Archives / 22 June 2018

  • Future ACP-EU relations agreed

    Future ACP-EU relations agreed

    The 35th session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) was held from 18 to 20 June in Brussels, bringing together 78 MEPs and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. During the debates, lawmakers mapped the future of the partnership after the expiration of Cotonou Agreement.

  • New copyright rules stir up sturdy rows

    New copyright rules stir up sturdy rows

    Legal Affairs Committee MEPs backed in a tight vote an update of EU copyright rules that better fit to the nowadays digital shift. The new Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, proposed by the European Commission back in 2016, tackles the issue known as 'value gap' in which internet platforms bear no legal responsibility over the copyright-protected content that has been uploaded to their website by users.

  • Debate on cohesion policy is indicator for EU future

    Debate on cohesion policy is indicator for EU future

    The final event within the Parliamentary Dimension of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU was the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) on 18, 19 June in Sofia. Delegations of the Member States' national parliaments and observers from EU partner countries took part.

  • May wins Brexit vote, beats rebels

    May wins Brexit vote, beats rebels

    Britain managed to keep up on its plans to quit the EU in March 2019 after last Wednesday PM Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament, news wires reported. After pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Dominic Grieve said he would support the government's proposal for a “meaningful vote” in parliament on Britain's exit, a potential rebellion that could have undermined May's authority was averted.