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MEPs zero in on internet search companies and clouds

Plenary Session Free movement of services / Information society27-11-2014 - 12:58

The European Parliament called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EU's digital single market in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs also stressed the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions by enforcing EU competition rules and unbundling search engines from other commercial services. (Read more: MEPs zero in on internet search companies and clouds )

 
 

Human rights: blasphemy in Pakistan; kidnapping in Iraq; war crimes in Serbia

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations27-11-2014 - 12:26

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Pakistani government to review its blasphemy laws; condemning atrocities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq; and calling for action against the "wartime rhetoric" and hate speech of provisionally released Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Šešelj. (Read more: Human rights: blasphemy in Pakistan; kidnapping in Iraq; war crimes in Serbia )

 
 

Forslag om mistillidsvotum til Kommissionen stemt ned af et stort flertal

Plenarmøde Institutioner27-11-2014 - 12:11

Europa-Parlamentet forkastede torsdag et forslag om mistillidsvotum til Jean-Claude Junckers Kommission med 461 stemmer imod, 101 for og 88 undladelser. Forslaget blev fremsat af 76 MEP'er fra EFDD-gruppen og løsgængere efter plenardebatten med Juncker om Luxleaks den 12. november. MEP'erne debatterede forslaget i mandags. (Læs mere: Forslag om mistillidsvotum til Kommissionen stemt ned af et stort flertal )

 
 

Deal secured to boost infrastructure investment in the EU

ECON Economic and monetary affairs27-11-2014 - 09:46

A negotiating team led by Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) struck a political deal with the Council and the Commission on European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs) on Wednesday evening. These funds should boost non-bank financing for projects that deliver infrastructure, intellectual property or research results which benefit the real economy and society. (Read more: Deal secured to boost infrastructure investment in the EU )

 
 

Investeringer for 315 mia. euro skal kickstarte den europæiske økonomi

Plenarmøde Økonomiske og monetære anliggender26-11-2014 - 14:58
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EU-Kommissionens formand Jean-Claude Juncker annoncerede oprettelsen af en ny strategisk EU-investeringsfond på mindst 315 mia. euro over de næste tre år til at kickstarte den europæiske økonomi. Efter Junckers fremlæggelse i Europa-Parlamentet onsdag udtrykte MEP'er fra de fleste politiske grupper deres støtte til planen, men krævede også hurtig handling for at øge væksten i EU. (Læs mere: Investeringer for 315 mia. euro skal kickstarte den europæiske økonomi )

 
 

Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris

Plenary Session Environment26-11-2014 - 14:03
Iceberg melting down ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2°C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund. (Read more: Climate change talks: MEPs chart the course from Lima to Paris )

 
 

Sakharovpris-modtageren Denis Mukwege: "Kvinders kroppe er blevet en slagmark"

Plenarmøde Institutioner / Menneskerettigheder26-11-2014 - 13:41
Denis Mukwege: vinder af Sakharovprisen 2014  

Kvinders kroppe er blevet til en sand slagmark og voldtægt bliver brugt som krigsvåben," sagde den congolesiske læge Denis Mukwege, da han tog imod årets Sakharov-pris, onsdag den 26. november i Strasbourg. Mukwege blev hædret for sit liv dedikeret til tusindvis af ofre for massevoldtægter og brutal seksuel vold i Den Demokratiske Republik Congo. (Læs mere: Sakharovpris-modtageren Denis Mukwege: "Kvinders kroppe er blevet en slagmark" )

 
 

MEP'erne debatterer, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som stat

Plenarmøde Eksterne forbindelser26-11-2014 - 12:00

Onsdag eftermiddag fra kl. 15.00 debatter MEP'erne, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som stat med EU's udenrigschef Federica Mogherini. (Læs mere: MEP'erne debatterer, om Palæstina bør anerkendes som 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 )

 
 

Pave Frans holder tale for "alle borgere i Europa" i Europa-Parlamentet

Plenarmøde Institutioner26-11-2014 - 10:59
Pope Francis was warmly applauded by MEPs after his address to the plenary - © ep  

Beskyttelsen af den menneskelige værdighed var et centralt tema i den formelle tale, som pave Frans holdt til medlemmerne af Europa-Parlamentet tirsdag. Immigration, miljøbeskyttelse, fremme af menneskerettigheder og demokrati var blandt emnerne i en tale, der opfordrede "Europa til at genopdage det bedste af sig selv". (Læs mere: Pave Frans holder tale for "alle borgere i Europa" i Europa-Parlamentet )