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13-09-2021 - 10:53

While responding to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear events is primarily the prerogative of the Member States, the COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder that such incidents can potentially overwhelm their response capacities, says SEDE Chair Nathalie Loiseau in the opening article of the latest edition of the Monthly Highlights newsletter. The EU needs to have robust tools to respond to CBRN crises. A recent study formulates recommendations on EU preparedness regarding such threats.

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05-07-2021 - 10:23

Europe's ambition to become a global geopolitical power needs to leverage technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and to weave technology priorities into the fabric of our foreign policy and geopolitical evolution, says Dragoş Tudorache, Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age.

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07-06-2021 - 11:41

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the EU’s transport and tourism sectors. Temporary actions were taken at EU level to ease obligations during the pandemic but the EU and the Member States face pressing questions on the actual situation of the two sectors, says TRAN committee Chair Karima Delli, in the latest edition of the newsletter. The recent research papers requested by the TRAN committee provide insights on the options for green and resilient relaunch.

Investing in destabilisation
17-05-2021 - 10:50

Member States have come under continuing external threats which pose serious risks for democratic societies. As part of the EU toolbox to counter these attacks, the European Parliament set up a Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE), says its Chair, Raphaël Glucksmann, in the opening article of the latest Monthly Highlights issue. New rules have to be set and national legislations must be harmonised, he adds.

Impact of the Covid19 pandemic on EU Industries
23-04-2021 - 10:19

The impact of the pandemic on industry has been unprecedented. In an attempt to mitigate the shock and to help recovery, extraordinary measures were taken, says ITRE Chair Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, in the April issue of the Monthly Highlights newsletter. He presents a new study that looks into the effects of the pandemic on the EU industrial sector and strategic value chains, and the adequacy and consistency of the recovery plans.

Rainbow families, obstacles to the free movement
09-03-2021 - 09:36

Same sex couples and rainbow families face various difficulties when moving within the EU as not all Member States recognise their legal status, says PETI Committee Chair Dolors Montserrat in the latest edition of the Monthly Highlights newsletter. She announces a workshop on the LGBTI+ rights that will be hosted by the Committee on 22 March, and a new study on the obstacles to the free movement of rainbow families in the EU.


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