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09-03-2017 - 16:27
 
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Conflict minerals: the bloody truth behind your smartphone

Plenary Session External/international trade21-03-2017 - 13:10
 

High-tech equipment such as smartphones, tablets and cars are able to run thanks to minerals and metals such as tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. However, as their mining and illegal trade are often controlled by armed groups, they also help to feed a vicious circle of conflicts.On 16 March MEPs voted in favour of making EU companies take responsibility for the origin of the minerals they import. Watch our video for more details. (Read more: Conflict minerals: the bloody truth behind your smartphone )

 

Future of the EU: Parliament gives the floor to citizens

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions20-03-2017 - 18:40
60 Rome: citizens' parliament  

The Treaty of Rome, signed sixty years ago, paved the way for economic integration and lasting peace on our continent and led to today’s European Union of more than 500 million citizens. In recent weeks MEPs have been reflecting on the progress achieved and the way forward, but they are also keen to hear from citizens. People from across Europe are invited to Parliament on 21 March to share their views on the European Union. Follow the debate live online. (Read more: Future of the EU: Parliament gives the floor to citizens )

 

March plenary: safe food, melting ice caps and a prejudice that won’t go away

Plenary Session External/international trade / Environment / Food safety17-03-2017 - 11:03
 

Modern threats and ancient prejudices dominated Parliament’s March 2017 plenary session. The need to ensure that our food is safe was debated as were the threats and opportunities of melting polar ice. At the same time, the inequality still facing women in the workplace was underlined and an MEP who berated women punished, while most MEPs called on Europe to step in and replace the funds the United States is withdrawing from NGOs offering abortions in developing countries. (Read more: March plenary: safe food, melting ice caps and a prejudice that won’t go away )

 

Arctic: ban oil drilling and mitigate tensions, urge MEPs

Plenary Session External relations / Environment16-03-2017 - 12:44
Picture of iceland glacier lagoon bay  

Climate change is bringing new environmental and security challenges in the Arctic, as the melting ice cap opens up new navigation and fishing routes, and competition for its natural resources heats up, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. They call for measures to protect the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem, ban oil drilling there and keep it a low-tension and cooperation area. (Read more: Arctic: ban oil drilling and mitigate tensions, urge MEPs )

 

MEPs welcome 2016 reform efforts in Montenegro

Plenary Session External relations16-03-2017 - 12:34

Montenegro made further progress in its EU accession negotiations last year, topping the list of the most advanced EU accession countries, but corruption and organised crime remain a serious concern, said MEPs on Thursday. MEPs also highlight Russia’s attempts to influence developments in Montenegro, as it pursues Euro-Atlantic integration. (Read more: MEPs welcome 2016 reform efforts in Montenegro )

 

Defence: MEPs urge member states to show political will and join forces

Plenary Session Security and defence16-03-2017 - 12:28

Increasing defence cooperation in the EU now depends more upon the political will to make it happen than upon legal considerations, say MEPs in a resolution approved by Parliament on Thursday. They stress that member states can and should use the treaty tools in place to build a truly common defence policy. (Read more: Defence: MEPs urge member states to show political will and join forces )

 

Conflict minerals: MEPs secure due diligence obligations for importers

Plenary Session External/international trade16-03-2017 - 12:21
African gold mine  

A draft EU regulation to prevent the minerals trade from funding conflict and human rights violations was approved by MEPs on Thursday. This “conflict minerals” law will oblige all but the smallest EU importers of tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold to do "due diligence" checks on their suppliers, and big manufacturers will also have to disclose how they plan to monitor their sources to comply with the rules. (Read more: Conflict minerals: MEPs secure due diligence obligations for importers )

 

Human rights: Zimbabwe, Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, and Philippines

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations16-03-2017 - 12:15

Parliament deplores the arrest of Pastor Evan Mawarire and political violence against human rights defenders in Zimbabwe, calls for the release of Ukrainians illegally detained in Russia and urges the Philippines to release human rights advocate Senator Leila M. De Lima, detained on drug-trafficking charges, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Zimbabwe, Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, and Philippines )

 

Infographic: MEPs want to boost European defence by increasing cooperation

Plenary Session Security and defence16-03-2017 - 11:07
infographic illustration on benefits of closer cooperationon defence at EU level  

