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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 )

 

Plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens entering the Schengen area were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday. If approved by Parliament and Council, it will allow Ukrainians who have a biometric passport to enter the EU area without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes. (Read more: Civil liberties MEPs back plans to waive visa requirements for Ukrainians )

 

Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures

LIBE Justice and home affairs26-09-2016 - 17:34

In the wake of this summer’s terrorist attacks in Europe, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove debated trends revealed by such attacks and EU counter-terrorism measures with Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday afternoon. (Read more: Civil Liberties MEPs quiz Gilles de Kerchove on counter-terrorism measures )

 
Ungdomar kom med 50 förslag till ett bättre Europa vid årets upplaga av Europeiska ungdomsevenemanget.  

Vem ska man fråga om Europas framtid om inte framtidens generation? I maj samlades 7000 unga européer i Strasbourg för den andra upplagan av Europeiska ungdomsevenemanget (EYE), där de diskuterade hur Europas många utmaningar ska klaras av. 50 av de bästa idéerna sammanställdes i en rapport som presenterades för parlamentet den 6 september. En del av idéerna kommer att skickas vidare till parlamentsutskotten, som från den 11 oktober kommer att diskutera dem med de inblandade ungdomarna. (Läs mer: Att göra skillnad: Ungdomar presenterade 50 idéer för ett bättre Europa )

 

Roaming: new “fair use” proposals are a good start, say Industry Committee MEPs

ITRE Free movement of services26-09-2016 - 10:05

Draft “fair use” safeguards to prevent mobile phone users from taking unfair advantage of EU rules on “roaming” charges were debated in the Industry Committee on Monday 26 September afternoon. (Read more: Roaming: new “fair use” proposals are a good start, say Industry Committee MEPs )

 

What future for the Jewish communities in Europe?

Others Institutions23-09-2016 - 12:21

The current situation in Europe of Anti-Semitism and future prospects for Europe’s Jewish communities will be debated at a conference hosted by EP President Martin Schulz and First Vice-President Antonio Tajani in Parliament’s premises on Tuesday afternoon. Anti-Semitism and attacks against Jews in Europe have grown in recent years. (Read more: What future for the Jewish communities in Europe? )

 

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly “expect and hope” that the “historic” peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EU’s list of terrorist organisations. (Read more: EuroLat “expects and hopes” Colombia will approve peace deal on 2 October )

 

With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut. (Read more: MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone not enough, better resettlement tools needed )

 

Social dumpning: Ledamöterna kräver social rättvisa och bättre löner

Plenarsammanträde Sysselsättningspolitik21-09-2016 - 15:34
 

Inom EU har arbetstagare inte samma arbetsvillkor eller samma sociala skyddsnivå. Den ekonomiska konkurrensen är hög och företag försöker skära ner sina kostnader för arbetskraft, exempelvis genom social dumpning. Detta kan leda till att arbetstagare blir utnyttjade som billig arbetskraft. Under förra veckans plenarsession krävde ledamöterna att man stoppar denna orättvisa konkurrens. Åtgärder för att teckna kollektivavtal och införa minimilön stod också på programmet. (Läs mer: Social dumpning: Ledamöterna kräver social rättvisa och bättre löner )

 

Deepening the integration of the EU and Latin America is the best way to respond to common challenges, agreed parliamentarians from both sides of the Atlantic at the opening of the ninth plenary session of the Euro-Latin Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), on Tuesday in Montevideo (Uruguay). The economic situation, trade relations between the EU and Latin America and between both regions and China, managing migration flows and fighting terrorism are also on the agenda. (Read more: EuroLat opening: deeper EU-Latin integration needed to tackle common challenges )