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The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

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13-09-2022 - 12:00

A list of tax scandals, with the Pandora Papers as a recent low point, show that our tax systems are open to abuse. To respond to the challenge, evidence is key, says Paul Tang, Chair of FISC Subcommittee, in the latest edition of the MH newsletter. Two recent studies commissioned by FISC deal with the issues of regulation of tax intermediaries by conducting a comparative analysis of five countries, and the removal of taxation-based obstacles to cross border business activity in the EU.

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04-07-2022 - 12:01

European Parliament has dealt with disturbing reports about modern slavery practices and has diverse instruments to respond, says Maria Arena, Chair of DROI committee, in the latest edition of the MH newsletter. To assess the efficiency of the instruments at hand DROI commissioned studies that present external policy measures and look at the problem from the human rights perspective.

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06-06-2022 - 10:20

With the new unexpected budgetary needs, the MFF 2021-2027 is reaching the limits of its flexibility. It is important to make sure that the common borrowing under the NGEU will be paid through the EU’s own resources and not by cutting the budget funding, says Johan Van Overtveldt, Chair of BUDG committee, in the latest MH newsletter. The studies on the revision of the Financial Regulation and on the new EU own resources provide important background information when assessing the policy choices.

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02-05-2022 - 10:10

Management of unpredictable crises, such as Ukraine or COVID-19, challenging public safety and health or the stability of a society’s socio-economic foundations, requires rapid decisions, says Antonio Tajani, Chair of AFCO committee in the latest MH editorial. In order to draw lessons from past urgency situations, Parliament commissioned a new study to provide recommendations on how to improve the existing set-up and Parliament’s emergency procedures.

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01-04-2022 - 14:39

The number of farms in EU27 declined by about 32% between 2003 and 2016. The EU might lose an additional 6.4 million farms by 2040, a decrease which poses an existential challenge to the multifunctional European farming model, says AGRI chair Norbert Lins in the latest MH editorial. The EU farming model is key to transition to a sustainable food system that ensures food security while having a neutral or positive environmental impact.

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04-03-2022 - 10:40

Digital marketing makes it difficult to differentiate between advertisers and reviewers and blurs the nature of relationship between the influencers and the companies whose products they promote, says IMCO Chair Anna Cavazzini in the latest issue of the Monthly Highlights bulletin. The Committee commissioned a study, which focuses on defining influencers and their impact on consumers and on the single market.


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