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Il-Ħamis filgħodu, fil-Kumitat għal-Libertajiet Ċivili ġie diskuss abbozz ġdid dwar sistema Ewropea għall-użu ta' Reġistru tad-Dettalji tal-Passiġġier (PNR), imressaq mill-MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, Renju Unit). (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-MEPs jiddiskutu tibdiliet fis-sistema Ewropea tad-Dettalji tal-Passiġġier -PNR )

 
 

Some 3,000 workers made redundant in Belgium, Germany and Poland in 2013-2014 should receive EU aid worth €6.3million to help them find jobs, the Budgets Committee recommended on Thursday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still has to be approved by Parliament as a whole and the Council of Ministers. (Read more: EU job-search aid for redundant workers in Belgium, Germany and Poland )

 
 

Next year’s EU budget priorities should be fostering growth by helping employment, enterprises and entrepreneurship, showing solidarity both within the EU and with countries outside it and putting EU finances in order by tackling the overdue payments backlog and reforming the EU revenue system, say Budgets Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: Growth, solidarity and paying the bills: budget MEPs vote 2016 budget priorities )

 
 

Alain Lamassoure elected chair of Special Committee on Tax Rulings

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-02-2015 - 10:33

Parliament’s newly-established Special Committee on Tax Rulings elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as its chair at its constituent meeting on Thursday morning. As vice-chairs, the committee elected Bernd Lucke (ECR, DE), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL, PT) and Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR). Rapporteurs will be appointed on 9 March. (Read more: Alain Lamassoure elected chair of Special Committee on Tax Rulings )

 
 

Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs26-02-2015 - 10:27
ECB President Mario Draghi arrives in Parliament to debate the ECB activities and future EMU governance  

Debating the activities of the ECB with MEPs, ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to work towards a genuine Economic Union. "Economic convergence has not been as sustainable as it was hoped for at the outset. This still puts at risk the long-term success of the monetary union when faced with an important shock", he said. (Read more: Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks )

 
 

Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker

Plenary Session Institutions25-02-2015 - 19:57
MEPs debate the outcome of the informal summit on 12 February with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker  

The violations of the Minsk II Ukraine-Russia ceasefire agreement, the deal reached with Greece, a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system to fight terrorism and the worrying situation in Libya were among the issues addressed in a debate with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. (Read more: Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker )

 
 

Ftuħ tas-sessjoni:il-Premju Ewropew taċ-Ċittadin u d-dibattitu dwar il-Venezwela

Seduta plenarja Istituzzjonijiet25-02-2015 - 16:03

Il-President Schulz ħabbar li r-rebbieħa tal-Premju Ewropew taċ-Ċittadin 2014 kienu qed iżuru l-Parlament biex jattendu għaċ-ċerimonja li se ssir fil-bini Paul-Henri Spaak fil-17:30. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Ftuħ tas-sessjoni:il-Premju Ewropew taċ-Ċittadin u d-dibattitu dwar il-Venezwela )

 
 

First discussion on European Energy Union strategy

Plenary Session Energy25-02-2015 - 14:00

Parliament discusses the plans for a European Energy Union, a top priority for the current Commission, after they are unveiled in the House this afternoon by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President for Energy Union. The debate starts at 15.00 (Read more: First discussion on European Energy Union strategy )

 
 

TTIP talks: EP committees discuss their recommendations for negotiators

DEVE INTA External/international trade / Development and cooperation24-02-2015 - 18:58

Concern about the lack of tangible progress in TTIP talks were voiced by International trade MEPs who on Tuesday debated their draft recommendations for the TTIP negotiators. Lively discussion concerned the investor-to-state dispute-settlement clause, dubbed unnecessary by the chair, Bernd Lange (DE, S&D). Meanwhile, the development committee adopted an opinion stressing the impact of TTIP on developing countries and calling for the deal to have an explicit reference to development policy. (Read more: TTIP talks: EP committees discuss their recommendations for negotiators )

 
 

Environment Committee backs switchover to advanced biofuels

ENVI Environment24-02-2015 - 17:16
Biofuels Intro story illu  

A draft law to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as seaweed and waste, was approved by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result from the growing use of agricultural land to produce biofuel crops. (Read more: Environment Committee backs switchover to advanced biofuels )