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Last talks before Troika Inquiry findings are established

ECON Economic and monetary affairs13-02-2014 - 15:21

"Don't blame the fire brigade for fire damage", ECB Exective Board member Benoît Coeuré urged Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs at a hearing held on Thursday to assess the economic crisis recovery work of the ECB/EU Commission/IMF "Troika". This followed a committee debate on Wednesday about which findings to flag up in the Troika Inquiry report, which the committee will vote on in the last week of February. (Read more: Last talks before Troika Inquiry findings are established )

 
 

MEP'erne opfordrer til forsigtig holdning i handelsforhandlinger med USA

Andet Ekstern/international handel13-02-2014 - 12:43
EU USA flag illustration  

EU må ikke svigte forsigtighedsprincippet for at nå frem til en frihandelsaftale med USA. Det advarede MEP’erne om ved en høring den 11. februar. Europa har altid været mere konservative, når det kommer til GMO'er, klonede dyr og hormonbehandlet oksekød. Høringen var arrangeret af Retsudvalget (JURI), der undersøger de juridiske ændringer, der er nødvendige for at færdiggøre forhandlingerne om det transatlantiske partnerskab om handel og investeringer (TTIP). (Læs mere: MEP'erne opfordrer til forsigtig holdning i handelsforhandlinger med USA )

 
 

Troika: MEPs call for a jobs and social recovery plan

EMPL Employment policy13-02-2014 - 11:07

Growing unemployment - especially among the young, leading to their emigration – the loss of small firms and rising poverty rates, even among the middle class, are the key impacts of the economic crisis and adjustment measures designed by the ECB/EU Commission/IMF “Troika” for Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Ireland, say Employment Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. It calls for a jobs and social recovery plan for these countries. (Read more: Troika: MEPs call for a jobs and social recovery plan )

 
 

NSA snooping: MEPs table proposals to protect EU citizens' privacy

LIBE Fundamental rights12-02-2014 - 20:11

The European Parliament should withhold its consent to an EU-US trade deal unless it fully respects EU citizens’ data privacy, says an inquiry report on US National Security Agency (NSA) and EU member states surveillance of EU citizens, approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Wednesday. It adds that data protection rules should be excluded from the trade talks and negotiated separately with the US. (Read more: NSA snooping: MEPs table proposals to protect EU citizens' privacy )

 
 

A proposed update of EU law to make environmental impact assessments clearer, build in biodiversity and climate change, and involve the public, was backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. This update, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, includes beefed up rules to ensure that decisions to authorize development projects are not influenced by conflicts of interest. (Read more: Committee MEPs back beefed-up environmental impact assessment directive )

 
 

Human rights and sports: hearing and press conference

DROI Human rights12-02-2014 - 16:32
The trophy of the upcoming World Cup Brazil 2014  

On Thursday 13 February the Subcommittee on Human Rights held a hearing on "sport and human rights, focussing on the situation of migrant workers in Qatar". (Read more: Human rights and sports: hearing and press conference )

 
 

EP undersøgelse af overvågningsskandale: hvad eksperterne fortalte MEP'erne

Andet Grundlæggende rettigheder / Eksterne forbindelser12-02-2014 - 15:19
A magnify lens and the NSA logo ©BELGA/DPA/N.Armer  

Afsløringerne af masseovervågning, udført af amerikanske sikkerhedstjenester og agenturer i andre lande, har fået Europa-Parlamentet til at se på, hvordan det hele har påvirket EU- borgernes privatlivsrettigheder. Udvalget om Borgernes Rettigheder stemmer den 12. februar om en betænkning, der opsummerer resultaterne af over 15 høringer med repræsentanter for EU-institutioner, parlamenter i medlemslandene, den amerikanske kongres, IT-virksomheder, ngo'er og journalister. (Læs mere: EP undersøgelse af overvågningsskandale: hvad eksperterne fortalte MEP'erne )

 
 

MEPs to debate corruption across the EU with Commissioner Malmström

LIBE Justice and home affairs12-02-2014 - 10:52

The Civil Liberties Committee will debate the first ever EU Anti-Corruption Report with Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday, 12 February, at 15.00. The report, presented on 3 February, explains what anti-corruption measures are in place in each EU member state, which ones are working well, what could be improved and how. (Read more: MEPs to debate corruption across the EU with Commissioner Malmström )

 
 

400 millioner europæere skal vælge et nyt Parlament

Andet Institutioner11-02-2014 - 16:44
-100 days to the EP election days  

Nedtællingen er begyndt: I dag er der 100 dage til de første valgsteder i Europa åbner og skyder Europa-Parlamentsvalget i gang. Ved valget til verdens næststørste demokratiske forsamling har 400 millioner mennesker mulighed for at sammensætte et nyt Europa-Parlament. De 751 MEP'ere, der indtager deres pladser til juli, skal ikke bare sætte kursen for europæisk politik for de kommende fem år, men skal også vælge formanden for EU-Kommissionen, EU's udøvende organ. Valg i Danmark er d. 25. maj. (Læs mere: 400 millioner europæere skal vælge et nyt Parlament )

 
 

New legislation to tackle outbreaks of animal diseases, such as African swine fever, more effectively, restrict the introduction of dangerous new pests and enable the EU to act quickly but responsibly in emergencies was adopted by the agriculture committee in two separate votes on Tuesday. (Read more: Animal diseases and pests: MEPs call for stronger measures to boost food safety )