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Ebola crisis to be debated in European Parliament Development Committee

DEVE Humanitarian aid / Public health22-09-2014 - 15:43

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, the current situation in the affected states and the EU’s response to the crisis will be debated on Tuesday morning in Parliament's Development Committee. The debate starts at 10.30. (Read more: Ebola crisis to be debated in European Parliament Development Committee )

 
 

Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET AFCO TRAN REGI PECH LIBE JURI ITRE INTA FEMM ENVI EMPL ECON DEVE CULT AGRI Institutions22-09-2014 - 12:31

The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency are being outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers on 2 and 3 September, following a first series of meetings held on 22 and 23 July. This text will be updated after each session. (Read more: Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees )

 
 

Economic recovery is slowing, but banks’ confidence in SMEs is up, says Draghi

ECON Economic and monetary affairs22-09-2014 - 12:02

Economic recovery is losing momentum; European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday, citing slowing growth in the second quarter and less than encouraging economic indicators in the summer. "The weak credit curb, high unemployment, political and geopolitical tensions could work against the necessary confidence the ECB is trying to build", he explained. (Read more: Economic recovery is slowing, but banks’ confidence in SMEs is up, says Draghi )

 
 

Tijdlijn Oekraïne: van Euromaidan tot ratificatie associatieovereenkomst

Plenaire vergadering Uitbreiding / Externe betrekkingen19-09-2014 - 12:58
 

Terwijl de crisis zich nog steeds in het land ontwikkelt, ondertekenden Oekraïne en de EU op 16 september 2014 een associatieovereenkomst Lees over de laatste ontwikkelingen in Oekraïne met de hulp van onze tijdlijn, te beginnen vanaf de Euromaidan protesten en de gebeurtenissen op de Krim tot de presidentsverkiezingen en de historische stemming in de twee parlementen in september. (Lees meer: Tijdlijn Oekraïne: van Euromaidan tot ratificatie associatieovereenkomst )

 
 

Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

AFET DEVE DROI External relations19-09-2014 - 11:58

Seven nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, chosen by political groups and groups of MEPs, will be presented at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on 23 September, at 16:15. (Read more: Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced )

 
 

Terugblik op de plenaire vergadering van 15-18 september 2014

Plenaire vergadering Instellingen19-09-2014 - 09:00
 

In een historische stemming afgelopen dinsdag, keurden parlementariërs in Straatsburg en Kiev tegelijkertijd de associatieovereenkomst EU-Oekraïne goed. Het EP stelde verder voor de financiële steun voor boeren die het meest getroffen zijn door het Russische invoerverbod, te verhogen en drong er bij de EU op aan om alle mogelijke middelen te gebruiken om de Islamitische Staat te bestrijden. Lees verder voor de hoogtepunten van deze vergadering. (Lees meer: Terugblik op de plenaire vergadering van 15-18 september 2014 )

 
 

The candidate commissioners as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, will be scrutinised by the European Parliament committees from 29 September to 7 October. Members will evaluate candidates' suitability before the full house votes on the proposed Commission. The leaders of the political groups have agreed on Thursday on the format and programme for the public hearings. (Read more: Public hearings of commissioners-candidate: format and schedule )

 
 

EP: meer doen om IS-moorden te stoppen

Plenaire vergadering Externe betrekkingen18-09-2014 - 12:59
Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a position at a frontline where heavy clashes against Islamic States (IS) fighters take place  

Het Europees Parlement heeft de onthoofdingen van journalisten James Foley en Steven Sotloff en hulpverlener David Haines door de zogenaamde Islamitische Staat (IS) in de scherpst mogelijke bewoordingen veroordeeld. Het EP wil dat de EU al het mogelijke doet om Iraakse nationale en lokale autoriteiten te ondersteunen in hun strijd tegen IS, inclusief militaire steun. (Lees meer: EP: meer doen om IS-moorden te stoppen )

 
 

EP: ernstige zorgen om Russische intenties Oekraïne

Plenaire vergadering Externe betrekkingen18-09-2014 - 12:55
The silhouette of a Ukrainian soldier is seen against a Ukrainian flag  

Het Europees Parlement verwelkomt het associatieakkoord tussen de EU en Oekraïne, maar maakt zich grote zorgen om de Russische intenties in de niet-verklaarde hybride oorlog in Oekraïne. (Lees meer: EP: ernstige zorgen om Russische intenties Oekraïne )

 
 

Libya: EU must step up efforts to support stability and democracy, MEPs say

Plenary Session External relations18-09-2014 - 12:54

The EU must step up its involvement in supporting Libya’s stability and transition to democracy, said the European Parliament in a vote on Thursday. MEPs condemned the growing use of violence there, especially against civilians, and called for a ceasefire between the fighting factions. They also said humanitarian assistance, the safety of civilians and the security of humanitarian personnel must be ensured by all parties in the conflict. (Read more: Libya: EU must step up efforts to support stability and democracy, MEPs say )