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The collaborative economy comes with challenges and opportunities, which are dealt with in a resolution adopted by MEPs on 15 June.
From 15 June 2017 Europeans can use their phone in any EU country and pay what they would pay at home. All extra roaming charges cease to exist.
MEPs to vote on plans to simply energy labels. Check out our infographic to find out how energy consumption is measured and how much it costs.
Although Europeans are more positive than a year ago according to a Eurobarometer poll, more than half think this is not the case in the EU and their country.
Jean-Claude Juncker was questioned about the fight against tax evasion by inquiry committee during a hearing at the Parliament on 30 May
Following the economic crisis, Parliament has been working hard to encourage investment and growth and rebuild confidence in the banking and financial system.
MEPs have approved new rules that will allow users to enjoy their online film subscriptions when travelling in the EU the same way they do at home.
Debt relief for Greece will be looked into at the next Eurogroup meeting on 22 May, according to Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The president of the informal body of the eurozone's finance ministers made the announcement during a plenary debate in Parliament on 27 April. He also apologised to MEPs about recent remarks that proved controversial.
The inquiry committee investigating the car emissions scandal votes today on its final report and recommendations, which call for stricter controls and implementation at EU level. “We learnt the lessons from the past and we will now do our homework ... so this scandal will never happen again,” said Jens Gieseke, one of the authors of the final report. Watch the video to learn more.
Although fast and effective for plant growth, chemicals pesticides entail potential risks for human health, animals and the environment. About 45% of food we consume contains pesticide residues with 1.6% exceeding legal limits, according to the European Food Safety Authority. MEPs want to promote the use of more natural pesticides and to simplify and speed up the approval process. Check our video for more information.
From drones to medical equipment, robots are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday life. But although some 1.7 million robots already exist worldwide, their use is still not properly regulated. MEPs debate today a report calling for rules to regulate their use, including creating a separate legal status for robots. They will vote on the report tomorrow.
Greece and its debt problem are back on the EU’s agenda. A team of EU officials and representatives of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are expected to return to Athens to evaluate whether the country has implemented the latest reforms agreed under the current bailout, a necessary step for further international support. MEPs discussed the situation during a debate on Tuesday 14 February and called for urgent action to help improve the situation.