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Access to Abortion Services for Women in the EU - Croatia

30-10-2020

An In-depth Analysis commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. The paper is divided into six parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by the term sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) according to the most important international and regional human rights instruments. The second part analyses the legal framework of the EU Member States regarding access to abortion services ...

An In-depth Analysis commissioned by the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee. The paper is divided into six parts. The first part of the paper defines what is meant by the term sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) according to the most important international and regional human rights instruments. The second part analyses the legal framework of the EU Member States regarding access to abortion services while the third part focuses on the problems caused by the COVID - 19 pandemic in access to abortion. The fourth part deals with the problems caused by the pandemic in the two countries with the most restrictive abortion regimes in the EU, Poland and Malta. The fifth part of the paper sheds light on the importance of civil society in the protection of women's SRHR. Finally, the sixth part of the paper assesses the importance of the solutions adopted in the protection of access to abortion services during the COVID -19 pandemic. In this context, telemedicine for early medical abortions is particularly important.

Externe auteur

Anita Blagojević, Faculty of Law, Osijek, Croatia Ivana Tucak, Faculty of Law. Osijek, Croatia

Anti-money laundering - reinforcing the supervisory and regulatory framework

02-09-2019

On the back of a number of high profile cases and alleged cases of money laundering, this briefing presents current initiatives and actions aiming at reinforcing the anti-money laundering supervisory and regulatory framework in the EU. This briefing first outlines (1) the EU supervisory architecture and the respective roles of European and national authorities in applying anti-money laundering legislation that have been further specified in the 5th AML Directive and (2) ways that have been proposed ...

On the back of a number of high profile cases and alleged cases of money laundering, this briefing presents current initiatives and actions aiming at reinforcing the anti-money laundering supervisory and regulatory framework in the EU. This briefing first outlines (1) the EU supervisory architecture and the respective roles of European and national authorities in applying anti-money laundering legislation that have been further specified in the 5th AML Directive and (2) ways that have been proposed to further improve the anti-money laundering supervisory and regulatory frameworks, including the 12 September 2018 Commission’s communication, the changes to the European Supervisory Authority (ESA) Regulation adopted by the co-legislators on the basis of a Commission proposal and the most recent Commission’s state of play of supervisory and regulatory landscapes on anti-money laundering. Some previous AML cases are presented in Annex. This briefing updates an EGOV briefing originally drafted in April 2018. On a more prospective note, this briefing also presents (3) some possible additional reforms to bring about a more integrated AML supervisory architecture in the EU. In that respect, President-elect U. von der Leyen’s political declaration stresses the need for further action without specifying at this stage possible additional supervisory and regulatory developments: “The complexity and sophistication of our financial system has opened the door to new risks of money laundering and terrorist financing. We need better supervision and a comprehensive policy to prevent loopholes.”

Gender Equality in the Media Sector

17-01-2018

This study examines key elements of the European policy agenda pertaining to gender equality in the media sector. It also reviews existing research on women’s representation within media content and the media workforce. The study provides analysis of actions to promote gender equality in the media sector at both the EU and Member State levels. Finally, it presents case studies of gender equality in the media in four Member States: Austria, Malta, Sweden, and the UK.

This study examines key elements of the European policy agenda pertaining to gender equality in the media sector. It also reviews existing research on women’s representation within media content and the media workforce. The study provides analysis of actions to promote gender equality in the media sector at both the EU and Member State levels. Finally, it presents case studies of gender equality in the media in four Member States: Austria, Malta, Sweden, and the UK.

Externe auteur

Katie McCracken, Director, Opcit Research Dr. Ana FitzSimons, Senior Researcher, Opcit Research Dr. Sarah Priest, Senior Researcher, Opcit Research Sylvia Girstmair Researcher, Opcit Research Professor Brenda Murphy, Professor of Gender Studies, University of Malta

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, November I 2017

17-11-2017

The key focal points of the November I plenary session included debates on the rule of law in Malta and Poland and on the 'Paradise papers' revelations. Members adopted, inter alia, their positions ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and the Eastern Partnership Summit. They also adopted resolutions on the new EU-Africa strategy and on the Ombudsman's activities in 2016. Parliament heard a formal address from Andrej Kiska, President of Slovakia, and finally, the 2017 LUX Prize was awarded ...

