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The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), which EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens, should be extended to include non-EU nationals, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs said on Monday. MEPs also want the system to be used to check the criminal records of people seeking to work with children. (Read more: Fighting terrorism: share criminal records of non-EU nationals, too, urge MEPs )

 

The Commission's proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. Members highlight that many EU countries are currently facing serious difficulties in returning these residents to their home countries in a safe and lawful way. (Read more: MEPs back new EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents )

 
Sea border radar control ©European Union 2014-Frontex  

Plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities, were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. They would enable extra border guard teams to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders are under pressure. National authorities would still manage their borders on a day-to-day basis, but could seek help from the new agency in a crisis. (Read more: Civil Liberties Committee backs new European Border and Coast Guard )

 
Euroopa Liidu lipp parlamendi välisseinal  

Parlamendis kogunevad sel nädalal nii komisjonid kui fraktsioonid. Kodanikuvabaduste, justiits- ja siseasjade komisjonis on hääletusel Euroopa ühtse ranniku- ja piirivalve käivitamine ning plaan võtta kasutusele standardsed reisidokumendid kolmandate riikide kodanike tagasisaatmiseks. Inimõiguste allkomisjonis toimub kuulamine Süürias ja Iraagis elavate vähemuste esindajatega. (Loe lähemalt: EPs sel nädalal: Euroopa ühtne piirivalve, vähemused Süürias ja Iraagis )

 

Ühtse digituru eesmärk: lammutada tuleb tõkked

Täiskogu istung Teenuste vaba liikumine26-05-2016 - 18:23
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Euroopa Komisjoni värsked ettepanekud e-kaubanduse edendamiseks olid parlamendi täiskogul arutelul kolmapäeval, 25. mail. Üks algatustest puudutab võitlust põhjendamatu geoblokeerimisega, mis on veebis ostlevad inimesed seadnud regioonide alusel ebavõrdsesse olukorda. "Ühtse digituru strateegia eesmärgiks on lammutada tõkked, mis tihti tulenevad aegunud õigusloomest või praktikatest," ütles täiskogul kõnelenud parlamendi raportöör Kaja Kallas. (Loe lähemalt: Ühtse digituru eesmärk: lammutada tuleb tõkked )

 

Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

ENVI Public health26-05-2016 - 15:48

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements were informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council on Wednesday. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. (Read more: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council )

 

Saadikud kutsuvad üles suurendama tarbijate valikuid energiaturul

Täiskogu istung Energeetika26-05-2016 - 13:52
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Neljapäeval vastu võetud resolutsioonis kutsuvad saadikud üles andma tarbijatele enam kaalu turu mõjutamisel ja pakkuma paremaid valikuid energiaturul. EP liikmed soovitavad pöörata enam tähelepanu hinnavõrdlusvahenditele, kollektiivsete ostuvõimaluste ja kodumajapidamiste isetootmise edendamisele ning energiatarnija vahetamise lihtsustamisele. (Loe lähemalt: Saadikud kutsuvad üles suurendama tarbijate valikuid energiaturul )

 

MEPs call for virtual currency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism

Plenary Session External/international trade / Economic and monetary affairs26-05-2016 - 12:03
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The EU Commission should set up a taskforce to monitor virtual currencies, like Bitcoin, to prevent their being used to launder money or finance terrorism, said Parliament in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs call for virtual currency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism )

 

EU-US “Privacy Shield” for data transfers: further improvements needed, MEPs say

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs / External relations26-05-2016 - 11:58

The EU Commission should go on negotiating with the USA to remedy “deficiencies” in proposed “Privacy Shield” protection for EU citizens’ data transferred to the US for commercial purposes, Parliament says in a non-legislative resolution passed on Thursday. (Read more: EU-US “Privacy Shield” for data transfers: further improvements needed, MEPs say )

 

Parliament approved aid on Thursday worth €6,468,000 for 557 redundant workers from the “Larissa” supermarket in Greece and €5,146,800 for 2,132 former drivers for the road haulage and delivery firm MoryGlobal SAS in France. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid will still need to be approved by the Council of Ministers on 6 June. (Read more: MEPs approve €11.6m in job-search aid for redundant workers in France and Greece )