EU countries could achieve more on defence by pooling resources and coordinating their planning. Billions of euros are wasted every year due to duplication, overcapacity and barriers to procurement. MEPs adopted a report on it in plenary on 16 March. Defence cooperation is becoming more important because of increasing security challenges in Europe and the US pushing its European partners to invest more in defence. (Read more: Infographic: MEPs want to boost European defence by increasing cooperation )

 

MEPs commemorate Brussels terror attack victims, stress need to step up security

Plenary Session Institutions / Justice and home affairs15-03-2017 - 18:01

MEPs examined progress made in fighting terrorism since the 22 March 2016 attacks in Brussels in Wednesday afternoon’s “topical debate”. They stressed the need to do more to ensure swift and efficient information sharing among member states and improve the interoperability of EU databases, as well as to prevent radicalization and help victims of terrorism. (Read more: MEPs commemorate Brussels terror attack victims, stress need to step up security )

 

Arctic: MEPs debate strategy to prevent conflicts over polar region heating up

Plenary Session External relations / Environment15-03-2017 - 14:30
infographic illustration  

The melting of Arctic ice is unlocking new opportunities in the form of shipping routes and gas and oil stocks, but also increasing tensions and creating risks for the environment. A Parliament report calls for the protection of the Arctic's unique ecosystem and sets out ways to defuse possible tensions. "There is need to avoid the militarisation of the Arctic and respect for international law is essential,"said report co-author Urmas Paet. MEPs debate the report tonight and vote on it tomorrow. (Read more: Arctic: MEPs debate strategy to prevent conflicts over polar region heating up )

 

EU security policy debate one year after Brussels terrorist attacks, 15.00 today

Plenary Session Institutions / Justice and home affairs15-03-2017 - 14:00

MEPs will debate progress on the European security agenda since the 22 March 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels with EU Commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos and Sir Julian King, and Maltese Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg for the Council Presidency, on Wednesday at 15.00. Enhancing information sharing, combatting terrorism financing, preventing radicalisation and strengthening controls at the EU’s external borders are key priorities. (Read more: EU security policy debate one year after Brussels terrorist attacks, 15.00 today )

 

Sustainable growth, jobs and security: MEPs adopt 2018 budget priorities

Plenary Session Budget15-03-2017 - 12:51

Growth and jobs, particularly for young people, must remain key EU budget priorities, along with tackling migration and climate change, MEPs say in guidelines, voted on Wednesday, for EU Commission officials preparing the EU’s draft 2018 budget. The budget “must be equipped with the tools to enable it to respond to multiple crises simultaneously” and must also address EU citizens' safety and security concerns, they add. (Read more: Sustainable growth, jobs and security: MEPs adopt 2018 budget priorities )

 

German road toll scheme would breach EU non-discrimination rule, say MEPs

Plenary Session Transport15-03-2017 - 12:47

Germany’s planned road toll scheme for private cars would discriminate against foreign drivers, even though changes to it have been accepted by the EU Commission, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. They argue that the scheme would breach EU law by allowing German drivers to deduct toll costs from their vehicle tax, even though foreigners cannot do so. (Read more: German road toll scheme would breach EU non-discrimination rule, say MEPs )

 

Summit conclusions and future of the EU headline Wednesday’s plenary debates

Plenary Session European Council / Institutions15-03-2017 - 12:41
debate layout  

Lead MEPs from Parliament’s political groups reacted on Wednesday to last week’s European Council and outlined their priorities ahead of the Rome declaration which will focus on the future of the EU. The majority of MEPs stressed the need for member states to set the EU on a course to tackle the immediate needs of citizens. (Read more: Summit conclusions and future of the EU headline Wednesday’s plenary debates )

 

Tougher food inspections from farm to fork

Plenary Session Food safety15-03-2017 - 12:34
Prodotti tipici della Cucina Sarda  

Plans to tighten up official food inspections, from farm to fork, were adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. The new rules, already informally agreed by MEPs and the Council, aims to improve food traceability, combat fraud and restore consumer trust in the integrity of the food chain. (Read more: Tougher food inspections from farm to fork )

 

