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Parliament braces itself for economic governance debate

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-10-2010 - 15:58

Parliament's rapporteurs on six proposals to beef up economic governance set out their preliminary views in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. They stressed the need for Parliament to take a strong, united stance on setting up a deficit surveillance mechanism, debt levels, and economic imbalances in the eurozone. (Read more: Parliament braces itself for economic governance debate )

 

On Tuesday the European Parliament's Energy Committee gave its green light to an agreement with the Council to free up €146 million of uncommitted funds to finance energy saving, energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. (Read more: €146 million for energy saving, efficiency and renewable energy projects )

 
Oleg Orlov, Moscovo, 13 de Setembro de 2010 ©BELGA_Photo ITAR-TASS_Stanislav Krasilnikov  

Em 2009, depois de ter sido galardoado com o Prémio Sakharov para a Liberdade de Pensamento, Oleg Orlov, da Organização russa MEMORIAL, falou das perseguições e da violência de que são alvo os defensores dos direitos humanos no Cáucaso do Norte. Um ano depois, o PE aprovou uma resolução que denuncia as "tentativas cínicas e absurdas de implicar a MEMORIAL" na ajuda a organizações terroristas e condena a abertura de um inquérito criminal contra Orlov, que arrisca uma pena de três anos de prisão. (Ler mais: Parlamento Europeu condena abertura de inquérito criminal contra Oleg Orlov )

 

Energy efficiency should be a key priority of Europe's energy strategy for 2011-2020, said the Energy Committee on Tuesday. MEPs urged the European Commission to exploit existing EU energy legislation and projects to the full. (Read more: Energy efficiency: a key priority of Europe’s Energy Strategy 2011-2020 )

 

Parliament sees its priorities through on hedge funds directive

ECON Economic and monetary affairs26-10-2010 - 14:02

European Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday overcame the final major hurdles to an agreement on the alternative investment fund managers directive. Parliament succeeded in pushing through new chapters on asset stripping and remuneration principles, as well as strongly influencing the rules on the passporting system, depositary liability, capital requirements, and use of leverage. (Read more: Parliament sees its priorities through on hedge funds directive )

 

Data protection: how to bring Americans and Europeans closer together?

LIBE Justice and home affairs26-10-2010 - 11:57

Though the Swift data privacy issue not forgotten, Europeans and Americans are trying to overcome their data protection differences via a possible police and judicial co-operation agreement. At a Civil Liberties Committee hearing on Monday, MEPs debated a draft negotiating brief proposed by the Commission to the Council. Parliament will have a right of veto over the final agreement. (Read more: Data protection: how to bring Americans and Europeans closer together? )

 

Cross-border family disputes and the protection of children's rights, especially of those with separated parents, are matters that the EU needs to address, said Parliament's Petitions Committee on Monday. Compulsory recognition of national courts' decisions on custody and visits, special training for judges on parental responsibility in cross-border separations and encouragement for family mediation should give more legal certainty to international couples. (Read more: More EU action to safeguard the rights of children of separated parents )

 

MEPs on Monday welcomed recent Turkish constitutional reforms, describing them as a step forward, while stressing that much remains to be done to ensure full respect for human rights. The biggest concerns discussed at a public hearing in Parliament were the lack of press freedom, the imprisonment of conscientious objectors and the situation of the Kurdish minority. (Read more: Human rights in Turkey: still a long way to go to meet accession criteria )

 

Governação económica na UE: défice não deve ser única preocupação

Outros Assuntos económicos e monetários25-10-2010 - 17:28
©BELGA_Photononstop_Jacques LOIC  

Os cortes orçamentais a que assistimos actualmente em toda a União Europeia fazem-nos esquecer que o aumento dos défices e a explosão da dívida pública não resultam necessariamente do esbanjamento de recursos por parte dos governos, e são, em muitos casos, uma consequência do custo das falências e da crise económica que se seguiram ao excesso de riscos assumidos pelo sector da banca. (Ler mais: Governação económica na UE: défice não deve ser única preocupação )

 
Jo Leinen (S&D)  

"A União Europeia deve assumir a liderança na preservação da biodiversidade", defende o eurodeputado sueco Jo Leinen, Presidente da comissão parlamentar do Ambiente, Saúde Pública e Segurança Alimentar. Leinen integra a delegação parlamentar que participa na décima Conferência das Nações Unidas sobre Biodiversidade, entre os dias 25 e 27 de Outubro, na cidade japonesa de Nagoya. (Ler mais: Entrevista com Jo Leinen sobre preservação da biodiversidade )