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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 7-11 January 2019

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Q and A on the draft digital copyright directive
JURI | Today

This Q and A provides answers to some of the issues regularly raised regarding the European Parliament's position during the ongoing process to hammer out the digital copyright directive.

It outlines the basic position taken by the European Parliament and deals with some of the criticisms raised most regularly regarding Parliament's position. At time of publication, the negotiations are still ongoing and therefore various elements could be subject to modification.


Europe in the palm of your hand: launch of a Citizens' App
Today

A new mobile application, designed by the European Parliament to help citizens to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do, is now available.

With one eye on the upcoming European elections, the Citizens' App enables everyone, everywhere to check the EU's achievements, ongoing work, and future goals as well as explaining what the European Parliament's does. It can find different initiatives of interest by topic and location and provides updates on their progress. It is searchable, shareable, can be personalised and is available in twenty-four languages.

MEPs adopt revised rules for road haulage operations in another EU country
TRAN | Yesterday

New provisions to tackle letterbox companies, improve enforcement of cabotage rules and prevent fraud in road transport were adopted by the Transport Committee on Thursday.

MEPs want companies to be entitled to make deliveries within another EU country for three days after a cross-border delivery to improve enforceability and help avoid "empty runs" of trucks. Current legislation allows for three operations within seven days.

To prevent systemic cabotage, after this period, trucks will not be permitted to carry out new cabotage operations in the same country within two and a half days after they return to their country of establishment.

Vehicles also have to load or unload once every four weeks in the member state in which the company is registered, MEPs say.


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