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Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to Sicily

Others Institutions / Delegations27-07-2015 - 09:53
EP Delegation to Sicily on Migration_  

Countries such as Italy and Greece dealing with an influx of asylum seekers should receive more support from other member states, MEPs said on a delegation visit to the Italian island of Sicily from 22 to 24 July. “Italy spends over €1 billion every year just to take care of those who make it across the Mediterranean. Italy’s borders are the EU's borders and a better management of the migratory flows is our common responsibility,” said French ALDE member Jean Arthuis, co-chair of the delegation. (Read more: Migration: MEPs call for more EU solidarity on visit to Sicily )

 

Summer reading: discover this year's most popular articles so far

Others Institutions27-07-2015 - 09:00
A la Une 5 top Article of the last semester  

Articles on our photography contest, Ukraine, social media, gender equality and the European integration of the Western Balkans have proved to be most popular on our website in the first half of 2015. Read our article to find out more and click on the links to discover them yourself. (Read more: Summer reading: discover this year's most popular articles so far )

 
Lux Prize 2015  

The three films competing for the 2015 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July in Rome by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani and culture committee chair Silvia Costa, at the Venice Days press conference. The films are: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar) and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). (Read more: Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) shortlisted for the 2015 Lux Prize )

 

Summer game: how well do you know your languages?

Others Institutions23-07-2015 - 09:00
 

It’s summer once again! A time for going on holiday, visiting family, enjoying sunny barbecues or simply playing games. So take part in our summer challenge and learn how to recognise "summer" in all of the EU’s official languages. Once you are done, share it online! (Read more: Summer game: how well do you know your languages? )

 

Boosting Europe's economy: Juncker investment plan explained

Others Economic and monetary affairs22-07-2015 - 18:59
 

The so-called Juncker investment plan, aiming to get Europe growing again and get more people back to work, got a green light from Parliament in June. How will the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) actually work though? And how will investments be mobilised to lead to an overall sum of €315 billion? Our EuroparlTV animation explains. (Read more: Boosting Europe's economy: Juncker investment plan explained )

 

Five things you should know when travelling abroad

Others Tourism20-07-2015 - 09:00
infographic illustration  

We all love to travel, but do you know what to do if things go wrong? When there is an emergency, your flight gets cancelled or you lose your passport? There are EU rules in place to make travellers' lives easier. Here are a few key points to remember. (Read more: Five things you should know when travelling abroad )

 

Ukraine: timeline of events

Plenary Session Enlargement / External relations17-07-2015 - 11:58
 

While the conflict in Ukraine continues, the country and the EU ratified a bilateral association agreement on 16 September 2014. Read up on all the latest developments in Ukraine with the help of our timeline, from the Euromaidan movement to the historic vote in the two parliaments in September and the parliamentary elections in Ukraine in October. (Read more: Ukraine: timeline of events )

 

Luxembourg Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees

AFET TRAN TAXE SEDE REGI PETI PECH LIBE JURI ITRE INTA IMCO FEMM ENVI EMPL ECON DROI DEVE CULT CONT AFCO BUDG AGRI Institutions17-07-2015 - 11:20

The priorities of Luxembourg EU Council Presidency will be outlined to the various parliamentary committees by Luxembourg ministers in a series of meetings to be held during this week. (Read more: Luxembourg Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees )

 

A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by MEPs from all political groups in a debate on Wednesday. Members were concerned that the draft did not include an impact assessment, that member state measures might not be compatible with single market or WTO rules and that the proposal might prove unworkable. (Read more: GMO imports: MEPs object to draft law allowing national bans, call for plan B )

 

Economic and Monetary Affairs MEPs debate Euro Summit deal with Greece

ECON Economic and monetary affairs16-07-2015 - 13:26

The rescue package for Greece agreed at the 12-13 July Eurozone Summit on Greece was debated in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Thursday. Members gave their views on the deal struck by Greece and its creditors, the functioning of the Eurozone, the role played by the European Parliament and on Parliament’s future involvement in monitoring the implementation of the agreement. (Read more: Economic and Monetary Affairs MEPs debate Euro Summit deal with Greece )