From the Iran nuclear deal to drones: what’s coming up in Strasbourg

The prime minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, comes to Parliament to talk about Europe’s future, while members discuss the Iran nuclear deal, financial assistance for Ukraine, new rules on unmanned aircraft, and reducing CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

Earth from Space: Cloud-free Europe

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. A mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spanning Europe is featured in this edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/04/Cloud-free_Europe to download the image.

Image acquired by Sentinel-3

Animation credits: ATG medialab

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From waste packaging to organic food: coming up in Strasbourg

At April’s plenary session, MEPs will look to the future of the EU with French President Emmanuel Macron, while also discussing organic food production, the recycling of waste packaging, greenhouse gas emissions, and the problem of money laundering.

Earth from Space: Netherlands ice

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of rare ice in the Netherlands in this week’s edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/03/Netherlands_ice to download the image.

Europass, the passport to mobility for EU citizens

Members of Parliament are to vote on a revision of Europass, a scheme that makes it easier for people’s professional skills to be understood across the EU. They want to update the digital version and make the tool more accessible.

Earth from Space: Italy and Mediterranean

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.  In this edition, Sentinel-3A treats us to a view stretching from Sardinia to Romania.

Visit http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/03/Italy_and_Mediterranean to download the image.