Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 10/2012

Getting Tough on Insider Trading

| Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics

Unfortunately, it's not only celebrity chefs who try to take unfair advantage of the market by trading on knowledge that is not in the public domain (although not all of them end up being played by Cybill Shepherd in a film about their time behind bars).

Single Market: Breaking Down the Barriers Between Countries

| Posted 10.15.2012 | UK Politics

With the current crisis, it is easy to forget how successful the EU has been in creating wealth and jobs for its member states. That is why countries have always been keen to join and why, even now, several are in the waiting room.

Making Sure the EU's Long-term Budget Adds Up

| Posted 10.22.2012 | UK Politics

Setting a budget is a difficult exercise at the best of times. Even when money is plentiful, it is never unlimited, so tough choices have to be made. Now imagine 27 countries, all with their own of difficulties and preferences, having to decide about billions of euros for a seven-year period in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the great depression.

The Citizens' Initiative: Giving a Bright Idea the Opportunity to Shine

| Posted 10.29.2012 | UK Politics

As the citizens' initiative has great potential to give people a greater say on the European legislation that affects them, fine-tuning it is well worth the effort.