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Plenary overview: refugee relocation, Hungary, Brexit talks

Plenary Session European Council / Institutions / Environment19-05-2017 - 09:53
 

From a debate on Brexit negotiations to refugee relocation and the situation in Hungary: read our overview of this week's plenary session. (Read more: Plenary overview: refugee relocation, Hungary, Brexit talks )

 

MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in Syria

Plenary Session External relations18-05-2017 - 13:06

Only a political process led by the different Syrian groups and supported by the UN could end a war in Syria and the EU should take a more active role. (Read more: MEPs want EU to step up its peace-building efforts in Syria )

 

EP urges EU countries to speed up relocation of refugees, particularly children

Plenary Session Immigration18-05-2017 - 12:53

EU countries must fulfil their obligations to take in asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy, giving priority to unaccompanied minors, said Parliament on Thursday. (Read more: EP urges EU countries to speed up relocation of refugees, particularly children )

 

Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation

Plenary Session External relations18-05-2017 - 12:44

Chechen authorities must end the persecution of gay men and an investigation must be held as a matter of urgency, MEPs said on Thursday. (Read more: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya: MEPs call for urgent investigation )

 

The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle East, say MEPs

Plenary Session External relations18-05-2017 - 12:38

The construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank must stop to allow prospects for a viable two-state solution, urge MEPs. (Read more: The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle East, say MEPs )

 

Audiovisual media: clear rules to protect children

Plenary Session Information18-05-2017 - 12:35

Parliament has given the Culture committee a mandate to begin talks with the Council on a new directive on audiovisual media, which will include online platforms. (Read more: Audiovisual media: clear rules to protect children )

 

Watching online films and TV while abroad

Plenary Session Free movement of services18-05-2017 - 12:29
VoD Internet portability ©AP Images/European Union-EP  

EU citizens with subscriptions for online films and TV will soon be able to access their content while temporarily in another EU country. (Read more: Watching online films and TV while abroad )

 

EEA solidarity contributions and Norway, Iceland fisheries deals backed by MEPs

Plenary Session External/international trade18-05-2017 - 12:27

Financial solidarity contributions by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to the European Economic Area and fisheries trade deals with Norway and Iceland were backed by MEPs on Thursday. (Read more: EEA solidarity contributions and Norway, Iceland fisheries deals backed by MEPs )

 

Human rights: H. Hichilema in Zambia, Dr Gudina in Ethiopia, South Sudan

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations18-05-2017 - 12:18

The European Parliament expresses concern about arrests of opposition leaders in Zambia and Ethiopia and calls for an end to the war in South Sudan, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: H. Hichilema in Zambia, Dr Gudina in Ethiopia, South Sudan )

 

MEPs welcome unity on Brexit and call for reform of the EU

Plenary Session European Council / Institutions17-05-2017 - 18:26
MEPs debate the guidelines for the EU negotiations with the UK that the European Council agreed at its last meeting in April.  

MEPs welcomed the unity of the 27 Member States and the EU institutions with regard to Brexit and also called for a reform of the EU to benefit all its citizens. (Read more: MEPs welcome unity on Brexit and call for reform of the EU )