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MEPs zero in on internet search companies and clouds

Plenary Session Free movement of services / Information society27-11-2014 - 12:58

The European Parliament called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EU's digital single market in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs also stressed the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions by enforcing EU competition rules and unbundling search engines from other commercial services. (Read more: MEPs zero in on internet search companies and clouds )

 
 

Human rights: blasphemy in Pakistan; kidnapping in Iraq; war crimes in Serbia

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations27-11-2014 - 12:26

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Pakistani government to review its blasphemy laws; condemning atrocities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq; and calling for action against the "wartime rhetoric" and hate speech of provisionally released Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Šešelj. (Read more: Human rights: blasphemy in Pakistan; kidnapping in Iraq; war crimes in Serbia )

 
 

Motion of censure against the Commission rejected by a large majority

Plenary Session Institutions27-11-2014 - 12:18
Motion of censure against the Commission rejected by a large majority  

The European Parliament rejected a motion of censure against Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s team on Thursday, with 461 votes against, 101 in favour and 88 abstentions. The motion was tabled by 76 EFDD and non-attached MEPs further to the "Lux leaks" plenary session debate with Mr Juncker on 12 November. A debate on the motion was held on Monday. (Read more: Motion of censure against the Commission rejected by a large majority )

 
 

MEPs to vote on plans to separate search engines from commercial activities

Plenary Session Citizens' rights / Information society26-11-2014 - 15:35
Streaming photo - Live from the EP  

A non-binding resolution calling for EU legislation to separate internet search engines from commercial services will be debated by MEPs today and voted on tomorrow. The aim is to level the playing field for online businesses and secure long-term benefits for internet users. Follow the debate and vote live on our website. (Read more: MEPs to vote on plans to separate search engines from commercial activities )

 
 

Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

Plenary Session Environment26-11-2014 - 14:03
Iceberg melting down ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund. (Read more: Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris )

 
 

Sakharov laureate Denis Mukwege: "Women's bodies have become a true battlefield"

Plenary Session Institutions / Human rights26-11-2014 - 13:24
Sakharov Prize winner Miukwege_  

"Women's bodies have become a true battlefield and rape is being used as a weapon of war," said Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege as he accepted the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in Strasbourg on Wednesday 26 November. Dr Mukwege was honoured by the European Parliament for dedicating his life to helping thousands of victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Read more: Sakharov laureate Denis Mukwege: "Women's bodies have become a true battlefield" )

 
 

Investing €315 billion to jump-start the EU economy

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs26-11-2014 - 13:13
PR_Investment. package _  

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the creation of a new EU strategic investment fund designed to mobilise at least €315 billion over the next three years to jump-start the EU economy. After his presentation in Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday, MEPs from most political groups voiced support, but also demanded swift action to boost growth in the EU. (Read more: Investing €315 billion to jump-start the EU economy )

 
 

Debate on whether Palestine should be recognised as a state

Plenary Session External relations26-11-2014 - 12:00

A large majority of MEPs clearly favoured a two state solution to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in a debate with the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday. But whilst they agreed on wishing to see a safe Israeli state living side by side with a viable democratic Palestinian one, they disagreed on whether it is appropriate to recognise Palestinian statehood unilaterally at this stage. (Read more: Debate on whether Palestine should be recognised as a state )

 
 

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 )

 
 

Pope Francis delivers a message in Parliament "to all the citizens of Europe"

Plenary Session Institutions26-11-2014 - 10:34
Standing ovation for Pope Francis after his speech in the European Parliament hemicycle on Tuesday 25 of November 2014  

Safeguarding human dignity was a key theme of the formal address delivered by Pope Francis to Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday. Immigration, protecting the environment, and promoting human rights and democracy were among the topics stressed in a speech that enjoined "Europe to rediscover the best of itself". (Read more: Pope Francis delivers a message in Parliament "to all the citizens of Europe" )

 
 

EU budget: Parliament urges EU member states to pay up and do a deal

Plenary Session Budget25-11-2014 - 17:11

MEPs were disappointed that no deal had been struck with the Council on topping up the EU’s 2014 budget and a new budget for 2015, they said in a debate on Tuesday. They urged EU member states to muster the political will to tackle the ever-growing pile of unpaid bills for 2014. Talks will resume after a new draft budget is presented on 28 November. (Read more: EU budget: Parliament urges EU member states to pay up and do a deal )

 
 

Denis Mukwege: "Rape is a weapon that dehumanises women"

Plenary Session Human rights25-11-2014 - 17:06
Sakharov laureate Denis Mukwege talks about violence against women. ©Pietro Naj-Oleari_Mukwege_11242014_265

©Pietro Naj-Oleari_Mukwege_11242014_265  

"We hope to find solutions to stop rape being used as a weapon of war, sometimes even as a war strategy." For years Denis Mukwege, this year's Sakharov Prize laureate, has been helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite threats and his family being attacked. The gynaecologist will be honoured for his work by the Parliament during an award ceremony on Wednesday 26 November in plenary. Read our interview with him and follow the event live. (Read more: Denis Mukwege: "Rape is a weapon that dehumanises women" )

 
 

Commission President to present €300bn EU investment package to MEPs

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs25-11-2014 - 17:00

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is to present a €300 billion jobs, growth and investment package to boost business and reduce unemployment in the EU, on Wednesday at 9.00. A round of political group speakers and Mr Juncker’s reply will follow. (Read more: Commission President to present €300bn EU investment package to MEPs )

 
 

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 )

 
 

Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team

Plenary Session Institutions24-11-2014 - 19:18
EC president Juncker at EP Plenary_  

