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Interview med MEP Giovanni La Via om ratificeringen af FNs klimaaftale.  

Europa-Parlamentet har ratificeret klimaaftalen fra Paris i dag (4. oktober) foran FNs General Sekretær Ban Ki-moon og formanden for COP21 Ségolène Royal, efter at EU-ministrene godkendte den i fredags (30. september). EU-ratificeringen sætter den første globale og juridisk-bindende klimaaftale i gang. Før afstemningen i Rådet i fredags, talte vi med Giovanni La Via (EPP, Italien) om Parlamentets løfte om at implementere aftalen. (Læs mere: MEP Giovanni La Via: "Vi arbejder på, at aftalen træder i kraft hurtigst muligt" )

 

Budget Committee MEPs reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget to meet the needs of the migration crisis and slow economic growth, in a vote on Wednesday. They also boosted funding to fight youth unemployment and increased spending on research and infrastructure projects. The full plenary will vote on 26 October on a proposed budget amounting to €161.8bn in commitments, €4.13bn more than the original Commission proposal. (Read more: MEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts: more funds for migration, jobs, youth )

 
 

Denne tirsdag d. 27. september, på aftenen hvor Shimon Peres gik bort, var MEPer og medlemmer af Europas jødiske samfund samlet i Parlamentet for at debattere fremtiden for jøder i Europa. De fleste af repræsentanterne udtrykte bekymring over den stigende anti-semitisme og højre-orienterede populisme i Europa. ”Jødiske venner og naboer, vi står sammen med jer op imod det had, der spredes. Europa er ikke Europa uden sine jøder. Europa er jeres hjem,” sagde Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz. (Læs mere: Fremtiden for den jødiske befolkning i Europa: mellem håb og bekymring )

 

Transparency register: an eagerly-awaited strengthening

Others Institutions28-09-2016 - 11:10

After five years’ existence, the transparency register, of independent organisations and people whose business is to influence EU decision-taking processes, is to evolve into a mandatory system covering all EU institutions. This is "an eagerly-awaited reform", said European Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume, welcoming the proposed inter-institutional agreement tabled by the European Commission on 28 September. (Read more: Transparency register: an eagerly-awaited strengthening )

 

The European Parliament is sending a delegation of MEPs to Colombia this week to accompany and observe its referendum on the newly signed peace agreement. MEPs “expect and hope” that on Sunday 2 October Colombian voters will back the peace agreement reached by the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (Read more: European Parliament delegation to observe Colombia’s peace deal referendum )

 

Chair Werner Langen kicked off Tuesday’s hearing with the investigative journalists behind the Panama Papers revelations by announcing that the inquiry committee will also look into the recent Bahama Leaks affair and the case of former Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who failed to declare a directorship in an offshore firm while she held the competition portfolio. (Read more: Chairman Werner Langen: Panama Papers committee will also look into Bahama Leaks )

 

Mobilregninger i EU: Nu kan du snart "roame" derhjemme

Andet Fri bevægelighed for tjenesteydelser27-09-2016 - 14:57
 

Europa-Parlamentet ønsker at sikre, at de ekstra takster på at bruge sin mobil i udlandet forsvinder næste år som tidligere aftalt i EU, selvom der fortsat er tvivl om, hvordan det kan opnås, så både virksomheder og mobilkunder er tilfredse. Vi bad den spanske ordfører Pilar del Castillo (EPP), der skal forhandle med EU-Kommissionen og regeringerne om at besvare jeres spørgsmål, som vi har modtaget på Facebook. Klik på videoen for at se hele interviewet med Pilar del Castillo. (Læs mere: Mobilregninger i EU: Nu kan du snart "roame" derhjemme )

 

Big data: MEPerne undersøger muligheder og risici

Andet Institutioner27-09-2016 - 13:46
Big Data skaber økonomiske muligheder, men også risici for læk af personlige oplysninger.  

Mennesker har altid være omgivet er store summer af data, både personlige og offentlige. Men takket være kraftfulde processorer of smarte algoritmer kan mere og mere data nu blive gemt og analyseret. Det kan give os mere indsigt i, hvem vi er, og hvordan vi lever. Den nye ”big data”-æra skaber masser af muligheder for virksomheder og regeringer, men også skabt bekymringer omring privatliv og cyber-sikkerhed. (Læs mere: Big data: MEPerne undersøger muligheder og risici )

 

Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-09-2016 - 18:36

The recovery in the euro area is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed resilience to global and political uncertainty, notably following the UK referendum outcome. (Read more: Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs )

 

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes. (Read more: Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians )