union de l’énergie

La Commission européenne a publié, le 18 novembre, un premier rapport sur l’état de l’union de l’énergie. Adopté au mois de février, le cadre stratégique pour une union de l’énergie visait à faciliter la transition vers une économie faible en émissions de carbone, sûre et compétitive au travers d’actions dans cinq domaines clés : la sécurité d’approvisionnement, un marché intérieur …

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Parliament demands overhaul of EU elections

Following a debate on 27th October, the European Parliament has adopted a proposal for a set of reforms to the EU Electoral Act with 315 votes in favour, 234 against and 55 abstentions. The Parliament believes that the 1976 act needs to be updated to reflect the new European reality and has moreover suggested that differences in national rules are …

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An important December for the EU PNR

On 2nd December 2015, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) achieved an agreement in trialogue on a compromise text on the EU PNR. On 4th December 2015, the Council approved the compromise text. Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, praised it as a “balanced and proportionate agreement,” and Etienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister for Internal …

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EU firearms control strengthened

The European Commission has adopted a new package of measures aiming to tighten firearms control across the EU. Presented on 18th November, the proposal was already  foreseen in the European Security Agenda adopted in April but it was significantly accelerated in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. While there is very little official data available on the …

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TTIP: Commission presents investment protection proposal

Following a round of in-depth consultation with the Council and the European Parliament, the European Commission has finalised its new approach to investment protection and investment dispute resolution in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposal has thus now been formally transmitted to the United States and, as part of the Commission’s ongoing transparency drive, …

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