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EU foreign policy must use all its tools, MEPs say

Plenary Session External relations / Security and defence03-04-2014 - 12:26

The EU’s external policy needs a fresh approach, driven by effective coordination among EU institutions and member states and real, coherent use of their foreign policy tools, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Thursday. The EU’s failure to deal coherently with many recent conflicts has damaged its credibility as a global player and security provider, MEPs said. (Read more: EU foreign policy must use all its tools, MEPs say)

 
 

EU should develop a media broadcasting strategy, MEPs say

Plenary Session External relations02-04-2014 - 18:36

The EU should devise a robust media broadcasting strategy aimed at promoting freedom of expression, media pluralism and strengthening democracy and human rights within its foreign policy, says Parliament in a recommendation adopted on Wednesday. (Read more: EU should develop a media broadcasting strategy, MEPs say)

 
 

L’UE dovrebbe vietare il visto d’ingresso a 32 funzionari russi coinvolti nella morte dell'avvocato russo Sergei Magnitsky, nell'insabbiamento giudiziario del suo caso e nelle continue vessazioni alla sua famiglia, ha affermato il Parlamento mercoledì in una risoluzione che elenca i nomi dei funzionari. (Seguito: "Lista Magnitsky": i deputati chiedono sanzioni UE contro 32 funzionari russi)

 
 

Last plenary debate of this Parliament with Catherine Ashton

Plenary Session External relations02-04-2014 - 17:31

EU foreign policy must be better coordinated and be made more efficient so as to enable faster and more flexible responses to international developments, MEPs said in the last plenary debate of this parliamentary term with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. They thanked her for the work done during her mandate and stressed that the key foreign policy prerogatives remain in the hands of EU member states. (Read more: Last plenary debate of this Parliament with Catherine Ashton)

 
 

Investor-state disputes: debate on settlement clauses in EU trade deals

INTA External/international trade31-03-2014 - 17:25

MEPs will debate investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) rules in EU trade and investment agreements at a workshop on Tuesday, 1 April, 9-11h. These rules, allowing investors to sue foreign governments, are a key issue for the proposed trade and investment deal (TTIP) with the US. The EU Commission launched a public consultation last Thursday, following the suspension of the investment chapter in the on-going TTIP talks. (Read more: Investor-state disputes: debate on settlement clauses in EU trade deals)

 
 

The recent mass sentencing of 529 Muslim Brothers to death, the run-up to the 26-27 May presidential elections and continuing concerns over the democratic transition and the human rights situation in Egypt will be raised by the foreign affairs committee with the Egyptian foreign minister, Nabil Fahmi, on Tuesday in a debate starting at 10.30. (Read more: MEPs to quiz Egyptian foreign minister over sentencing of 529 Muslim Brothers )

 
 

Trade Committee backs plan to remove EU tariffs on imports from Ukraine

INTA External/international trade20-03-2014 - 11:06

About 98% of the customs duties that Ukrainian goods exporters pay at EU borders would be removed by a proposal backed by the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee on Thursday. This unilateral measure would boost Ukraine’s struggling economy by saving its manufacturers and exporters €487 million a year. (Read more: Trade Committee backs plan to remove EU tariffs on imports from Ukraine)

 
 
ACP EU Assembly  

The UN Security Council must authorise a UN peace-keeping mission to the Central African Republic (CAR), said MEPs and MPs from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) in Strasbourg on 19 March. They asked EU countries states to speed up preparations for the EUFOR CAR mission and pointed to the urgent need to restore social and health services and reopen schools in the country. (Read more: Central African Republic: ACP-EU MPs call on UN to beef up peace-keeping efforts)

 
 

Relazioni UE-Ucraina: il passato, il presente e un futuro nebuloso?

Tornata Allargamento / Relazioni esterne19-03-2014 - 09:49
 

I rapporti tra UE e Ucraina sembravano promettenti. Il paese era avviato verso l'integrazione europea nonostante l'accordo di associazione fosse oscurato dalla prigionia dei leader dell'opposizione Yulia Tymoshenko e Yuriy Lutsenko. Tuttavia, il governo ucraino ha deciso di sospendere i colloqui con l'UE nel mese di novembre, provocando delle proteste feroci ancora in corso. Come si è arrivati alla situazione attuale? Scoprilo grazie alla nostra timeline interattiva degli eventi (Seguito: Relazioni UE-Ucraina: il passato, il presente e un futuro nebuloso?)