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Human rights: Raif Badawi; mass graves in Cyprus; Bob Rugurika

Plenary Session Human rights12-02-2015 - 11:38

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia and Bob Rugurika in Burundi, and urging the Turkish authorities to cease removing remains from mass graves found in the occupied part of Cyprus and to compensate the families of the missing persons. (Read more: Human rights: Raif Badawi; mass graves in Cyprus; Bob Rugurika )

 

Forhandlinger om PNR og databeskyttelse skal gå hånd i hånd, siger MEP'erne

Plenarmøde Retlige og indre anliggender11-02-2015 - 22:13
French soldiers and police patrol at the Charles de Gaulle airport on January 17, 2015 in Roissy-en-France, north of Paris, as part the Vigipirate plan, France's national security alert system  

For at beskytte EU mod terrorangreb og samtidig sikre borgernes rettigheder, opfordrer MEP'erne i en resolution vedtaget onsdag til at oprette programmer for de-radikalisering, skærpet kontrol ved de ydre grænser og en bedre udveksling af oplysninger mellem EU-landene. EU-landene bør gøre hurtigere fremskridt på lovpakken om databeskyttelse, så forhandlingerne kan foregå parallelt med forhandlinger om et EU-PNR register og dermed sikre samme databeskyttelsesstandarder. (Læs mere: Forhandlinger om PNR og databeskyttelse skal gå hånd i hånd, siger MEP'erne )

 

Trafikforseelser i udlandet: Parlamentet godkender nye regler

Plenarmøde Transport11-02-2015 - 21:44

Parlamentet godkendte onsdag reviderede regler om udveksling af oplysninger om trafikforseelser. Reglerne har til formål at forbedre trafiksikkerheden i EU og sikre, at chauffører, som overtræder loven i et andet EU-land, ikke slipper for at betale deres bøde. Reglerne kommer til at gælde for Danmark, Storbritannien og Irland inden for to år. (Læs mere: Trafikforseelser i udlandet: Parlamentet godkender nye regler )

 

MEP'erne drøfter den humanitære krise i Syrien og Irak samt situationen i Yemen

Plenarmøde Eksterne forbindelser11-02-2015 - 21:28

Onsdag kl. 15.00 debatterer MEP'erne den alvorlige humanitære krise i Syrien og Irak, der forværres på grund af volden fra IS, med Kommissær Stylianides. I den efterfølgende debat sætter MEP'erne fokus på Yemen, som har befundet sig i et magttomrum siden præsidenten og hans regering trådte tilbage efter et kup udført af en shia-ledet oprørsgruppe. I debatten om Yemen deltog også den lettiske minister for europæiske anliggender Zanda Kalniņa–Lukaševica. (Læs mere: MEP'erne drøfter den humanitære krise i Syrien og Irak samt situationen i Yemen )

 

MEP'erne giver deres inputs til torsdagens topmøde

Plenarmøde Det Europæiske Råd11-02-2015 - 20:33

Forebyggelse af radikalisering, forslaget om et EU register for flypassagerer (PNR) og skærpet kontrol ved grænserne til Schengenområdet var blandt de foranstaltninger til terrorbekæmpelse, som MEP'erne debatterede med Kommissionens næstformand Frans Timmermans og den lettiske minister for europæiske anliggender Zanda Kalniņa–Lukaševica onsdag forud for det uformelle møde mellem EU's stats- og regeringschefer den 12. februar. (Læs mere: MEP'erne giver deres inputs til torsdagens topmøde )

 

MEPs to debate access to medicines

Plenary Session Public health11-02-2015 - 19:15

Concerns that patients may be deprived of innovative medicines due to their cost will be back on Parliament’s agenda in a debate with Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Kalniņa-Lukaševica and Commissionner Stylianides this evening. The high prices of new treatments for diseases such as Hepatitis C recently prompted MEPs and certain EU member states to call for EU-wide measures to help patients to access affordable and innovative therapies. (Read more: MEPs to debate access to medicines )

 

MEPs to debate EU's border and asylum agencies

Plenary Session Immigration / Asylum policy11-02-2015 - 18:00

Parliament will discuss the roles, resources and capabilities of the EU border agency Frontex and the European Asylum Support Office with the Latvian Secretary of State for European affairs, Zanda Kalniņa–Lukaševica, and the First Vice-President of the Commission, Frans Timmermans, on Wednesday evening. (Read more: MEPs to debate EU's border and asylum agencies )

 

MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods

Plenary Session Food safety11-02-2015 - 13:04
Hot freshly made home lasagna  

Meat used as an ingredient in processed foods, such as lasagne, should be labelled by country of origin as is already the case with bovine fresh meat, said MEPs on Wednesday. They call on the European Commission, which published a report on the issue in late 2013, to come up with legislative proposals in order to rebuild consumer confidence in the wake of the horsemeat scandal and other food fraud cases. (Read more: MEPs call for country of origin labelling of meat in processed foods )

 

Parliament to resume investigations into CIA-led operations in EU countries

Plenary Session Fundamental rights11-02-2015 - 12:48

Parliament's civil liberties, foreign affairs and human rights committees will resume investigations into the CIA's alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in EU countries, in the light of the US Senate's new revelations of the use of torture by the CIA, says a resolution passed on Wednesday. MEPs also again call on EU member states to investigate these allegations and prosecute those involved. (Read more: Parliament to resume investigations into CIA-led operations in EU countries )

 

Debate on front-loading €1 billion for Youth Employment Initiative in 2015

Plenary Session Employment policy10-02-2015 - 17:00

MEPs debated the latest plan to make €1 billion in Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) funding available in 2015 with Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday morning. A majority of speakers backed the idea of speeding up the delivery of funding for projects to fight youth unemployment, while also developing long-term solutions and introducing structural reforms. (Read more: Debate on front-loading €1 billion for Youth Employment Initiative in 2015 )