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Pope Francis to address the European Parliament

Plenary Session Institutions24-11-2014 - 19:32
POPE FRANCIS during his wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican  

Pope Francis will arrive on Tuesday at 10.30 for an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He will deliver a formal address to MEPs in plenary session at 11.15 before meeting with the presidents of all EU institutions, Martin Schulz (European Parliament), Herman Van Rompuy (European Council), Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Italian Council presidency) and Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission). (Read more: Pope Francis to address the European Parliament )

 
 

Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team

Plenary Session Institutions24-11-2014 - 19:18
EC president Juncker at EP Plenary_  

A majority of the leaders of the EP political groups expressed support for the European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, in a debate on a motion of censure on the European Commission. The motion was presented by Marco Zanni (EFDD, IT), one of the authors of the text. (Read more: Lux leaks: debate on motion of censure against Juncker and his team )

 
 

Opening: Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks

Plenary Session Institutions24-11-2014 - 18:49
Opening of November Plenary_  

President Schulz condemned the attacks that killed five people and injured many more in a Jerusalem synagogue last week. He called on all parties to halt this “senseless killing” and join in dialogue instead. This was “an attack on peace”, he said. (Read more: Opening: Schulz condemns Jerusalem synagogue attacks and urges peace talks )

 
 

The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will meet from 1 to 3 December 2014 in Strasbourg (France) to debate the Ebola virus outbreak and terrorism in Africa. The plenary debates will be preceded over the weekend by meetings of the JPA standing committees and the women’s forum. (Read more: Ebola outbreak and terrorism in Africa on ACP-EU parliamentary meeting agenda )

 
 

EU countries would have to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic carrier bags, under draft rules informally agreed between MEPs and the Italian Presidency of the Council on Monday and confirmed by the member states’ permanent representatives on Friday. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, as it is known to pollute bodies of water and aquatic eco-systems in particular. (Read more: Reducing use of plastic bags: MEPs strike deal with Council Presidency )

 
 

Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament

Others Institutions21-11-2014 - 13:57

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November. He will deliver a formal address to the Members in in the Chamber. (Read more: Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament )

 
 

The EU should provide aid worth €2.35 million to help find or create new jobs for workers made redundant by shipbuilders STX Finland Oy and the GAD abattoir in France, 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 former workers at Finnish shipyard and French abattoir )

 
 

Unpaid bills sink EU budget talks

BUDG Budget18-11-2014 - 00:21

Parliament wants to reduce the growing pile of unpaid bills, while Council’s proposal, revealed on the very last day of the budget talks, only aggravates the payment crisis, said Budgets Committee MEPs after conciliation talks between member states and the Parliament broke down on Monday night. The Commission will now present a new draft budget. (Read more: Unpaid bills sink EU budget talks )

 
 

“No time for complacency”, Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs17-11-2014 - 19:52
ECB President Draghi met MEPs today to discuss financial market issues  

The European Central Bank will take unconventional monetary measures if the economic situation in the euro area requires them, ECB President Mario Draghi reiterated to economic and monetary affairs MEPs on Monday. As the Banking Union takes shape, risks could migrate from banks to the non-banking sector, he warned. Also, speaking as chair of the Systemic Risk Board, he added that there is "a vast scope for more coordination of sanctions against banks between the US and Europe". (Read more: “No time for complacency”, Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs )

 
 

Ebola crisis needs EU action plan with concrete measures, say development MEPs

DEVE Development and cooperation17-11-2014 - 19:49

The EU should come up with a detailed action plan to combat the spread of the Ebola virus, Development Committee MEPs told Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides on Monday, after he briefed them on his four-day trip to the affected countries. MEPs highlighted the need to invest in these countries' health systems and not to reduce the EU humanitarian aid budget. (Read more: Ebola crisis needs EU action plan with concrete measures, say development MEPs )