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The EU's renewable energy target - 20% of total consumption by 2020 - has already been hit by many EU member states. But others lag behind and must do more, MEPs urge in a resolution, voted on Thursday, on the EU Commission's “renewables progress report." To achieve the EU's energy efficiency target - a 20% gain by 2020 – member states need to implement EU legislation faster, and in full, says a second resolution, also voted on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs call for more ambitious and consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020 )

 

Palestinian President puts his state’s case to MEPs

Plenary Session External relations23-06-2016 - 13:17
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, puts his state’s case to MEPs  

“It is time for our people to live in freedom, without walls and checkpoints”, urged President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas in his address to MEPs on Thursday. He conveyed his people’s gratitude to the European Parliament for recognising a State of Palestine and criticised Israel for pursuing its occupation of Palestinian territories. (Read more: Palestinian President puts his state’s case to MEPs )

 

A proposal to grant Belgium €1,824,041 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 488 workers made redundant by construction machinery manufacturers in Wallonia was approved by MEPs on Thursday. A further 300 young unemployed people should also benefit from the aid, to come from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). (Read more: MEPs approve EU aid for 488 redundant construction machinery workers in Belgium )

 

International divorces: new rules on whose courts settle property disputes

Plenary Session Citizens' rights / Justice and home affairs23-06-2016 - 12:23
Finger art of family during quarre  

New rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples or registered partnerships were approved by MEPs on Thursday. These rules should end parallel proceedings – costing around €1.1bn annually – in various member states whose courts have to settle such property disputes. They will apply in 18 EU countries which were willing to join this “enhanced cooperation” initiative. (Read more: International divorces: new rules on whose courts settle property disputes )

 

Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Monaco

Plenary Session Taxation23-06-2016 - 12:18

An EU deal with Monaco, which will make it harder for EU citizens to hide cash from the tax man in bank accounts there, was endorsed by Parliament in a vote on Thursday. Under the deal, the EU and Monaco will automatically exchange information on the bank accounts of each other's residents, starting in 2018 for information collected since 1 January 2017. (Read more: Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Monaco )

 

Stop massacres in eastern Congo and bring perpetrators to justice, urge MEPs

Plenary Session External relations23-06-2016 - 12:16

MEPs urge all parties fighting in north-eastern Congo to put an “end to the violence, lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks and promote dialogue” towards a peaceful solution, in a resolution voted on Thursday, after a debate on Wednesday. "There can be no impunity for perpetrators", they add. (Read more: Stop massacres in eastern Congo and bring perpetrators to justice, urge MEPs )

 

The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks was approved in plenary on Thursday. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional plan that takes account of interactions between species. It aims to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and offer fishermen better economic conditions in the long run. Parliament and Council negotiators reached an informal agreement on it in March. (Read more: “Baltic plan”: first long-term fishing plan under new Common Fisheries Policy )

 

Parliament names “Panama Papers” inquiry committee members

Plenary Session Taxation23-06-2016 - 12:11

The European Parliament named the 65 members of its “Panama Papers” Committee of Inquiry, into tax evasion and money laundering, on Thursday, after approving its remit on 8 June. The committee’s shorthand label will be “PANA”. (Read more: Parliament names “Panama Papers” inquiry committee members )

 

MEPs debate new forms of radicalisation

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs22-06-2016 - 18:56

More must be done to fight new forms of radicalisation, including the rise in radicalisation of “lone wolves” via the internet, and also to address the various forms of hatred and violence directed against different groups in society, argued MEPs in a debate with Council and Commission on Wednesday afternoon. (Read more: MEPs debate new forms of radicalisation )

 

Israeli President calls on MEPs to help build trust in the Middle East

Plenary Session External relations22-06-2016 - 16:40
Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, calls on MEPs to help build trust in the Middle East  

“The elected Israeli leadership has been and is in support of two states for two peoples solution”, President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin, told MEPs on Wednesday. However “at this time, a permanent agreement for peace between us and Palestinians cannot be achieved”, he added, calling on EU to help build trust between the parties. (Read more: Israeli President calls on MEPs to help build trust in the Middle East )

 

Opening: minute’s silence for Jo Cox and attack victims in USA and France

Plenary Session Institutions22-06-2016 - 16:36
European Parliament holds minute’s silence for Jo Cox and other terrorist attack victims in USA and France.  

President Schulz opened the session by calling a minute’s silence for UK MP Jo Cox, who was so seriously injured in a brutal street attack in Birstall (UK) on 16 June that she died the same day. He also dedicated the minute’s silence to victims of the LGBTI nightclub shooting in Orlando (USA) on 13 June, and to two police officers stabbed to death in Magnanville (France), also on 13 June. (Read more: Opening: minute’s silence for Jo Cox and attack victims in USA and France )

 
 
Plenary agenda
 
22-06-2016 -
15:00 - 15:30
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel
 
 
22-06-2016 -
15:30 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Order of business
 
Massacres in eastern Congo
 
Preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism
 
Multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks
 
US sanctions impacting EU business in Iran
Report:O-000082/2016 European Commission INTA
 
Joint debate - Property rights for international couples
Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes
Report:A8-0209/2016 *
Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada
JURI
Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships
Report:A8-0208/2016 *
Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada
JURI
 
Follow-up of the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020)
Report:A8-0176/2016
Rapporteur: Zdzisław Krasnodębski
CULT
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
23-06-2016 -
09:00 - 10:50
Debates
 
 
Joint debate - Energy
Renewable energy progress report
Report:A8-0196/2016
Rapporteur: Paloma López Bermejo
ITRE
Implementation report on the Energy Efficiency Directive
Report:A8-0199/2016
Rapporteur: Markus Pieper
ITRE
 
 
23-06-2016 -
11:00 - 11:30
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority
 
 
23-06-2016 -
11:30 - 13:30
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Appointments to the Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
 
Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the EU and Lebanon (Framework Agreement)
Report:A8-0193/2016 ***
Rapporteur: Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET
 
Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the EU and Lebanon (2004 enlargement)
Report:A8-0194/2016 ***
Rapporteur: Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET
 
Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement between the EU and Lebanon (accession of Bulgaria and Romania)
Report:A8-0195/2016 ***
Rapporteur: Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET
 
EU-Monaco agreement on the automatic exchange of financial account information
Report:A8-0206/2016 *
Rapporteur: Andreas Schwab
ECON
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2015/012 BE/Hainaut Machinery
Report:A8-0207/2016
Rapporteur: Victor Negrescu
BUDG
 
Multiannual recovery plan for Bluefin tuna
Report:A8-0367/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Gabriel Mato
PECH
 
Multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks
Report:A8-0128/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Jarosław Wałęsa
PECH
 
Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes
Report:A8-0209/2016 *
Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada
JURI
 
Jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships
Report:A8-0208/2016 *
Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada
JURI
 
Massacres in eastern Congo
 
Follow-up of the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET2020)
Report:A8-0176/2016
Rapporteur: Zdzisław Krasnodębski
CULT
 
Renewable energy progress report
Report:A8-0196/2016
Rapporteur: Paloma López Bermejo
ITRE
 
Implementation report on the Energy Efficiency Directive
Report:A8-0199/2016
Rapporteur: Markus Pieper
ITRE
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, on a Framework Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Lebanon on the general principles for the participation of the Republic of Lebanon in Union programmes
Reference: A8-0193/2016

Date:
31-05-2016
Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic to the European Union
Reference: A8-0194/2016

Date:
31-05-2016
Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Lebanon, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union
Reference: A8-0195/2016

Date:
31-05-2016
Ramona Nicole Mănescu
AFET