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Parliament approves €31.5m in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria

Plenary Session Budget01-12-2016 - 15:01

MEPs approved €31.5 million in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria in a plenary vote on Thursday. Seven people died in the May and June 2016 floods, which affected more than 47,000 people in Lower Bavaria. Over 2,000 were still unable to return to their homes two months later. Hardest hit was the Rottal-Inn district in Lower Bavaria. The aid will come from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). (Read more: Parliament approves €31.5m in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria )

 

Commission code of conduct: MEPs call for detailed declarations of interest

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs01-12-2016 - 12:30

The European Commission should revise its code of conduct for Commissioners, to ensure that their declarations of interests give a complete picture of the financial situation and activities of a Commissioner and his or her family, said MEPs in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. The “cooling off” period for ex-Commissioners should be prolonged to 36 months, they added. (Read more: Commission code of conduct: MEPs call for detailed declarations of interest )

 

EU budget 2017 approved: better support for youth and growth initiatives

Plenary Session Budget01-12-2016 - 12:17
President Schulz sings the Budget for 2017_  

For next year’s budget, MEPs have ensured better support for unemployed youngsters and additional funds to boost key initiatives supporting SMEs, transport infrastructure projects, research and Erasmus+ student mobility. Commitment appropriations for 2017 total €157.8578 billion, and payment appropriations €134.49 billion. (Read more: EU budget 2017 approved: better support for youth and growth initiatives )

 

MEPs back EU-US data protection deal on exchanges for law enforcement purposes

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs01-12-2016 - 12:09

The EU-US Umbrella Agreement on the protection of personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes was backed by a broad majority of MEPs on Thursday. The deal will ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities across the Atlantic. (Read more: MEPs back EU-US data protection deal on exchanges for law enforcement purposes )

 

Parliament demands better protection for small investors

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs01-12-2016 - 12:00

Small investors need better information about the possible risks and fees for investment products they might buy, say MEPs. They voted on Thursday, by 561 votes to 9 with 75 abstentions, to delay the introduction of a key explanatory document supplied by investment providers to consumers, while the EU Commission comes up with better proposals. (Read more: Parliament demands better protection for small investors )

 

Opening – two votes added on seeking ECJ opinion on EU-US data protection deal

Plenary Session Institutions30-11-2016 - 15:57
Kristalina Georgieva, commissioner for Budget & Human Resources, smiles during the Budget 217 debate, this will be her last appearance in Plenary before taking up the duty as CEO of the World Bank.  

President Schulz announced that two motions for resolutions, seeking a European Court of Justice opinion on the compatibility with the Treaties of the EU-US deal on protecting personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes, will be put to the vote on Thursday, immediately before the vote on the recommendation drafted by Jan Philipp Albrecht. (Read more: Opening – two votes added on seeking ECJ opinion on EU-US data protection deal )

 

Cross-border crime: EU-US data protection deal up for plenary debate at 18.00

Plenary Session Judicial cooperation30-11-2016 - 14:00

The EU-US “Umbrella Agreement” on the protection of personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes will be debated on Wednesday evening at around 18.00. It aims to ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities for the cross-border prevention, tracking and prosecution of criminal offences, including terrorism. (Read more: Cross-border crime: EU-US data protection deal up for plenary debate at 18.00 )

 

An EU scheme offering EU member states technical help with structural reforms needed to boost growth and jobs was backed by the Regional Development Committee on Tuesday. (Read more: Regional Development MEPs approve EU help scheme for growth enhancing reforms )

 

Watch your online films anywhere in the EU: MEPs back cross-border portability

JURI Free movement of services29-11-2016 - 12:00

New rules to enable EU citizens subscribing to services that give access to online music, games, films or sporting events, to enjoy this content while abroad in another EU country were approved by the Legal Affairs Committee in a vote on Tuesday. (Read more: Watch your online films anywhere in the EU: MEPs back cross-border portability )

 

Caps on the wholesale prices that telecoms operators charge each other for using their networks to carry cross-border “roaming” calls were agreed by industry MEPs on Tuesday. This brings the abolition of roaming charges for consumers a step closer. (Read more: End of roaming charges: Industry MEPs cap wholesale prices for use of networks )