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MEPs take stance on economic governance

ECON Economic and monetary affairs05-10-2010 - 14:42

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs approved their contribution to the EU economic governance debate on Tuesday, a few weeks before Herman Van Rompuy's economic governance task force is due to unveil its plans. The committee broadly backs the Commission's legislative proposals, but goes further on, inter alia, a permanent European monetary fund, European bonds, and the need to tackle budget surpluses as well as deficits. (Read more: MEPs take stance on economic governance )

 

Destaques da sessão plenária: Bruxelas, 6 e 7 de Outubro de 2010

Outros Instituições05-10-2010 - 14:05
 

Entre os temas constantes da agenda, destaque para a sessão solene com José Ramos Horta, os planos da UE para proteger a biodiversidade, a isenção de vistos para a Albânia e a Bósnia e Herzegovina, a moratória sobre operações de prospecção de petróleo nas águas da UE, os fundos de coesão após 2013, o 20º aniversário da reunificação alemã e o Dia Mundial contra a Pena de Morte. (Ler mais: Destaques da sessão plenária: Bruxelas, 6 e 7 de Outubro de 2010 )

 

Climate: 30% emissions target would favour EU economic growth

ENVI Environment05-10-2010 - 13:28

The EU would be acting in its own economic interest if it raised its 2020 CO2 reduction target to 30%, says Parliament's Environment Committee in a resolution, approved on Tuesday, which also highlights climate aid commitments to developing countries as critical to progress in upcoming international talks in Cancún, Mexico. (Read more: Climate: 30% emissions target would favour EU economic growth )

 

Improve living standards in banana-producing ACP countries, say MEPs

DEVE Development and cooperation05-10-2010 - 13:02

Almost €200 million in EU support for 10 banana-exporting countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific should help cut poverty, boost living standards and promote compliance with labour, health and environment standards, especially as regards using pesticides, says a report approved by Development Committee MEPs on Tuesday. This support aims to offset the negative impact on ACP producers of reducing EU tariffs on banana imports from Latin America. (Read more: Improve living standards in banana-producing ACP countries, say MEPs )

 

A Comissão dos Orçamentos do Parlamento Europeu deu hoje luz verde à mobilização de 2.405.671 euros do Fundo Europeu de Ajustamento à Globalização a favor de Portugal, destinados a apoiar os trabalhadores despedidos da Qimonda. A votação em sessão plenária está agendada para 19 de Outubro, em Estrasburgo. (Ler mais: Qimonda: Comissão dos Orçamentos aprova mobilização de 2,4 milhões de euros )

 

Regional policy’s contribution to the Europe 2020 Strategy and the future of EU cohesion policy were debated at the launch of the annual European Week of Regions and Cities Open days in Parliament on Monday. The four-day event, organised by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions, brings together over 6,000 participants in 130 seminars in Brussels and over 260 events across Europe. (Read more: Cohesion policy after 2013: debate launched with Europe's regions and cities )

 

New rules on how Parliament and the Commission work together were backed by an overwhelming majority of Constitutional Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. The deal, to be put to a plenary vote on 20 October, would give Parliament new rights and powers to participate in EU policy making, reflecting its new position under the Lisbon Treaty. (Read more: Constitutional Affairs Committee backs Parliament/Commission co-operation deal )

 

Hopes and doubts over EP electoral reform and citizens' initiative

AFCO Constitutional affairs30-09-2010 - 19:04

MEPs in the Constitutional Affairs Committee held a full-day debate on Thursday with MPs from national parliaments on two topics, the reform of the European electoral procedure and the citizens' initiative. Many doubts were raised about the scope and timetable for the electoral reform but the proposal on the citizens' initiative was widely supported, albeit with some modifications. (Read more: Hopes and doubts over EP electoral reform and citizens' initiative )

 

Waste crisis in Campania: time to reduce, re-use and recycle

PETI Petitions30-09-2010 - 15:23

An integrated waste management plan, giving priority to waste reduction, re-use and recycling, should be put in place to prevent a new waste crisis in the Campania region, say a series of recommendations approved by the Petitions Committee on Thursday following a fact-finding mission last April. (Read more: Waste crisis in Campania: time to reduce, re-use and recycle )

 

After three days of negotiations and voting, Parliament's Budgets Committee on Thursday finalised the bulk of its position on next year's budget. Its key changes increased funding for research, innovation, student mobility, energy and support for the Middle East peace process. This was the first budget exercise under the Lisbon Treaty, which gives Parliament a full say on the whole budget, including farm spending. (Read more: 2011 budget: MEPs defend innovation and external actions )