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Court of Auditors: MEPs endorse Juhan Parts as member for Estonia

Plenary Session Budgetary control14-12-2016 - 12:55

The appointment of former Estonian Prime Minister Juhan Parts as a member of the European Court of Auditors was endorsed by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Mr Parts, who has a degree in Law from the University of Tartu, was Auditor General of Estonia from 1998 to 2002 and Prime Minister from 2003-2005. He has also been Minister of Economy and Communications. (Read more: Court of Auditors: MEPs endorse Juhan Parts as member for Estonia )

 

A proposal to grant Spain €856,800 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 250 former car workers made redundant by 29 firms manufacturing motor vehicle parts in the Valencia region was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid had already been approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 December. (Read more: MEPs approve €856,800 in job-search aid for 250 redundant car workers in Spain )

 

End of term statement by Parliament’s President Martin Schulz

Plenary Session Institutions14-12-2016 - 12:48
Statement by the President on his end of term  

Martin Schulz summed up his five years as European Parliament President in a statement to the House on Wednesday. (Read more: End of term statement by Parliament’s President Martin Schulz )

 

MEPs back textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan, welcome end to child labour

Plenary Session External/international trade14-12-2016 - 12:32

MEPs backed a textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan on Wednesday, acknowledging its efforts to eradicate child labour. But they also urged it to take further steps to end all other forms of forced labour, e.g. by students and civil servants, in its cotton harvest. (Read more: MEPs back textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan, welcome end to child labour )

 

MEPs back trade deal with Ecuador

Plenary Session External/international trade14-12-2016 - 12:29

The European Parliament gave its consent for Ecuador to join the EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru in a vote on Wednesday. The deal retains Ecuador’s preferential access to the EU market. (Read more: MEPs back trade deal with Ecuador )

 

Debate on migration, security, Russia, Brexit and investment in jobs

Plenary Session Institutions14-12-2016 - 12:04
Debate on EU Summit_  

Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit. (Read more: Debate on migration, security, Russia, Brexit and investment in jobs )

 

Success in difficult times - MEPs praise outgoing Slovak Council Presidency

Plenary Session Institutions13-12-2016 - 20:00
President Fico in the Hemicycle_  

The outgoing Slovak Council Presidency was praised by many political group speakers on Tuesday for delivering tangible results in very difficult times. Launching the European Border and Coast Guard, adopting a jobs-and-growth focused EU budget for 2017, signing the EU-Canada trade deal and taking a step forward in modernising trade defence instruments were among those highlighted in the debate with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (Read more: Success in difficult times - MEPs praise outgoing Slovak Council Presidency )

 

Georgia to get visa-free access to the EU, MEPs and Council negotiators agree

LIBE Visa policy / Schengen13-12-2016 - 19:32

Georgian citizens will have the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more: Georgia to get visa-free access to the EU, MEPs and Council negotiators agree )

 

Schulz, Fico and Juncker sign a joint declaration on key proposals 2017

Plenary Session Institutions13-12-2016 - 16:16
Presidents' signature on 2017 Legislative priorities_  

The first-ever joint declaration to fast-track a set of EU priority proposals was signed by the presidents of the EU Parliament, Council and Commission on Tuesday. They pledge, on behalf of their institutions, to make “substantial progress” in key policy areas next year. (Read more: Schulz, Fico and Juncker sign a joint declaration on key proposals 2017 )

 

Improving transparency at the European Parliament

Plenary Session Parliament's Rules of Procedure13-12-2016 - 14:47

A wide-ranging overhaul of the European Parliament’s Rules of Procedure was approved by 548 votes to 145, with 13 abstentions on Tuesday. Prepared by Richard Corbett (S&D, UK), the changes clarify today’s rules to improve transparency and efficiency. Racist and defamatory language and behaviour will not be tolerated. (Read more: Improving transparency at the European Parliament )