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The legislative frameworks for victims of gender-based violence
18-11-2022 - 14:24 FEMM

Legislation remains fragmented across various directives and regulations that focus on specific forms of gender-based violence. This study provides an overview of the legislative frameworks for victims (including children) of gender-based violence in the 27 Member States. It provides analysis of measures in place at both Member State and EU level, and recommendations to prevent and combat gender-based violence.

Practices on the Side-Earnings of EU Public Office Holders and Functionaries
18-11-2022 - 14:22 CONT

Practices on the Side-Earnings of EU Public Office Holders and Functionaries. The study on ‘Practices on the Side-Earnings of EU Public Office Holders and Functionaries’ was carried out for the European Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee in 2022. The study highlights significant differences in the rules being applied in the various EU Institutions and Member States.

The EU’s Strategic Compass calls for the creation of a ‘European Rapid Deployment Capacity’
18-11-2022 - 14:21 SEDE

The EU’s Strategic Compass calls for the creation of a ‘European Rapid Deployment Capacity’ that would allow the EU to swiftly deploy up to 5 000 troops to respond to crises. A paper commissioned by SEDE examines how this could be achieved. The authors argue that success will depend on learning the right lessons – not only in terms of improving operational readiness and capacity, but also, crucially, in terms of political signalling, commitment, and a stronger sense of national ownership.

Solvency II - Prudential treatment of equity exposures
18-11-2022 - 14:20 ECON

Insurance companies are a key source of long-term funding for governments and businesses. Prudential legislation aims to facilitate this while limiting the risk of instability. The study requested by ECON committee concludes that recent legislation has not boosted equity investments by insurance companies. It assesses the impact of proposed changes to the Solvency II directive and two other Commission proposals on equity, and suggests new avenues to make these investments more attractive.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine on EU cohesion
18-11-2022 - 14:18 REGI

The worst and most direct impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have been avoided by swift policy actions where Cohesion Policy played a role. The consequences of the pandemic have highlighted the risks of increasing inequalities. However, the rapid reaction of the public authorities mitigated the most direct and disastrous effects. The war in Ukraine and the repercussions on energy prices are exacerbating the vulnerabilities of local economies and social groups.

Certification schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs ensure that certain characteristics or attributes of the product, production method or system are observed.
13-10-2022 - 11:27 AGRI

Certification schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs ensure that certain characteristics or attributes of the product, production method or system are observed. This study presents the concepts and methods of farm certification schemes and provides information on the main existing schemes in the EU and in third countries. It analyses how these schemes can help the EU reach its sustainability objectives in the farming sector.

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