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House of European History

Institutions24-04-2017 - 17:39

The House of European History aims to encourage citizens to reflect upon and debate the history of Europe and of European integration. Its goals are to increase knowledge, arouse curiosity and, over time, become a place for the exchange of ideas, reflection and debate about Europe and its history, linking up people, institutions and networks dealing with European history. Visitors will be challenged to critically assess European history, its potential and its future. (Read more: House of European History )

 

Reform of the EU asylum rules - creating a new Dublin system that works

Immigration / Asylum policy06-03-2017 - 16:16

On 9 March 2017, Parliament’s lead MEP on the reform of the Dublin system, Swedish liberal Cecilia Wikström, will present her draft report to the Civil Liberties Committee. (Read more: Reform of the EU asylum rules - creating a new Dublin system that works )

 

Q&A: New rules on automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions?

Justice and home affairs / Free movement of persons31-01-2017 - 15:02

To protect adopted children’s best interests, MEPs want the EU Commission to require all EU countries to recognise each other’s adoption certificates automatically. Their draft resolution proposes a European Certificate of Adoption to speed up automatic recognition process. The debate and vote will take place on Thursday. (Read more: Q&A: New rules on automatic cross-border recognition of adoptions? )

 

Revision of the EU firearms directive: an overview

Free movement of goods26-01-2017 - 10:37

The provisional deal on the revision of the EU firearms directive, which sets out the conditions under which private persons may lawfully acquire and possess guns or transfer them to another EU country, was backed by the Internal Market Committee on 26 January 2017. The vote by the full Parliament is expected to take place in March. (Read more: Revision of the EU firearms directive: an overview )

 

Mid-term election of new EP President, 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors

Institutions / Parliament's Rules of Procedure16-01-2017 - 18:43

The European Parliament will elect a new President, for the second half of this legislature, on 17 January. Outgoing President Martin Schulz will preside over the election of his successor, who will in turn oversee the election of the 14 Vice-Presidents and the five Quaestors, on 18 January. (Read more: Mid-term election of new EP President, 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors )

 

Parliament’s Rules of Procedure: what will change

Parliament's Rules of Procedure13-12-2016 - 14:41

A wide-ranging overhaul of Parliament’s rule of procedure, prepared by Richard Corbett (S&D, UK), was approved by the plenary on Tuesday 13 December. The key features of the reform are enhanced transparency within Parliament and changes in the organisation of plenary sessions. (Read more: Parliament’s Rules of Procedure: what will change )

 

32nd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session

Delegations / External relations05-12-2016 - 16:29

The 32nd plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) will take place in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, from December 19 to 21 2016. The session will be opened formally by its Co-Presidents Louis Michel for the European Parliament, and Netty Baldeh (Gambia) for the ACP in presence of Justin Muturi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya. (Read more: 32nd ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session )

 

EP agreed to delay draft investor protection rule to allow time for improvements

Economic and monetary affairs29-11-2016 - 17:55

Small investors need to be much better informed about possible risks and fees related to investment products they might buy, say MEPs. On Thursday they agreed to delay implementation of new rules under which investment companies have to provide a consumer-friendly document to guide prospective investors of “packaged retail and insurance-based investment products” (Priips). (Read more: EP agreed to delay draft investor protection rule to allow time for improvements )

 

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 )