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Täysistunnon avaus – minuutin hiljaisuus Mário Soaresin muistolle

Täysistunto Toimielimet16-01-2017 - 20:12
Opening remarks of January plenary session by EP President Martin Schulz  

Puhemies Schulz julisti minuutin hiljaisuuden 7.1. menehtyneen portugalilaisen valtiomiehen Mário Soaresin muistolle. Soares taisteli sortoa ja diktatuuria vastaan, jotta Portugali saattoi siirtyä demokratiaan ja liittyä Euroopan yhteisöön. On meidän velvollisuutemme kunnioittaa ja puolustaa hänen poliittista perintöään, sanoi Schulz. (Lue lisää: Täysistunnon avaus – minuutin hiljaisuus Mário Soaresin muistolle )

 

Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

LIBE JURI Institutions12-01-2017 - 17:37

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Read more: Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee )

 

Following an exchange of views with the members of the Committees on Budgets, Budgetary Control and Legal Affairs, a majority of the committees’ coordinators were satisfied that Commissioner Günther Oettinger is in a position to assume the portfolio that is transferred to him and look forward to a close working relationship. (Read more: Committees satisfied that Oettinger is in a position to assume budget portfolio )

 

Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules

JURI Industry12-01-2017 - 12:27
Robot and human hands in handshake  

EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission, urged the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday. (Read more: Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules )

 

Progress in transferring asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other EU countries under an intra-EU deal and from third countries to EU territory will be assessed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Thursday. They will also discuss the results of the March 2016 deal with Turkey to improve the management of migration and refugee flows. (Read more: Refugees: MEPs to assess progress on transfers among EU countries )

 

An “effective and comprehensive European whistle-blower protection programme” should be proposed “immediately” by the EU Commission, urged the Budgetary Control Committee on Monday. (Read more: Budgetary Control Committee MEPs call for EU-wide protection for whistle-blowers )

 

Three parliamentary committees will quiz Commissioner Günther Oettinger about his new portfolio for Budget and Human Resources, which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has asked him to take over from former Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva. (Read more: MEPs to quiz Commissioner Oettinger on new budget portfolio )

 

ACP-EU: a strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership

Others Institutions / External relations21-12-2016 - 16:32

Fighting illicit financial flows, investing in family and small-scale agriculture and coordinating aid for Haiti after Hurricane Matthew were among the issues on which Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries agreed at the 32nd session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) in Nairobi, which closed on Wednesday. (Read more: ACP-EU: a strong parliamentary dimension for a renewed partnership )

 

Car emissions: first committee findings and draft recommendations

EMIS Transport / Consumers / Environment / Public health19-12-2016 - 16:24

Evidence of law enforcement shortcomings in EU member states as regards car emissions is set out in the draft report by the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurement in the Automotive Sector (EMIS), published on Monday. The report and draft recommendations were prepared jointly by co-rapporteurs Jens Gieseke (EPP, DE) and Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE, NL). EMIS will have a first public debate on the text on 12 January. (Read more: Car emissions: first committee findings and draft recommendations )

 

ACP-EU :"Zero immigration has never existed and never will"

Others Institutions / Development and cooperation / External relations19-12-2016 - 16:07

"The history of humanity is the history of migrations. Zero migration has never existed, and it never will”, said Louis Michel (ALDE, BE), EU Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) at the opening of its 32nd session, in Nairobi (Kenya) on Monday. “We must manage migration flows in a human way, in line with our values. Fortress Europe is not working”, he added. (Read more: ACP-EU :"Zero immigration has never existed and never will" )