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Investing €315 billion to jump-start the EU economy

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs26-11-2014 - 13:13
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced the creation of a new EU strategic investment fund designed to mobilise at least €315 billion over the next three years to jump-start the EU economy. After his presentation in Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday, MEPs from most political groups voiced support, but also demanded swift action to boost growth in the EU. (Read more: Investing €315 billion to jump-start the EU economy )

 
 

L-MEPs jiddibattu jekk il-Palestina għandhiex tiġi rikonoxxuta bħala stat

Seduta plenarja Relazzjonijiet esterni26-11-2014 - 12:00

Il-kwistjoni jekk il-Palestina għandhiex tkun rikonoxxuta bħala stat se tkun diskussa mal-Kummissarju responsabbli għall-affarijiet barranin tal-UE Federica Mogherini nhar l-Erbgħa fit-3pm. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-MEPs jiddibattu jekk il-Palestina għandhiex tiġi rikonoxxuta bħala stat )

 
 

Debates on EU approach to migration and the expulsion of migrants from Spain

Plenary Session Fundamental rights / Immigration26-11-2014 - 11:07

The need for a holistic EU approach to migration and concerns over the way migrants are treated in Spain were debated with the new European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on Tuesday. This approach should provide for more solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility among member states, properly fulfilled search and rescue duties, safe and legal routes for refugees into the EU and better cooperation with third countries, said MEPs. (Read more: Debates on EU approach to migration and the expulsion of migrants from Spain )

 
 

Papa Franġisku: messaġġ "liċ-ċittadini kollha tal-Ewropa" fil-Parlament Ewropew

Seduta plenarja Istituzzjonijiet26-11-2014 - 11:04
Id-diskors tal-Papa ntlaqa' b'applaws twil mill-MEPs waqt il-plenarja  

Il-protezzjoni tad-dinjità tal-bniedem kienet tema ewlenija fl-indirizz formali mogħti mill-Papa Franġisku lill-Membri tal-Parlament Ewropew nhar it-Tlieta. L-immigrazzjoni, il-protezzjoni tal-ambjent, u l-promozzjoni tad-drittijiet tal-bniedem u d-demokrazija kienu fost is-suġġetti enfasizzati fid-diskors bit-tema "Ewropa biex tiskopri mill-ġdid l-aħjar tagħha". (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Papa Franġisku: messaġġ "liċ-ċittadini kollha tal-Ewropa" fil-Parlament Ewropew )

 
 

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee on Monday. MEPs nonetheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle. They also added provisions for compulsory labelling of cloned food products. (Read more: Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat )

 
 

EU budget: Parliament urges EU member states to pay up and do a deal

Plenary Session Budget25-11-2014 - 17:11

MEPs were disappointed that no deal had been struck with the Council on topping up the EU’s 2014 budget and a new budget for 2015, they said in a debate on Tuesday. They urged EU member states to muster the political will to tackle the ever-growing pile of unpaid bills for 2014. Talks will resume after a new draft budget is presented on 28 November. (Read more: EU budget: Parliament urges EU member states to pay up and do a deal )

 
 

Commission President to present €300bn EU investment package to MEPs

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs25-11-2014 - 17:00

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is to present a €300 billion jobs, growth and investment package to boost business and reduce unemployment in the EU, on Wednesday at 9.00. A round of political group speakers and Mr Juncker’s reply will follow. (Read more: Commission President to present €300bn EU investment package to MEPs )

 
 

MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to the EU Court of Justice

Plenary Session Fundamental rights25-11-2014 - 13:01

The EU-Canada agreement on the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) should be referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for an opinion on whether it is in line with the EU treaties and Charter of Fundamental Rights, MEPs said in a vote on Tuesday. This is the first time that Parliament has asked that a PNR agreement be given a preliminary check by the Court before the final vote on the deal. (Read more: MEPs refer EU-Canada air passenger data deal to the EU Court of Justice )

 
 

Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda

Plenary Session Development and cooperation25-11-2014 - 12:57
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Eradicating poverty, fighting inequalities, protecting human rights, ensuring that health systems are sustainable and making gender equality a stand-alone goal are the key aims that the EU should seek to include in the post-2015 global development agenda, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: Poverty eradication and human rights in the post-2015 development agenda )

 
 

Proposals to provide EU funding to help find or create new jobs for workers made redundant by shipbuilders STX Finland Oy and the GAD abattoir in France were approved by the European Parliament on Tuesday. The EU should provide aid worth The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid worth €2.35 million is expected to be approved by the Council of Ministers on the same day. (Read more: EP approves aid for redundant Finnish shipyard and French abattoir workers )