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EU plan to tackle root causes of migration should focus on the poor, MEPs say

AFET DEVE BUDG 24-04-2017 - 18:48

An EU scheme to mobilise €44 billion in private sector investment in Africa and the EU’s neighbourhood should focus on the poor, said committee MEPs on Monday. (Lue lisää)

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Textile imports: development MEPs call for rules to curb worker exploitation

DEVE 21-03-2017 - 10:00

The EU Commission should propose rules obliging all players in the textile and clothing industry supply chain to respect the labour and human rights of their workers, say Development Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They also advocate introducing EU tariff preferences and labels for sustainably-produced textiles. (Lue lisää)

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Foreign Affairs and Development MEPs deeply concerned about “US travel ban”

DEVE AFET DROI 31-01-2017 - 18:15

The US administration’s ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority states entering the country could "seriously undermine current global efforts towards a fair international sharing of responsibilities for refugees", said Development and Foreign Affairs MEPs in a joint resolution voted on Tuesday. (Lue lisää)

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Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

INTA AFET EMPL ITRE ENVI TRAN IMCO AGRI REGI CULT LIBE JURI AFCO DEVE 26-01-2017 - 15:49

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Lue lisää)

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MEPs set priorities for a new impetus in development

DEVE 25-01-2017 - 10:01

The EU’s development policy needs new impetus to tackle new climate change, migration and security challenges, Development Committee MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday. (Lue lisää)

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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

DEVE INTA AFET ECON JURI CULT ENVI IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 01-09-2016 - 12:26

The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. (Lue lisää)

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Aid money is to foster development and not to stop refugees, MEPs warn

DEVE 21-06-2016 - 15:47

Development funds must be devoted to economic and social progress and should not be used to stem the flows of migrants and asylum seekers - development MEPs warn in a non-binding resolution on the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), adopted Tuesday. The Commission needs to ensure greater democratic scrutiny and member states must live up to their financial commitments, they add. (Lue lisää)

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Dutch Presidency priorities discussed in committee

CULT DEVE INTA IMCO TRAN 26-01-2016 - 15:39

The priorities of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Dutch ministers at a series of meetings, between 11 and 14 January and continuing this week. (Lue lisää)

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Development MEPs call for action to target tax evasion in developing countries

DEVE 01-06-2015 - 18:01

Development MEPs called on companies in all countries to adopt country-by-country reporting and make all information public in order to fight tax evasion and illicit money flows in developing countries, in a resolution adopted on Monday afternoon. It also called on the EU's financial institutions to ensure that companies receiving EU support do not participate in tax evasion and avoidance. (Lue lisää)

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Empowering women in Africa: debate with Sakharov laureate Dr Denis Mukwege

DEVE 11-05-2015 - 11:01

Dr Denis Mukwege will join the Development Committee to debate how empowering women in Africa can foster the overall development of societies and why addressing health and human security is a prerequisite for progress in developing countries. Dr Mukwege was awarded the Sakharov Prize 2014 for his work for the victims of sexual violence in Eastern Congo's Kivu provinces. (Lue lisää)