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European Council Conclusions: A Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date (12th edition)

20-06-2017

The European Council's role – to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions ...

The European Council's role – to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview, presented in the form of a regularly updated Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is designed to review the degree of progress in realising the goals which the European Council has set itself since January 2010 and to assist the Parliament in exercising its important oversight role in this field.

Research for CULT Committee - Teaching common values in Europe – Key conclusions

15-06-2017

This briefing summarises the conclusions of a study on ‘Teaching common values in Europe’ prepared by an international team of researchers for the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament. The study explores the teaching of common values in Europe, in particular democracy and tolerance—if and how they are addressed by EU Member States' official curricula for students in secondary education. The role of civil society and non-governmental organisations is also considered. Country ...

This briefing summarises the conclusions of a study on ‘Teaching common values in Europe’ prepared by an international team of researchers for the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament. The study explores the teaching of common values in Europe, in particular democracy and tolerance—if and how they are addressed by EU Member States' official curricula for students in secondary education. The role of civil society and non-governmental organisations is also considered. Country chapters set out the situation in 12 EU Member States and show that in many cases, there are considerable gaps between general policy aims and concrete implementing measures, and between policy and practice.

External author

Veugelers, W., De Groot, I. and Stolk, V.

The consequences of Brexit on Services and Establishment. Different Scenarios for Exit and Future Cooperation

15-06-2017

This paper addresses the challenges Brexit will pose to the future of trade in services between the EU and the UK. It discusses the specific barriers to cross-border establishment and trade in services and possible solutions for a future EU-UK trade agreement. Hereby, it takes existing EU Free Trade Agreements with other states into consideration. This research paper has been commissioned by Policy Department at the request of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

This paper addresses the challenges Brexit will pose to the future of trade in services between the EU and the UK. It discusses the specific barriers to cross-border establishment and trade in services and possible solutions for a future EU-UK trade agreement. Hereby, it takes existing EU Free Trade Agreements with other states into consideration. This research paper has been commissioned by Policy Department at the request of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee.

External author

Prof. Dr Friedemann Kainer

Unemployment and Poverty: Greece and other (post-)programme countries

31-05-2017

This document gives an update of the development of unemployment and poverty in Greece including a view to changes in employment in the public sector. It presents Geece in in a comparative perspective (Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal, Spain). The note has been prepared by Policy Department A to support the work of the Committee's Monitoring Group on Greece.

This document gives an update of the development of unemployment and poverty in Greece including a view to changes in employment in the public sector. It presents Geece in in a comparative perspective (Cyprus, Ireland, Portugal, Spain). The note has been prepared by Policy Department A to support the work of the Committee's Monitoring Group on Greece.

Circular economy with focus on waste, renewable energy and sustainable bioenergy in Estonia

15-05-2017

This briefing reviews Estonia’s progress in the transition to a circular economy, focusing on a three crucial and related policy areas: waste, renewable energy and sustainable bioenergy. A key challenge for Estonia in terms of moving to a circular economy will be to strengthen recycling, as well as high rates of separate collection in cities including Tallinn – Estonia is not on track to meet the EU’s 2020 targets for municipal solid waste recycling. • The share of renewable energy has increased ...

This briefing reviews Estonia’s progress in the transition to a circular economy, focusing on a three crucial and related policy areas: waste, renewable energy and sustainable bioenergy. A key challenge for Estonia in terms of moving to a circular economy will be to strengthen recycling, as well as high rates of separate collection in cities including Tallinn – Estonia is not on track to meet the EU’s 2020 targets for municipal solid waste recycling. • The share of renewable energy has increased strongly in the past ten years, due mainly to a growth in wind power and biomass, which is used for household heating and for district heating. The intensity of forest use is among the highest in the EU. As a large share of Estonian forests will reach maturity in coming years, Estonia has the capacity to extract greater levels of biomass.

External author

Tony Zamparutti, Alicia McNeill, Harri Moora, Maarja Joe and Evelin Piirsalu

The Consequences of Brexit for the Customs Union and the Internal Market Acquis for Goods

15-05-2017

• The consequences of Brexit depend on the model which will be adopted for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. These models should be compared with a respect to a number of different parameters, which are not confined to substantive trade rules but include also questions of legal effect and dispute settlement. • There are very substantial differences between, on the one hand, the EU Membership and EEA models; and on the other the WTO/FTA models. Those differences are focused on the ...

• The consequences of Brexit depend on the model which will be adopted for the future relationship between the EU and the UK. These models should be compared with a respect to a number of different parameters, which are not confined to substantive trade rules but include also questions of legal effect and dispute settlement. • There are very substantial differences between, on the one hand, the EU Membership and EEA models; and on the other the WTO/FTA models. Those differences are focused on the approach to regulatory convergence and to the legal effects of the agreements and their enforcement.

External author

Prof. Dr Piet Eeckhout

Cross-border transfer of company seats

12-05-2017

This briefing provides an overview of the legal issues arising from the cross-border transfer of companys' seats within the EU as well as of the current legal landscape. It takes stock of the work carried out and the initiatives taken in this field by both the European Parliament and the Commission. It finally supplies a summary of the expertise recently submitted to both the European Parliament and the Commission as well as of the key findings thereof.

This briefing provides an overview of the legal issues arising from the cross-border transfer of companys' seats within the EU as well as of the current legal landscape. It takes stock of the work carried out and the initiatives taken in this field by both the European Parliament and the Commission. It finally supplies a summary of the expertise recently submitted to both the European Parliament and the Commission as well as of the key findings thereof.

What if blockchain changed social values?

10-05-2017

Blockchain technology could shake up many aspects of our daily lives, from the currency we use to the purchases we make. But what is the impact on our social values, and what can policy-makers do about it?

Blockchain technology could shake up many aspects of our daily lives, from the currency we use to the purchases we make. But what is the impact on our social values, and what can policy-makers do about it?

Research for TRAN Committee - Passenger night trains in Europe: the end of the line?

05-05-2017

The number of passenger night trains offering sleeping accommodation operated within Europe has declined rapidly since around 2010. This paper presents findings on what drives the financial, economic, social and environmental viability of services and hence decisions on whether to operate them or subsidise them. It presents conclusions and recommendations for the monitoring, management and regulation of the sector.

The number of passenger night trains offering sleeping accommodation operated within Europe has declined rapidly since around 2010. This paper presents findings on what drives the financial, economic, social and environmental viability of services and hence decisions on whether to operate them or subsidise them. It presents conclusions and recommendations for the monitoring, management and regulation of the sector.

External author

Steer Davies Gleave: Gordon Bird, Jim Collins, Niccolò Da Settimo, Dick Dunmore, Simon Ellis, Mohammad Khan, Michelle Kwok, Tom Leach, Alberto Preti, Davide Ranghetti, Christoph Vollath ; Politecnico di Milano for Steer Davies Gleave: Paolo Beria, Antonio Laurino, Dario Nistri

Research for the TRAN Committee - Transport and Tourism in the Baltic States

30-04-2017

This overview of the transport and tourism sectors in the Baltic States was prepared to provide information for the mission of the Transport and Tourism Committee to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 22 to 24 May 2017.

This overview of the transport and tourism sectors in the Baltic States was prepared to provide information for the mission of the Transport and Tourism Committee to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from 22 to 24 May 2017.

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