The key focal points of the November I plenary session included debates on the rule of law in Malta and Poland and on the 'Paradise papers' revelations. Members adopted, inter alia, their positions ahead of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and the Eastern Partnership Summit. They also adopted resolutions on the new EU-Africa strategy and on the Ombudsman's activities in 2016. Parliament heard a formal address from Andrej Kiska, President of Slovakia, and finally, the 2017 LUX Prize was awarded at a ceremony held on Wednesday.

Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, October II 2017

27-10-2017

The highlights of the October II plenary session included a debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting and the presentation of a new agenda for EU leaders, as well as the presentation of the 2018 Commission work programme. Members paid tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese journalist killed in a car bomb explosion on 16 October.

The highlights of the October II plenary session included a debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting and the presentation of a new agenda for EU leaders, as well as the presentation of the 2018 Commission work programme. Members paid tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia, the Maltese journalist killed in a car bomb explosion on 16 October.

The Western Balkans and the EU [What Think Tanks are thinking]

17-03-2017

European Union heads of state and government reiterated support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans at their meeting on 9 March, and underlined that the situation in the region was fragile due to internal and external challenges. Despite relatively good economic growth prospects, the Western Balkans' reform progress has been slow, rule of law weak, and corruption persistent. Many Western and local politicians are also concerned about the increasingly prominent role of external players ...

European Union heads of state and government reiterated support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans at their meeting on 9 March, and underlined that the situation in the region was fragile due to internal and external challenges. Despite relatively good economic growth prospects, the Western Balkans' reform progress has been slow, rule of law weak, and corruption persistent. Many Western and local politicians are also concerned about the increasingly prominent role of external players in the region, mainly Russia, but also China, Turkey and the Gulf states. From the Western Balkans, only Croatia has so far joined the EU, in 2013. Accession talks continue with Montenegro and Serbia. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania are official candidates, with Albania hoping to formally open negotiations soon. Bosnia and Herzegovina formally applied for EU membership in 2016, but along with Kosovo, it has a potential candidate status at present. This note offers links to a series of recent studies from major international think tanks and research institutes on problems faced by the Western Balkans.

Economic Dialogue and Exchange of Views with the President of the Council (ECOFIN)

23-01-2017

Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance of Malta, is participating in the ECON as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Maltese Presidency (January - June 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union, Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council. This briefing prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit covers the Maltese Presidency priorities in the economic and financial fields, the recent developments ...

Edward Scicluna, Minister of Finance of Malta, is participating in the ECON as current President of the ECOFIN Council during the Maltese Presidency (January - June 2017). According to the Treaty of the Union, Member States shall regard their economic policies as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate them within the Council. This briefing prepared by the Economic Governance Support Unit covers the Maltese Presidency priorities in the economic and financial fields, the recent developments in the implementation of the SGP, the MIP, the recommendations for the Euro Area, as well as the latest developments in completing the Banking Union.

Gender Equality policies in Malta with a specific focus on Violence against Women

16-01-2017

This In-Depth analysis is prepared for the FEMM Committee Delegation Members to Malta on 3-4 February 2017.

This In-Depth analysis is prepared for the FEMM Committee Delegation Members to Malta on 3-4 February 2017.

The Social and Employment Situation in Malta

14-10-2016

This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. It gives an overview of the social and employment situation in Malta with a focus on indicators including social assistance and pension systems, social and employment legislation and policy, and about the inflow and integration of refugees, including tabulated data on these key topics.

This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. It gives an overview of the social and employment situation in Malta with a focus on indicators including social assistance and pension systems, social and employment legislation and policy, and about the inflow and integration of refugees, including tabulated data on these key topics.

Externe auteur

Mario Vassallo

Outlook for the informal 12 November 2015 European Council on migration in Valletta: Pre-European Council briefing

10-11-2015

At their informal 12 November 2015 European Council on migration, Heads of State or Government will assess the implementation of the measures agreed upon at the informal European Council of 23 September 2015 and the European Council of 15 October 2015. The meeting will immediately follow the Valletta Summit, where European and African Leaders will address the main issues linked to the current migration crisis. Expected results include the launch of the 'European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Stability ...

At their informal 12 November 2015 European Council on migration, Heads of State or Government will assess the implementation of the measures agreed upon at the informal European Council of 23 September 2015 and the European Council of 15 October 2015. The meeting will immediately follow the Valletta Summit, where European and African Leaders will address the main issues linked to the current migration crisis. Expected results include the launch of the 'European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa'.

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