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Lone rhino standing on open area looking for safety from poacher  

Environment MEPs advocate a full and immediate EU-wide ban on ivory and rhinoceros horn trade, and call for common sanctions at EU level against wildlife trafficking, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Wildlife trafficking is worth an estimated €20 billion annually. It has grown in recent years, becoming one of the biggest and most profitable forms of organised cross-border crime. (Read more: Wildlife trafficking: Environment MEPs call for ivory trade ban and EU penalties )

 

An EU country facing an emergency gas shortage could call on other member states to supply it with gas via “supply corridors” that would link EU countries into seven transnational regions, under a draft law enshrining a “regional solidarity mechanism”, as amended and approved by the Energy Committee on Thursday. The committee also approved a separate draft law that would require member states to notify the EU Commission when they negotiate energy supply deals with third parties. (Read more: Gas: energy MEPs back draft law on emergency supply links between EU countries )

 

Den Europæiske Borgerpris: En fejring af borgernes engagement i Europa

Andet Borgerrettigheder13-10-2016 - 11:43
Diplomer til vinderne af Den Europæiske Borgerpris 2016.  

Organisationer og privatpersoner fra hele Europa kom til Parlamentet i Bruxelles d. 12. oktober til prisceremonien for årets Europæiske Borgerpris, der forsøger at fremhæve deres bidrag til Europa. (Læs mere: Den Europæiske Borgerpris: En fejring af borgernes engagement i Europa )

 
De tre prisvindere.  

Vinderne af dette års Charlemagne-ungdomspris, der uddeles af Parlamentet og Charlemagne Prize-foreningen, er unge og ivrige efter at gøre en forskel. De var mandag og tirsdag i Parlamentet, hvor de præsenterede deres projekter for Kulturudvalget og mødte Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz og andre MEPer. (Læs mere: Vinderne af dette års Charlemagne-ungdomspris besøgte Europa-Parlamentet )

 

New rules to curb the growing influx into the EU of plant pests, such as olive grove killer Xylella fastidiosa, and better equip member states to tackle their spread, were endorsed by the Agriculture Committee on Thursday. The draft rules, informally agreed by MEPs and member states last year, will introduce new preventive and rapid response mechanisms for suspect plant imports, step up pest surveillance efforts in the EU and require all member states to draw up outbreak contingency plans. (Read more: Plant health: agriculture MEPs back deal to fight influx of pests to the EU )

 
1.5 mio. har besøgt Parlamentarium de seneste 5 år.  

Europa-Parlamentets besøgscenter, Parlamentarium, fylder fem år d. 13. oktober. Siden åbningen har den permanente udstilling fremvist Parlamentets arbejde og EUs historie og integration gennem en dynamisk og interaktiv guide på 24 sprog. Hvis du er i Bruxelles, må du ikke gå glip af Parlamentariums fødselsdagsfest torsdag fra kl. 17:00-22:00. (Læs mere: Fem år senere: Parlamentarium fejrer fødselsdag og 1.5 mio. besøgende )

 

MEPs debate CETA trade agreement with business, health, trade unions and farmers

INTA External/international trade12-10-2016 - 14:36

International Trade Committee MEPs, farmers, businesses, public health and trade union representatives debated the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada on Wednesday morning. CETA can only enter into force with the European Parliament’s approval. (Read more: MEPs debate CETA trade agreement with business, health, trade unions and farmers )

 

The Budgets Committee demanded more funds, in a vote on Tuesday, to help young people into jobs, to boost economic growth and assist third countries with a view to mitigating the migration crisis. MEPs had earlier reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget. Part of the additional funds are expected to be financed via new appropriations to be obtained through the ongoing mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). (Read more: EU needs more funds for jobs and youth in 2017 to honour its pledges, say MEPs )

 
Finalisterne til dette års Sakharov-pris er fundet.  

Can Dündar og andre forsvarere for ytringsfrihed i Tyrkiet, krim-tartar-lederen Mustafa Dzhemilev og to overlevere fra Yazidi-samfundet, Nadia Murad Basee og Lamia Aji Bashar, er dette års finalister til Sakharov-prisen, efter en afstemning i Udenrigs- og Udviklingsudvalgene i Parlamentet tirsdag d. 11. oktober. Den endelige vinder vil blive udvalgt af Parlamentets formand og de politiske gruppeledere d. 27. oktober ved en prisceremoni i Strasbourg 13. december. (Læs mere: Europa-Parlamentet har fundet de tre finalister til dette års Sakharov-pris )

 

Lux Prize: 10 years of film enlightenment

CULT Culture11-10-2016 - 10:50
Photo Ken Loach at the EP - CULT - 10 years of the Lux Prize  

Europe should continue to support film creation and distribution as important tools for our cultural diversity, MEPs and filmmakers underlined on Monday evening in a Lux Prize 10th anniversary debate. Translation and subtitling help to circulate works and promote European values, especially in time of crisis, they added. Film directors Ken Loach, Céline Sciamma and Andrea Segre participated in a very animated debate with Members of the Culture Committee on this occasion. (Read more: Lux Prize: 10 years of film enlightenment )