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European Pillar of Social Rights: call for highest possible common standards

Plenary Session Social policy / Employment policy26-04-2017 - 20:24

Common EU-wide social rights, as proposed by the European Commission, the “European Pillar of Social Rights”, should be pegged at the highest level and not lead to a “race to the bottom”, MEPs stressed in a debate on Wednesday. (Read more: European Pillar of Social Rights: call for highest possible common standards )

 

MEPs advocate reviewing EU - Turkey relations and suspending EU accession talks

Plenary Session External relations26-04-2017 - 20:13

Europe is not closing the door to Turkey, but recent developments prompt it to look for alternatives to Turkey’s accession to the EU, said MEPs in a debate with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Wednesday. (Read more: MEPs advocate reviewing EU - Turkey relations and suspending EU accession talks )

 

Mepit keskustelivat Unkarin tilanteesta pääministeri Orbánin kanssa

Täysistunto Perusoikeudet26-04-2017 - 18:47
Debate on Hungary  

Euroopan parlamentin poliittisten ryhmien johtajat ja mepit kommentoivat Unkarin uutta koulutuslakia, jonka on nähty kohdistuvan Central European University -yliopistoon. Keskustelussa nousi esiin myös kansalaisjärjestöjä ja turvapaikanhakijoita koskevat tiukemmat säännöt sekä Unkarin hallituksen selvitys: ”Kansallinen kuuleminen - Pysäytetään Bryssel!” (Lue lisää: Mepit keskustelivat Unkarin tilanteesta pääministeri Orbánin kanssa )

 
Opening – European Parliament President highlights ‘Girls in ICT’ Day  

Puhemies Tajani korosti torstaina pidettävää kansainvälistä tyttöjen asemalle tieto- ja viestintäteknologiassa omistettua päivää (Girls in ICT). Päivän avulla pyritään rohkaisemaan nuoria naisia opiskelemaan ja työskentelemään tieteen, teknologian, tekniikan ja matematiikan parissa. (Lue lisää: Täysistunnon avaus – Parlamentin puhemies korostaa “Girls in ICT” -päivää )

 

Keskustelu Turkin kansanäänestyksen tuloksista

Täysistunto Ulkosuhteet26-04-2017 - 12:47

Mepit keskustelevat Turkissa 16.4. järjestetyn kansanäänestyksen tuloksista EU:n laajentumisesta vastaavan komissaari Johannes Hahnin kanssa keskiviikkona noin 18.30 Suomen aikaa. (Lue lisää: Keskustelu Turkin kansanäänestyksen tuloksista )

 

E-commerce: ending unjustified geo-blocking across the EU

IMCO Free movement of goods / Free movement of services25-04-2017 - 15:22

MEPs beefed up rules to ensure that buyers of goods or services from another EU country are treated like local customers in a committee vote on Tuesday. (Read more: E-commerce: ending unjustified geo-blocking across the EU )

 

Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU

IMCO Citizens' rights / Free movement of goods / Free movement of services25-04-2017 - 15:11

Key products and services, like phones, e-book readers, operating systems and payment terminals, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities, under draft EU rules amended in committee on Tuesday. (Read more: Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU )

 

Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. (Read more: Media services: same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better )

 
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Asylum seekers should be able to work in the EU no later than two months after applying for asylum, instead of the current nine months, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Tuesday. (Read more: Ease access to labour market for asylum-seekers to boost integration, MEPs say )

 

Sexual abuse and exploitation of children: committee hearing

LIBE Police cooperation25-04-2017 - 11:17

MEPs will look at how EU rules to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children have been implemented by EU countries in a committee hearing on Tuesday afternoon. (Read more: Sexual abuse and exploitation of children: committee hearing )