Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 07/2012

What a Discovery Explaining the Universe's Mass Says About Other Weighty Issues

| Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Politics

On 4 July the CERN institute announced a discovery that would put an end to something that has been bugging scientists for a while; enough to warrant a five-decade search, millions of man hours and billions of euros worth of support. Their struggle not only resolves one of science's most elusive mysteries, but also contains important lessons on how Europe can shake off its economic lethargy.

Looking Back Over an Eventful Six Months for the European Parliament

| Posted 07.16.2012 | UK Politics

A matter of form, part of the procedure, a formality - the European Parliament's scrutiny of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) wasn't expected to bring any surprises. After all, it had already been negotiated by major industrialised countries around the world, including the US and had received the European Commission's blessing and the backing of EU member states.