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E-commerce, Elections 2019 and Emissions Trading scheme – this week at the European Parliament

MEPs are in Strasbourg for the February plenary. From E-commerce to the Elections 2019 and Emissions Trading scheme we have selected the highlights.

 
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Highlights

Shopping without borders. Online buyers will have better cross-border access to products, hotel bookings, car rentals or concert tickets under new rules to be debated on Monday and put to a final vote on Tuesday. Traders will have to treat online shoppers from another EU country in the same way as local customers, i.e. grant them access to the same prices or sales conditions.

Elections 2019/Spitzenkandidaten. The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU and a number of MEPs should be elected through “transnational” electoral lists comprising the entire territory of the Union, according to a legislative initiative to be debated and put to the vote on Wednesday. In another resolution, Parliament says it is ready to reject any candidate for EU Commission President who is not nominated as a “lead candidate” (Spitzenkandidat) ahead of the 2019 EU elections.

Emissions Trading. A law to strengthen greenhouse gas emission curbs via the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), so as to begin delivering on Paris climate accord pledges, will be put to a vote on Tuesday. To promote low-carbon innovation, the law would also establish a “modernisation fund” and an “innovation fund” to support renewable energy, carbon capture and storage and low-carbon innovation projects

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