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Anti-tax avoidance: MEPs call for minimum corporate tax rate of 15%

ECON Economic and monetary affairs24-05-2016 - 14:42

The European Commission's proposal for an EU anti-tax avoidance directive was welcomed by Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in a resolution voted on Tuesday. MEPs nonetheless advocated stricter limits on deductions for interest payments and an effective corporate tax rate of 15%. (Read more: Anti-tax avoidance: MEPs call for minimum corporate tax rate of 15% )

 

The rise in jihadist attacks, terrorists' profiles and the special role of women in ISIS, recruitment of young people on social media and ISIS communication strategies, terrorist financing, the links between terrorism and crime and striking the right balance between privacy and security on encryption were among the topics debated by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs and Head of the Europol Counter Terrorism Centre Manuel Navarrete Paniagua on Monday afternoon. (Read more: Security: civil liberties MEPs debate changing trends in terrorist threats )

 
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Wat is de toekomst van Europa? Vraag het de mensen die het vorm zullen geven! Afgelopen weekend kwamen meer dan 7.500 jonge Europeanen bijeen voor het Europees Jongerenevenement om de meest dringende problemen van het continent met EP-leden en leiders te bespreken. Duizenden mensen volgen ook de discussies online: de hashtags #EYE2016 en #EYEtv werden bijna 26.000 keer gebruikt tijdens het twee dagen durende evenement. (Lees meer: Europees Jongerenevenement: 7.500 meningen over de toekomst van Europa )

 

Budgets Committee MEPs approved €5,146,800 in EU aid on Monday to help 2,132 road haulage and delivery workers, made redundant by road transport company MoryGlobal SAS across France, to find new jobs. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole and by the Council of Ministers. (Read more: Budgets MEPs back €5.1m aid for 2,132 redundant road haulage workers in France )

 

Budgets Committee MEPs approved €6,468,000 in EU aid on Monday to help 557 workers made redundant by the “Larissa” supermarket in Greece to find new jobs. A further 543 young unemployed people should also benefit. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by Parliament as a whole and by the Council of Ministers. (Read more: Budgets MEPs back €6.4 million aid for redundant supermarket workers in Greece )

 

Press information: European Youth Event (EYE) 2016

Others Institutions / Youth20-05-2016 - 09:09

The second edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2016) takes place at the EP in Strasbourg on 20-21 May. "Together we can make a change" is the motto of the event where 7,500 young Europeans (aged 16-30) will make their voices heard in debates and workshops with Members of the European Parliament and other political decision-makers and opinion-builders. The ideas discussed at the EYE will be presented to MEPs. Journalists not present in Strasbourg can follow key parts of the event online (Read more: Press information: European Youth Event (EYE) 2016 )

 

Endocrine disruptors: motion of censure on the Commission lapsed

Others Institutions19-05-2016 - 18:17

16 MEPs from the GUE/NGL group withdrew their signature from a motion of censure on the Commission which was announced in plenary on Thursday 12 May. (Read more: Endocrine disruptors: motion of censure on the Commission lapsed )

 

#EYE2016: doe online mee

overig Instellingen19-05-2016 - 17:18
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Het Jongerenevenement (EYE) vindt deze vrijdag en zaterdag plaats in het Parlement in Straatsburg en is niet alleen voor de 7.500 jongeren die erbij kunnen zijn. Waar je ook bent, je kunt je mening laten horen tijdens het evenement waar de deelnemers ideeën en perspectieven uitwisselen over de toekomst en andere jeugd-gerelateerde zaken met betrekking tot de EU. EYE wordt vrijdagochtend geopend door EP-ondervoorzitters Mairead Mc Guinness, Sylvie Guillaume, Rainer Wieland en Ulrike Lunacek. (Lees meer: #EYE2016: doe online mee )

 

Ieder jaar 700.000 doden: aanpak van roken in de EU

overig Volksgezondheid19-05-2016 - 12:25
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Meer dan één op de vier Europeanen rookt. De helft van hen zal vroegtijdig overlijden, hun leven wordt gemiddeld met 14 jaar verkort. Vanaf 20 mei moet de nieuwe Europese wetgeving roken minder aantrekkelijk maken, vooral onder jongeren. (Lees meer: Ieder jaar 700.000 doden: aanpak van roken in de EU )

 

MEPs to go to Greece to check on refugees and implementation of EU-Turkey deal

LIBE Immigration / Justice and home affairs13-05-2016 - 14:43

A Civil Liberties Committee delegation will travel to Greece from 18 to 20 May to check the situation of refugees at the external borders of the EU and assess how the EU-Turkey deal to manage migrant and asylum-seekers flows into the EU is being implemented. MEPs will visit the Greece/FYROM border, the island of Lesvos and Athens. They will also meet representatives of the Greek Government, and EU and international bodies, as well as NGOs. (Read more: MEPs to go to Greece to check on refugees and implementation of EU-Turkey deal )