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EP President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Friday morning in Brussels at the invitation of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement: (Read more: Joint statement by Schulz, Tusk, Rutte and Juncker on UK referendum outcome )

 

President Schulz and political leaders' statements on UK referendum outcome

Others Future of Europe/European integration24-06-2016 - 12:48

European Parliament President Martin Schulz and EP political group leaders made statements to the press on 24 June following an extraordinary meeting of Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) on the outcome of the UK's EU membership referendum on 23 June. (Read more: President Schulz and political leaders' statements on UK referendum outcome )

 

Extra plenarsammanträde på tisdag den 28 juni

Övrigt Europas framtid/Europeisk integration24-06-2016 - 12:36

För att följa upp den brittiska folkomröstningen om fortsatt EU-medlemskap beslutade parlamentets talmanskonferens (talmannen och ledarna för parlamentets politiska grupper) på fredagsmorgonen att kalla till ett extra plenarsammanträde på tisdag den 28 juni klockan tio. Under sammanträdet röstar ledamöterna om en resolution som både analyserar utgången av folkomröstningen och möjliga vägar framåt. EU-kommissionens ordförande Jean-Claude Juncker och representanter från ministerrådet deltar också. (Läs mer: Extra plenarsammanträde på tisdag den 28 juni )

 

European travel document: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal

LIBE Justice and home affairs23-06-2016 - 17:09

A new standard European travel document to speed the return of non-EU nationals staying "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards was informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Thursday evening. A key goal during the talks has been to increase third countries’ acceptance of the document through improved technical details. To enter into force, this informal deal needs to be formally endorsed by the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers. (Read more: European travel document: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal )

 
Solar panels  

The EU's renewable energy target - 20% of total consumption by 2020 - has already been hit by many EU member states. But others lag behind and must do more, MEPs urge in a resolution, voted on Thursday, on the EU Commission's “renewables progress report." To achieve the EU's energy efficiency target - a 20% gain by 2020 – member states need to implement EU legislation faster, and in full, says a second resolution, also voted on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs call for more ambitious and consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020 )

 

Palestinske presidenten talade om sitt land inför kammaren

Plenarsammanträde Yttre förbindelser23-06-2016 - 13:53
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, puts his state’s case to MEPs  

"Det är tid för vårt folk att få leva i frihet, utan murar och kontroller". Det var budskapet i den palestinska myndighetens president Mahmoud Abbas tal inför kammaren på torsdagen. Han framförde också sitt folks tacksamhet till Europaparlamentet för att ha erkänt den palestinska staten, samt kritiserade Israel för att ha fullföljt ockupationen av palestinska områden. (Läs mer: Palestinske presidenten talade om sitt land inför kammaren )

 

Internationella skilsmässor: nya regler för att avgöra pars egendomstvister

Plenarsammanträde Medborgerliga rättigheter / Rättsliga och inrikes frågor23-06-2016 - 12:40
Finger art of family during quarre  

Nya regler som slår fast vilket lands domstol som ska få avgöra egendomstvister i samband med dödsfall eller skilsmässor mellan internationella par eller registrerade partnerskap i gränsöverskridande situationer antogs av kammaren på torsdagen. Dessa regler sätter stopp för parallella rättsförfaranden i olika EU-länder, som kan kosta upp till 1, 1 miljarder euro varje år. Reglerna gäller i de 18 länder som har valt att ansluta sig till detta fördjupade samarbete, däribland Sverige. (Läs mer: Internationella skilsmässor: nya regler för att avgöra pars egendomstvister )

 

A proposal to grant Belgium €1,824,041 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 488 workers made redundant by construction machinery manufacturers in Wallonia was approved by MEPs on Thursday. A further 300 young unemployed people should also benefit from the aid, to come from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). (Read more: MEPs approve EU aid for 488 redundant construction machinery workers in Belgium )

 

Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Monaco

Plenary Session Taxation23-06-2016 - 12:18

An EU deal with Monaco, which will make it harder for EU citizens to hide cash from the tax man in bank accounts there, was endorsed by Parliament in a vote on Thursday. Under the deal, the EU and Monaco will automatically exchange information on the bank accounts of each other's residents, starting in 2018 for information collected since 1 January 2017. (Read more: Ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in Monaco )

 

Stop massacres in eastern Congo and bring perpetrators to justice, urge MEPs

Plenary Session External relations23-06-2016 - 12:16

MEPs urge all parties fighting in north-eastern Congo to put an “end to the violence, lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks and promote dialogue” towards a peaceful solution, in a resolution voted on Thursday, after a debate on Wednesday. "There can be no impunity for perpetrators", they add. (Read more: Stop massacres in eastern Congo and bring perpetrators to justice, urge MEPs )