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14-04-2015 - 16:00
 
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Armenian genocide centenary: MEPs urge Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations

Plenary Session External relations15-04-2015 - 19:33
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is observed on April 24 ©BELGA_DPA_J.Kalaene  

Armenia and Turkey should use the centenary of the Armenian genocide to renew diplomatic relations, open the border and pave the way for economic integration, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs stress the need for Turkey to recognise the Armenian genocide, so as to pave way for “genuine reconciliation”. They also commend the statement by Pope Francis on 12 April honouring the centenary of the genocide. (Read more: Armenian genocide centenary: MEPs urge Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations )

 

EP backs carry-over of EU funding for late-starter national programmes

Plenary Session Budget15-04-2015 - 19:25

Parliament agreed to changes to ceilings in the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 on Wednesday, to help fund 300 state-managed programmes, in all EU member states, that started too late to qualify for EU funding in 2014. These changes would allow €21.1 billion in unused commitment appropriations to be carried over from 2014 to 2015-17. (Read more: EP backs carry-over of EU funding for late-starter national programmes )

 

MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day

Plenary Session Fundamental rights15-04-2015 - 19:12

Parliament called for more efforts to end discrimination, hate crime and hate speech against Roma people and for 2 August to be recognised as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate the Roma genocide in World War II, in a resolution passed on Wednesday. (Read more: MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day )

 

Opening of April session in Brussels

Plenary Session Institutions15-04-2015 - 17:08
The session opened with a minute’s silence for the 400 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean. "This repeated calamity must not lead us into apathy" says EP President Martin Schulz  

MEPs held a minute's silence for migrants drowned in Mediterranean and victims of the Al Shabab attack in Kenya at the start of the session. President Schulz called for international efforts to ease the plight of refugees in Yarmouk (Read more: Opening of April session in Brussels )

 
 
Plenary agenda
 
15-04-2015 -
15:00 - 18:30
Debates
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
Amendment of the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020
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Rapporteur: Jan Olbrycht
Rapporteur: Isabelle Thomas
BUDG
 
Anniversary of the Bangladesh factory fires and progress of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact
 
Armenian genocide 100th anniversary
 
 
15-04-2015 -
18:30 - 19:00
VOTES followed by explanations of votes
 
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2014/017 FR/Mory-Ducros
Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Denanot
BUDG
 
Decision establishing the Social Protection Committee
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Rapporteur: Marita Ulvskog
EMPL
 
Decision establishing the Employment Committee
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Rapporteur: Marita Ulvskog
EMPL
 
Amendment of the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020
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Rapporteur: Jan Olbrycht
Rapporteur: Isabelle Thomas
BUDG
 
Anniversary of the Bangladesh factory fires and progress of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact
 
Armenian genocide 100th anniversary
 
 
15-04-2015 -
19:00 - 21:00
Debates
 
 
Employment quotas for people with disabilities in the EU institutions
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)