Maria Koleva (1566)

  • Reviving the dream for Europe

    Reviving the dream for Europe

    The debate for Europe's future will not be easy, and maybe one conference, even if it lasts for two years, will not be enough. This showed the result of the three-hour debate at the EP plenary in Strasbourg on Wednesday, which was attended by Dubravka Suica, Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, and Nikolina Brnjac, representing the Croatian Presidency of the Council.

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  • Iliana Ivanova: The aim is EU spending to be geared towards performance

    Iliana Ivanova: The aim is EU spending to be geared towards performance

    The debate about performance orientation of cohesion policy is not new and involved through the years many different stakeholders that had sometimes contradictory views. With our briefing paper we aim at contributing to this debate by providing relevant and focused information to all those involved in tackling the difficult political and practical challenges on how to improve performance orientation for the future, says Iliana Ivanova, Member of the ECA in an interview to Europost.

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  • All digital multinational firms should pay a fair share of tax

    All digital multinational firms should pay a fair share of tax

    OECD estimates that the missing tax revenues due to multinationals' tax elusion amount to $240bn per year. In a resolution on Fair taxation in a digitalised and globalised economy - BEPS 2.0, which has to do with the digital taxation and the ongoing reforms in the framework of the G20 and OECD, adopted on 18 December, lawmakers insisted for the EU to engage fully in international efforts to tax the digital economy.

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  • Citizens with disability must be able to choose their lives

    Citizens with disability must be able to choose their lives

    It is estimated that in the EU, as early as next year, the number of people with some kind of disability will reach 100 million. This means that every fifth European will need special treatment and care. MEPs across the political spectrum are unanimous that people with disabilities should be able to freely choose their own lives and fully participate in the society.

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  • EU aims to become climate frontrunner

    EU aims to become climate frontrunner

    EU's action against climate change and the next common long-term budget were the main topics at the last for this year European Council, held in Brussels on 12 December. After long hours of discussions, the EU27 presidents or prime ministers agreed on the important task of achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050, in unison with the Paris agreement goals. 

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