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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After negotiating through the night, Parliament and Council struck a deal on the EU budget for 2014, which also provides for remedying payments shortfalls in in the current fiscal year. MEPs ensured that victims of catastrophic flooding and drought in 2013 will be compensated, and...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A new regulation setting stricter noise standards for new vehicles will enter into force in 2014, but will not be fully effective for another 15 years. The agreed regulation will now reduce, in three phases, overall vehicle noise (compared to today) by around 2.6 dB...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It seems next to impossible to predict the final position the European Parliament will take on the cross-border circulation of gigaliners, also known to their opponents as ‘monster trucks’. The debate in the Committee on Transport (TRAN), on 5 November, showed once again that MEPs...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The European Commission has appointed the 15 groups of independent experts to advise on priorities for Horizon 2020, the next EU research and innovation programme. The advisory groups are the most diverse yet, drawing on public, private and civil society sources. Nearly 40% of their...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]EC Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, today gave a speech at Yale University, New Haven, speaking about EU-US relations and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Main Messages 1/ On the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): For ambitious and complex negotiations to succeed there needs to...