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Council Presidency’s programme by Mr Uldis AUGULIS - presentation

15-01-2015 - 14:25
LV presidency

The exchange of views toke place in the context of the traditional presentation by the incoming Presidency of its priorities and programme in the FEMM Committee's area of responsibility. Mr Uldis AUGULIS is Minister of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia and has the competency in the area of gender equality and protection of women's rights.

European Platform on undeclared work – vote

15-01-2015 - 14:16
Kostadinka KUNEVA

In order to enhance cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared work the EC submitted on 9 April 2014 a proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a European platform. The EP, in its resolution on effective labour inspections as a strategy to improve working conditions in Europe, welcomed the initiative to create a European Platform. The opinion has been adopted by 29 votes in favour and 4 votes against.

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2013 - vote

15-01-2015 - 12:44
Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ

The opinion adopted stresses the importance for the EC, the EEAS and the Member States to do more to secure the implementation of fundamental rights of women and girls; stresses in particular the need to ensure that women in Europe and in the rest of the world have the right to be able freely to make their own individual choices, without any ideological, political or religious impositions; stresses also the importance for local authorities to engage with men and boys in efforts to prevent and eliminate all types of gender-based violence and stereotypes; emphasises the need to ensure that health professionals, police officers, prosecutors and judges, both within the EU and in third countries, are adequately trained to assist and support victims of violence; reminds the international community of the necessary safeguards for women, namely protection against rape and forced prostitution particularly in conflict situations. The opinion was adopted by 20 votes in favour, 6 votes against and 2 abstentions.

Discharge 2013: EU general budget - European Commission + EIGE – vote

15-01-2015 - 12:34
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FEMM member adopted two opinions on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2013: the European Commission  and the EIGE's budget.

European network of Employment Services (EURES) – vote on GM Amendments

15-01-2015 - 12:27
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The Chair proposed a total of 14 Gender Mainstreaming Amendments to the EMPL Report on the Proposal for a regulation on a European network of employment services, workers' access to mobility services and the further integration of labour markets. The amendments have been adopted and will be tabled to the EMPL Committee.

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Latvian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET DEVE INTA ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE FEMM ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 22-01-2015 - 14:32

The priorities of Latvia’s EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Latvian ministers in a series of meetings to be held during the last two weeks of January. (Read more)

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