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Gepubliceerd op 07-08-2018

Trade agreement between the European Union and Colombia and Peru

07-08-2018

This European Implementation Assessment consists of two parts. The in-house opening analysis (part I) presents briefly the signature of the trade agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru. It also presents the socio-economic situation in Colombia and Peru and the relations between the EU and Colombia and Peru as well as the relations between the EU and Andean Community. The research paper prepared by external experts (part II) presents detail analysis of trade in goods and services and foreign ...

This European Implementation Assessment consists of two parts. The in-house opening analysis (part I) presents briefly the signature of the trade agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru. It also presents the socio-economic situation in Colombia and Peru and the relations between the EU and Colombia and Peru as well as the relations between the EU and Andean Community. The research paper prepared by external experts (part II) presents detail analysis of trade in goods and services and foreign direct investments. The paper also evaluated in detail the implementation of the trade and sustainable development chapter of the agreement in both Colombia and Peru. They are followed by the presentation of the international cooperation of Colombia and Peru. Finally, the paper provides recommendation for the improvement of the implementation of the trade agreement.

Gepubliceerd op 31-07-2018

Europees Parlement: de betrekkingen met de nationale parlementen

01-01-2018

Met het voortschrijden van de Europese integratie is de rol van de nationale parlementen veranderd. Om op alle niveaus voor een effectieve democratische controle op de Europese wetgeving te zorgen, zijn er diverse instrumenten voor samenwerking tussen het Europees Parlement (EP) en de nationale parlementen in het leven geroepen. Deze trend werd versterkt door de bepalingen die in het Verdrag van Lissabon zijn vastgesteld.

Met het voortschrijden van de Europese integratie is de rol van de nationale parlementen veranderd. Om op alle niveaus voor een effectieve democratische controle op de Europese wetgeving te zorgen, zijn er diverse instrumenten voor samenwerking tussen het Europees Parlement (EP) en de nationale parlementen in het leven geroepen. Deze trend werd versterkt door de bepalingen die in het Verdrag van Lissabon zijn vastgesteld.

De bestrijding van armoede, sociale uitsluiting en discriminatie

01-04-2018

Door lidstaten te steunen bij de bestrijding van armoede, sociale uitsluiting en discriminatie wil de Europese Unie de inclusiviteit van de Europese samenleving versterken, de samenhang vergroten en burgers gelijke toegang tot de beschikbare kansen en middelen geven.

Door lidstaten te steunen bij de bestrijding van armoede, sociale uitsluiting en discriminatie wil de Europese Unie de inclusiviteit van de Europese samenleving versterken, de samenhang vergroten en burgers gelijke toegang tot de beschikbare kansen en middelen geven.

Gepubliceerd op 27-07-2018

Latest on Brexit [What Think Tanks are thinking]

27-07-2018

The politically charged negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union moved forward a little in July, when the British Cabinet put detailed proposals on the table for the future framework of EU-UK relations. The document, which envisages relatively close ties between the EU and UK, in trade and several other areas, after Britain leaves in March 2019, prompted the resignations of two senior ministers David Davis and Boris Johnson, who favour an even harder Brexit. EU officials ...

The politically charged negotiations on the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union moved forward a little in July, when the British Cabinet put detailed proposals on the table for the future framework of EU-UK relations. The document, which envisages relatively close ties between the EU and UK, in trade and several other areas, after Britain leaves in March 2019, prompted the resignations of two senior ministers David Davis and Boris Johnson, who favour an even harder Brexit. EU officials have said that the new proposals contain some constructive elements, although many questions remain unanswered. This note offers links to reports and commentaries from some major international think-tanks and research institutes on Brexit negotiations and related issues. More reports on the topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are thinking’, published in May 2018.

Reform Support Programme 2021-2027

27-07-2018

The European Commission adopted the proposal on the establishment of the Reform Support Programmeon 31 May 2018, as part of the package for the upcoming multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. The programme will provide financial and technical support for Member States to implement reforms aimed at increasing the resilience and modernising their economies, including priority reforms identified in the European Semester. The overall budget for the programme is €25 billion. It comprises three ...

The European Commission adopted the proposal on the establishment of the Reform Support Programmeon 31 May 2018, as part of the package for the upcoming multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. The programme will provide financial and technical support for Member States to implement reforms aimed at increasing the resilience and modernising their economies, including priority reforms identified in the European Semester. The overall budget for the programme is €25 billion. It comprises three elements: a reform delivery tool (financial support); a Technical Support Instrument (technical expertise, building on the current Structural Reform Support Programme 2017-2020); and a convergence facility (preparation for adopting the euro). The Reform Support Programme will be open to all Member States on a voluntary basis, with no co-financing required. In the European Parliament, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and Committee on Budgets (BUDG) will work jointly on this file under Rule 55 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure. The next step is the publication of the draft report, expected in autumn 2018.

EU law for an open independent and efficient European administration

27-07-2018

The results of the public consultation clearly suggest - EU citizens want action. Citizens call for an action that wold turn their EU right to good administration into solution. The workable and enforceable solution that adds value. Europe needs innovation! Innovation not only in tools and technologies but also in how EU governs itself.

