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Maak kennis met de genomineerden voor de Sacharovprijs 2014

overig Mensenrechten23-09-2014 - 15:37
Portret van Andrei Sacharov gemaakt met woorden  

Ze mogen dan uiteenlopende beroepen hebben: rapper, gynaecoloog, geestelijk leider, journalist maar zij hebben gemeen dat zij allen opkomen voor mensenrechten. De zeven genomineerden voor de Sacharovprijs voor de vrijheid van denken 2014 worden dinsdag 23 september officieel gepresenteerd op een vergadering van de parlementaire commissies buitenlandse zaken en ontwikkelingssamenwerking en de subcommissie mensenrechten. Volg live vanaf 16.15 uur. De winnaar wordt bekendgemaakt in oktober. (Lees meer: Maak kennis met de genomineerden voor de Sacharovprijs 2014 )

 
 

Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFCO TRAN REGI PECH LIBE JURI ITRE INTA FEMM ENVI EMPL ECON DEVE CULT AGRI AFET Institutions23-09-2014 - 11:09

The priorities of the Italian Council Presidency were outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Italian ministers on 2, 3 and 22 September, following a first series of meetings held on 22 and 23 July. (Read more: Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees )

 
 

Parliament should not sign off spending by the European Council and the Council of Ministers for 2012, due to their repeated failure to co-operate with its efforts to check the accounts, the Budgetary Control Committee unanimously advised on Tuesday. But it should clear spending by the Riga-based Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC), whose budget management, procurement and recruitment shortcomings, highlighted in April 2014, have now been corrected, it adds. (Read more: 2012 accounts: EU ministers fail committee test, but telecoms regulators pass )

 
 

MEPs to discuss situation in Gaza with UNRWA director

AFET External relations23-09-2014 - 09:17

The situation in Gaza following the August ceasefire agreement, the need to ensure access for humanitarian workers to the strip, its reconstruction and the need for intra-Palestinian reconciliation are expected to top a Foreign Affairs Committee debate with Robert Turner, Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) operations in Gaza on Tuesday. The debate starts at 15:00. (Read more: MEPs to discuss situation in Gaza with UNRWA director )

 
 

Ebola crisis to be debated in European Parliament Development Committee

DEVE Humanitarian aid / Public health22-09-2014 - 15:43

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, the current situation in the affected states and the EU’s response to the crisis will be debated on Tuesday morning in Parliament's Development Committee. The debate starts at 10.30. (Read more: Ebola crisis to be debated in European Parliament Development Committee )

 
 

Economic recovery is slowing, but banks’ confidence in SMEs is up, says Draghi

ECON Economic and monetary affairs22-09-2014 - 12:02

Economic recovery is losing momentum; European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Monday, citing slowing growth in the second quarter and less than encouraging economic indicators in the summer. "The weak credit curb, high unemployment, political and geopolitical tensions could work against the necessary confidence the ECB is trying to build", he explained. (Read more: Economic recovery is slowing, but banks’ confidence in SMEs is up, says Draghi )

 
 

Tijdlijn Oekraïne: van Euromaidan tot ratificatie associatieovereenkomst

Plenaire vergadering Uitbreiding / Externe betrekkingen19-09-2014 - 12:58
 

Terwijl de crisis zich nog steeds in het land ontwikkelt, ondertekenden Oekraïne en de EU op 16 september 2014 een associatieovereenkomst Lees over de laatste ontwikkelingen in Oekraïne met de hulp van onze tijdlijn, te beginnen vanaf de Euromaidan protesten en de gebeurtenissen op de Krim tot de presidentsverkiezingen en de historische stemming in de twee parlementen in september. (Lees meer: Tijdlijn Oekraïne: van Euromaidan tot ratificatie associatieovereenkomst )

 
 

Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced

AFET DEVE DROI External relations19-09-2014 - 11:58

Seven nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, chosen by political groups and groups of MEPs, will be presented at a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Development committees and the Human Rights Subcommittee on 23 September, at 16:15. (Read more: Nominees for Sakharov Prize 2014 announced )

 
 

Terugblik op de plenaire vergadering van 15-18 september 2014

Plenaire vergadering Instellingen19-09-2014 - 09:00
 

In een historische stemming afgelopen dinsdag, keurden parlementariërs in Straatsburg en Kiev tegelijkertijd de associatieovereenkomst EU-Oekraïne goed. Het EP stelde verder voor de financiële steun voor boeren die het meest getroffen zijn door het Russische invoerverbod, te verhogen en drong er bij de EU op aan om alle mogelijke middelen te gebruiken om de Islamitische Staat te bestrijden. Lees verder voor de hoogtepunten van deze vergadering. (Lees meer: Terugblik op de plenaire vergadering van 15-18 september 2014 )

 
 

The candidate commissioners as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, will be scrutinised by the European Parliament committees from 29 September to 7 October. Members will evaluate candidates' suitability before the full house votes on the proposed Commission. The leaders of the political groups have agreed on Thursday on the format and programme for the public hearings. (Read more: Public hearings of commissioners-candidate: format and schedule )