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The EU Parliament voted on new legislation aimed at reducing the use of single-use plastic carrier bag

Europeans use about 100 million plastic carrier bags every year. Some of these are dropped as litter, ending up in the environment, where long-standing plastics accumulate and harm wildlife. 389 more words

Economy

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST regarding care & contact procedures

UK Family Law Reform is a very comprehensive website with a unique ‘megaphone’ to send emails to media, local authorities and MPs.

Here’s what I just sent to all local authorities: 168 more words

Public Interest Advocacy

Euro Election Spending

According to Gazeta Wyborcza, during the first month of the campaign for the elections to the European parliament, Law and Justice (PiS) spent PLN 1.2m, Civic Platform (PO) spent PLN 0.5m and the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) spent PLN 250,000 on their respective campaigns. 91 more words

Poland

EU Trialogue Process: Triumph or Disaster?

Benjamin Fox of euobserver.com this month questions the use of informal meetings between the EU Commission, Council and Parliament in the law making process. The EU Treaties do no establish or reference the use of trialogue meetings, which have become the driving force behind the majority of new EU law. 65 more words

EU Commission

PERSECUTED for petitioning against Forced Adoption in Brussels

The Americans say “any publicity is ok, just spell my name right.” This does not apply to the UK and certainly not to victims of secret family courts. 390 more words

EU Parliament

European Parliament adopts amended version of the “Fourth Railway Package”

The EU Parliament in a large majority voted in the fourth railway package. This will bring about an EU-wide railway track and ticketing system and above all unified approval procedures for railway track vehicles. 267 more words

EU Parliament