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26-05-2015 - 16:23
 
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Cyber-attacks: how to best protect the media and critical infrastructure

Plenary Session Information society28-05-2015 - 09:35
 

Several major Western news organisations have been hit by politically motivated cyber-attacks over the past few years, mostly in retaliation for their critical coverage of events, countries or movements such as the Syrian regime or Islamic State. MEPs discussed on 27 May how the EU could help to counter such attacks. Check out our timeline to learn more about the attacks and read on to find out how the EU could help. (Read more: Cyber-attacks: how to best protect the media and critical infrastructure )

 

Ban Ki-moon on migration: “Saving lives should be the top priority”

Plenary Session Institutions28-05-2015 - 09:09
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses the European Parliament on 27 May 2015  

Europe should focus on saving lives when dealing with migration, said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a speech at the European Parliament on 27 May. During the plenary session he called attention to the 1,800 people who drowned while crossing the Mediterranean this year: “Europe has an important role to play and a collective responsibility to act. Saving lives should be the priority.” He also discussed sustainable development and preventing violent extremism. (Read more: Ban Ki-moon on migration: “Saving lives should be the top priority” )

 

School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits

Plenary Session Agriculture27-05-2015 - 19:13
Child drinking milk and eating healthy food  

Healthy eating habits start young, so the EU and its member states should do and spend more to encourage kids to eat healthy and local foods, Parliament said on Wednesday. To ensure that they get healthy eating lessons, as well as school milk, fruit, and vegetables from EU schemes, Parliament amended draft rules and approved a mandate for MEPs to negotiate their final form with EU member states. (Read more: School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits )

 

Five a day: how the EU will help children to learn about healthy eating

Plenary Session Agriculture26-05-2015 - 15:28
Happy children and healthy food ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK_D.Cervo  

Children are eating fewer and fewer fruit, vegetables and dairy products in Europe, but a new proposal could help them to adopt a healthier diet. Under the plan two existing EU schemes for handing out fresh milk, fruit and vegetables to pupils would be combined, reducing the administrative burden and creating more opportunities for teaching children about balanced diets. MEPs debate the plans during the plenary session on Wednesday 27 May from 17.00 CET, which will be followed by a vote. (Read more: Five a day: how the EU will help children to learn about healthy eating )

 
 
Plenary agenda
 
27-05-2015 -
15:00 - 15:15
Resumption of session and order of business
 
 
Resumption of session and order of business
 
 
27-05-2015 -
15:15 - 15:45
Formal sitting
 
 
Address by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
 
 
27-05-2015 -
15:45 - 18:30
Debates (at the end of the formal sitting)
 
 
Preparation of the G7 Summit (7-8 June)
 
Decision on the opening of, and mandate for, interinstitutional negotiations on Aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in the educational establishments - 2014/0014(COD)
 
 
27-05-2015 -
18:30
VOTES
 
 
Decision on the opening of, and mandate for, interinstitutional negotiations on Aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in the educational establishments - 2014/0014(COD)
 
 
27-05-2015 -
19:00 - 23:00
Debates (at the end of the votes)
 
 
EU development aid to Eritrea in the light of documented human rights abuses
 
Cyber-attacks against the media - new level of threat to cybersecurity
 
Ending the practice of early, forced marriage of girls
Report:O-000048/2015 European Commission FEMM
 
One-minute speeches (Rule 163)
 
Explanations of votes