Future Energy Systems

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) claims that the organisation of future energy systems requires responsible political decisions that can indicate the way forwards and whether to prioritise centralised or decentralised elements. The energy transition needs a clear political vision, as it is not just a technological issue but also a profoundly social challenge….

EU action on child poverty needs greater focus, say auditors

It is almost impossible to assess how the EU contributes to Member States’ efforts to reduce child poverty, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The relevance and strength of EU instruments examined are limited because they are not legally binding – and more powerful tools, such as the European…

New Digital Services Act

S&D members in the European Parliament’s legal and consumer protection committees have stated their demands for a safer internet for users, ahead of the European Commission’s much-awaited presentation of the new Digital Services Act. The main purpose of this legislation must be to provide the same type of protection both online and offline. Moreover, S&Ds…