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TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments

INTA External/international trade29-06-2015 - 18:24

International Trade Committee MEPs on Monday paved the way for a plenary vote on the European Parliament’s draft recommendations for Transatlantic Trade and investment partnership (TTIP) negotiators, by retabling the June plenary amendments which had been referred back for reconsideration. The committee took the decision in two separate votes –one to retable the plenary amendments, and the other to retable requests for split or separate votes. (Read more: TTIP: MEPs pave way for plenary vote by retabling June amendments )

 

Extraordinary Conference of Presidents convenes to discuss Greece

Others Institutions29-06-2015 - 17:42
Extraordinary meeting of the Conference of Presidents to discuss the latest developments concerning Greece with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker  

Today the European Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) discussed the latest situation on Greece with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The Conference of Presidents then discussed the situation further and adopted a position on the immediate next step that should be taken. (Read more: Extraordinary Conference of Presidents convenes to discuss Greece )

 

Transport Committee MEPs will discuss aviation safety with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky and the European Commission on Monday afternoon, after the Germanwings air crash in the French Alps in March. (Read more: MEPs debate air safety on Monday following Germanwings air crash in March )

 

Il Premier cinese in visita al Parlamento europeo

Altro Istituzioni29-06-2015 - 12:10
EP President Martin Schulz and  Li Keqiang, Premier of the People's Republic of China  

Oggi il Premier cinese Li Keqiang ha visitato il Parlamento europeo di Bruxelles dove è stato accolto dal Presidente Martin Schulz. È stato "un incontro molto utile per le questioni legate alla sicurezza, al clima, al commercio e all'Eurozona", ha twittato Schulz dopo il colloquio con il Premier. (Seguito: Il Premier cinese in visita al Parlamento europeo )

 

Questa settimana al Parlamento

Altro Istituzioni29-06-2015 - 10:17
EP this week  

Questa settimana il Lussemburgo sostituirà la Lettonia alla Presidenza del Consiglio. Nel frattempo gli eurodeputati terranno un dibattito sugli emendamenti che hanno portato al rinvio della votazione in Plenaria dell'accordo di libero scambio tra UE e USA. I parlamentari esamineranno anche la proposta della Commissione in materia di tassazione sulle società e discuteranno di sicurezza aerea e di incitamento all'odio. (Seguito: Questa settimana al Parlamento )

 
EP President Martin Schulz European Summit's press conference  

Il Presidente del Parlamento europeo Martin Schulz ha espresso la speranza che si trovi un compromesso sulla Grecia il più velocemente possibile. Durante la conferenza stampa che si è tenuta prima del Consiglio europeo, Schulz ha detto: "Dobbiamo valutare attentamente tutti i rischi e prendere la decisione che avrà l'impatto minore sui cittadini". Ha poi aggiunto che un accordo migliorerebbe certamente la sostenibilità del debito greco. (Seguito: Schulz e l'accordo sulla Grecia: "Dobbiamo valutare attentamente tutti i rischi' )

 

The European Commission’s weak response to the first EU citizens’ initiative (ECI) petition, on the “Right2Water”, could discredit the ECI system, warn Environment Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. It “lacks any real ambition and failed to meet the demands of the organizers”, they add. ECIs enable citizens to ask the Commission to propose laws in areas within its competence, if they can muster at least one million signatures from at least a quarter of EU member states. (Read more: Right2water citizens’ initiative: Commission must act, say MEPs )

 

Better Regulation: kick-off meeting on Interinstitutional Agreement

Others Institutions25-06-2015 - 15:57
EP President Schulz - Interinstitutional agreement on better regulation  

Negotiations on proposals to revise the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Regulation kicked off on Thursday with a meeting in the European Parliament between EP President Martin Schulz, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Latvia’s Prime Minister, Laimdota Straujuma, representing the current Council Presidency and Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel for the incoming Council Presidency. (Read more: Better Regulation: kick-off meeting on Interinstitutional Agreement )

 

MEPs close deal with Council on seal products

IMCO Free movement of goods25-06-2015 - 14:56

Trading in seal products from hunts hitherto conducted to protect fishing stocks will be banned in the EU in future but the exemption for the trade in products derived from seal hunts carried out by the Inuit community will remain, under the preliminary deal struck by internal market MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the Council on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs close deal with Council on seal products )

 

Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council

ENVI Food safety25-06-2015 - 14:25
scoops of superfood - healthy seeds and powders (white and black chia, flax, hemp, pomegranate fruit powder, wheatgrass, hemp and whey protein, maca root) on canvas. ©BELGA_AGEFOTOSTOCK  

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorisation procedure for novel foods, already informally agreed with the Council of Ministers, were endorsed by the Environment Committee on Thursday. In talks, MEPs insisted that foods from cloned animals must be clearly included in the scope of the regulation, as must the precautionary principle, measures to keep nanomaterials under scrutiny and animal testing restrictions. (Read more: Novel Foods: food safety MEPs back deal with Council )