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Budget Committee MEPs reversed all the cuts proposed by the Council to the draft 2017 EU budget to meet the needs of the migration crisis and slow economic growth, in a vote on Wednesday. They also boosted funding to fight youth unemployment and increased spending on research and infrastructure projects. The full plenary will vote on 26 October on a proposed budget amounting to €161.8bn in commitments, €4.13bn more than the original Commission proposal. (Read more: MEPs reject EU Budget 2017 Council cuts: more funds for migration, jobs, youth )

 

Perspektiven für die Zukunft der jüdischen Gemeinschaften in Europa

Andere Institutionen28-09-2016 - 16:42
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Lord Jonathan Sacks  

Am Dienstag (27.9), am Vorabend des Todes des ehemaligen israelischen Präsidenten Schimon Peres, kamen EU-Abgeordnete und Vertreter der europäischen jüdischen Gemeinschaften im Parlament zusammen, um über Antisemitismus und die Perspektiven für die Zukunft der Juden in Europa zu debattieren. Parlamentspräsident Schulz betonte: "Jüdische Freunde und Nachbarn, wir stehen mit Ihnen zusammen gegenüber denjenigen, die Hass verbreiten. Europa ist nicht Europa ohne seine Juden. Europa ist Ihr Zuhause!" (Fortsetzung lesen: Perspektiven für die Zukunft der jüdischen Gemeinschaften in Europa )

 

Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs to debate changes to type-approval rules

IMCO Free movement of goods / Consumers / Environment28-09-2016 - 16:05

MEPs’ plans to tighten up EU car “type approval” rules, in the wake of the VW scandal, will be outlined in 196 amendments to the EU Commission proposal to overhaul the current system, to be debated in the Internal Market Committee on Thursday at 11.00. These include stricter supervision of tests done before a car can be placed on the market and more stringent obligations on EU member states to check that those already on the road meet all EU safety, environmental and production requirements. (Read more: Cleaner cars: Internal Market MEPs to debate changes to type-approval rules )

 

Transparency register: an eagerly-awaited strengthening

Others Institutions28-09-2016 - 11:10

After five years’ existence, the transparency register, of independent organisations and people whose business is to influence EU decision-taking processes, is to evolve into a mandatory system covering all EU institutions. This is "an eagerly-awaited reform", said European Parliament Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume, welcoming the proposed inter-institutional agreement tabled by the European Commission on 28 September. (Read more: Transparency register: an eagerly-awaited strengthening )

 

Debate on possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal

ECON REGI Economic and monetary affairs / Regional policy27-09-2016 - 17:39

Should EU Structural and Investment Funds for Spain and Portugal be suspended, following Council’s 12 July decision to trigger the “excessive deficit” procedure? MEPs from the Regional Development and Economic Affairs committees will debate a possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal with the EU Commission in Strasbourg on Monday 3 October, in room Louise Weiss N1.3, starting at 18.00. (Read more: Debate on possible suspension of structural funds for Spain and Portugal )

 

The European Parliament is sending a delegation of MEPs to Colombia this week to accompany and observe its referendum on the newly signed peace agreement. MEPs “expect and hope” that on Sunday 2 October Colombian voters will back the peace agreement reached by the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). (Read more: European Parliament delegation to observe Colombia’s peace deal referendum )

 

Abschaffung der Roaming-Gebühren: "Roaming wie zu Hause"

Andere Freier Dienstleistungsverkehr27-09-2016 - 15:55
 

Ab Juni 2017 sollen die Roaming-Gebühren innerhalb der EU abgeschafft werden. Wie kann die Abschaffung der Roaming-Zuschläge auf eine sowohl für die Betreiber als auch die Verbraucher gerechte und faire Weise geschehen? Wir haben die spanische EU-Abgeordnete und Berichterstatterin Pilar del Castillo (EVP) zum Wegfall der Roaming-Gebühren interviewt und ihr die Fragen unserer Facebook-Nutzer gestellt. Sehen Sie unser Videointerview. (Fortsetzung lesen: Abschaffung der Roaming-Gebühren: "Roaming wie zu Hause" )

 

Chair Werner Langen kicked off Tuesday’s hearing with the investigative journalists behind the Panama Papers revelations by announcing that the inquiry committee will also look into the recent Bahama Leaks affair and the case of former Commissioner Neelie Kroes, who failed to declare a directorship in an offshore firm while she held the competition portfolio. (Read more: Chairman Werner Langen: Panama Papers committee will also look into Bahama Leaks )

 

“Big Data”: Über Möglichkeiten und Risiken

Andere Institutionen27-09-2016 - 14:20
Online Security Technology ©AP Images/ European Union-EP  

In unserem täglichen Leben sind wir von großen Mengen persönlicher und öffentlicher Daten umgeben. Dank leistungsfähiger Prozessoren und cleverer Algorithmen können jedoch immer mehr dieser Daten gespeichert und analysiert werden. Diese neue Ära der "Big Data", also des intelligenten Umgangs mit diesen großen Datenmengen, eröffnet neue Möglichkeiten für Unternehmen und Regierungen. Dem gegenüber stehen Bedenken bezüglich der Cyber-Sicherheit und des Schutzes unserer Privatsphäre. (Fortsetzung lesen: “Big Data”: Über Möglichkeiten und Risiken )

 

Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-09-2016 - 18:36

The recovery in the euro area is expected to continue at a moderate and steady pace, but slower than envisaged in June due to a lower foreign demand outlook, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee members on Monday. On the positive side, he said that the euro area economy showed resilience to global and political uncertainty, notably following the UK referendum outcome. (Read more: Euro area economy showed resilience after UK referendum, Mario Draghi tells MEPs )