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- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:24
Since Tuesday the new Transparency Register of the EU is accessible. On its website citizens receive information about lobbying activities at the EU Commission and the European Parliament. Yet, the Register remains voluntary – this could however change soon.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:22
Yesterday (Thursday) Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank (ECB) announced to spend 60 million Euro per month on government bonds from March onwards – 1.14 billion Euro in total.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 11:38
In the aftermath of the attacks in Paris, EU ministers of internal affairs decided on a joint security package to tackle terrorism. From now on presumed Islamists, who return from Syria or Iraq to Europe, will be registered in the Schengen Information System. Furthermore the EU ministers aim to improve the cooperation with transit countries, such as Turkey, through which Jihadists travel.
- Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 13:20
Last Wednesday EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström published previously secret EU proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - for the first time since the negotiations started. These documents include, among others, EU proposals concerning the controversial issue of food safety. Additionally, 15 position papers were made accessible to the public, explaining, for instance, rules regarding the car industry but also highly debated topics such as investment protection as well as dispute settlement.
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