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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 )

 

Et skridt tættere på det digitale indre marked

Plenarmøde Fri bevægelighed for tjenesteydelser26-05-2016 - 16:39
goldfish in e-commerce cart concept ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

Mere og mere af vores daglige liv er centreret omkring internettet. Selv om der ikke er fysiske grænser, er der stadig mange udfordringer. En af udfordringerne er geoblokering. Når vi ønsker at købe et produkt eller en tjeneste online, bliver vi ofte forhindret heri, fordi sælgeren befinder sig i et andet land. Onsdag debatterede MEP'erne nye forslag fra Europa-Kommissionen, som indeholder regler for at tackle uberettiget geoblokering og bringe os et skridt nærmere et digitalt indre marked. (Læs mere: Et skridt tættere på det digitale indre marked )

 

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 )

 

Forbrugernes magt på energimarkedet skal styrkes, siger MEPerne

Plenarmøde Energi26-05-2016 - 13:56
©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

MEPerne anbefaler metoder til at øge husholdningernes energiproduktion og gøre forbruget mere effektivt. Opfordrer også til EU-støtte til at håndtere energifattigdom. (Læs mere: Forbrugernes magt på energimarkedet skal styrkes, siger MEPerne )

 

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
©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

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 )

 

Nye forslag om det digitale indre marked skridt i den rigtige retning

Plenarmøde Fri bevægelighed for varer / Fri bevægelighed for tjenesteydelser / Informationssamfundet25-05-2016 - 19:38

De nye initiativer, der skal gøre det lettere for forbrugere og virksomheder at købe og sælge produkter og tjenester online i hele EU, blev hilst velkommen af flertallet af MEPerne i en debat med Kommissionens næstformand for det digitale indre marked, Andrus Ansip, onsdag eftermiddag. Parlamentet og Ministerrådet lovgiver i fællesskab om det digitale indre marked. (Læs mere: Nye forslag om det digitale indre marked skridt i den rigtige retning )