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Infographic: how Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat

Others Justice and home affairs / Security and defence16-02-2017 - 12:45
 

Europeans becoming radicalised and travelling to fight in Iraq or Syria represent a growing threat to the EU. Most of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe were perpetrated by home-grown terrorists. MEPs adopted on 16 February new rules to ensure stronger checks at the EU's external borders and prevent the preparation of terrorist acts. Check out our infographic for an overview of measures to tackle terrorism Parliament has been working on. (Read more: Infographic: how Parliament is addressing the terrorism threat )

 

Preventing terrorism: clampdown on foreign fighters and lone wolves

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs16-02-2017 - 12:35

To counter the growing threats from “foreign fighters” travelling to conflict zones for terrorist purposes and “lone wolves” planning solo attacks, new EU-wide rules were approved by Parliament on Thursday. (Read more: Preventing terrorism: clampdown on foreign fighters and lone wolves )

 

Stopping foreign fighters at EU external borders

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs / Schengen16-02-2017 - 12:30
Passport control illustration  

All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be systematically checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a regulation voted on Thursday. The new rules were agreed by Parliament’s negotiators and the Council of Ministers on 5 December 2016. (Read more: Stopping foreign fighters at EU external borders )

 

Robots take over the Parliament

Others Justice and home affairs08-02-2017 - 12:42
Media seminar on "European Law on Robotics"  

Robots were the guests of honour at today's press seminar on creating rules and laws to regulate their use. MEPs will vote on a report on this during next week's plenary. Report author Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourg member of the S&D group, also took the time to answers questions about it by followers of our Facebook page yesterday. (Read more: Robots take over the Parliament )

 

MEPs call for automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions

Plenary Session Judicial cooperation / Justice and home affairs02-02-2017 - 12:01

To protect adopted children’s best interests, MEPs have urged the EU Commission to require all EU countries to recognise each other’s adoption certificates automatically. Their resolution, voted on Thursday, proposes a European Certificate of Adoption to speed up the automatic recognition process. (Read more: MEPs call for automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions )

 

Q&A: New rules on automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions?

Justice and home affairs / Free movement of persons31-01-2017 - 15:02

To protect adopted children’s best interests, MEPs want the EU Commission to require all EU countries to recognise each other’s adoption certificates automatically. Their draft resolution proposes a European Certificate of Adoption to speed up automatic recognition process. The debate and vote will take place on Thursday. (Read more: Q&A: New rules on automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions? )

 

EU gun law updated to close security loopholes while protecting legitimate users

IMCO Justice and home affairs / Free movement of goods26-01-2017 - 10:46

The provisional deal with the Council on the updated EU firearms directive was endorsed by Parliament’s Internal Market Committee on Thursday by 25 votes to nine, with two abstentions. The revised law tightens the controls on blank firing and inadequately deactivated weapons like those used in the Paris terror attacks. It also requires EU countries to have a monitoring system in place for the issuance or renewal of licences and to exchange information with one another. (Read more: EU gun law updated to close security loopholes while protecting legitimate users )

 

Plenary highlights: new president, workers' rights, emergency aid for refugees

Plenary Session Institutions / Justice and home affairs / Economic and monetary affairs / Social policy20-01-2017 - 09:57
 

Antonio Tajani was elected as the president for the second half of the parliamentary term during this week's plenary session while MEPs also chose 14 new vice-presidents. In addition they called for emergency aid to help refugees cope with freezing temperatures and told the European Commission to redraw its lists of countries at risk of money laundering as it was too limited. Read about this and more in our article. (Read more: Plenary highlights: new president, workers' rights, emergency aid for refugees )

 

MEPs reject EU Commission blacklist of states at risk of money laundering

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs / Economic and monetary affairs19-01-2017 - 13:26

MEPs have voted to return to the EU Commission its blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. The list is too limited, and should be expanded, e.g. to include territories that facilitate tax crimes, they said before voting the resolution on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs reject EU Commission blacklist of states at risk of money laundering )

 

More shareholder say on directors’ pay: MEPs’ deal with Council and Commission

JURI Justice and home affairs09-12-2016 - 17:39

New rules empowering shareholders to vote on directors’ pay, so as to tie it more closely to their performance, were informally agreed on Thursday. These rules also aim to foster shareholder commitment to companies’ long-run success. (Read more: More shareholder say on directors’ pay: MEPs’ deal with Council and Commission )