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UE-Turquía: una relación difícil

Otros Relaciones exteriores22-03-2017 - 14:49
 

“Inaceptable", así describió esta semana el presidente del Parlamento Europeo, Antonio Tajani, las acusaciones de Turquía a Alemania y Holanda de ejercer “métodos nazis” al impedir que ministros turcos hicieran campaña en sus países a favor del referéndum para dar todo el poder ejecutivo al presidente turco, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Aunque Turquía y la UE cooperan en muchas áreas, como en migración y comercio, su relación se ha tensado en los últimos años. (Más…: UE-Turquía: una relación difícil )

 

The new European Solidarity Corps deserves its own budget – it should not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes, urge Culture and Education Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. Offering young people an opportunity to take part in solidarity schemes all over Europe would help them to gain experience for future long-term jobs, they add. (Read more: EU Solidarity Corps not to be funded with Erasmus+ budget, urge culture MEPs )

 

A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress, agreed the Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more: A to G energy scale for home appliances: EP/Council strike informal deal )

 

Minerales de conflictos: la verdad que esconde su teléfono móvil

Sesión plenaria Comercio exterior / internacional21-03-2017 - 20:11
 

Estaño, tantalio, wolframio y oro: minerales que para nosotros se asocian con placeres de alta tecnología como teléfonos móviles, tabletas o coches, pero que para los habitantes de la región de los Grandes Lagos en África están vinculados a conflictos y abusos de los derechos humanos. Su explotación minera y el comercio ilegal son a menudo controlados por grupos armados. El Parlamento votó el 16 de marzo a favor de que los importadores de la UE tengan que comprobar su origen. (Más…: Minerales de conflictos: la verdad que esconde su teléfono móvil )

 

Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Treaties21-03-2017 - 17:42

People from across Europe gathered in the European Parliament on Tuesday to share their views on the future of the European Union with MEPs. This event, called the Citizens’ Parliament, contributes to ongoing reflection on the EU as an asset for future, ahead of the EU heads of state or government meeting in Rome on 25 March. (Read more: Citizens’ Parliament: the people say how they see the future of the EU )

 

MEPs say unregistered lobbyists should be denied entry to Parliament’s premises

AFCO Constitutional affairs / Institutions21-03-2017 - 11:53

All EU lobbyists looking to influence legislation, should be required to sign the transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament, says a resolution approved by the Constitutional Affairs Committee on Tuesday. (Read more: MEPs say unregistered lobbyists should be denied entry to Parliament’s premises )

 

E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders

IMCO Free movement of goods / Free movement of services21-03-2017 - 11:37

New powers for national authorities to check whether e-commerce websites geo-block consumers, track down rogue traders or even, subject to safeguards inserted by MEPs, order that websites hosting scams be shut down, were approved by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday. (Read more: E-commerce: EU-wide rules to protect consumers better and stop rogue traders )

 

Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play

LIBE Fundamental rights21-03-2017 - 11:20

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will question Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans about the respect of the rule of law in Poland on Wednesday, at 16:45. The Commission began investigating the situation in Poland under the "Framework for addressing systemic threats to the Rule of Law" on 13 January 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to assess the progress of the investigation procedure and discuss possible further developments. (Read more: Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play )

 

Textile imports: development MEPs call for rules to curb worker exploitation

DEVE Development and cooperation21-03-2017 - 10:00
Relatives of Rana Plaza victims hold photos of their loved ones. A year ago this week, more than 1,100 factory workers died when the eight-story Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed into a heap of bricks and fabric bolts. @Rohat Ali Rajib  

The EU Commission should propose rules obliging all players in the textile and clothing industry supply chain to respect the labour and human rights of their workers, say Development Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. They also advocate introducing EU tariff preferences and labels for sustainably-produced textiles. (Read more: Textile imports: development MEPs call for rules to curb worker exploitation )

 

Futuro de la UE: el Parlamento da la palabra a los ciudadanos

Sesión plenaria El futuro de Europa / Integración europea / Instituciones20-03-2017 - 19:16
60º aniversario del Tratado de Roma: sesión plenaria ciudadana  

El Tratado de Roma, firmado hace 60 años, allanó el camino de la integración económica y dio lugar al periodo de paz más extenso que ha conocido Europa. Sentó además las bases de la actual Unión Europea, de más de 500 millones de ciudadanos. En el marco de la reflexión sobre el futuro del proyecto comunitario, el Parlamento quiere escuchar directamente a los ciudadanos. El 21 de marzo, cientos de europeos actuarán como eurodiputados por un día y harán oír su voz desde el hemiciclo. (Más…: Futuro de la UE: el Parlamento da la palabra a los ciudadanos )