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Plans to adapt more books for blind people backed by Legal Affairs Committee

JURI Justice and home affairs23-03-2017 - 11:01

New draft rules to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people were approved by the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday. The draft legislation, which brings EU law into line with the Marrakesh Treaty, provides for copyright exceptions for formats such as audiobooks and Braille. (Read more: Plans to adapt more books for blind people backed by Legal Affairs Committee )

 

Security debate with Commissioner King in the Civil Liberties Committee at 14.00

LIBE Justice and home affairs23-03-2017 - 10:43

The first “security dialogue” with Commissioner Sir Julian King on information sharing in the security field will be held by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday from 14.00 to 15.30. (Read more: Security debate with Commissioner King in the Civil Liberties Committee at 14.00 )

 

UE-Turquía: una relación difícil

Otros Relaciones exteriores22-03-2017 - 14:49
 

“Inaceptable", así describió esta semana el presidente del Parlamento Europeo, Antonio Tajani, las acusaciones de Turquía a Alemania y Holanda de ejercer “métodos nazis” al impedir que ministros turcos hicieran campaña en sus países a favor del referéndum para dar todo el poder ejecutivo al presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Aunque Turquía y la UE cooperan en muchas áreas, como en migración y comercio, su relación se ha tensado en los últimos años. (Más…: UE-Turquía: una relación difícil )

 

The new European Solidarity Corps deserves its own budget – it should not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes, urge Culture and Education Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. Offering young people an opportunity to take part in solidarity schemes all over Europe would help them to gain experience for future long-term jobs, they add. (Read more: EU Solidarity Corps not to be funded with Erasmus+ budget, urge culture MEPs )

 

A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress, agreed the Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more: A to G energy scale for home appliances: EP/Council strike informal deal )

 

Minerales de conflictos: la verdad que esconde su teléfono móvil

Sesión plenaria Comercio exterior / internacional21-03-2017 - 20:11
 

Estaño, tantalio, wolframio y oro: minerales que para nosotros se asocian con placeres de alta tecnología como teléfonos móviles, tabletas o coches, pero que para los habitantes de la región de los Grandes Lagos en África están vinculados a conflictos y abusos de los derechos humanos. Su explotación minera y el comercio ilegal son a menudo controlados por grupos armados. El Parlamento votó el 16 de marzo a favor de que los importadores de la UE tengan que comprobar su origen. (Más…: Minerales de conflictos: la verdad que esconde su teléfono móvil )

 

Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Treaties21-03-2017 - 17:42

People from across Europe gathered in the European Parliament on Tuesday to share their views on the future of the European Union with MEPs. This event, called the Citizens’ Parliament, contributes to ongoing reflection on the EU as an asset for future, ahead of the EU heads of state or government meeting in Rome on 25 March. (Read more: Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU )

 

MEPs say unregistered lobbyists should be denied entry to Parliament’s premises

AFCO Constitutional affairs / Institutions21-03-2017 - 11:53

All EU lobbyists looking to influence legislation, should be required to sign the transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament, says a resolution approved by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Tuesday. (Read more: MEPs say unregistered lobbyists should be denied entry to Parliament’s premises )

 

E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders

IMCO Free movement of goods / Free movement of services21-03-2017 - 11:37

New powers for national authorities to check whether e-commerce websites geo-block consumers, track down rogue traders or even, subject to safeguards inserted by MEPs, order that websites hosting scams be shut down, were approved by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday. (Read more: E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders )

 

Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play

LIBE Fundamental rights21-03-2017 - 11:20

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs questioned Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans about the respect of the rule of law in Poland on Wednesday. The Commission began investigating the situation in Poland under the "Framework for addressing systemic threats to the Rule of Law" on 13 January 2016. MEPs discussed the progress of the investigation procedure and possible further developments, including the advisability of otherwise triggering the Article 7 of the Treaty against Poland. (Read more: Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play )