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Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-09-2016 - 18:36

The recovery in the euro area is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed resilience to global and political uncertainty, notably following the UK referendum outcome. (Read more: Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs )

 

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes. (Read more: Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians )

 

Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures

LIBE Justice and home affairs26-09-2016 - 17:34

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. (Read more: Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures )

 

Roaming: new “fair use” proposals are a good start, say Industry Committee MEPs

ITRE Free movement of services26-09-2016 - 10:05

Draft “fair use” safeguards to prevent mobile phone users from taking unfair advantage of EU rules on “roaming” charges were debated in the Industry Committee on Monday 26 September afternoon. (Read more: Roaming: new “fair use” proposals are a good start, say Industry Committee MEPs )

 

Quale futuro per le comunità ebraiche in Europa?

Altro Istituzioni23-09-2016 - 12:16

La situazione attuale dell’antisemitismo in Europa e le prospettive future per le comunità ebraiche saranno tra i temi discussi, martedì pomeriggio, nel corso di una conferenza ospitata dal Presidente del Parlamento europeo, Martin Schulz, e dal primo vicepresidente, Antonio Tajani, al Parlamento. (Seguito: Quale futuro per le comunità ebraiche in Europa? )

 

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly “expect and hope” that the “historic” peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organisations. (Read more: EuroLat “expects and hopes” Colombia will approve peace deal on 2 October )

 

With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut. (Read more: MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone not enough, better resettlement tools needed )

 

Deepening the integration of the EU and Latin America is the best way to respond to common challenges, agreed parliamentarians from both sides of the Atlantic at the opening of the ninth plenary session of the Euro-Latin Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), on Tuesday in Montevideo (Uruguay). The economic situation, trade relations between the EU and Latin America and between both regions and China, managing migration flows and fighting terrorism are also on the agenda. (Read more: EuroLat opening: deeper EU-Latin integration needed to tackle common challenges )

 

Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon

LIBE Fundamental rights / Immigration / Asylum policy19-09-2016 - 11:11

A 7-strong delegation of Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will be in Lebanon this week to look into the situation of refugees and resettlement. MEPs will visit refugee camps and meet UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, international NGOs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff working with the refugees. They will also meet representatives of the Lebanese Parliament and Minister for Social Affairs Mr Rashed Derbas (tbc). (Read more: Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon )

 
EP back to work after the summer brake  

Dalla Brexit alla crisi dei migranti: il 2016 si è dimostrato un anno particolarmente ricco di eventi, ma il lavoro del Parlamento è lungi dall'essere concluso. Fino alla fine dell'anno i deputati si occuperanno di un'ampia gamma di questioni, dalla lotta alla minaccia terroristica al miglioramento del mercato unico digitale. Nelle rubriche successive troverete un riepilogo delle sfide con cui i deputati al PE si misureranno nei prossimi mesi. (Seguito: Le tematiche sulle quali il Parlamento sarà impegnato per il resto del 2016 )