News from Brussels / Week 18 - 24 March 2017
Last week the Heads of State and Government gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. On this occasion, they presented a declaration, in which they emphasised the unity of the Union and their intention to increase cooperation in the areas of defence policy, social policy and the rights of citizens.
The European Parliament demands more consumer protection cooperation, as well as a mandatory transparency register for all lobbyists wishing to enter the Parliament. Together with the Council, an informal agreement was reached to set up a new labelling scheme for energy efficiency.
News from Brussels / Week 18 – 24 February 2017
Last week the European Commission published the annual review of the economic and social situation in the Member States within the framework of the European Semester. Meanwhile, the Council agreed on further measures to tackle tax avoidance at international level and discussed new ways to strengthen consumer protection cooperation in the digital age.