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Publicerat 26-04-2018

Malaysia's 2018 general election

26-04-2018

On 9 May 2018, Malaysians go to the polls to elect federal and state parliaments. Although a financial scandal and rising living costs have dented the popularity of the government, the opposition faces an uphill battle to end the governing Barisan Nasional coalition's six-decade rule, and it is not widely expected to win.

On 9 May 2018, Malaysians go to the polls to elect federal and state parliaments. Although a financial scandal and rising living costs have dented the popularity of the government, the opposition faces an uphill battle to end the governing Barisan Nasional coalition's six-decade rule, and it is not widely expected to win.

Media freedom trends 2018: Turkey

26-04-2018

Over the last two years, media freedom in Turkey has deteriorated rapidly. Although the EU expressed support for the government in the face of the failed military coup in July 2016, it is now concerned about respect for fundamental values in Turkey.

Over the last two years, media freedom in Turkey has deteriorated rapidly. Although the EU expressed support for the government in the face of the failed military coup in July 2016, it is now concerned about respect for fundamental values in Turkey.

Systems and e-Procurement—Improving Access and Transparency of Public Procurement

16-04-2018

2000 billion euros are spent every year on public procurement in the EU, a more than considerable amount which justifies investment and research in this area. e-Procurement is the end-to-end digitisation of the traditional public procurement process. Access is improved through the centralization of otherwise dispersed procurement processes in the form of one or a few central, electronic platforms, significantly reducing the search efforts for potential bidders With this, transparency and integrity ...

2000 billion euros are spent every year on public procurement in the EU, a more than considerable amount which justifies investment and research in this area. e-Procurement is the end-to-end digitisation of the traditional public procurement process. Access is improved through the centralization of otherwise dispersed procurement processes in the form of one or a few central, electronic platforms, significantly reducing the search efforts for potential bidders With this, transparency and integrity are increased, as well as the visibility and traceability of the procurement process by the whole public. Furthermore, data quality is also improved thanks to the enforcing of the provision of required information and the use of structured and validated forms. Search costs also go down due to the sharing of common catalogues. Recommendations are as follow: e-procurement process must be digital from end to end; end-users must be trained to ensure efficiency and acceptance; adoption from the supplier side is just as important as internal acceptance; security must be as modern as possible, to guarantee trust and legal compliance; usability and accessibility of the process are fundamental.

Extern avdelning

Prof Dr Jorg Becker

Update of the study on The impact of Brexit in relation to the right to petition and on the competences, responsibilities and activities of the Committee on Petitions

16-04-2018

This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, provides an update to the prior study considering the impact of Brexit on EU-27 and UK citizens. In particular, this analysis considers the citizens’ part of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) which was agreed between the UK and the EU on 19 March 2018 and endorsed by the European Council on 23 March 2018. It highlights those situations ...

This in-depth analysis, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the PETI Committee, provides an update to the prior study considering the impact of Brexit on EU-27 and UK citizens. In particular, this analysis considers the citizens’ part of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement (DWA) which was agreed between the UK and the EU on 19 March 2018 and endorsed by the European Council on 23 March 2018. It highlights those situations that might remain unprotected by the Draft Withdrawal Agreement. The update is limited to examining the right to reside of EU-27 and UK citizens post Brexit.

Extern avdelning

Professor Eleanor SPAVENTA, Bocconi Law Department, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy Durham Law School, Durham University, United Kingdomrofessor Leonor Spaventa

Förvaltning av de yttre gränserna

01-04-2018

Gränsförvaltningspolitiken har genomgått en betydande utveckling, med inrättande av instrument och organ såsom Schengens informationssystem, Informationssystemet för viseringar och Europeiska gräns- och kustbevakningsbyrån. Utmaningarna i samband med ett ökat inflöde i EU av blandade migrationsströmmar har tillsammans med tilltagande säkerhetsbekymmer lett till en ny verksamhetsfas.

Gränsförvaltningspolitiken har genomgått en betydande utveckling, med inrättande av instrument och organ såsom Schengens informationssystem, Informationssystemet för viseringar och Europeiska gräns- och kustbevakningsbyrån. Utmaningarna i samband med ett ökat inflöde i EU av blandade migrationsströmmar har tillsammans med tilltagande säkerhetsbekymmer lett till en ny verksamhetsfas.

