EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc. (Archive)

Discussing trends in combating drug addiction in EU – (Discussing negative effects of cannabis distribution in Europe)

European Committee of the Regions to adopt proposals to improve €315bn EU Investment Plan

EU & Eastern Partnership States to share experience & practices in rural advisory systems – (EU & Eastern Partnership States will establish a closer cooperation in the area of agricultural advisory system)

EC approves new promotion programmes for agricultural products

ScotGov:  Farm payment flexibility – (ScotGov:  Scotland and Norway)

WAG:  £11m EU-backed project to promote gender equality in Wales’ workplaces

Expo Milano 2015: European Commission launches scientific debate on how to feed the planet

TTIP: MEPs differ on safeguards for data, services, environment & investment – (EC report shows that SMEs stand to make significant gains from the TTIP between the EU & the US)

Trade MEPs beef up rules to stem flow of conflict mineral money to armed groups

EC publishes new vine planting rules aimed at giving EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand

EC's economic decision making needs to become more neutral, say MEPs

Health MEPs propose blueprint for safer healthcare – (Health Ministers in Riga agree on the need for common EU nutrition & alcohol policies ~ Milk & fruit in schools: agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating)

Ministers stress importance of integrating biodiversity preservation in other policies

Win-win solutions essential for biodiversity preservation within increasing use of renewable energy sources

Environment committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels – (Antitrust: EC confirms unannounced inspections in bioethanol sector – (Antitrust: EC confirms unannounced inspection in biofuel sector)

Discussion on reducing number of serious injuries & fatalities on European roads

EP backs carry-over of EU funding to 2015-2017 for late-starter national programmes

Armenian genocide centenary: MEPs urge Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android

Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small debts

Building sector: Europe's local government call time on waste

Ministers agree on Multiannual plan for the Baltic Sea

EU acts on illegal fishing: Yellow card issued to Thailand while South Korea & Philippines are cleared

Joint Foreign & Home Affairs Council: Ten point action plan on migration ~ UNICEF - Step up action before more tragedies unfold in the Mediterranean

EU consular protection rules: better protection for European citizens abroad

Money laundering: Council approves strengthened rules

Long-term investment funds: Council adopts new rules – (EP, Council start negotiations on investment fund)

EU budget: Council preserves funds for promoting growth & jobs – (Strategic Investment Fund: committees back Juncker Plan, but not programme ~ Finance Minister Reirs: Stagnating and slow economic growth is not an option

European Parliament and EU Council back EC trade mark reform package

Development MEPs urge EU countries to stick to foreign aid commitments

Gas ovens need EU safety rules, but oven gloves do not, say MEPs

European leaders agree on joint action to prevent mass deaths of refugees

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