Ten years after the deadline for transposition of the Free Movement Directive, Member States have generally complied with their obligations, though some challenges remain. The study, requested by the LIBE and PETI Committees, presents a synthesis of in-depth studies in nine Member States in addition to broader EU and national research. It identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement, discriminatory restrictions, abuse of rights, refusals of entry and residence and expulsions.
The aim of this document is to give an overview of the use of EU funds on migration policies during the first two years (2014-2015) of the Multiannual Financial Framework. The analysis requested by BUDG committee presents a preliminary budgetary outlook for 2016–2017 and the remaining MFF period, taking into account the uncertainties relating to the evolution of the migration situation and pressures on EU funding.
TISA is one of the biggest FTAs currently being negotiated, involving 23 countries — including 12 members of the G20 — and representing some 70% of global services exports. This study requested by INTA committee looks at the implications of the plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) for EU free trade agreements (FTAs). TiSA negotiations stem from the failure of WTO Doha Round negotiations on services and seek to boost liberalisation of the global services sector.
Tackling current skills mismatches and unemployment levels calls for enhancing vocational education and training, and converging qualifications frameworks. This document gives a summary of the presentations and discussions of the workshop on the New Skills Agenda for Europe, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8 September 2016 as a joint EMPL and CULT event and organised by Policy Department A in cooperation with Policy Department B.
So far, no unanimous definition for marine recreational fishing yet exists among European Member States. An important role of the Common Fisheries Policy is the allocation of fishing rights. This is based on a calculation of permitted catches and an estimation of the growth and reproduction of fish. These estimations need to be as exact as possible taking account of all catches affecting the stock.