Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 03/2012

When it Doesn't Pay to Be a Woman

| Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Politics

Revisiting blatantly sexist ads from the days of yore could be mistaken as an occasion to give ourselves a misguided pat on the back. True, slogans such as "show her it's a man's world" and "men are better than women" are unlikely to make a comeback any time soon.

Serving the Perfect Soufflé - The European Parliament Way

| Posted 03.13.2012 | UK Politics

The European Parliament is the EU's very own army of Jamie Olivers; adding spice, stirring things up and ensuring that everything prepared is fit to serve.

Rethinking the EU's Finances

| Posted 03.20.2012 | UK Politics

The European Parliament has always argued that the EU should have its own resources. Today 75% of the EU's budget comes from national contributions based on gross national income. A contribution based on value-added tax accounts for a further 11%, while traditional own resources such as customs duties, agricultural duties and sugar levies come to 13%.

Ensuring Air Passenger Rights are Not a Flight of Fancy

| Posted 03.27.2012 | UK Politics

Up until the 1980s aviation in Europe was high on regulation and short on competition, resulting in a market that struggled to take off.

On the Best Time to Prank a Spaniard and How Going to Greece Can Bring You Good Luck

| Posted 03.30.2012 | UK Politics

Next time you attempt to ward off bad luck on Friday the 13th, consider going to Greece for the day. While in other countries people shy away from crossing black cats and ducking under ladders, in the home of the Acropolis they will happily open umbrellas indoors as there Friday the 13th is not considered to be bad luck.