EU Legislation, Initiatives, etc.

Government launches Balance of Competences Review on the EU Budget & Financial Services
Government launches balance of competences review on fundamental rights
Third set of calls for evidence on the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the EU
Review of EU activity on agriculture & fisheries
EU & Canada conclude negotiations on trade deal – (CBI comments on EU-Canada trade deal)
Greece is Member State No. 16 to sign up to new EU rules helping international couples
Environment: Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done
Civil Liberties MEPs pave the way for stronger data protection in the EU – (An important & welcome step towards stronger and more effective data protection in Europe)
EU-funded project to take biometric security systems to the next level
Opening: plenary asked to vote supplementary budget to avert cash shortfall – (Budgets Committee votes urgent €2.7bn amending budget to avert 'shutdown' ~ Commission adopts Work Programme for 2014: a year of delivery & implementation ~ EU Draft Budget 2014 taken to Conciliation Committee ~EU economic & budget coordination must get better, say MEPs)
Aung San Suu Kyi to receive Sakharov Prize awarded 23 years ago
Time for stronger EU action against gun violence
ECB starts comprehensive assessment in advance of supervisory role
MEPs say EU has duty to shield eastern neighbours from Russian pressure
EU & China to hold high-level economic and trade talks
NHS Confed:  NHS bodies can continue producing specialist diagnostic tests, EU Parliament rules
Natural England’s Revised Standing Advice for European Protected Species
Taxing the Digital Economy: Commission creates Expert Group to guide EU approach
Give small investors key facts, says Economic & Monetary Affairs Committee
Medical implants: better controls & traceability to ensure patients’ safety
Parliament backs plans to halt reckless scrapping of old ships
New rules for the protection of public health with regard to radioactive substances in water
Cracking down on organised crime, corruption and money laundering
Standard VAT Return: Easing life for businesses & improving tax compliance
Top-tech entrepreneurs present manifesto for start-up success
UN climate conference in Warsaw must set out steps towards a global deal
Auditors call for more transparency in humanitarian aid
OnDemand Webinar Event: How Southampton City Council reduced enquiries by 30,000 with AI