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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

DEVE INTA AFET ECON JURI CULT ENVI IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 13-07-2016 - 10:44

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, during this week and in September. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Trade secrets: EP/Council deal backed by Legal Affairs Committee

JURI 28-01-2016 - 10:38

A provisional deal on new rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets was endorsed by the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday. The deal, struck by Parliament and Council negotiators in December, now needs to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole as well as the Council of Ministers. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Dutch Presidency priorities discussed in committee

LIBE ENVI AFCO JURI EMPL ITRE REGI PECH AGRI 14-01-2016 - 15:59

The priorities of the incoming Dutch presidency of the EU Council are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Dutch ministers at a series of meetings this week. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Protecting trade secrets – MEPs strike a deal with Council

JURI 15-12-2015 - 16:34

New rules to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday. MEPs ensured that freedom of expression and information will be protected and that the new rules will not restrict the work of journalists. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Small claims procedure: MEPs strike a deal with Council

JURI 23-06-2015 - 16:05

A draft law to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad, was informally agreed by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Tuesday. New rules, which still need to be approved by Parliament and the Council, would raise the threshold for claims covered by the procedure from EUR 2,000 to EUR 5,000. (Skaityti daugiau)

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EU copyright reform must balance rightholders’ and users’ interests, say MEPs

JURI 16-06-2015 - 16:58

Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era and EU digital single market must protect Europe’s cultural diversity and citizens’ access to it, whilst striking a fair balance between the rights and interests of rightholders and users, say Legal Affairs Committee MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

JURI 16-06-2015 - 12:52

Plans to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were backed by the legal affairs committee on Tuesday. The committee clarified the draft rules to ensure respect for freedom of expression and information, including media freedom, and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Give shareholders more say on directors’ pay, urge Legal Affairs Committee MEPs

JURI 07-05-2015 - 14:49

A draft law empowering shareholders to vote on directors’ remuneration, so as to ensure proper transparency and tie their pay more closely to their performance, was backed by Legal Affairs Committee MEPs on Thursday. Some large companies should also be required to disclose, country by country, information on tax rulings, taxes paid and public subsidies received, adds the committee. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Digital single market – committee chairs welcome proposal

JURI IMCO ITRE 06-05-2015 - 14:53

The proposed Digital Single Market strategy is needed to build trust in the online world, boost growth and protect the rights of citizens, creators and companies. These were among the first reactions from the chairs of the three committees that will work intensively on today's Commission proposal. This afternoon and tomorrow morning, the Commissioners responsible will visit Parliament to discuss the proposal with MEPs. (Skaityti daugiau)

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Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small debts

JURI 16-04-2015 - 12:31

Plans to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad, so as to cut costs and paperwork for both consumers and businesses, were backed by the legal affairs committee on Thursday. (Skaityti daugiau)