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Future of the EU: MEPs discuss five scenarios set out by Jean-Claude Juncker

Plenary Session Future of Europe/European integration01-03-2017 - 18:06
Debate with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker on the White Paper on the future of the EU  

Lead MEPs from Parliament’s political groups reacted on Wednesday to the Commission’s Future of Europe White Paper, presented by its President Jean-Claude Juncker to the full House. Some MEPs welcomed the Commission’s decision to outline five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years, while others criticized it for not picking a clear preferred path or providing concrete examples. (Read more: Future of the EU: MEPs discuss five scenarios set out by Jean-Claude Juncker )

 
EC President Juncker talking with MEPs before the opening of March plenary session in Brussels  

A statement on the EU Commission’s “Future of Europe” White Paper, by its President Jean-Claude Juncker, was added as the first item on the agenda. (Read more: Opening – Commission statement on Future of Europe proposals added to the agenda )

 

Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to the EU visa free under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday. Once the change enters into force, and provided they have biometric passports, they will be able to enter the EU for up to 90 days in any 180-day-period for business, tourist or family purposes. (Read more: MEPs and Council negotiators agree to waive EU visa requirement for Ukrainians )

 

MEPs’ 2016 reform review of Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

AFET Enlargement / External relations28-02-2017 - 11:48

Montenegro is the most advanced EU accession candidate country, which in 2016 had to face Russian attempts to discredit its achievements, noted Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday. They also reviewed last year’s reform efforts in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, urging the future government to step up the pace of reform and stay on the EU track. (Read more: MEPs’ 2016 reform review of Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia )

 

Foreign Affairs MEPs encourage Serbia and Kosovo to do more to improve ties

AFET Enlargement / External relations28-02-2017 - 11:29

The recent progress in normalising relations between Belgrade and Pristina, after months of little or none, was welcomed by MEPs on Tuesday. However, in two resolutions they call on both countries to show more commitment and sustained political will to achieve this goal, which is a condition for their accession to the EU. (Read more: Foreign Affairs MEPs encourage Serbia and Kosovo to do more to improve ties )

 

Citizens should get access to data on firm owners to fight money laundering

LIBE ECON Justice and home affairs / Economic and monetary affairs28-02-2017 - 10:13

EU citizens could access registers of beneficial owners of companies without having to demonstrate a “legitimate interest,” and trusts would have to meet the same transparency requirements as firms, under amendments, agreed by MEPs on Tuesday, to the EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive. (Read more: Citizens should get access to data on firm owners to fight money laundering )

 

Civil Liberties MEPs voted on Monday for stronger protection and a shorter retention period for data stored in the new EU entry/exit system, which is designed to modernise and step up checks on non-EU nationals travelling to the European Union. (Read more: EU borders: Civil Liberties MEPs vote to step up checks and data protection )

 

Fundamental rights in Hungary discussed in Civil Liberties Committee

LIBE Fundamental rights27-02-2017 - 18:32

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs discussed the fundamental rights situation in Hungary with Justice Minister László Trócsányi and civil society representatives on Monday afternoon. (Read more: Fundamental rights in Hungary discussed in Civil Liberties Committee )

 

Robots u l-intelliġenza artifiċjali: L-MEPs jappellaw għal regoli Ewropej

Seduta plenarja Industrija17-02-2017 - 10:30
Child playing with robot  

Regoli Ewropej huma meħtieġa fil-qasam tar-robotika, pereżempju biex jiġu ċċarati l-istandards etiċi jew tiġi stabbilita r-responsabbiltà fil-każ ta’ inċidenti, qalu l-MEPs f’riżoluzzjoni adottata l-Ħamis. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Robots u l-intelliġenza artifiċjali: L-MEPs jappellaw għal regoli Ewropej )

 

Il-viżjoni tal-Parlament għall-futur tal-Ewropa

Seduta plenarja Futur ta' l-Ewropa/Integrazzjoni Ewropea / Istituzzjonijiet17-02-2017 - 10:09

Il-viżjoni tal-Parlament għall-futur tal-Ewropa (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Il-viżjoni tal-Parlament għall-futur tal-Ewropa )