Tanja Milevska in Strasbourg

Plane approaching Heathrow airport (Shutterstock)
Transport 17-04-2014

New EU airport noise rules infuriate Belgian Greens

New European Union rules aimed at regulating airport noise could have far-reaching political consequences for Belgium's general elections, in May.

MEPs approve ‘imperfect but improved’ protection for posted workers

Following heated debate, MEPs gave the green light Wednesday (April 16) to “improved” legislation on the posting of workers. However, the compromise is still subject to harsh criticism, especially in France, where it remains a controversial topic.
Transport 16-04-2014

Parliament approves safer trucks

The European Parliament voted through a proposal yesterday (15 April) that should help make trucks safer for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as reduce CO2 emissions. MEPs, however, rejected plans to allow so-called 'mega-trucks' across the EU, leaving the decision to member states.

Left groups push for more changes to EU law on posted workers

For the last plenary session of the European Parliament’s current legislature, all eyes are on the hotly debated issue of “posted workers”. A compromise reached in February with the 28 EU member states introduces legal clarity to the 1996 directive, which has led to abuses of social legislation, but not all MEPs are satisfied with the outcome.