Context: MEPs concerned about consequences of global gag rule

Plenary Session External relations14-03-2017 - 17:37
Debate on Gag rule  

Several EU countries have decided to raise money for organisations offering sexual health and family planning services after US President Donald Trump decided to reintroduce a rule banning US financing for NGOs providing or promoting abortion to women in developing countries. This policy is often referred to as the global gag rule. Most MEPs criticised the US decision during a debate on 14 March, asking for action from the EU while some insisted on respecting the rights of unborn children. (Read more: Context: MEPs concerned about consequences of global gag rule )

 

US “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations14-03-2017 - 17:34

Political group speakers reacted to President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule in a debate with EU humanitarian aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Tuesday. The executive order, signed on 23 January, obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion. (Read more: US “global gag” anti-abortion rule a major setback for women’s health, say MEPs )

 

From farm to fork: strengthening food checks in Europe

Plenary Session Food safety14-03-2017 - 16:29
 

Consumers are entitled to know that the food they buy and eat is safe, however food fraud cases such as the 2013 horsemeat scandal show that is not always the case. On Wednesday 15 March MEPs adopted new rules to tighten up official inspections throughout the food chain. We talked to Austrian S&D member Karin Kadenbach, the MEP responsible for steering the proposal through Parliament, about the benefits of the new legislation. (Read more: From farm to fork: strengthening food checks in Europe )

 

Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, Parliament says

Plenary Session Environment14-03-2017 - 13:47
Pile of waste garbage_  

The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on Tuesday. MEPs also want the “waste package” plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with Council of Ministers. (Read more: Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, Parliament says )

 

MEPs back mercury pollution curbs, in line with UN Minamata convention

Plenary Session Public health14-03-2017 - 13:23

New legislation restricting the use of mercury, a persistent pollutant that has adverse effects on the environment and human health, was adopted by Parliament on Tuesday. The bill, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, aims to close the gap between existing EU legislation and the United Nations Minamata Convention against mercury pollution. (Read more: MEPs back mercury pollution curbs, in line with UN Minamata convention )

 

EU is stuck half way to achieving gender equality, MEPs say

Plenary Session Women's rights/Equal opportunities14-03-2017 - 13:18

The EU and its member states should step up their efforts to achieve equality between women and men. Despite progress on some issues, much remains to be done to reduce pay gaps, remove “glass ceilings” blocking women’s careers, remedy their lack of economic independence and improve their work/life balance, say MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: EU is stuck half way to achieving gender equality, MEPs say )

 

Sanctions against MEP who offended women

Plenary Session Parliament's Rules of Procedure14-03-2017 - 13:09

Sanctions of unprecedented severity were announced by EP President Antonio Tajani on Tuesday, against Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke for his unacceptable remarks against women during a plenary debate on the "Gender pay gap" on 1 March. (Read more: Sanctions against MEP who offended women )

 

Parliament approves revised EU gun law to close security loopholes

Plenary Session Free movement of goods14-03-2017 - 12:39

Tighter controls on blank-firing and inadequately deactivated weapons, like those used in the Paris terror attacks, and an obligation for EU member states to have an appropriate monitoring system in place for the issuance or renewal of licences and to exchange information, are among the updates approved by MEPs to the 1991 firearms directive on Tuesday. (Read more: Parliament approves revised EU gun law to close security loopholes )

 

Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companies

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs14-03-2017 - 12:35

New tools to sharpen big EU firms’ focus on their long-run performance, by fostering their shareholders’ commitment to it, were approved by Parliament on Tuesday. They will include giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders. (Read more: Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companies )

 

Debate on US “global gag” anti-abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / External relations14-03-2017 - 11:00

MEPs will debate US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag” rule, which obliges US-funded foreign NGOs to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion, with Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides on Tuesday at 15.00. (Read more: Debate on US “global gag” anti-abortion rule at 15.00 on Tuesday )

 
EP President Antonio Tajani pictured during the opening of March plenary session in Strasbourg  

Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (NA) will receive a “commensurate penalty” for his unacceptable remarks about the gender pay gap, as soon as an investigation into them has been completed, promised President Tajani at the opening. This language, which “offended every woman in this house” will not be tolerated, he insisted, to loud applause. (Read more: Opening – President promises “commensurate penalty” for MEP’s insults to women )

 

Waste management: MEPs to vote on plans to boost recycling rates

Plenary Session Environment10-03-2017 - 09:58
infographic illustration on waste management in the EU  

