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The EU police agency Europol will soon be able to step up efforts to fight terrorism, cybercrime and other criminal offences and respond faster, thanks to new governance rules endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Thursday. The new powers come with strong data protection safeguards and democratic oversight. (Read more: Europol: MEPs endorse new powers to step up EU police counter-terrorism drive )

 

Børnenes tarv bør veje tungest i grænseoverskridende sager om forældremyndighed

Plenarmøde Borgerrettigheder / Retlige og indre anliggender28-04-2016 - 14:11
Upset child sitting on staircase ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Det er barnet, der betaler prisen, når EU-lande ikke formår at samarbejde og varetage barnets interesserer i forældremyndighedssager og beslutninger om adoption på tværs af landegrænser, påpeger Parlamentet i en ikke-lovgivende resolution vedtaget torsdag. MEPerne ønsker specialiserede afdelinger inden for domstolene for at sikre hurtigere afgørelser i grænseoverskridende retssager. (Læs mere: Børnenes tarv bør veje tungest i grænseoverskridende sager om forældremyndighed )

 

Recognizing rights of domestic workers and carers in the EU

Plenary Session Women's rights/Equal opportunities28-04-2016 - 14:05
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Domestic workers and carers, most of whom are migrant women, should be given an official status in the EU. Recognizing their work as "real" jobs would discourage exploitation, forced labour and human trafficking, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs recommend establishing easy-to-manage models for legal employer-worker relationships, citing examples in Belgium and France, to end precariousness and undeclared domestic work. (Read more: Recognizing rights of domestic workers and carers in the EU )

 

EU budget management: Commission spending for 2014 approved

Plenary Session Budgetary control28-04-2016 - 13:31

The European Commission managed its 2014 EU budget funds according to the rules, so Parliament granted it a “discharge” approval for that year, in a resolution voted on Thursday. Parliament’s own management of EU funds in 2014 was also approved. However, Parliament postponed approving spending by three joint private sector-EU partnerships in technology field, the Council of Ministers and the European Council. (Read more: EU budget management: Commission spending for 2014 approved )

 

Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs28-04-2016 - 12:03

Benchmark interest rates that are critical to financial market stability across Europe, such as the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR), will become more reliable thanks to a new law voted in by Parliament on Thursday. This law aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, improve transparency, and prevent conflicts of interest like those that led to the LIBOR rigging scandals of recent years. (Read more: Interest rates: final vote to ensure robust and transparent benchmark setting )

 

Rules designed to reduce the technical obstacles that differing national standards and procedures create for rail operators and rolling stock manufacturers were approved by the European Parliament on Thursday. The rules agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on the “technical pillar” of the 4th railway package will cut time and cost of certifying that operators, locomotives and carriages meet safety and technical standards. (Read more: Eliminating technical and administrative obstacles to boost European railways )

 

MEP'erne debatterer gennemførelsen af EU-Tyrkietaftalen torsdag morgen

Plenarmøde Europas fremtid/Europæisk integration / Eksterne forbindelser27-04-2016 - 18:04

Den praktiske gennemførelse af migrationsaftalen mellem EU og Tyrkiet, de juridiske aspekter samt demokratisk kontrol med aftalen vil blive debatteret af MEP'erne, Kommissionens første næstformand Frans Timmermans og den hollandske minister for indvandring Klaas Dijkhoff torsdag morgen fra kl. 8.30. MEP'erne har tidligere udtrykt bekymring over, hvorvidt aftalen lever op til internationale konventioner og EU-standarder samt over de praktiske vanskeligheder i forbindelse med at realisere aftalen. (Læs mere: MEP'erne debatterer gennemførelsen af EU-Tyrkietaftalen torsdag morgen )

 

Åbning af samlingen: Parlamentet mindes Tjernobyl

Plenarmøde Institutioner27-04-2016 - 17:58
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Europa-Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz åbnede samlingen med at mindes ofrene og heltene fra Tjernobylulykken, der fandt sted for 30 år siden i den daværende ukrainske sovjetrepublik. Eksplosionen og nedsmeltningen af reaktor 4 udledte en stor radioaktiv sky, der forurenede store dele af Rusland, Hviderusland, Ukraine, Centraleuropa videre op til Nordkap. Denne katastrofe minder os om Europas pligt til at sikre, at vores atomreaktorer er sikre, sagde formanden. (Læs mere: Åbning af samlingen: Parlamentet mindes Tjernobyl )

 

Inter-religious dialogue to defeat radicalisation

Others Institutions27-04-2016 - 10:32

How European Muslims deal with radicalisation and the role that women can play in countering it and promoting de-radicalisation were discussed in a conference held in the European Parliament on Tuesday. Projects on the ground and what to do to confront the phenomenon at national and EU levels were also debated with leading-edge experts. (Read more: Inter-religious dialogue to defeat radicalisation )

 

Towards emission curbs for off-road machinery

ENVI Environment26-04-2016 - 16:54

Plans to update EU type approval rules and emission limits for internal combustion engines in non-road mobile machinery (NRMM), such as lawn mowers, bulldozers, diesel locomotives and inland waterway vessels, were backed by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. These plans had already been agreed with the Dutch Presidency of the Council. NRMM engines account for about 15% of all NOx and 5% of particulate emissions in the EU. (Read more: Towards emission curbs for off-road machinery )