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TTIP

Seduta plenarja Kummerċ estern/internazzjonali14-07-2015 - 10:05

Ftehim kummerċjali bejn l-UE u l-Istati Uniti għandu jiftaħ l-aċċess għas-suq tal-Istati Uniti għall-kumpaniji tal-UE, iżda m’għandux idgħajjef l-istandards tal-UE, jistqarru l-Membri tal-Parlament Ewropew f’rakkomandazzjonijiet, ivvutati nhar l-Erbgħa, lin-negozjaturi kummerċjali tal-UE. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: TTIP )

 

Governanza korporattiva: l-MEPS jivvutaw biex jinfurzaw it-trasparenza fiskali

Seduta plenarja Ġustizzja u Intern13-07-2015 - 15:32
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Il-kumpaniji l-kbar u l-kumpaniji elenkati għandu jkollhom jiżvelaw informazzjoni, pajjiż b’pajjiż, dwar il-profitti li jsiru, it-taxxi mħallsa fuq il-profitti u s-sussidji pubbliċi li jingħataw, qalu l-MEPs nhar l-Erbgħa f’emendi għal abbozz ta’ regoli maħsuba biex iżidu t-trasparenza u jrawmu l-impenn fit-tul tal-azzjonisti tal-kumpaniji. Huma jixtiequ wkoll jagħtu s-setgħa lill-azzjonisti biex jivvotaw mill-inqas kull tliet snin dwar il-politika ta’ remunerazzjoni tad-diretturi. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Governanza korporattiva: l-MEPS jivvutaw biex jinfurzaw it-trasparenza fiskali )

 

Human rights: Cambodian NGO law, DRC activists, Nabeel Rajab, Sudan

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations09-07-2015 - 17:31

MEPs call, in four separate resolutions, for the withdrawal of the Cambodian government's law on NGOs and trade unions; the release of Yves Makwambala and Fred Bauma in the DRC; the release of human rights defender Nabeel Rajab in Bahrain; and of two Christian pastors detained in Sudan, Michael Yat and Peter Yen Reith. (Read more: Human rights: Cambodian NGO law, DRC activists, Nabeel Rajab, Sudan )

 

20 years after the Srebrenica genocide: Parliament says "never again"

Plenary Session External relations09-07-2015 - 13:58

Parliament condemned in the strongest possible terms the genocide in Srebrenica of 11 July 1995 and said that "such horrendous crimes must never happen again", in a vote on Thursday. MEPs regret that the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution commemorating the genocide and call for acceleration of war crimes prosecution at international and domestic level. (Read more: 20 years after the Srebrenica genocide: Parliament says "never again" )

 

Copyright reform: promote cultural diversity and ensure access to it, say MEPs

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs09-07-2015 - 13:54
Atomium Brussels  

Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era must ensure a fair balance between the rights and interests of both creators and consumers, said MEPs on Thursday. They called for ways to improve access to online content across borders, while recognizing the importance of territorial licences, particularly for TV and film productions. (Read more: Copyright reform: promote cultural diversity and ensure access to it, say MEPs )

 

EU Neighbourhood Policy must go back to basics, says EP

Plenary Session Enlargement09-07-2015 - 13:31
 

The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) must return to its original aim of creating an area of prosperity, stability, security and good neighbourliness, Parliament said on Thursday. The EU must go “back to basics” and place these goals at the top of its agenda, say MEPs. They stress that the revised policy must be more political, differentiated and based on EU values and principles, democracy, the rule of law and human rights. (Read more: EU Neighbourhood Policy must go back to basics, says EP )

 
Computer equipment recycling centre. Cages and pallets of old computer monitors waiting to be recycled at a recycling centre.  

The EU needs to use natural resources more efficiently - a 30% increase in resource productivity by 2030 could boost its GDP by nearly 1% and create an extra 2 million sustainable jobs, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. But to achieve this growth, it needs binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign laws and measures to uncouple growth from resource use, they add, calling on the European Commission to table legislation by the end of 2015. (Read more: Circular economy: MEPs call for “systemic change” to address resource scarcity )

 

Capital Markets Union should ease cross-border investment and finance for SMEs

Plenary Session Economic and monetary affairs09-07-2015 - 12:39

The EU Capital Markets Union (CMU) should provide a new, more efficient way to channel savings into small business ventures and protect cross-border investors in the EU, says a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs want CMU building blocks, such as a wider range of investment choices, risk mitigation tools and clear information on investment opportunities across the EU to be in place by 2018, so as to complement bank financing. The CMU project was launched earlier this year. (Read more: Capital Markets Union should ease cross-border investment and finance for SMEs )

 

Parliament adopts CO2 market stability reserve

Plenary Session Environment08-07-2015 - 16:13

A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council, was endorsed by Parliament on Wednesday. The reform is intended to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme will start operating in 2019. (Read more: Parliament adopts CO2 market stability reserve )

 

Tax: MEPs advocate country-by-country reporting to help developing countries

Plenary Session Development and cooperation08-07-2015 - 15:41

The EU and its member states should make multinationals report their financial performance, tax details, assets and employee numbers country by country, so as to help fight tax evasion and illicit money flows in developing countries, says Parliament in a non-binding resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs also call on EU financial institutions to ensure that companies receiving EU support do not “participate” in tax evasion. (Read more: Tax: MEPs advocate country-by-country reporting to help developing countries )