MEPs vote Tuesday 14 March on four directives concerning waste management, mainly waste from households and small firms, representing 8% of total waste. These plans are a first step towards creating a circular economy where products are designed in order to facilitate reuse. One of the key issues is how ambitious targets should be for recycling rates and limiting landfilling, which is probably the most harmful way of getting rid of waste. (Read more: Waste management: MEPs to vote on plans to boost recycling rates )

 

Fair and sustainable: reforming the EU's asylum system

Plenary Session Immigration07-03-2017 - 11:00
 

The increased migration flows to Europe and the thousands of refugee children currently missing throughout Europe show the limits of the current EU asylum system. Swedish ALDE member Cecilia Wikström presents her report on the reform of the Dublin regulation, which clarifies which EU country is responsible for processing asylum seekers, to the civil liberties committee on 9 March. Today she will outline her main proposals during a press conference starting at 11 CET. (Read more: Fair and sustainable: reforming the EU's asylum system )

 
 
Plenary agenda
 
13-03-2017 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Mercury
Report:A8-0313/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Stefan Eck
ENVI
 
Long-term shareholder engagement and corporate governance statement
Report:A8-0158/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Sergio Gaetano Cofferati
JURI
 
Joint debate - Gender equality
Equality between women and men in the EU in 2014-2015
Report:A8-0046/2017
Rapporteur: Ernest Urtasun
FEMM
Equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services
Report:A8-0043/2017
Rapporteur: Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz
FEMM
EU funds for gender equality
Report:A8-0033/2017
Rapporteur: Clare Moody
FEMM
 
Short presentations of the following reports:
Fundamental rights implications of big data
Report:A8-0044/2017
Rapporteur: Ana Gomes
LIBE
Minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits
Report:A8-0011/2017
Rapporteur: Stefan Eck
AGRI
Responsible ownership and care of equidae
Report:A8-0014/2017
Rapporteur: Julie Girling
AGRI
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
14-03-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
Report:A8-0251/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford
IMCO
 
Joint debate - Circular economy
End-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators and waste electrical and electronic equipment
Report:A8-0013/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
Landfill of waste
Report:A8-0031/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
Waste
Report:A8-0034/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
Packaging and packaging waste
Report:A8-0029/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
 
 
14-03-2017 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Responsible ownership and care of equidae
Report:A8-0014/2017
Rapporteur: Julie Girling
AGRI
 
Mercury
Report:A8-0313/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Stefan Eck
ENVI
 
Long-term shareholder engagement and corporate governance statement
Report:A8-0158/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Sergio Gaetano Cofferati
JURI
 
Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons
Report:A8-0251/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Vicky Ford
IMCO
 
End-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators and waste electrical and electronic equipment
Report:A8-0013/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
 
Waste
Report:A8-0034/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
 
Landfill of waste
Report:A8-0031/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
 
Packaging and packaging waste
Report:A8-0029/2017 ***I
Rapporteur: Simona Bonafè
ENVI
 
Equality between women and men in the EU in 2014-2015
Report:A8-0046/2017
Rapporteur: Ernest Urtasun
FEMM
 
Equal treatment between men and women in the access to and supply of goods and services
Report:A8-0043/2017
Rapporteur: Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz
FEMM
 
EU funds for gender equality
Report:A8-0033/2017
Rapporteur: Clare Moody
FEMM
 
Fundamental rights implications of big data
Report:A8-0044/2017
Rapporteur: Ana Gomes
LIBE
 
Minimum standards for the protection of farm rabbits
Report:A8-0011/2017
Rapporteur: Stefan Eck
AGRI
 
 
14-03-2017 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Global Gag Rule
 
EU priorities for the UN Human Rights Council sessions in 2017
 
Food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products
Report:A8-0022/2017 ***II
Rapporteur: Karin Kadenbach
ENVI
 
Follow-up of TAXE recommendations and update on the reform of the Code of conduct Group on business taxation
 
Guidelines for the 2018 budget - Section III
Report:A8-0060/2017
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan
BUDG
 
Severe malnutrition and looming famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen
 
Use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union
Report:A8-0327/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Patrizia Toia
ITRE
 
 
 
15-03-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
KEY DEBATE
 
 
Conclusions of the European Council meeting of 9 and 10 March 2017, including the Rome Declaration
 
