Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 06/2012

Pulling the Plug on Online Threats

| Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Tech

Protection of young people online is very much needed as 12% of 9 to 12-year-olds say they have been upset, mainly by bullying (40%) and by sexual content and approaches (25%). Young people spend on average 88 minutes a day online.

Animal Welfare As the Humane Thing to Do

| Posted 06.18.2012 | UK Politics

They are not eligible to vote and most of them live thousands of miles away from the nearest EU country, so there was no reason for MEPs to even take an interest. Still the European Parliament took a key role in preventing thousands of seals being killed for use in luxury products.

Gimme Shelter: a European Approach to Asylum Seekers

| Posted 06.25.2012 | UK Politics

Despite their political differences, there is something that binds Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and former French president Nicolas Sarkozy: they all descend from refugees.

ACTA: Deliberating Out in the Open Over an Agreement Negotiated Behind Closed Doors

| Posted 06.29.2012 | UK Politics

The fate of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement will finally be decided during the July plenary when the European Parliament puts it to a vote. Without the Parliament's approval, it will not be able to enter into force in the EU.