The results of the public consultation clearly suggest - EU citizens want action. Citizens call for an action that wold turn their EU right to good administration into solution. The workable and enforceable solution that adds value. Europe needs innovation! Innovation not only in tools and technologies but also in how EU governs itself.

Gepubliceerd op 26-07-2018

2021-2027 multiannual financial framework and new own resources: Analysis of the Commission's proposal

26-07-2018

The process of negotiating a new seven-year financial plan for the EU has now begun formally with the Commission's publication of proposals for a 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), and for a new system of own resources providing the revenue to pay for it. This analysis presents the proposed new MFF and own resources and compares them to the status quo, as well as to the European Parliament's priorities as expressed in plenary resolutions adopted in spring 2018.

The process of negotiating a new seven-year financial plan for the EU has now begun formally with the Commission's publication of proposals for a 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), and for a new system of own resources providing the revenue to pay for it. This analysis presents the proposed new MFF and own resources and compares them to the status quo, as well as to the European Parliament's priorities as expressed in plenary resolutions adopted in spring 2018.

The Privacy Shield: Update on the state of play of the EU-US data transfer rules

26-07-2018

The CJEU’s Schrems judgment of October 2015, besides declaring the European Commission’s Decision on the EU-US ‘Safe Harbour’ data transfer regime invalid, has also settled a number of crucial requirements corresponding to the foundations of EU data protection. In less than one year from the CJEU ruling, the Commission had adopted a new adequacy decision in which the new framework for EU-US data transfer, the Privacy Shield (2016), is deemed to adequately protect EU citizens. The main improvements ...

The CJEU’s Schrems judgment of October 2015, besides declaring the European Commission’s Decision on the EU-US ‘Safe Harbour’ data transfer regime invalid, has also settled a number of crucial requirements corresponding to the foundations of EU data protection. In less than one year from the CJEU ruling, the Commission had adopted a new adequacy decision in which the new framework for EU-US data transfer, the Privacy Shield (2016), is deemed to adequately protect EU citizens. The main improvements of the Privacy Shield (over its predecessor), as well as the critical reactions to the new arrangements, are discussed in this paper. The first joint annual review took place in September 2017 on which both the Commission and Article 29 Working Party issued their own reports. Although progress is recognised, a number of concerns remain and new challenges to the Privacy Shield have arisen, among others, from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, as pointed out by the European Parliament in its recent resolution.

Werkgelegenheidsbeleid

01-01-2018

Meer en betere banen creëren is een van de belangrijkste doelstellingen van de Europa 2020-strategie. Met een monitoringproces en met geconnecteerde financieringsinstrumenten zorgt onder meer de Europese werkgelegenheidsstrategie (EWS) voor open coördinatie. De verantwoordelijkheid voor het werkgelegenheidsbeleid en het sociaal beleid ligt voornamelijk bij de regeringen van de lidstaten, maar op bepaalde gebieden is ook het Europese recht van toepassing.

Meer en betere banen creëren is een van de belangrijkste doelstellingen van de Europa 2020-strategie. Met een monitoringproces en met geconnecteerde financieringsinstrumenten zorgt onder meer de Europese werkgelegenheidsstrategie (EWS) voor open coördinatie. De verantwoordelijkheid voor het werkgelegenheidsbeleid en het sociaal beleid ligt voornamelijk bij de regeringen van de lidstaten, maar op bepaalde gebieden is ook het Europese recht van toepassing.

Gepubliceerd op 25-07-2018

Mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context

25-07-2018

Often isolated, and with generally poorer access to public services, the EU's border regions face a unique set of challenges. This has been recognised under Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which provides that particular attention should be paid to cross-border regions when developing action to strengthen the EU's economic, social and territorial cohesion. Yet while the EU has provided significant support over the years, particularly within the framework of European ...

Often isolated, and with generally poorer access to public services, the EU's border regions face a unique set of challenges. This has been recognised under Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which provides that particular attention should be paid to cross-border regions when developing action to strengthen the EU's economic, social and territorial cohesion. Yet while the EU has provided significant support over the years, particularly within the framework of European territorial cooperation, helping to strengthen connectivity and create new growth and jobs, numerous obstacles continue to hamper cross-border cooperation. Organised to identify these remaining bottlenecks, the Commission's 2015 cross-border review revealed legal and administrative barriers to be the main obstacle to cross-border cooperation while, in parallel, the 2015 Luxembourg Presidency put forward plans for an EU cross-border mechanism, with an informal working group set up to develop the idea. Both processes have fed into discussions in recent years to create a mechanism for cross-border areas, leading to the current proposal, introduced as part of the multiannual financial framework's cohesion policy package. First edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Toekomstige activiteiten

30-08-2018
TAX3 Mission to Riga (Latvia)
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TAX3
06-09-2018
Workshop: Human rights and the rule of law in Cuba and Venezuela
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DROI
25-09-2018
Automation: Putting faces to jobs at risk
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EPRS

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