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840.000 euros para despedidos del sector textil valenciano

BUDG Presupuesto04-03-2014 - 10:41

La comisión de Presupuestos del Parlamento Europeo ha dado luz verde este martes a una ayuda de 840.000 euros procedentes del Fondo Europeo de Adaptación a la Globalización (FEAG) para 300 trabajadores del sector textil que han perdido su empleo en la Comunidad Valenciana, con el fin de contribuir a su reincorporación al mercado laboral. La movilización del fondo todavía tiene que recibir el visto bueno del pleno de la Eurocámara y del Consejo. (Más…: 840.000 euros para despedidos del sector textil valenciano)

 
 

Boris Tarasyuk, the Ukrainian government's special envoy for Crimea, told the foreign affairs committee on Monday that Ukraine needed the EU to sign the association agreement as quickly as possible. He called Russia's action "both intervention and aggression" and voiced his gratitude for MEPs' solidarity. (Read more: Ukraine’s Crimea envoy asks EU to move beyond expressing solidarity to action )

 
 

Eurozone has come far, but strong banking union still needed, Draghi tells MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs03-03-2014 - 18:36

Failing banks still need a “strong and swift” EU decision-making system, and the European Central Bank Supervisor alone should decide when they are in danger of becoming unviable, ECB President Mario Draghi told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday. The EU economy is now a “half full glass”, but it is “still too early to claim ‘mission accomplished’”, he added. (Read more: Eurozone has come far, but strong banking union still needed, Draghi tells MEPs)

 
 

Constitutional reform must be top priority for Turkey, say MEPs

AFET Enlargement / External relations03-03-2014 - 18:27

Foreign affairs MEPs express deep concern at the recent developments in Turkey concerning allegations of high-level corruption and stress that constitutional reform must remain the top priority for the modernisation and democratisation of Turkey, in a resolution passed on Monday on Turkey's progress in 2013 towards EU accession. (Read more: Constitutional reform must be top priority for Turkey, say MEPs)

 
 

EU/ECB/IMF Troika needs fixing, but ministers must shoulder responsibilities

ECON Economic and monetary affairs25-02-2014 - 09:37

The EU/ECB/IMF "Troika" helped four EU countries out of the crisis and prevented it from getting worse. But flaws in the way the Troika worked hindered national "ownership" of economic reforms, and compromised transparency and accountability, says an Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee resolution passed on Monday. (Read more: EU/ECB/IMF Troika needs fixing, but ministers must shoulder responsibilities)

 
 

Money laundering: MEPs vote to end anonymity of owners of companies and trusts

LIBE ECON Economic and monetary affairs20-02-2014 - 14:26

The ultimate owners of companies and trusts would have to be listed in public registers in EU countries, under updated draft anti-money laundering rules approved by the Economic Affairs and the Justice and Home Affairs committees on Thursday. Casinos are included in the scope of the draft rules, but decisions to exclude other gambling services posing a low risk are left to member states. (Read more: Money laundering: MEPs vote to end anonymity of owners of companies and trusts )

 
 

Economic Affairs Committee backs plan to update online payment rules

ECON Economic and monetary affairs20-02-2014 - 12:43

Rules governing online payments by electronic transfer need an EU-wide update to improve security, reduce processing fees and widen consumer choice, said Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs endorsing draft legislation to this end on Thursday. The new rules would also encourage competition to provide payment services and innovative payment methods. (Read more: Economic Affairs Committee backs plan to update online payment rules)

 
 

MEPs back cap on card payment fees

ECON Economic and monetary affairs20-02-2014 - 12:39

The fees that banks charge retailers for processing shoppers’ payments should be capped, Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs decided in a vote on Thursday. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic payments. (Read more: MEPs back cap on card payment fees)

 
 

Banks, Greece and SME access to loans top agenda in meeting with Dijsselbloem

ECON Economic and monetary affairs20-02-2014 - 12:17
MEP Sharon Bowles with Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup  

It is high time that finance ministers changed tack on Greece’s debt sustainability and accepted a bank resolution system that is less prone to political power games, MEPs urged at Thursday’s parliamentary hearing of Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem. The need to ease access to finance for small firms was also repeatedly raised. (Read more: Banks, Greece and SME access to loans top agenda in meeting with Dijsselbloem)

 
 

Migrants: MEPs endorse search and rescue rules to prevent further deaths at sea

LIBE Fundamental rights / Immigration20-02-2014 - 11:36
Frontex during a rescue operation  

Binding rules on search and rescue to clarify how border guards serving in Frontex sea operations should deal with migrants and where they should disembark them were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. The rules were informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on 11 February. (Read more: Migrants: MEPs endorse search and rescue rules to prevent further deaths at sea)