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New rules on how Parliament and the Commission work together were backed by an overwhelming majority of Constitutional Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. The deal, to be put to a plenary vote on 20 October, would give Parliament new rights and powers to participate in EU policy making, reflecting its new position under the Lisbon Treaty. (Read more: Constitutional Affairs Committee backs Parliament/Commission co-operation deal )

 

Hopes and doubts over EP electoral reform and citizens' initiative

AFCO Constitutional affairs30-09-2010 - 19:04

MEPs in the Constitutional Affairs Committee held a full-day debate on Thursday with MPs from national parliaments on two topics, the reform of the European electoral procedure and the citizens' initiative. Many doubts were raised about the scope and timetable for the electoral reform but the proposal on the citizens' initiative was widely supported, albeit with some modifications. (Read more: Hopes and doubts over EP electoral reform and citizens' initiative )

 

Waste crisis in Campania: time to reduce, re-use and recycle

PETI Petitions30-09-2010 - 15:23

An integrated waste management plan, giving priority to waste reduction, re-use and recycling, should be put in place to prevent a new waste crisis in the Campania region, say a series of recommendations approved by the Petitions Committee on Thursday following a fact-finding mission last April. (Read more: Waste crisis in Campania: time to reduce, re-use and recycle )

 

After three days of negotiations and voting, Parliament's Budgets Committee on Thursday finalised the bulk of its position on next year's budget. Its key changes increased funding for research, innovation, student mobility, energy and support for the Middle East peace process. This was the first budget exercise under the Lisbon Treaty, which gives Parliament a full say on the whole budget, including farm spending. (Read more: 2011 budget: MEPs defend innovation and external actions )

 

Unilateral decisions by Iceland and the Faroe Islands to increase their mackerel catches were severely criticized by Fisheries Committee MEPs in a debate with experts on Wednesday. MEPs called for a strong response from the EU, and also advocated long-term and multilateral solutions such as an agreement between the states involved and improvements in international fisheries management. (Read more: Mackerel dispute: unilateral, unfounded quotas are unacceptable, say MEPs )

 

Situation of Roma in Europe: MEPs quiz the Commission

EMPL LIBE Justice and home affairs30-09-2010 - 09:37

A large number of MEPs gave their backing on Wednesday to the European Commission, which has announced that it may launch a procedure against France for failure to apply EU law on the free movement of persons. MEPs also sought to shed light on the situation in other Member States and on whether Paris has discriminated against the Roma. (Read more: Situation of Roma in Europe: MEPs quiz the Commission )

 

Made in where? Country of origin markings to help European consumers

INTA External/international trade29-09-2010 - 19:14

Goods should clearly state their country of origin, to help consumers to make informed choices, say MEPs. International Trade Committee MEPs on Wednesday approved a proposed EU-wide system of country of origin markings for goods imported from third countries, after amending it to allow the origin to be stated in English anywhere in the EU and to ensure that it applies only to goods destined for final consumers. MEPs also advocated introducing harmonised penalties for breaching the rules. (Read more: Made in where? Country of origin markings to help European consumers )

 

Sudan: MEPs concerned by impact of referendum on southern independence

AFET External relations29-09-2010 - 18:09

MEPs on Wednesday debated the impact of the upcoming referendum in the southern part of Sudan with British diplomat Rosalind Marsden, the new European Union Special Representative for Sudan. Mrs Marsden was the first among the newly appointed senior officials from the EEAS to be heard by the Foreign Affairs Committee. (Read more: Sudan: MEPs concerned by impact of referendum on southern independence )

 

NATO, Afghanistan and democratic scrutiny

SEDE Security and defence29-09-2010 - 14:53

A strategic partnership with Russia, territorial missile defence and cyber attacks were among the issues discussed by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen with MEPs and national MPs from the 27 EU Member States at a meeting on Tuesday. The EU civilian mission in Afghanistan and the question of democratic scrutiny over European security and defence policy were also addressed. (Read more: NATO, Afghanistan and democratic scrutiny )

 

European Protection Order: victims of violence must be safe throughout Europe

FEMM LIBE Justice and home affairs29-09-2010 - 14:20

Victims of violence who have been granted legal protection should also be protected if they move from one EU Member State to another, believe the EP Civil Liberties and the Women's Rights Committees, which voted on Wednesday on over 150 amendments to a proposal for a European Protection Order. MEPs want to broaden the scope of this initiative to all victims of violence, ensuring legal protection across borders and guaranteeing assistance to victims and family members. (Read more: European Protection Order: victims of violence must be safe throughout Europe )