"Holding presidential elections in Mali on 28 July is the only way to restore legitimacy there' said ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly Co-President in Brussels on Monday, at the opening of its 25th session. When the UN mission is deployed in Mali in July, replacing most French troops there, "it should take care to avoid a security vacuum at all costs", he added.
"The European Parliament clearly welcomes the launch of trade negotiations with the US and will monitor closely the entire process, which should be as transparent as possible", said the European Parliament's International Trade Committee chair Vital Moreira (S&D, PT) on Friday, following today's EU Trade Council decision to grant EU negotiators a mandate to proceed with the talks.
On 12 June, MEPs are expected to approve the architecture of the new EU asylum policy, which lays down common procedures and deadlines for handling applications, ensures a basic set of rights for asylum seekers from the moment they enter the EU and bans transfers of asylum applicants to member states unable to ensure decent living conditions for them.
On 24 January 2013 the Internal Market Committee adopted its position on draft rules setting out minimum EU requirements for the award by public authorities of "concession" contracts to procure works or services from private suppliers. These contracts are typically high-value, complex and long-term. These Q&A deal with certain aspects of the committee text, on which informal negotiations are now under way with the Council headed by the Irish Presidency and the European Commission.
The growing globalisation of data flows, via social networks, cloud computing, search engines, location-based services, etc, arguably increases the risk that people could lose control of their own data. MEPs are debating a major overhaul of current EU data protection rules which aims to put people in control of their personal data and to build trust both in social media and in online shopping and communication in general.
Daniel Vogelmann, l'associazione "Avvocato di strada Onlus" ed Eugenia Bonetti, Presidente di "Slaves No More Onlus" sono i tre vincitori italiani, fra i 43 premiati in Europa, dell'edizione 2013 del Premio del Cittadino europeo.
É stata una cinque giorni di dibattiti e confronto aperto sull'attualità politica e l'informazione in Italia, Europa e nel mondo, il Festival internazionale del giornalismo andato in scena dal 24 al 28 aprile a Perugia. Per la prima volta il Parlamento europeo ha partecipato come partner istituzionale con il suo ufficio d'informazione in Italia (EPIO) organizzando tre eventi, due dei quali assieme alla rappresentanza della Commissione europea, e con uno stand informativo e interattivo.
Annunciati i primi 27 vincitori nazionali. Sarà premiato chi meglio avrà saputo rappresentare il senso dell'identità europea.