Entries by European Parliament Web Team from 02/2013

MEPs Sounded Out Over Anti-traffic Noise Plan

| Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics

Noise is one of the scourges of modern life and one of the main causes is traffic noise. Research by the European Environmental Agency shows that half of the people living in urban areas suffer from unbearable traffic noise.

Why Parliaments Need a Greater Say Over Economic Reform

| Posted 02.11.2013 | UK Politics

Countries trade with other member states and invest across borders, while Europeans live, study and work abroad. This means that what happens in one country will affect the others. The crisis over the last few years showed the impact a few financially troubled countries can have on the rest of the EU.

The Beef About Horse Meat

| Posted 02.18.2013 | UK Politics

This is about much more than Black Beauty ending up on a plate. If people have indeed been peddling horse meat as beef it is also conceivable they have been playing fast and loose with rules designed to protect consumer health

EU-US Free Trade Agreement: What Are the Obstacles?

| Posted 02.25.2013 | UK Politics

The EU and the US have for a long time been behaving like reluctant lovers: flirting, and bickering, but never willing to go the distance. Despite many shared interests, a full-blown free-trade agreement has always proved one step too far.