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.

Word cloud with map of Europe
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.

Self driving, unmanned, autonomous farm agricultural combine harvester working in field
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.

Illustration of influencer marketing
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.

Data abuse, abstract concept
14-02-2022 - 10:05

We can learn a lot from places that have been forced to set up strong defence systems against interference from powerful authoritarian neighbours, says INGE Chair Raphaël Glucksmann in the opening article of the latest Monthly Highlights as committee’s mandate draws to an end. INGE commissioned a paper to analyse the defensive tactics used outside the EU which highlights the best practices and suggests how these could be translated to the EU reality.

Woman counting money at the table
17-01-2022 - 11:57

BUDG and CONT are the acronyms behind two parliamentary committees dealing with budgetary issues. Monika Hohlmeier and Johan Van Overtveldt, Chairs of Committee on Budgetary Control and Committee on Budgets, respectively, present the two committees in the latest edition of the Monthly Highlights newsletter.

Gender equality concept. Female and male character on scales.
13-12-2021 - 10:35

The COVID pandemic has demonstrated the essential nature of care work overwhelmingly carried out by women, says Evelyn Regner, Chair of the FEMM committee. She points out to gender inequalities linked to women’s position in the context of globalised care economy but also in society in general. The latest study examines the gendered nature of the EU care economy, the impact of COVID-19 on care, and the extent to which gender equality and care are considered in the EU’s Recovery Plan.


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