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MEPs discuss situation in Hungary with Prime Minister Orbán

Plenary Session Fundamental rights26-04-2017 - 18:23
Debate on Hungary  

Political group leaders and MEPs gave their views on Hungary’s new education law, perceived as targeting the Central European University, the tightening of rules for NGOs and asylum seekers and a government survey entitled “National Consultation - Let’s stop Brussels!”. (Read more: MEPs discuss situation in Hungary with Prime Minister Orbán )

 

Opening – European Parliament President highlights ‘Girls in ICT’ Day

Plenary Session Institutions26-04-2017 - 16:10
Opening – European Parliament President highlights ‘Girls in ICT’ Day  

President Tajani highlighted the international “Girls in ICT” Day, to be held on Thursday. This aims to encourage young women to study and take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Read more: Opening – European Parliament President highlights ‘Girls in ICT’ Day )

 

Fate of EU - Turkey relations to be debated Wednesday

Plenary Session External relations26-04-2017 - 12:00

The outcome of Turkey’s referendum, expanding presidential powers, will be debated with EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn on Wednesday at around 17.30. (Read more: Fate of EU - Turkey relations to be debated Wednesday )

 

Employment: MEPs to discuss plans to reinforce workers' rights

Plenary Session Social policy / Employment policy26-04-2017 - 10:28
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The labour market has drastically changed in recent years due in part to the digital economy, leading to more temporary jobs and more people being treated as independent contractors. However, the EU is preparing legislation to reinforce workers' rights as part of the European pillar of social rights initiative. The European Commission will present the plans to MEPs on Wednesday 26 April. We asked two MEPs about the best ways to create fair working conditions for employees. (Read more: Employment: MEPs to discuss plans to reinforce workers' rights )

 

Safety first: protecting children from watching harmful videos online

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs25-04-2017 - 17:32
 

Children are at risk of coming across videos containing violence or hate speech when online. The culture committee proposed several measures to better protect them when it adopted its position on a proposed update of the audiovisual media services directives on 25 April. But do you know how much time children spend online or the best way to protect them from harmful content? Watch our video to find out. (Read more: Safety first: protecting children from watching harmful videos online )

 

E-commerce: ending unjustified geo-blocking across the EU

IMCO Free movement of goods / Free movement of services25-04-2017 - 15:22

MEPs beefed up rules to ensure that buyers of goods or services from another EU country are treated like local customers in a committee vote on Tuesday. (Read more: E-commerce: ending unjustified geo-blocking across the EU )

 

Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU

IMCO Citizens' rights / Free movement of goods / Free movement of services25-04-2017 - 15:11

Key products and services, like phones, e-book readers, operating systems and payment terminals, will have to be made more accessible to people with disabilities, under draft EU rules amended in committee on Tuesday. (Read more: Products and services to be made more accessible for disabled persons in the EU )

 

Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. (Read more: Media services: same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better )

 
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Asylum seekers should be able to work in the EU no later than two months after applying for asylum, instead of the current nine months, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Tuesday. (Read more: Ease access to labour market for asylum-seekers to boost integration, MEPs say )

 

Sexual abuse and exploitation of children: committee hearing

LIBE Police cooperation25-04-2017 - 11:17

MEPs will look at how EU rules to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children have been implemented by EU countries in a committee hearing on Tuesday afternoon. (Read more: Sexual abuse and exploitation of children: committee hearing )