Monthly Archives: June 2018

EU migrant crisis: facts and figures

The arrival of over one million asylum seekers and migrants to Europe in 2015 exposed serious flaws in the EU’s asylum system. Parliament has been working on proposals to create a fairer, more effective European asylum policy. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency collects data on illegal crossings of the EU's external borders registered…
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Number of MEPs to be reduced after EU elections in 2019

The European Parliament will shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the United Kingdom leaves the EU, leaving room for new countries that may join in the future. Besides reducing the European Parliament’s size from 751 to 705 elected representatives, a proposed re-distribution of seats, approved by the full House, will also place 46 of…
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Dual quality of food: European Commission releases common testing methodology

The European Commission has released a new common methodology for comparing the quality of food products across the EU. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's Science and Knowledge service, has developed a common methodology to allow national consumer authorities to carry out tests comparing the composition and characteristics of food products sold with…
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