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Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting

ECON Economic and monetary affairs31-03-2015 - 12:10

A draft EU law to make the benchmarks used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The text (lead MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, ALDE, NL) aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years. (Read more: Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting )

 

Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence

LIBE Judicial cooperation31-03-2015 - 10:46
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Draft EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is fully respected in member states were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs inserted amendments to prevent statements by public authorities that might suggest a suspect is guilty before a final conviction, ensure that the burden of proof stays with the prosecution and guarantee the rights to remain silent, not to incriminate oneself and to be present at trial. (Read more: Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence )

 

Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege

DROI Human rights / External relations26-03-2015 - 12:31
Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) of the European Parliament exchange of views with Denis Mukwege, Sakharov Prize Laureate 2014  

Dr Denis Mukwege, the 2014 Sakharov Prize laureate, described political problems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his difficulties in tackling the problem of sexual abuse of women and even small children, in a Human Rights Subcommittee debate on Thursday. MEPs discussed how the EU could best support Dr Mukwege’s work, and some called for legally-binding rules on trade in conflict minerals. (Read more: Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege )

 

Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers

Plenary Session Employment policy / Transport25-03-2015 - 22:32

The question of whether Germany’s minimum pay rules should apply to foreign lorry drivers using its roads divided MEPs evenly in a debate with transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Wednesday evening. The European Commission is still assessing the implications of these rules, which the Germany partially suspended (for transit drivers) early this year, but they must in any event comply with EU law, she said. (Read more: Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers )

 

Terror attacks targeted Tunisia's democratic path: MEPs call for more EU support

Plenary Session External relations25-03-2015 - 21:39

The 18 March terrorist attacks on the Tunis Bardo museum were clearly directed against Tunisia’s transition to democracy, as the “lone success story of the ‘Arab Spring’”, said MEPs in a debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday evening. All speakers insisted on the need to maintain or beef up EU support for Tunisia, so to in encourage it to pursue its democratic transition and not be intimidated by attempts to cause anarchy and chaos. (Read more: Terror attacks targeted Tunisia's democratic path: MEPs call for more EU support )

 

Eurodeputados debatem resultados da cimeira europeia sobre a energia e a Grécia

Sessão plenária Instituições25-03-2015 - 20:29
Françoise Grossetête: Kathleen Van Brempt; Syed Kamall: Guy Verhofstadt; Neoklis Sylikiotis; Rebecca Harms ; Paul Nuttall; Jean-Claude Juncker; Donald Tusk  

A União da Energia, a Grécia e economia foram os temas em destaque num debate em sessão plenária, esta quarta-feira de 25 de março, sobre as conclusões do Conselho Europeu da semana anterior. Os eurodeputados saudaram o projeto para reforçar uma maior colaboração em termos energéticos e chamaram a atenção para a situação na Grécia. (Ler mais: Eurodeputados debatem resultados da cimeira europeia sobre a energia e a Grécia )

 

Parlamento Europeu avança com medidas para melhorar fiscalidade na UE

Sessão plenária Fiscalidade25-03-2015 - 19:57

O Parlamento Europeu aprovou hoje, por 444 votos a favor, 110 contra e 41 abstenções, um relatório da comissão parlamentar dos Assuntos Económicos que avança com uma série de medidas para reforçar a luta contra a fraude fiscal, a evasão fiscal, a elisão fiscal, o planeamento fiscal agressivo e os paraísos fiscais. (Ler mais: Parlamento Europeu avança com medidas para melhorar fiscalidade na UE )

 

Moscovici debate: MEPs make the case for fairer taxation

Plenary Session Taxation25-03-2015 - 19:55
EU budget revision illustration  

EU member states must be more transparent about their national tax rulings, because unfair tax competition distorts competition among companies and could lead to a “race to the bottom”, warned many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with taxation Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. (Read more: Moscovici debate: MEPs make the case for fairer taxation )

 

PE aprova assistência macrofinanceira de 1,8 mil milhões de euros à Ucrânia

Sessão plenária Comércio externo/internacional25-03-2015 - 19:52
Men push a cart over the destroyed Putilovka bridge near Donetsk airport on March 21, 2015.  

O Parlamento Europeu aprovou hoje a proposta da Comissão de conceder 1,8 mil milhões de euros adicionais em assistência macrofinanceira à Ucrânia, sob a forma de empréstimos a médio prazo. A assistência da UE visa ajudar o país a cobrir parte das suas necessidades de financiamento externo em 2015 e no início de 2016, no contexto do programa do FMI. (Ler mais: PE aprova assistência macrofinanceira de 1,8 mil milhões de euros à Ucrânia )

 

Parliament approves EU aid for redundant workers in Greece and Ireland

Plenary Session Budget25-03-2015 - 19:16

More than 2,000 workers made redundant in Greece and Ireland in 2014 will receive EU aid worth €11.3 million to help them find jobs, Parliament decided on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid has already been approved by the EU Council of Ministers. (Read more: Parliament approves EU aid for redundant workers in Greece and Ireland )