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Særligt Udvalg om Afgørelser i Skattespørgsmål II, oprettelse godkendt

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender / Beskatning02-12-2015 - 19:34

Arbejdet i Europa-Parlamentets særlige udvalg om Afgørelser i Skattespørgsmål vil blive videreført under et nyt mandat i 6 måneder, fra og med den 2. december. Det blev besluttet enstemmigt under onsdagens møde i formandskonferencen og godkendt af det samlede Parlament med 561 stemmer for, 69 imod og 5 undladelser. Udvalgets arbejde vil fokusere på skadelige ordninger og praksisser for virksomhedsbeskatning på europæisk og internationalt niveau. (Læs mere: Særligt Udvalg om Afgørelser i Skattespørgsmål II, oprettelse godkendt )

 

Åbning af samlingen: Tyrkiet og skatteafgørelser

Plenarmøde Institutioner02-12-2015 - 18:40

En debat om topmødet mellem EU og Tyrkiet og planer om at oprette en efterfølger til det særlige Udvalg om Afgørelser i Skattespørgsmål blev tilføjet dagsordenen ved åbningen. Afstemningerne er planlagt til kl. 19.00. Forslaget om at oprette et nyt særligt udvalg om Afgørelser i Skattespørgsmål fastlægger udvalgets beføjelser, antallet af medlemmer og mandatperiode. De potentielle medlemmer er opført i et separat forslag. (Læs mere: Åbning af samlingen: Tyrkiet og skatteafgørelser )

 

MEPs hail EU-Turkey deal but say human rights and freedoms must be respected

Plenary Session External relations / Security and defence02-12-2015 - 17:08

The 29 November EU-Turkey summit, aimed at reinvigorating the partnership and finding common responses to refugee crisis and Syrian war was very timely, said most MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Nicolas Schmit for the Council Presidency. However, in view of Turkey’s human rights and democracy record, many argued that EU funding for Turkey must be thoroughly scrutinised and questioned the decision to restart EU accession talks with it. (Read more: MEPs hail EU-Turkey deal but say human rights and freedoms must be respected )

 

Parliament and Council close to deal on EU Passenger Name Record directive

LIBE Justice and home affairs02-12-2015 - 16:06

A provisional deal on EU rules regulating the use of air passengers' data to fight terrorism and serious crime came within sight at the fifth "trilogue” (three-way talks between Parliament, Council and Commission negotiators) on Wednesday afternoon. (Read more: Parliament and Council close to deal on EU Passenger Name Record directive )

 

All MEPs to have access to all confidential TTIP documents

INTA External/international trade02-12-2015 - 13:52

All Members of the European Parliament will have access to all categories of confidential documents relating to the EU’s Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) talks with the USA, under a European Parliament/European Commission agreement approved by the College of Commissioners on Wednesday. The accessible documents will include the so-called “consolidated texts”, which reflect the US position. (Read more: All MEPs to have access to all confidential TTIP documents )

 

Follow up Special Committee on Tax Rulings

Others Taxation02-12-2015 - 13:17

The Conference of Presidents of political group leaders decided unanimously today to create a special committee as a successor to the special committee on tax rulings (TAXE), which saw its final report adopted last week. The draft mandate for the new Special Committee, that will be put to a Plenary vote this evening, says that it will run for six months, starting on 2 December, with 45 members, building on the work done by its predecessor. (Read more: Follow up Special Committee on Tax Rulings )

 

Cirkulær økonomi: vigtigheden af at genbruge produkter og materialer

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender02-12-2015 - 11:38
 

Hver EU-borger bruger 14 tons råvarer og genererer fem tons affald om året. I en verden med faldende ressourcer ser disse tal alarmerende ud. Men der kan være en løsning. Produkter eller de materialer, de indeholder, kan genbruges, repareres eller genanvendes, og dermed reducere spild. På plenarforsamlingen onsdag debatterer MEP'erne Kommissionens nye lovforslag, der sigter mod at skabe en cirkulær økonomi, hvor produkter er designet til at have mere end ét liv. (Læs mere: Cirkulær økonomi: vigtigheden af at genbruge produkter og materialer )

 

Permanent relocation scheme and list of safe countries of origin: state of play

LIBE Immigration / Asylum policy01-12-2015 - 19:16
Refugees walk, at the Köszke's train station, Hungary, to take a train, chartered by the hungarian authorities, to go to the austrian border, on september 14, 2015. ©UNHCR/Olivier Laban-Mattei  

Two legislative proposals to tackle the migration and refugee crisis, one on a permanent mechanism for relocating people in need of international protection among EU member states under extreme pressure and another on an EU common list of safe countries of origin, were debated by the Civil Liberties Committee with the EU Commission, Council of Ministers, European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) on Tuesday afternoon. (Read more: Permanent relocation scheme and list of safe countries of origin: state of play )

 

"I can assure you that Parliament will make its contribution wherever it can to protect Christians," said EP President Martin Schulz, closing Tuesday's conference on inter-faith dialogue and the situation of Christians around the world. The meeting, organised by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani, focused on the persecution of Christians around the globe and specific proposals for tackling it. (Read more: EP President Schulz promises to help protect Christians wherever possible )

 

EU PNR: lead MEP optimistic on prospects of a deal meeting Parliament's concerns

LIBE Justice and home affairs01-12-2015 - 18:23

Civil Liberties Committee MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK), who is leading three-way talks with the Council and Commission on the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal on the use of air passengers' data to fight terrorism and serious transnational crime, briefed the committee on their progress on Tuesday. The rapporteur who listed the key issues in the ongoing negotiations, was optimistic that a deal addressing Parliament’s concerns could be struck by the end of this year. (Read more: EU PNR: lead MEP optimistic on prospects of a deal meeting Parliament's concerns )