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Segnalazioni dal Parlamento Europeo

06-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
This report summarises the presentations and discussions of a workshop on health promotion and primary prevention, held at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The aim of the workshop was to provide background and technical information and advice to the members of the ENVI Committee on the latest findings and trends in the field of preventive health, specifically concerning health promotion and the primary prevention of diseases and disabilities. The state of primary prevention and health promotion in Europe was highlighted during the first part of the workshop. Presentations focused on joining forces in the context of chronic diseases, the importance of primary care professionals’ clusters, health promotion from citizens’ perspective, and the role schools play in prevention. The second part of the workshop focused on examples of good practices. Various ongoing initiatives, coordinated by the European institutions, in the EU were presented. The activities of insurance industries were also highlighted, as well as the views of employers and trade unions on promoting healthy behaviours and creating healthy working environments. This workshop and the respective document were prepared by the Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. 
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06-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the European Parliament. It analyses the political and legal dynamics behind referendums on EU-related matters. It argues that we have entered a period of increasing political uncertainty with regard to the European project and that this new political configuration will both affect and be affected by the politics of EU-related referendums. Such referendums have long been a risky endeavour and this has been accentuated in the wake of the Great Recession with its negative ramifications for public opinion in the European Union. It is clear that referendums on EU matters are here to stay and will continue to be central to the EU’s future as they are deployed to determine the number of Member States within the EU, its geographical reach, its constitutional evolution and adherence to EU policies. Only now they have become an even riskier endeavour. 
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06-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
This study was commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the JURI Committee. It looks at the interrelation between the Consumer Sales and Guarantee Directive (CSD) and the Ecodesign Directive (EDD) with respect to guarantees and product expected lifetime. Through legal research and stakeholder surveys, it develops an EU lifespan guarantee model, which could be implemented by amendments to the proposal for an Online Sales Directive (OSD) and the EDD. It recommends extending the EDD to include the lifespan and extending the limitation period of the OSD. A commercial guarantee for the lifespan of a product is also suggested. 
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06-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
Intellectual property includes all exclusive rights to intellectual creations. It encompasses two types of rights: industrial property, which includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs and models and designations of origin, and copyright, which includes artistic and literary property. For many years the European Union has had an active policy in this area, aimed at harmonising legislation between Member States. Since the entry into force of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) in 2009, the EU has had explicit competence for intellectual property rights (Article 118). 
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07-02-2017 03:51 PM CET
General : Amid temperatures of -20°C people in Eastern Ukraine were cut off from electricity, heating and water after pro-Russian rebels broke the ceasefire and started shelling the area last week. Another sign that managing EU-Russia relations remains a challenge especially in view of the country's assertiveness and uncertainty surrounding the future of US foreign policy. The security and defence subcommittee discussed on Monday Russia's influence in Ukraine and Southern Caucasus and how to react to it.
Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP
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07-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
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 during the February II session.
Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP
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07-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
CETA was signed by the European Union (EU) and Canada on 30 October 2016, after long discussions. Hence, a total of 38 statements and declarations as well as a Joint Interpretative Instrument accompany the Council decision on signing CETA. Parliament has launched the consent procedure, with the vote in plenary planned for the February II session. 
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07-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
The Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee has tabled a report with recommendations to the Commission on the civil-law and ethical aspects of robotics. The report calls for EU legislation introducing a register of robots, setting up an EU Agency for Robotics and laying down principles of civil liability for damages caused by robots. Such legislation should be complemented by ethical codes of conduct. Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP
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07-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
The economic prospects of cloud computing and the data-driven economy are very promising. However, fragmentation, differences in data policies, scarce incentives, interoperability problems and lack of high-capacity data infrastructure, among other challenges, are slowing down its development in Europe. A European Parliament own-initiative report reflecting on the European Commission's European Cloud initiative is on the agenda of the February II plenary session. 
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07-02-2017 12:00 AM CET
The European Semester is a key monitoring element of the EU's economic governance framework which aims to detect, prevent, and correct problematic economic trends such as excessive government deficits or public debt levels. As part of the annual evaluation cycle, three European Parliament Committees discuss the European Commission's priority areas for 2017: boosting investment, pursuing structural reforms and ensuring responsible fiscal policies. The Committee reports assess the priorities from an economic, employment and single market point of view before the Commission presents dedicated country reports in late February. Plenary discussion on all three reports is planned for the February II part-session. 
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08-02-2017 09:05 AM CET
From monetary matters to regional funding, MEPs keep an eye on the EU's economic policies

 
 
 
 

 

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