 
15-03-2017 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
EU-Brazil Agreement: modification of concessions in the schedule of Croatia in the course of its accession
Report:A8-0052/2017 ***
Rapporteur: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra
INTA
 
Launch of automated data exchange with regard to vehicle registration data in Denmark
Report:A8-0051/2017 *
Rapporteur: Maria Grapini
LIBE
 
Launch of automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in Greece
Report:A8-0053/2017 *
Rapporteur: Claude Moraes
LIBE
 
Food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products
Report:A8-0022/2017 ***II
Rapporteur: Karin Kadenbach
ENVI
 
Use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union
Report:A8-0327/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Patrizia Toia
ITRE
 
Obstacles to EU citizens' freedom to move and work in the Internal Market
 
Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll
Report:O-000152/2016 European Commission
 
Guidelines for the 2018 budget - Section III
Report:A8-0060/2017
Rapporteur: Siegfried Mureşan
BUDG
 
 
15-03-2017 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Topical debate - EU security agenda: one year after the Brussels attacks
 
Supply chain due diligence by importers of minerals and metals originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas
Report:A8-0141/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Iuliu Winkler
INTA
 
Review of the regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and foundations
Report:O-000007/2017 European Commission AFCO
 
Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty
Report:A8-0042/2017
Rapporteur: Michael Gahler
Rapporteur: Esteban González Pons
AFET AFCO
 
An integrated EU policy for the Arctic
Report:A8-0032/2017
Rapporteur: Urmas Paet
Rapporteur: Sirpa Pietikäinen
AFET ENVI
 
2016 Report on Montenegro
Report:A8-0050/2017
Rapporteur: Charles Tannock
AFET
 
e-Democracy in the EU: potential and challenges
Report:A8-0041/2017
Rapporteur: Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
AFCO
 
 
 
16-03-2017 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector
Report:A8-0150/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Marco Affronte
PECH
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
Zimbabwe, the case of Pastor Evan Mawarire
Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and situation in Crimea
Philippines, the case of senator Leila M. De Lima
 
 
16-03-2017 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
EU priorities for the UN Human Rights Council sessions in 2017
 
Supply chain due diligence by importers of minerals and metals originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas
Report:A8-0141/2015 ***I
Rapporteur: Iuliu Winkler
INTA
 
Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector
Report:A8-0150/2016 ***I
Rapporteur: Marco Affronte
PECH
 
Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty
Report:A8-0042/2017
Rapporteur: Michael Gahler
Rapporteur: Esteban González Pons
AFET AFCO
 
An integrated EU policy for the Arctic
Report:A8-0032/2017
Rapporteur: Urmas Paet
Rapporteur: Sirpa Pietikäinen
AFET ENVI
 
2016 Report on Montenegro
Report:A8-0050/2017
Rapporteur: Charles Tannock
AFET
 
e-Democracy in the EU: potential and challenges
Report:A8-0041/2017
Rapporteur: Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
AFCO
 
 
16-03-2017 -
15:00 - 16:00
Debates
 
 
Major interpellations
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
 
RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation)
Reference: A8-0022/2017

Date:
03-02-2017
Karin Kadenbach
ENVI
 
 
RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on official controls and other official activities performed to ensure the application of food and feed law, rules on animal health and welfare, plant health and plant protection products, amending Regulations (EC) No 999/2001, (EC) No 396/2005, (EC) No 1069/2009, (EC) No 1107/2009, (EU) No 1151/2012, (EU) No 652/2014, (EU) 2016/429 and (EU) 2016/2031 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Regulations (EC) No 1/2005 and (EC) No 1099/2009 and Council Directives 98/58/EC, 1999/74/EC, 2007/43/EC, 2008/119/EC and 2008/120/EC, and repealing Regulations (EC) No 854/2004 and (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 89/608/EEC, 89/662/EEC, 90/425/EEC, 91/496/EEC, 96/23/EC, 96/93/EC and 97/78/EC and Council Decision 92/438/EEC (Official Controls Regulation)
Reference: A8-0022/2017

Date:
03-02-2017
Karin Kadenbach
ENVI
 
RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Federative Republic of Brazil pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 relating to the modification of concessions in the schedule of the Republic of Croatia in the course of its accession to the European Union
Reference: A8-0052/2017

Date:
03-03-2017
José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra
INTA