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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 )

 

Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play

LIBE Fundamental rights21-03-2017 - 11:20

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs questioned Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans about the respect of the rule of law in Poland on Wednesday. The Commission began investigating the situation in Poland under the "Framework for addressing systemic threats to the Rule of Law" on 13 January 2016. MEPs discussed the progress of the investigation procedure and possible further developments, including the advisability of otherwise triggering the Article 7 of the Treaty against Poland. (Read more: Rule of law in Poland: Civil Liberties Committee to debate state of play )

 

MEPs commemorate Brussels terror attack victims, stress need to step up security

Plenary Session Institutions / Justice and home affairs15-03-2017 - 18:01

MEPs examined progress made in fighting terrorism since the 22 March 2016 attacks in Brussels in Wednesday afternoon’s “topical debate”. They stressed the need to do more to ensure swift and efficient information sharing among member states and improve the interoperability of EU databases, as well as to prevent radicalization and help victims of terrorism. (Read more: MEPs commemorate Brussels terror attack victims, stress need to step up security )

 

EU security policy debate one year after Brussels terrorist attacks, 15.00 today

Plenary Session Institutions / Justice and home affairs15-03-2017 - 14:00

MEPs will debate progress on the European security agenda since the 22 March 2016 terrorist attacks in Brussels with EU Commissioners Dimitris Avramopoulos and Sir Julian King, and Maltese Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg for the Council Presidency, on Wednesday at 15.00. Enhancing information sharing, combatting terrorism financing, preventing radicalisation and strengthening controls at the EU’s external borders are key priorities. (Read more: EU security policy debate one year after Brussels terrorist attacks, 15.00 today )

 

EU is stuck half way to achieving gender equality, MEPs say

Plenary Session Women's rights/Equal opportunities14-03-2017 - 13:18

The EU and its member states should step up their efforts to achieve equality between women and men. Despite progress on some issues, much remains to be done to reduce pay gaps, remove “glass ceilings” blocking women’s careers, remedy their lack of economic independence and improve their work/life balance, say MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: EU is stuck half way to achieving gender equality, MEPs say )

 

Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companies

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs14-03-2017 - 12:35

New tools to sharpen big EU firms’ focus on their long-run performance, by fostering their shareholders’ commitment to it, were approved by Parliament on Tuesday. They will include giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders. (Read more: Stronger rights for shareholders in EU companies )

 

No EU solidarity funds for member states refusing asylum-seekers, says lead MEP

LIBE Immigration / Asylum policy08-03-2017 - 12:27
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All EU countries must share responsibility for hosting asylum seekers arriving in Europe. So it follows those that refuse to do so should not get solidarity funding from other EU member states, Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE), lead MEP on the reform the Dublin asylum system told the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. (Read more: No EU solidarity funds for member states refusing asylum-seekers, says lead MEP )

 

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 )

 

Parliament asks EU Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity

Plenary Session Visa policy02-03-2017 - 11:57
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The EU Commission is legally obliged to take measures temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for US citizens, given that Washington still does not grant visa-free access to nationals of five EU countries. In a resolution approved on Thursday, MEPs urge the Commission to adopt the necessary legal measures “within two months”. (Read more: Parliament asks EU Commission to press for full US-EU visa reciprocity )