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Human rights: The case of Alexei Navalny in Russia; Pakistan; Kyrgyzstan

Plenary Session External relations15-01-2015 - 12:48

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday: stressing that the convictions of Alexei Navalny and his brother were "based on unsubstantiated charges" and calling for the judicial proceedings to be "free of political interference"; condemning the "brutal massacre of schoolchildren" in Pakistan; and deeply concerned by the homosexual propaganda bill in Kyrgyzstan. (Read more: Human rights: The case of Alexei Navalny in Russia; Pakistan; Kyrgyzstan )

 

MEPs debate European Year for Development 2015

Plenary Session Development and cooperation15-01-2015 - 10:08

Plans for the European Year for Development (EYD2015), aiming to show how development cooperation benefits both rich and poor and help shape the global development agenda for the next 15 years, were debated in plenary on Wednesday with the High Representative Federica Mogherini and the Council. (Read more: MEPs debate European Year for Development 2015 )

 

MEP'erne debatterer prioriteterne for det lettiske formandskab

Plenarmøde Institutioner15-01-2015 - 09:22
Letlands premierminister Laimdota Straujuma  

Bedre sikkerhed, øget vækst, jobskabelse, færdiggørelse af det digitale indre marked: Letland får nok at tage fat på i de kommende 6-måneder, hvor landet har det roterende formandskab for Rådet. Den lettiske premierminister Laimdota Straujuma drøftede sit lands prioriteter i en plenardebat i Europa-Parlamentet den 14. januar. Nogle MEP'er hilste planerne om et europæisk system for registrering af flypassageres data velkommen, mens andre understregede vigtigheden af investeringer. (Læs mere: MEP'erne debatterer prioriteterne for det lettiske formandskab )

 

MEPs condemn Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria

Plenary Session Security and defence14-01-2015 - 19:29
Nigerian security inspect the scene of a bomb blast at the Jos Terminus Market,Nigeria  

MEPs strongly condemned the atrocities committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria and voiced their solidarity with the families of victims and the Nigerian people, in a debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday. They also deplored the lack of international attention to the massacre committed in the city of Baga and called on the international community to help Nigeria to eradicate the causes of terrorism there. (Read more: MEPs condemn Boko Haram massacres in Nigeria )

 

Foreign policy: MEPs call for more European unity

Plenary Session External relations14-01-2015 - 18:14

The EU must be more united and more coordinated to face new challenges to its security, a majority of MEPs said in Wednesday's debate with Federica Mogherini on the EU's foreign, security and defence policies. Many said, following the Paris terrorist attacks, that internal and external policies must be coherent and called for more cooperation and intelligence- sharing between EU member countries. (Read more: Foreign policy: MEPs call for more European unity )

 

Sikkerhed og "Juncker-planen" i centrum for debat med Rådsformand Tusk

Plenarmøde Det Europæiske Råd13-01-2015 - 20:42
Newly-elected European Council President Donald Tusk attends his first EP plenary debate on the outcome of December summit  

"Den europæiske, strategiske investeringsplan er ikke en sikker løsning. Men hvis nogen har forslag til, hvordan den økonomiske krise kan overvindes med ét slag, bedes de rejse sig", sagde formanden for Det Europæiske Råd, Donald Tusk, i en debat om resultaterne af Det Europæiske Rådsmøde i december. Debatten handlede også om skatteunddragelse -og i kølvandet på angrebene i Paris - sikkerhed og et fælles system for registrering af oplysninger om flypassagerer. (Læs mere: Sikkerhed og "Juncker-planen" i centrum for debat med Rådsformand Tusk )

 

Secret service surveillance of lawyers in the EU

Plenary Session Fundamental rights13-01-2015 - 18:30

Reports alleging tapping by some member states' secret services of phone calls between lawyers and their clients were raised by MEPs in a debate with Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica and Commissioner Vĕra Jourová on Tuesday evening. (Read more: Secret service surveillance of lawyers in the EU )

 

Debate on the smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean

Plenary Session Immigration13-01-2015 - 16:30
Syrian refugees who were rescued off the coast of North Cyprus look out of a bus at a port in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) in Kyrenia  

MEPs discussed the recent cases of migrants smuggled in cargo ships from Turkey to Italy and abandoned at sea by the crew and other incidents in the Mediterranean with Commissioner Avramopoulos on Tuesday evening. The new routes used by smugglers, the role of the EU border agency Frontex, legal channels of migration to the EU and a comprehensive approach to migration came under the spotlight. (Read more: Debate on the smuggling of migrants in the Mediterranean )

 

Parlamentet godkender EU-landes mulighed for at forbyde GMO'er

Plenarmøde Miljø13-01-2015 - 13:40
Golden ears of wheat  

EU-landene vil i fremtiden få mulighed for at begrænse eller forbyde dyrkning af afgrøder, der indeholder genetisk modificerede organismer, GMO'er, på deres eget territorium, selv om GMO'er er tilladt på europæisk plan, ifølge en ny lov, som Parlamentet godkendte tirsdag. Forslaget, som Parlamentet og Rådet indgik en uformel aftale om i december, blev oprindeligt fremlagt i 2010, men har ligget stille i fire år på grund af uenigheder mellem lande for og imod GMO'er. (Læs mere: Parlamentet godkender EU-landes mulighed for at forbyde GMO'er )

 
A picture of inmates behind barbed wire taken in 1945 when the concentration camp of Auschwitz was liberated in Poland  

"Jøder i Europa frygter stadig for deres sikkerhed idag", sagde Europa-Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz i en erklæring til minde om 70-året for befrielsen af Auschwitz: "Det bør skræmme os, og vi må gå op imod denne frygt". "Vi må sikre, at hadet ikke bliver smitsomt", tilføjede han med henvisning til sidste uges angreb på Charlie Hebdo, politibetjente og et jødisk supermarked i Paris. (Læs mere: Auschwitz var "den største nedbrydning af civilisationen i menneskets historie" )