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The results of the EU’s one-year-old deal with Turkey to manage refugee and migration flows will be assessed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs and EU Commission officials this afternoon. The Commission will also report to the committee on the financial aid so far provided to Turkey to assist refugees. (Read more: Migration: MEPs to assess cooperation with Turkey and return policy )

 
Conference of Presidents after the UK government’s triggered of Article 50 TEU  

Euroopan parlamentin puhemies ja parlamentin poliittisten ryhmien puheenjohtajat ovat kokouksessaan päättäneet tukea neljän poliittisen ryhmän ja perussopimusvaliokunnan valmistelemaa päätöslauselmaluonnosta, jossa määritetään Euroopan parlamentin ehdot Britannian EU-erosopimukselle. Parlamentti keskustelee ja äänestää päätöslauselmasta täysistunnossa keskiviikkona 5. huhtikuuta. Lopullinen sopimus Britannian EU-erosta edellyttää Euroopan parlamentin täysistunnon hyväksyntää. (Lue lisää: Brexit: Euroopan parlamentin ehdot Britannian EU-erosopimuksen hyväksymiselle )

 

Plans to make it easier to move money around within the EU’s long-run budget, to help tackle urgent challenges such as the migration crisis, strengthening security, boosting growth and creating jobs, were backed by the Budgets Committee on Monday. Parliament has long fought for greater flexibility within the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF), which would apply for the remainder of the 2014-2020 MFF. (Read more: Budgets MEPs back flexibility: €6bn more for jobs, growth and tackling migration )

 

MEPs vote to close loopholes for exploiting EU and third country tax differences

ECON Economic and monetary affairs27-03-2017 - 18:29

Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs have voted to close loopholes which allow some of the world’s largest corporations to avoid paying tax on profits by exploiting differences in the tax systems of EU and third countries. (Read more: MEPs vote to close loopholes for exploiting EU and third country tax differences )

 

Security: committee debate with French and German ministers on Monday at 17.00

LIBE Justice and home affairs27-03-2017 - 13:13

German federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière and French Minister of the Interior Matthias Fekl will debate EU measures to improve the security situation in Europe and future challenges in the field with the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday from 17.00 to 19.00. (Read more: Security: committee debate with French and German ministers on Monday at 17.00 )

 

60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

Others Future of Europe/European integration / Institutions / Treaties23-03-2017 - 18:31

Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani, political group leaders and other leading MEPs will meet with Italy’s highest public officials, starting with President Sergio Mattarella on Friday, and take part in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on Saturday. (Read more: 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome )

 

Plans to adapt more books for blind people backed by Legal Affairs Committee

JURI Justice and home affairs23-03-2017 - 11:01

New draft rules to make more books available in formats designed for blind and visually impaired people were approved by the Legal Affairs Committee on Thursday. The draft legislation, which brings EU law into line with the Marrakesh Treaty, provides for copyright exceptions for formats such as audiobooks and Braille. (Read more: Plans to adapt more books for blind people backed by Legal Affairs Committee )

 

Security debate with Commissioner King in the Civil Liberties Committee at 14.00

LIBE Justice and home affairs23-03-2017 - 10:43

The first “security dialogue” with Commissioner Sir Julian King on information sharing in the security field will be held by the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday from 14.00 to 15.30. (Read more: Security debate with Commissioner King in the Civil Liberties Committee at 14.00 )

 

The new European Solidarity Corps deserves its own budget – it should not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes, urge Culture and Education Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. Offering young people an opportunity to take part in solidarity schemes all over Europe would help them to gain experience for future long-term jobs, they add. (Read more: EU Solidarity Corps not to be funded with Erasmus+ budget, urge culture MEPs )

 

A new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress, agreed the Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators on Tuesday. (Read more: A to G energy scale for home appliances: EP/Council strike informal deal )