Food safety: more transparency, better risk prevention

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. MEPs want the European Food Safety Agency to publish safety studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market. A proposal to allow the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to work more efficiently and transparently was adopted by Parliament on Tuesday […]

MEPs propose more transparent legislative drafting and use of allowances

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Changes to internal rules on how the EP operates and how to draft legislation and use MEPs’ allowances in a more transparent way were approved in committee on Thursday. The key changes adopted by the Constitutional Affairs Committee relate to Members’ standards of conduct […]

EU food watchdog: more transparency, better risk prevention

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The Environment and Health Committee wants the European Food Safety Agency to act faster and publish studies before a product is authorised to go on to the market. A proposal to allow the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) to work more efficiently and transparently […]

How transparency can help the global economy to grow

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Alex Konanykhin, CEO, TransparentBusiness Countries around the world spend an estimated $9.4 trillion a year on procurement – 15% of global GDP. Indeed, UN figures estimate that public procurement can account for 15-30% of GDP for many countries. […]

Fake news and Freedom of Press: can the EU ever find the fine line?

The European Commission attempts to tackle disinformation which is spread online by building up strategic measures in the EU. Last January, the EC assigned to a High Level Expert Group (HLEG) to define the problem and propose concrete recommendations on how it can be dealt. The report which was completed last month sets this issue […]

The EU banking union needs a third pillar guaranteeing deposits

Daniele Nouy, secretary-general of the French Prudential Supervision Authority for banks, candidate to head Europe’s Single Supervisory Mechanism for lenders, speaking at the European Parliament last Wednesday stressed that, the “EU supervisor would be hampered if the two other pillars of banking union (recovery and resolution mechanism and deposit guarantee system) were not set up”. […]