A majority of the leaders of the EP political groups expressed support for the European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, in a debate on a motion of censure on the European Commission. The motion was presented by Marco Zanni (EFDD, IT), one of the authors of the text. (Read more: Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team )

 
 

Opening: Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks

Plenary Session Institutions24-11-2014 - 18:49
Opening of November Plenary_  

President Schulz condemned the attacks that killed five people and injured many more in a Jerusalem synagogue last week. He called on all parties to halt this “senseless killing” and join in dialogue instead. This was “an attack on peace”, he said. (Read more: Opening: Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks )

 
 

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Contacts
 
 
 
 
   
Plenary agenda
 
24-11-2014 -
17:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Motion of censure on the Commission
 
The EU and the global development framework after 2015
Report:A8-0037/2014
Rapporteur: Davor Ivo Stier
DEVE
 
Delays in the start-up of cohesion policy for 2014-2020
Report:O-000082/2014 European Commission REGI
 
Export controls of dual-use items
Report:O-000081/2014 European Commission INTA
 
Commission’s impact assessment guidelines
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
 
 
25-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:00
Debates
 
 
Vote on request for urgent procedure (Rule 154)
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1150/2000 implementing Decision 2007/436/EC, Euratom on the system of the European Communities' own resources
*
BUDG
 
Employment and social aspects of the EU2020 strategy
Report:O-000077/2014 European Commission EMPL
Report:O-000076/2014 Council of the European Union EMPL
 
 
25-11-2014 -
11:15 - 12:00
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by His Holiness Pope Francis
 
 
25-11-2014 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Protocol on matters specific to railway rolling stock
Report:A8-0030/2014 ***
Rapporteur: Heidi Hautala
JURI
 
Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on choice of Court agreements
Report:A8-0034/2014 ***
Rapporteur: Pavel Svoboda
JURI
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2014/008 FI/STX Rauma
Report:A8-0043/2014
Rapporteur: Petri Sarvamaa
BUDG
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2014/005 FR/GAD
Report:A8-0044/2014
Rapporteur: Anneli Jäätteenmäki
BUDG
 
Opinion from the Court of Justice on the compatibility with the Treaties of the Agreement between the European Union and Canada on the transfer and processing of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Canadian Border Services Agency
 
The EU and the global development framework after 2015
Report:A8-0037/2014
Rapporteur: Davor Ivo Stier
DEVE
 
Employment and social aspects of the EU2020 strategy
Report:O-000077/2014 European Commission EMPL
Report:O-000076/2014 Council of the European Union EMPL
 
 
25-11-2014 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Budget 2015: Result of the Conciliation Committee
 
Combating violence against women
Report:O-000080/2014 European Commission FEMM
 
Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration
Report:O-000079/2014 European Commission LIBE
Report:O-000078/2014 Council of the European Union LIBE
 
Summary expulsions and the proposed legalisation of 'hot returns' in Spain
Report:O-000085/2014 European Commission
 
EU Strategic framework on health and safety at work 2014-2020
Report:O-000075/2014 European Commission EMPL
 
Implementation of the Employment Equality Directive
Report:O-000074/2014 European Commission EMPL
 
Evaluation of the bank stress tests
 
Joint debate - European Central Bank
The powers of the European Central Bank to impose sanctions
Report:A8-0028/2014 *
Rapporteur: Kay Swinburne
ECON
Collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank
Report:A8-0027/2014 *
Rapporteur: Roberto Gualtieri
ECON
 
 
 
26-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Commission Jobs, Growth and Investment Package
 
2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014)
 
 
26-11-2014 -
12:00 - 12:30
Award of the Sakharov Prize
 
 
Sakharov Prize - 2014
 
 
26-11-2014 -
12:30 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Collection of statistical information by the European Central Bank
Report:A8-0027/2014 *
Rapporteur: Roberto Gualtieri
ECON
 
The powers of the European Central Bank to impose sanctions
Report:A8-0028/2014 *
Rapporteur: Kay Swinburne
ECON
 
2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014)
 
 
26-11-2014 -
15:00 - 23:00
Debates
 
 
Recognition of Palestine statehood
 
25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
 
Outcome of the G20 meeting
 
Digital single market
 
Steel sector in the EU: protecting workers and industries
 
 
 
27-11-2014 -
09:00 - 11:50
Debates
 
 
Child malnutrition in developing countries
Report:O-000083/2014 European Commission DEVE
 
Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law - One hour maximum (Rule 135)
Pakistan: blasphemy laws
Serbia: the case of accused war criminal Šešelj
Iraq: kidnapping and mistreatment of women
 
 
27-11-2014 -
12:00 - 14:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Motion of censure on the Commission
 
Motions for resolutions concerning debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 135)
 
Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No …/.. on the provisional system of instalments on contributions to cover the administrative expenditures of the Single Resolution Board during the provisional period
 
Delays in the start-up of cohesion policy for 2014-2020
Report:O-000082/2014 European Commission REGI
 
Commission’s impact assessment guidelines
 
25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
 
Digital single market
 
Child malnutrition in developing countries
Report:O-000083/2014 European Commission DEVE
 
 
 
Proposed report during the session
 
REPORT on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2014/008 FI/STX Rauma, from Finland)
Reference: A8-0043/2014

Date:
21-11-2014
Petri Sarvamaa
BUDG
 
REPORT on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 13 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 2 December 2013 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline, on cooperation in budgetary matters and on sound financial management (application EGF/2014/005 FR/GAD, from France)
Reference: A8-0044/2014

Date:
21-11-2014
Anneli Jäätteenmäki
BUDG