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Listen to a selection of EPRS policy podcasts here. An in-depth look at different topical EU policy areas based on objective authoritative and independent research.

    European Parliament’s legislative initiative

    European Parliament’s legislative initiative

    The Commission proposes, Parliament and Council decide … has been the traditional approach to law-making in the European Union, until now … But the increasing need to put the citizens' voice at the heart of EU law-making, giving the European Parliament greater power to propose laws, is challenging this assumption and could open the door to a more democratic Union.

    • 4 min
    Is 5G wireless communication safe for human health?

    Is 5G wireless communication safe for human health?

    The fifth generation of communication technologies, known as 5G, is fundamental to achieving a European gigabit society by 2025. But how will this affect our health and that of our children? Is 5G really safe?

    • 5 min
    How State aid works in the EU

    How State aid works in the EU

    Key to a fair single market, EU rules do not allow State aid, unless it is used to promote general economic development, for example, when tackling the challenges of global competition or the ongoing financial crisis … The European Parliament agrees with this general principle, but calls for less and better targeted state aid in the future.

    • 6 min
    How well prepared is the EU for serious health emergencies?

    How well prepared is the EU for serious health emergencies?

    Serious health threats do not respect borders … Efficient cross-border cooperation and a coordinated response are therefore essential to prevent the spread of diseases or contain public health emergencies. How well prepared is the EU to tackle such a public health emergency?

    • 5 min
    Is data the new oil? Competition issues in the digital economy

    Is data the new oil? Competition issues in the digital economy

    Is data really the new oil? And if so, how do we regulate this market and ensure a level-playing field?
    The global debate on the extent to which current competition policy rules are sufficient to deal with the fast-moving digital economy has never been more pertinent!

    • 5 min
    Securing sustainable development in the Alpine Region

    Securing sustainable development in the Alpine Region

    The Alpine region is home to 80 million European citizens. And while it’s one of the largest economic regions in Europe, it also faces major challenges … That’s why the 7 countries and 48 regions involved in the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region are working together to overcome the challenges and secure the region’s sustainable development. Want to know more? Tour the Alps with us!

    • 4 min

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