|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||Fact Sheets on the European Union|
|Series Details||April 2016|
|Publication Date||April 2016|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Overview|
The aim of the Fact Sheets is to provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament’s contribution to that process.
Created in 1979 for Parliament’s first direct elections, the Fact Sheets are intended to provide non specialists with a straightforward and concise — but also accurate — overview of the European Union’s institutions and policies, and of the role that Parliament plays in their development.
The Fact Sheets are grouped into six chapters:
+ How the European Union works, which addresses the EU’s historical development, legal system, institutions and bodies, decision-making procedures and financing;
A printed verson is published every five years in advance of an election to the European Parlament. The online pages are reviewed and updated at regular intervals throughout the year, as soon as Parliament adopts any important positions or policies.
Drafted by the policy departments and the Economic Governance Support Unit, the Fact Sheets are available in 23 languages.
For any inquiries, please contact the Unit for Coordination of Editorial and Communication Activities: (e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).EU rail transport policy is geared towards the creation of a single European railway area. Three packages and a recast were adopted in the space of 10 years following the opening-up of the sector to competition in 2001. A fourth package, designed to liberalise rail services was adopted entirely at its first reading by the European Parliament (February 2014), and the technical pillar was adopted at its second reading (28 April 2016).
Author: Piero Soave
|Subject Categories||Mobility and Transport|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|