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Sakharovpris-modtageren Denis Mukwege: "Kvinders kroppe er blevet en slagmark"

Plenarmøde Institutioner / Menneskerettigheder26-11-2014 - 13:41
Denis Mukwege: vinder af Sakharovprisen 2014  

Kvinders kroppe er blevet til en sand slagmark og voldtægt bliver brugt som krigsvåben," sagde den congolesiske læge Denis Mukwege, da han tog imod årets Sakharov-pris, onsdag den 26. november i Strasbourg. Mukwege blev hædret for sit liv dedikeret til tusindvis af ofre for massevoldtægter og brutal seksuel vold i Den Demokratiske Republik Congo. (Læs mere: Sakharovpris-modtageren Denis Mukwege: "Kvinders kroppe er blevet en slagmark" )

 

MEP'erne debatterer, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som stat

Plenarmøde Eksterne forbindelser26-11-2014 - 12:00

Onsdag eftermiddag fra kl. 15.00 debatter MEP'erne, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som stat med EU's udenrigschef Federica Mogherini. (Læs mere: MEP'erne debatterer, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som stat )

 

Debates on EU approach to migration and the expulsion of migrants from Spain

Plenary Session Fundamental rights / Immigration26-11-2014 - 11:07

The need for a holistic EU approach to migration and concerns over the way migrants are treated in Spain were debated with the new European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Tuesday. This approach should provide for more solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility among member states, properly fulfilled search and rescue duties, safe and legal routes for refugees into the EU and better cooperation with third countries, said MEPs. (Read more: Debates on EU approach to migration and the expulsion of migrants from Spain )

 

Pave Frans holder tale for "alle borgere i Europa" i Europa-Parlamentet

Plenarmøde Institutioner26-11-2014 - 10:59
Pope Francis was warmly applauded by MEPs after his address to the plenary - © ep  

Beskyttelsen af den menneskelige værdighed var et centralt tema i den formelle tale, som pave Frans holdt til medlemmerne af Europa-Parlamentet tirsdag. Immigration, miljøbeskyttelse, fremme af menneskerettigheder og demokrati var blandt emnerne i en tale, der opfordrede "Europa til at genopdage det bedste af sig selv". (Læs mere: Pave Frans holder tale for "alle borgere i Europa" i Europa-Parlamentet )

 

MEP'erne er skuffede over, at der endnu ikke er indgået en aftale med Rådet om betaling af de ubetalte regninger på 2014-budgettet og det nye budget for 2015, sagde de i en debat tirsdag. De opfordrede EU's medlemsstater til at finde den politiske vilje til at håndtere den stadigt voksende bunke af ubetalte regninger for 2014. Forhandlingerne vil blive genoptaget efter, at et nyt budgetforslag er blevet fremlagt den 28. november. (Læs mere: EU-budget: Parlamentet kræver, at EU's medlemslande betaler udeståender )

 

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee on Monday. MEPs nonetheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle. They also added provisions for compulsory labelling of cloned food products. (Read more: Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat )

 

Juncker præsenterer 300 milliarder euros investeringsplan for MEP'erne

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender25-11-2014 - 17:15

EU-Kommissionens formand Jean-Claude Juncker fremlægger sin investeringsplan på 300 milliarder euro til jobskabelse og vækst i EU onsdag kl. 9.00. Efter præsentationen følger en runde med lederne af de politiske grupper fulgt af Junckers svar. (Læs mere: Juncker præsenterer 300 milliarder euros investeringsplan for MEP'erne )

 

MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to the EU Court of Justice

Plenary Session Fundamental rights25-11-2014 - 13:01

The EU-Canada agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) should be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion on whether it is in line with the EU treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights, MEPs said in a vote on Tuesday. This is the first time that Parliament has asked that a PNR agreement be given a preliminary check by the Court before the final vote on the deal. (Read more: MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to the EU Court of Justice )

 

Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda

Plenary Session Development and cooperation25-11-2014 - 12:57
Two african girls at school. ©BELGAIMAGE_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

Eradicating poverty, fighting inequalities, protecting human rights, ensuring that health systems are sustainable and making gender equality a stand-alone goal are the key aims that the EU should seek to include in the post-2015 global development agenda, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda )

 

Proposals to provide EU funding to help find or create new jobs for workers made redundant by shipbuilders STX Finland Oy and the GAD abattoir in France were approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The EU should provide aid worth The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid worth €2.35 million is expected to be approved by the Council of Ministers on the same day. (Read more: EP approves aid for redundant Finnish shipyard and French abattoir workers )