Publicerat 25-04-2018

European Investment Bank: 2016 financial report

25-04-2018

During the May I plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to discuss the financial report of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the year 2016. The increasing importance of the EIB, both in budgetary terms and in its varied funding contributions in different areas of activity, calls for high level of transparency and accountability. Although the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) acknowledges some progress in this regard, it considers there is still room for ...

During the May I plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to discuss the financial report of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the year 2016. The increasing importance of the EIB, both in budgetary terms and in its varied funding contributions in different areas of activity, calls for high level of transparency and accountability. Although the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) acknowledges some progress in this regard, it considers there is still room for improvement.

Promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructure

25-04-2018

Ahead of the Commission’s forthcoming proposals on the new Multiannual Financial Framework, which are expected in May 2018, the May I plenary session is expected to discuss an own-initiative report which assesses the implementation of cohesion policy and the thematic objective of promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructure, including recommendations for the post-2020 period.

Ahead of the Commission’s forthcoming proposals on the new Multiannual Financial Framework, which are expected in May 2018, the May I plenary session is expected to discuss an own-initiative report which assesses the implementation of cohesion policy and the thematic objective of promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructure, including recommendations for the post-2020 period.

2016 report on protection of the European Union's financial interests – fight against fraud

25-04-2018

In 2016, 19 080 irregularities affecting the EU budget were reported to the Commission, which is a decrease of 15 % in comparison to 2015. Furthermore, the value of irregularities decreased by 8 % from €3.21 billion in 2015 to €2.97 billion in 2016. Of the total, 1 410 fraudulent irregularities were reported, involving €391 million.

In 2016, 19 080 irregularities affecting the EU budget were reported to the Commission, which is a decrease of 15 % in comparison to 2015. Furthermore, the value of irregularities decreased by 8 % from €3.21 billion in 2015 to €2.97 billion in 2016. Of the total, 1 410 fraudulent irregularities were reported, involving €391 million.

Media pluralism and media freedom in the EU

25-04-2018

Media freedom and pluralism are among the rights and principles enshrined in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as part of the Copenhagen criteria for membership of the EU, related to democracy and human rights. Despite that, there are currently concerns regarding threats to media freedom and pluralism in the EU. The own-initiative report on Media Pluralism and Media Freedom in the EU, due to be voted in plenary in May, aims at contributing ...

Media freedom and pluralism are among the rights and principles enshrined in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as part of the Copenhagen criteria for membership of the EU, related to democracy and human rights. Despite that, there are currently concerns regarding threats to media freedom and pluralism in the EU. The own-initiative report on Media Pluralism and Media Freedom in the EU, due to be voted in plenary in May, aims at contributing towards free and pluralistic media systems across the EU that play a key role in any democratic society.

How could the Stability and Growth Pact be simplified?

25-04-2018

This note provides a summary of three external papers requested by the ECON Committee in the context of the Parliament scrutiny activities of the Euro area. The main objective of these papers is to advance proposals on how the fiscal rules of the Stability and Growth Pact could be simplified, in order to enhance its credibility, transparency and enforceability, while allowing some room for flexibility. Several EU insitutions have recognised the complexity of the SGP and the consequent need for ...

This note provides a summary of three external papers requested by the ECON Committee in the context of the Parliament scrutiny activities of the Euro area. The main objective of these papers is to advance proposals on how the fiscal rules of the Stability and Growth Pact could be simplified, in order to enhance its credibility, transparency and enforceability, while allowing some room for flexibility. Several EU insitutions have recognised the complexity of the SGP and the consequent need for simplification: some relevant positions are reported in this note as well.

Kommande evenemang

03-05-2018
EU Demographic outlook: A stagnating and older population
Övrigt -
EPRS
07-05-2018
Fact-finding visit to Famagusta, Cyprus: 7-8 May 2018
Övrigt -
PETI
15-05-2018
The Implementation of the Data Protection package - At the eve of its application
Övrigt -
LIBE

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