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Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures

LIBE Justice and home affairs26-09-2016 - 17:34

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. (Read more: Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures )

 
Budget lines ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Il-baġit tal-UE kien ikkritikat għal snin talli jiddependi żżejjed fuq il-kontribuzzjonijiet tal-Istati Membri u talli huwa wisq inflessibbli meta jinqalgħu kriżijiet mhux mistennija. Il-Membri tal-PE ddiskutew il-kwistjoni mas-sħab soċjali nazzjonali tagħhom matul konferenza dwar kif jiġi ffinanzjat il-baġit tal-UE fis-7 u t-8 ta' Settembru. Il-maġġoranza tal-membri tal-Bord qablu li tinħtieġ riforma sabiex tiżgura aktar trasparenza u effiċjenza. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Il-baġit tal-UE: kif jista' jsir iktar effiċjenti u flessibbli )

 
EP back to work after the summer brake  

Mill-Brexit għall-kriżi tal-migrazzjoni: l-2016 kienet sena mimlija avvenimenti, iżda l-ħidma tal-Parlament għad baqgħalha ħafna biex tkun lesta. Sa tmiem is-sena, il-Membri tal-PE se jkunu qed jaħdmu fuq firxa wiesgħa ta' kwistjonijiet, mill-indirizzar tat-theddida terroristika għat-titjib tas-suq uniku diġitali. Kompli aqra biex ikollok ħarsa ġenerali lejn l-isfidi li l-Membri tal-PE se jkunu qed jaffrontaw fix-xhur li ġejjin. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Prijoritajiet: dak li l-Parlament se jkun qed jaħdem fuqu għall-bqija tal-2016 )

 

L-attirar tal-investiment permezz tal-għoti ta' ftehimiet tat-taxxa hu illegali

Oħrajn Affarijiet ekonomiċi u monetarji26-09-2016 - 10:46
ITW with Markus Ferber  

Id-deċiżjoni tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea li l-korporazzjoni Apple trid tħallas lill-Irlanda EUR 13-il biljun f'taxxi reġgħet qajmet id-diskussjoni dwar kemm għandhom iħallsu taxxa l-kumpaniji l-kbar. Tkellimna ma' Markus Ferber li qal li d-deċiżjoni tal-Kummissjoni tgawdi l-appoġġ sħiħ tal-Parlament. Wissa wkoll li l-pajjiżi tal-UE jeħtieġ li jifhmu li l-attirar tal-investiment permezz tal-għoti ta' ftehimiet tat-taxxa huwa illegali skont ir-regoli tal-UE stabbiliti mill-Istati Membri nfushom. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-attirar tal-investiment permezz tal-għoti ta' ftehimiet tat-taxxa hu illegali )

 

Mobile roaming: are “fair use” safeguards fair? – Industry Committee debate

ITRE Free movement of services26-09-2016 - 10:05

“Fair use” safeguards to prevent mobile phone users from taking unfair advantage of EU rules on “roaming” charges will be debated in the Industry Committee on Monday 26 September at 16.30. (Read more: Mobile roaming: are “fair use” safeguards fair? – Industry Committee debate )

 

What future for the Jewish communities in Europe?

Others Institutions23-09-2016 - 12:21

The current situation in Europe of Anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities will be debated at a conference hosted by EP President Martin Schulz and First Vice-President Antonio Tajani in Parliament’s premises on Tuesday afternoon. Anti-Semitism and attacks against Jews in Europe have grown in recent years. (Read more: What future for the Jewish communities in Europe? )

 

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly “expect and hope” that the “historic” peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organisations. (Read more: EuroLat “expects and hopes” Colombia will approve peace deal on 2 October )

 

With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut. (Read more: MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone not enough, better resettlement tools needed )

 

Deepening the integration of the EU and Latin America is the best way to respond to common challenges, agreed parliamentarians from both sides of the Atlantic at the opening of the ninth plenary session of the Euro-Latin Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), on Tuesday in Montevideo (Uruguay). The economic situation, trade relations between the EU and Latin America and between both regions and China, managing migration flows and fighting terrorism are also on the agenda. (Read more: EuroLat opening: deeper EU-Latin integration needed to tackle common challenges )

 

Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon

LIBE Fundamental rights / Immigration / Asylum policy19-09-2016 - 11:11

A 7-strong delegation of Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will be in Lebanon this week to look into the situation of refugees and resettlement. MEPs will visit refugee camps and meet UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, international NGOs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff working with the refugees. They will also meet representatives of the Lebanese Parliament and Minister for Social Affairs Mr Rashed Derbas (tbc). (Read more: Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon )