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Deal on voluntary EU help scheme for growth-enhancing reforms

REGI Regional policy08-02-2017 - 18:24

An EU scheme offering member states technical help – such as expertise, studies, and working visits - with structural reforms needed to boost growth and jobs was informally agreed upon by MEPs and Council negotiators on Wednesday. The €142.8 million Structural Reform Support Programme would run until 2020. The deal still needs to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole. (Read more: Deal on voluntary EU help scheme for growth-enhancing reforms )

 

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will question Council and Commission representatives on Thursday about the decision once again to prolong internal border checks in place in five countries in the Schengen passport-free area for another three months, until mid-May. (Read more: Schengen: Civil Liberties MEPs to debate new extension of internal border checks )

 

Accessing online films and TV while abroad: deal with Council

JURI Free movement of services07-02-2017 - 19:05

New rules allowing EU citizens with subscriptions for online music, games, films and TV shows to access this content while staying temporarily in another EU country, were informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more: Accessing online films and TV while abroad: deal with Council )

 

Russian probing in eastern Ukraine must stop, say security and defence MEPs

SEDE External relations / Security and defence06-02-2017 - 18:23

The worsening security situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting with pro-Russian rebels recently broke out in the government-controlled town of Avdiivka, were debated by Security and Defence Subcommittee MEPs on Monday with Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration. MEPs urged Russia to stop testing the West’s reactions and to go on implementing the Minsk agreements. (Read more: Russian probing in eastern Ukraine must stop, say security and defence MEPs )

 

End of mobile roaming charges: deal on lower wholesale price caps

ITRE Industry / Free movement of services01-02-2017 - 12:13

Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on wholesale price caps on Tuesday evening. Caps are significantly lower than those proposed by the Commission. Wholesale price caps define how much telecoms operators can charge each other for using their networks to carry cross-border “roaming” calls. (Read more: End of mobile roaming charges: deal on lower wholesale price caps )

 

Protect the Arctic from emerging risks, urge MEPs

ENVI AFET External relations / Environment31-01-2017 - 19:26
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As the geopolitical importance of the Arctic region is growing, with climate change effects and competition for natural resources bringing new environmental and security risks for the region and for the world, the EU should speak with one voice and push to keep the Arctic an area of cooperation, says a resolution adopted by the Foreign Affairs and Environment committees on Tuesday. (Read more: Protect the Arctic from emerging risks, urge MEPs )

 

Foreign Affairs and Development MEPs deeply concerned about “US travel ban”

AFET DEVE DROI Development and cooperation / External relations31-01-2017 - 18:15

The US administration’s ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority states entering the country could "seriously undermine current global efforts towards a fair international sharing of responsibilities for refugees", said Development and Foreign Affairs MEPs in a joint resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: Foreign Affairs and Development MEPs deeply concerned about “US travel ban” )

 

Albania needs to implement EU-related reforms credibly, and ensure that its June parliamentary elections are free and fair, if it is to start EU accession negotiations, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. In a separate resolution, they also urged Bosnia and Herzegovina to overcome its ethnic and political divisions and remain united throughout the EU membership application evaluation process, to prove that it is a functioning state. (Read more: Foreign affairs MEPs assess reform efforts in Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina )

 

European Parliamentary Week: MPs and MEPs to debate EU’s economic future

BUDG ECON EMPL Budget / Economic and monetary affairs / Employment policy27-01-2017 - 10:50

National MPs from across Europe will join MEPs in Brussels next week to debate the European Semester Cycle 2017 (Monday), Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the European Union (Tuesday) and national growth and jobs creation and financial assistance programmes (Wednesday). The events are part of the 2017 edition of the European Parliamentary Week (#EPW17). (Read more: European Parliamentary Week: MPs and MEPs to debate EU’s economic future )

 

Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

TRAN REGI LIBE JURI ITRE INTA IMCO ENVI EMPL DEVE CULT AGRI AFET AFCO Institutions26-01-2017 - 15:49

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Read more: Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee )