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On behalf of Parliament’s political group leaders, EP President Martin Schulz expressed in a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk his disappointment at the way the draft conclusions of the 27 Heads of State or Government relegate Parliament “to a secondary position in the Brexit negotiation process”. (Read more: Grave consequences if Parliament is all but excluded from EU Brexit talks )

 

Portos marítimos: aumentar transparência de taxas portuárias e fundos públicos

Sessão plenária Transportes14-12-2016 - 13:48

O regulamento sobre a prestação de serviços portuários e a transparência financeira dos portos foi hoje aprovado pelo Parlamento Europeu. As novas regras abrangem mais de 300 portos marítimos da Europa, incluindo 13 portugueses: Aveiro, Caniçal, Funchal, Horta, Lajes das Flores, Lisboa, Ponta Delgada, Portimão, Porto/Leixões, Porto Santo, Praia da Vitória, Setúbal e Sines. Os Estados-Membros podem decidir não aplicar o regulamento aos portos situados nas regiões ultraperiféricas. (Ler mais: Portos marítimos: aumentar transparência de taxas portuárias e fundos públicos )

 

EU foreign policy should build on diplomacy, development and defence, say MEPs

Plenary Session External relations14-12-2016 - 13:18

Diplomacy, development and defence should be the pillars of EU foreign policy, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. They advocate a more realistic strategy on Russia and a “less for less” policy towards countries that try to throw democracy into reverse. MEPs also call on member states to show more unity and trust, and to speak with one voice, so as to make the EU a global player. (Read more: EU foreign policy should build on diplomacy, development and defence, say MEPs )

 

Transporte ferroviário: PE aprova novas regras para estimular viagens de comboio

Sessão plenária Transportes14-12-2016 - 13:04
PR train package ©AP Images/European Union-EP  

O Parlamento Europeu aprovou hoje o “pilar de mercado” do quarto pacote ferroviário. A nova legislação, já acordada com os governos nacionais, prevê que os concursos públicos se tornem a regra para a adjudicação de contratos de serviço público, com algumas exceções. Continuará a ser possível a adjudicação por ajuste direto no caso de conduzir a uma melhor qualidade do serviço ou melhor relação custo-eficácia. Os requisitos de desempenho vão incluir a pontualidade e a frequência dos comboios. (Ler mais: Transporte ferroviário: PE aprova novas regras para estimular viagens de comboio )

 

Court of Auditors: MEPs endorse Juhan Parts as member for Estonia

Plenary Session Budgetary control14-12-2016 - 12:55

The appointment of former Estonian Prime Minister Juhan Parts as a member of the European Court of Auditors was endorsed by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Mr Parts, who has a degree in Law from the University of Tartu, was Auditor General of Estonia from 1998 to 2002 and Prime Minister from 2003-2005. He has also been Minister of Economy and Communications. (Read more: Court of Auditors: MEPs endorse Juhan Parts as member for Estonia )

 

A proposal to grant Spain €856,800 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 250 former car workers made redundant by 29 firms manufacturing motor vehicle parts in the Valencia region was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid had already been approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 December. (Read more: MEPs approve €856,800 in job-search aid for 250 redundant car workers in Spain )

 

End of term statement by Parliament’s President Martin Schulz

Plenary Session Institutions14-12-2016 - 12:48
Statement by the President on his end of term  

Martin Schulz summed up his five years as European Parliament President in a statement to the House on Wednesday. (Read more: End of term statement by Parliament’s President Martin Schulz )

 

MEPs back textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan, welcome end to child labour

Plenary Session External/international trade14-12-2016 - 12:32

MEPs backed a textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan on Wednesday, acknowledging its efforts to eradicate child labour. But they also urged it to take further steps to end all other forms of forced labour, e.g. by students and civil servants, in its cotton harvest. (Read more: MEPs back textiles trade deal with Uzbekistan, welcome end to child labour )

 

MEPs back trade deal with Ecuador

Plenary Session External/international trade14-12-2016 - 12:29

The European Parliament gave its consent for Ecuador to join the EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru in a vote on Wednesday. The deal retains Ecuador’s preferential access to the EU market. (Read more: MEPs back trade deal with Ecuador )

 

Debate on migration, security, Russia, Brexit and investment in jobs

Plenary Session Institutions14-12-2016 - 12:04
Debate on EU Summit_  

Political group leaders discussed how to relieve the humanitarian tragedy in Aleppo, sanctions against Russia and ways to boost European defence capacities ahead of the European Summit. (Read more: Debate on migration, security, Russia, Brexit and investment in jobs )