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31st Joint Parliamentary Assembly session

Delegations / External relations03-06-2016 - 13:46

The 31st plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) took place in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, in Southern Africa, from June 13 to 15 2016. The session was opened formally by its Co-President ad interim Michèle Rivasi for the European Parliament, and Co-President Netty Baldeh (Gambia) for the ACP. (Read more: 31st Joint Parliamentary Assembly session )

 

The 4th railway package

Transport01-06-2016 - 15:51
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The 4th railway package, tabled by the European Commission in January 2013, aims to improve the competitiveness of the rail sector and quality of rail services by removing administrative costs, introducing more competition in domestic passenger services and ensuring a level playing field for operators. (Read more: The 4th railway package )

 

New EU data protection legislation aims to create a uniform set of rules across the EU fit for the digital era, improve certainty as to the law and boost trust in the digital single market for citizens and businesses alike. Clear and affirmative consent to data processing, the right to be forgotten and tough fines for firms breaking the rules are some of the new features. (Read more: Q&A: new EU rules on data protection put the citizen back in the driving seat )

 

EP asks that TiSA talks open up new markets for EU firms

External/international trade01-06-2016 - 15:49

Talks on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), with countries representing 70% of world trade in services, should deliver international rules and more opportunities for EU firms to supply services such as transport and telecoms in third countries. But "nothing should prevent EU, national and local authorities from maintaining, improving and applying their laws", notably on labour, social protection and data protection, say MEPs’ recommendations to EU negotiators, voted on 3 February 2016. (Read more: EP asks that TiSA talks open up new markets for EU firms )

 

EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive: an overview

Justice and home affairs01-06-2016 - 15:48

The provisional deal reached by Parliament and Council negotiators on 2 December 2015 on an EU directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime was approved by plenary on 14 April 2016 by 461 votes to 179, with 9 abstentions. The text was approved by the Council of the EU on 21 April. (Read more: EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) directive: an overview )

 

30th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session

External relations01-06-2016 - 15:45

The 30th plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly took place in Brussels from 7 to 9 December 2015. The session was opened formally by its Co-Presidents Louis Michel for the European Parliament and Fitz A. Jackson (Jamaica) for the ACP. (Read more: 30th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session )

 

Parliament extends "package" holiday traveller protection

Free movement of persons / Tourism / Transport20-10-2015 - 10:05

Holidaymakers putting together their own “package” holidays from travel services sold on the internet or elsewhere need extra protection, as they are unlikely to get the same “all-in” cover as those buying from traditional travel agents, say MEPs. (Read more: Parliament extends "package" holiday traveller protection )

 

29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session

External relations05-06-2015 - 14:23

The 29th plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Suva from 15 to 17June 2015. The session will be opened formally by its co-presidents Louis Michel for the European Parliament and Fitz A. Jackson (Jamaica) for the ACP. (Read more: 29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session )

 

The European Parliament and the TTIP

Institutions / External/international trade24-02-2015 - 14:59
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Talks between the EU and US on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could lead to the world's largest bilateral free-trade area. Increased market access and trading opportunities and the removal of unnecessary regulation and red tapecould help boost economic growth and create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. However, there are also concerns about possible adverse impacts. (Read more: The European Parliament and the TTIP )

 

The 28th plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Strasbourg from 1 to 3 December 2014. The session will be opened formally by its co-presidents Louis Michel for the European Parliament and Fitz A. Jackson (Jamaica) for the ACP. (Read more: 28th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session 1 - 3 December 2014, Strasbourg )