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The last general and extensive overhaul of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, which entered into force as of 16 January 2017, was intended to bring more transparency and efficiency to parliamentary work. Among the numerous modifications, may be noted the increased attention to the conduct of Members, the streamlining of the types of thresholds for procedural requests, the increased transparency surrounding the decision to begin negotiations during the various stages of the legislative ...

This document compares the draft 2018 Recommendations for the economic policy of the Euro Area proposed by the European Commission on 22 November 2017 with the 2018 Euro Area draft recommendation revised by the Economic and Financial Committee on 17 January 2018 and to be approved by the Council (ECOFIN) on 23 January 2018.

In July 2015, the European Commission proposed a reform of the EU emissions trading system (ETS) for the 2021-2030 period. The proposed directive introduces tighter limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to achieve the EU's 2030 climate targets, while protecting energy-intensive industries from the risk of 'carbon leakage'. The Parliament is expected to vote on it in plenary in February.

Prospectuses for investors

Oversigt 29-03-2017

Prospectuses are legally required documents presenting the information necessary to enable investors to make an informed assessment of the situation of an issuer and of the rights attached to the securities issued. The EU's co-legislators have reached an agreement on the draft regulation to replace the current directive. This compromise is scheduled for a vote at the April I plenary session.

Money Market Funds

Oversigt 27-03-2017

Money Market Funds are collective funds that invest in short-term debt and provide financing for financial institutions, corporations and governments. During the financial crisis, their liquidity and stability were challenged, prompting a legislative proposal to make them more resilient. After long negotiations, the co-legislators reached an agreement in November 2016, now submitted to plenary.

This study was requested by the European Parliament's Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) as part of the Parliament's general commitment to improving the quality of EU legislation, and in particular its undertaking to carry out impact assessments of its own substantial amendments when it considers it appropriate and necessary for the legislative process. The aim of this ex-ante impact assessment is to evaluate seven substantial amendments to the Commission’s proposal for ...

This ‘At a glance’ infographic aims to give a succinct picture of some of the activities undertaken by the European Parliament over the most recent term, from July 2009 to date.

This paper contains an assessment of a set of amendments proposed by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament to the new Public Procurement Directives. The paper first gives a high-level assessment of all proposals that were initially considered relevant from the perspective of SMEs’ access, which is followed by a more detailed assessment of those amendments that are likely to have a significant impact on SMEs.