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EU-US “Privacy Shield”: MEPs to examine new deal on transatlantic data transfers

LIBE Citizens' rights / Justice and home affairs17-03-2016 - 10:07

The new “Privacy Shield” framework on EU-US transfers of personal data by private firms, which is to replace the former "Safe Harbour" one, will be debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs in a hearing on Thursday afternoon. Austrian citizen Max Schrems, whose court case against facebook led to Safe Harbour's downfall, the US lead negotiator, the EU Data Protection Supervisor, representatives from the Article 29 Working Party, the European Commission and others will all be quizzed on the deal. (Read more: EU-US “Privacy Shield”: MEPs to examine new deal on transatlantic data transfers )

 

MEPs want EU embassies and consulates to grant asylum seekers humanitarian visas

LIBE Fundamental rights / Visa policy16-03-2016 - 16:11

To dissuade refugees from putting their lives at risk by entrusting them to people smugglers, EU consulates and embassies should be allowed to issue humanitarian visas to persons seeking international protection, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs voting on an update of the EU Visa Code on Wednesday. These visas would enable holders to enter the country issuing the visa in order to apply for asylum. (Read more: MEPs want EU embassies and consulates to grant asylum seekers humanitarian visas )

 

Eurodiputados piden centralizar gestión de demandas de asilo y cuotas nacionales

LIBE Inmigración / Justicia y asuntos de interior / Política de asilo16-03-2016 - 12:20
Serbia. Refugees and migrants transit through the Balkans  

Los eurodiputados de la comisión de Libertades Civiles de la Eurocámara creen que la incapacidad del sistema de asilo de la UE para afrontar el creciente número de llegadas de migrantes hace necesaria una reforma radical de las conocidas como normas de Dublín. Y proponen establecer un sistema central de recopilación y asignación de demandas de asilo, que podría incluir cuotas nacionales y funcionaría a partir de puntos críticos ('hotspots') desde los cuales se distribuiría a los refugiados. (Más…: Eurodiputados piden centralizar gestión de demandas de asilo y cuotas nacionales )

 

Google, Apple, Inter-IKEA Group and McDonald's would welcome more clarity and certainty about their tax liabilities in the EU, but they are concerned about the administrative compliance costs and reluctant to see tax data being made public. So said their representatives at a public hearing, held by Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings II on Tuesday, to elicit their views on recent and upcoming proposed legislation on corporate tax. (Read more: Google, Apple, IKEA and McDonalds probed by Tax Rulings II Committee )

 

Turkey: Don’t tie joint refugee action plan to EU accession talks, urge MEPs

AFET Enlargement / External relations15-03-2016 - 17:42

EU-Turkey cooperation on migration should be uncoupled from the EU accession negotiating process, say Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs in a repor voted on Tuesday. MEP praise Turkey for hosting the largest refugee population in the world, and note that it remains a "key strategic partner for the EU" but nonetheless call for progress on rule of law and fundamental values and "a more structured and frequent political dialogue on key thematic issues". (Read more: Turkey: Don’t tie joint refugee action plan to EU accession talks, urge MEPs )

 

TTIP and CETA talks: re-watch follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee

INTA External/international trade14-03-2016 - 12:58

Stocktaking debates on progress in EU trade talks with two major partners – Canada and the USA – were discussed in the International Trade Committee on Monday afternoon. The recently updated investment rules in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) deal with Canada and latest developments on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with the US, including the follow-up to Parliament’s requests, were the key topics of debate. (Read more: TTIP and CETA talks: re-watch follow-up debates in EP Trade Committee )

 

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes EP role in monitoring reforms

ECON Economic and monetary affairs02-03-2016 - 18:21
Greek Finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos in ECON  

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes the European Parliament’s stronger involvement in monitoring the financial assistance programme for Greece, he told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in an economic dialogue meeting on Wednesday. "We need an honest broker, representing different views from different political perspectives, to examine the economic and social impact of the programme", he said, referring to the new EP working group on macro-economic adjustment programmes. (Read more: Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos welcomes EP role in monitoring reforms )

 

"Ukraine Week" opens new era of EP-Verkhovna Rada cooperation, says lead MEP

AFET Delegations / External relations02-03-2016 - 15:30

The EP-Verkhovna Rada high-level conference opened a new era of cooperation between the two parliaments, said lead MEP on capacity-building for the Ukrainian Parliament, Andrej Plenković (EPP, HR) at the close of the event on Wednesday. "We agreed to jointly implement the recommendations of the report of the Needs Assessment Mission and allocate adequate funds for the organisation of the follow up with our Ukrainian partners", he added. (Read more: "Ukraine Week" opens new era of EP-Verkhovna Rada cooperation, says lead MEP )

 

Car emissions: Kathleen Van Brempt to chair EMIS committee

EMIS Environment / Public health02-03-2016 - 10:16

The Committee of inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) elected its chair and four vice-chairs at a constituent meeting on Wednesday morning, thus officially starting its one-year mandate. (Read more: Car emissions: Kathleen Van Brempt to chair EMIS committee )

 

Apply Przhino deal in full to enhance EU prospects, urge MEPs

AFET Enlargement / External relations01-03-2016 - 10:33

It is of crucial importance to continue backing the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's progress towards EU membership, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. But only if the July 2015 "Przhino Agreement" to pave the way out of the country’s political crisis via elections is implemented in full and if substantial progress is also made on delivering urgent reform priorities, including media freedom, parliamentary control of interception of communications and fighting corruption. (Read more: Apply Przhino deal in full to enhance EU prospects, urge MEPs )