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EU Justice Committee issues update on Brexit negotiation concerns

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:01am

The EU Justice Sub-Committee has published a review of progress made in the ongoing discussions about the future UK-EU relationship.

Key Points: 
  • The EU Justice Sub-Committee has published a review of progress made in the ongoing discussions about the future UK-EU relationship.
  • Since the EU referendum in June 2016, the Committee has been scrutinising the impact of leaving the EU on the different sectors within its remit.
  • Members have now produced a short summary, outlining progress made in each of these fields - citizens' rights, civil and criminal justice, consumer protection and intellectual property - as well as highlighting remaining areas of concern.

EU Justice Committee issues update on Brexit negotiation concerns

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:01am

The EU Justice Sub-Committee has published a review of progress made in the ongoing discussions about the future UK-EU relationship.

Key Points: 
  • The EU Justice Sub-Committee has published a review of progress made in the ongoing discussions about the future UK-EU relationship.
  • Since the EU referendum in June 2016, the Committee has been scrutinising the impact of leaving the EU on the different sectors within its remit.
  • Members have now produced a short summary, outlining progress made in each of these fields - citizens' rights, civil and criminal justice, consumer protection and intellectual property - as well as highlighting remaining areas of concern.

Press release - COVID-19: Parliament approves crucial EU support measures

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 12:00am

These measures are meant to channel 37 billion from available EU funds as soon as possible to citizens, regions and countries hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • These measures are meant to channel 37 billion from available EU funds as soon as possible to citizens, regions and countries hit the hardest by the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • The funds will be directed towards healthcare systems, SMEs, labour markets and other vulnerable parts of EU member states economies.
  • The measures will make up to 800 million available for European countries in 2020.
  • The adopted measures will enter into force once published in the Official Journal of the European Union in the coming days.

Press release - COVID-19: MEPs call for a more unified EU response

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 8:00pm

Respecting strict sanitary precautions, lead MEPs from all political groups gathered in a special session in the Brussels chamber on Thursday, with others following the debate from home.

Key Points: 
  • Respecting strict sanitary precautions, lead MEPs from all political groups gathered in a special session in the Brussels chamber on Thursday, with others following the debate from home.
  • The free movement of goods and services is the only way to get supplies to where they are needed.
  • The EU is not even capable of coordinating the measures taken by the member states.
  • The Greens call for financial help to people who have lost their income and, through coronabonds, to ensure the stability of EU countries.

Article - Coronavirus: Parliament to vote on €37 billion crisis response

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:01pm

The measure, proposed by the European Commission, is a key element in the EU response to the pandemic and has been fast-tracked through Parliament.

Key Points: 
  • The measure, proposed by the European Commission, is a key element in the EU response to the pandemic and has been fast-tracked through Parliament.
  • The Commission calculates that the 8 billion could be supplemented by about 29 billion in EU co-financing.
  • That would make a total of 37 billion that could be deployed in investments across the EU.
  • The urgency procedure allows for a plenary vote without a report or with an oral report by the responsible committee.

Article - Coronavirus: facts about your passenger rights

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.

Key Points: 
  • These measures are having a major impact on the transport sector, so be sure you know your passenger rights.
  • On 18 March, the European Commission presented detailed guidelines to guarantee that EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent way and passengers are protected across all EU countries.
  • The European Union is the only place in the world where everyone travelling by plane, rail, ship and bus is protected by a full set of passenger rights.
  • Find out what the European Parliament is doing to protect passenger rights across the EU.

Top story - EU health policy - Protecting Europeans’ health

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

Fighting cancer is one of the EUs health priorities.

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  • Fighting cancer is one of the EUs health priorities.
  • Cancer is linked to more than half of work-related deaths in the EU.
  • Learn about the EU rules to protect people from carcinogens in the workplace.
  • The European Parliament is calling for an EU-wide policy for medical cannabis and properly funded scientific research.

Press release - Sassoli: Von der Leyen is right – governments must not act unilaterally. We need stronger EU coordination

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

This battle is Europe-wide and must be fought with strong coordination between governments and EU institutions.

Key Points: 
  • This battle is Europe-wide and must be fought with strong coordination between governments and EU institutions.
  • The challenges presented by the rapid spread of COVID-19, show that cooperation and solidarity are needed now more than ever.
  • We need to ensure adequate production and supply of medical equipment, so it is available wherever it is needed in the EU.
  • It imposes major economic costs on the EU as a whole and prevents goods arriving where they are needed.

EU Healthcare Industry Forecasts, 2020 - Featuring an Impact & Opportunity Assessment of Brexit

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:45pm

DUBLIN, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "EU Healthcare Predictions and Outlook, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • DUBLIN, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "EU Healthcare Predictions and Outlook, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid rising global trade tensions and sluggish global economic outlook for 2020, the global healthcare market is expected to cross the 2-trillion-dollar mark in 2020.
  • In Europe, BREXIT is likely to have a strong impact on the United Kingdom, Europe's biggest digital health market.
  • 2020 will be a global reality check for long-pending national healthcare policies and regulatory reforms that must re-invigorate future strategies.

Article - Long-term budget: EU needs proper funding to tackle crises, say MEPs

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

The European Parliament could not have approved an agreement that would go against the interests of European citizens.

Key Points: 
  • The European Parliament could not have approved an agreement that would go against the interests of European citizens.
  • S&D group leader Iratxe Garca Prez (Spain) said: It is preferable to have no agreement [on the EU budget] rather than a bad agreement."
  • The capacity to act

    MEPs said current challenges show the EU has to have the financial capacity to provide common solutions.

  • By Tuesday, its all about how bad things are given the EU cant solve the problems.