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Involvement of the National Parliaments in SCPs and NRPs – 2014, 2015 and 2016

23-09-2016

This paper, updated on an ad hoc basis by the Economic Governance Support Unit, provides an approximate overview of the involvement of national parliaments in the preparations of the National Reform Programmes and Stability or Convergence Programmes based on information provided by the Member States in the respective programmes and supplementing information received from the representatives of national parliaments.

This paper, updated on an ad hoc basis by the Economic Governance Support Unit, provides an approximate overview of the involvement of national parliaments in the preparations of the National Reform Programmes and Stability or Convergence Programmes based on information provided by the Member States in the respective programmes and supplementing information received from the representatives of national parliaments.

Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming in Europe

20-09-2016

The aim of the project “Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming in Europe” is to identify implications for legislative pathways for precision agriculture in Europe by mapping areas of concern around future developments. The project has three phases: 1. Analyse underlying technologies and existing insights from the field, as well as the anticipated future developments 2. Identify possible development paths to 2050, construct scenarios, and map the related concerns around precision agriculture ...

The aim of the project “Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming in Europe” is to identify implications for legislative pathways for precision agriculture in Europe by mapping areas of concern around future developments. The project has three phases: 1. Analyse underlying technologies and existing insights from the field, as well as the anticipated future developments 2. Identify possible development paths to 2050, construct scenarios, and map the related concerns around precision agriculture, adopting a stance of “What if..?” 3. Identify the legal instruments that may need to be modified or reviewed, including — where appropriate — areas identified for anticipative parliamentary work, in accordance to the conclusions reached within the project. This publication is the outcome of the first phase of the foresight study and consists of six background briefing papers.

Obstacles to the Right of Free Movement and Residence for EU Citizens and their Families: Comparative Analysis

15-09-2016

TThis study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE and PETI Committees, presents a synthesis of in-depth studies in nine Member States in addition to broader EU and national research. Based on an analysis of selected provisions of Directive 2004/38/EC in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK, it identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens ...

TThis study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE and PETI Committees, presents a synthesis of in-depth studies in nine Member States in addition to broader EU and national research. Based on an analysis of selected provisions of Directive 2004/38/EC in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK, it identifies the main persisting barriers to free movement for EU citizens and their family members. The study also examines discriminatory restrictions to free movement, measures to counter abuse of rights and refusals of entry and residence rights, in addition to expulsions. It finds that, ten years after the deadline for transposition, there is general compliance, though some challenges remain. More systematic data collection, evaluation and guidance is thus required. The nine country studies are made available separately.

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Marta BALLESTEROS, Gillian KELLY, Nathalie MEURENS and Anna PEREGO

EU’s Pesticide Risk Assessment System: The Case of Glyphosate

15-09-2016

This report summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on the “EU’s pesticide risk assessment system: the case of glyphosate”, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the Members of the ENVI Committee on the effects of glyphosate on human health. During the first part of the workshop, the EU policy context and the state of play of the issue were presented. An update on the ...

This report summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on the “EU’s pesticide risk assessment system: the case of glyphosate”, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background information and advice for the Members of the ENVI Committee on the effects of glyphosate on human health. During the first part of the workshop, the EU policy context and the state of play of the issue were presented. An update on the environmental effects of glyphosate on biodiversity was also given. Moreover, the status of the precautionary principle, a legal principle which underpins the use of this substance, was discussed. The second part of the workshop focused on the challenges and options based on the available research and evidence. The different findings of the IARC and EFSA were presented. In particular, the different methods of the evaluation, as well as the difference between hazard assessment and risk assessment, were covered during this session. Furthermore, the ongoing ECHA’s evaluation of glyphosate, which is being carried out under the CLP Regulation, was illustrated. Finally, the perspectives from civil society and doctors were also taken into account. While the divergences during the sessions showed how polarised the issue is, it was outlined that a decision on the glyphosate matter would be crucial in order to bring to an end a situation of uncertainty. This workshop and the respective document were prepared by the Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

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Yoline KUIPERS CAVACO, Matteo MASCOLO, Alicia McNEILL and Rachel DEMPSEY

Skills Development and Emloyability in Europe: New Skills Agenda for Europe

15-09-2016

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on Skills development and Employability: New Skills Agenda for Europe held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 8 September 2016 as a common workshop for the Employment and Social Affairs and the Culture and Education Committees. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss selected legal acts of the Agenda and other key actions planned which are of particular relevance for the work of both Committees. During ...

This document summarises the presentations and discussions of the workshop on Skills development and Employability: New Skills Agenda for Europe held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday 8 September 2016 as a common workshop for the Employment and Social Affairs and the Culture and Education Committees. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss selected legal acts of the Agenda and other key actions planned which are of particular relevance for the work of both Committees. During the first part of the workshop, the Commission gave an overview of the Skills Guarantee, the revision of the European Qualifications Framework, the upcoming proposal for a revision of the Europass Framework and elaborated on modernisation of Vocational Education and Training Systems with a view to make it more attractive. In a second part, experts presented their assessment based upon lessons from research in these four areas to support ongoing European Parliament work on resolutions and upcoming work on the revision of the Europass Framework. This workshop and the respective document were prepared by the Policy Department A in cooperation with Policy Department B at the request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

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Contributing experts: James Calleja, Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Rimantas Dumčius and Deborah Roseveare

The European Council and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

14-09-2016

This study assesses the planning, command and control of civilian and military CSDP missions and operation