The Prime Minister, Charles Michel, is of the view, “The European Union’s ambition should be to play a more committed role” to resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
British industry pleads for the preservation of a customs union with the EU after the Brexit.
The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, currently on a visit to Brussels, called on European countries to recognize the State of Palestine quickly.
The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech released by the European Commission last Friday shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.
The parliament’s political leaders decided last week to establish a special committee with 30 MEPs to look into the EU authorisation procedures for pesticides following the controversy over the renewal of the European glyphosate license.
The European Commission on Thursday announced a series of proposals aimed at giving member States greater flexibility in setting their value-added tax (VAT) rates, with certain conditions, and making life easier for small and medium sized businesses.
In the coming month, war-torn Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism, Middle East and nuclear non-proliferation will be at the top of the agenda at the United Nation Security Council.
The European Commission adopted this week a strategy to protect the environment from plastic pollution as part of the transition to a circular economy.

British MPs pass EU withdrawal bill

Thursday, 18 January 2018 16:34
On Wednesday evening, British MPs passed a government bill on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Human rights may now be invoked to strengthen control over the export of Internet surveillance data from the European Union (EU).