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Getting the European Youth Initiative to deliver jobs

Plenary Session Employment policy17-09-2014 - 14:35

EU member states need to make more efficient use of €6 billon in EU funds to ease the transition from education to jobs for young people and foster entrepreneurship, urged MEPs in Wednesday's debate on the European Youth Initiative. Some advocated simplifying funding procedures, sharing best practices, and promoting apprenticeships, whilst others urged member states to do more to exploit the job-creating potential of new energy-saving and green technologies. (Read more: Getting the European Youth Initiative to deliver jobs )

 
 

EU aid to help workers made redundant in various industries in Spain, The Netherlands, Romania and Greece to find new jobs was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) funding, which would complement national efforts, now needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers. (Read more: EP approves aid to redundant workers in Spain, Netherlands, Romania and Greece )

 
 

MEPs question high pricing of certain life-saving medicines

Plenary Session Public health17-09-2014 - 11:56

The pharmaceutical industry is raising the prices of new, life-saving medicines ever higher, thus threatening the equal access to treatments while increasing the burden on healthcare systems, said MEPs during a debate with Council and the Commission on Tuesday. The issue will be discussed during the next informal Health Council meeting of 22-23 September. (Read more: MEPs question high pricing of certain life-saving medicines )

 
 

MEPs split over EU free trade deal with Canada

Plenary Session External/international trade17-09-2014 - 11:48

Hopes and fears for the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which has been negotiated but still needs Parliament’s backing to enter into force, were aired in a debate with EU trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht on Tuesday. (Read more: MEPs split over EU free trade deal with Canada )

 
 

Digital single market needs to be better integrated, say MEPs

Plenary Session Free movement of services17-09-2014 - 10:03

More effort is needed to integrate the EU digital single market, so as to unlock its growth and job-creating potential, stressed MEPs in Tuesday’s debate with EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier. Measures to bring together the 28 national digital markets should include ending mobile roaming charges, promoting e-commerce, ensuring open access to the Internet for users and neutral treatment of its service providers, and also better data protection, they added. (Read more: Digital single market needs to be better integrated, say MEPs )

 
 

EU budget 2015: back your policy pledges with money, MEPs urge ministers

Plenary Session Budget / Research and innovation16-09-2014 - 17:15

The Council’s version of the draft EU budget for 2015 disregards its own political pledge to spur economic growth and job creation, MEPs said after Council Presidency representative Enrico Zanetti presented it in plenary session on Tuesday. (Read more: EU budget 2015: back your policy pledges with money, MEPs urge ministers )

 
 

Il-Parlament Ewropew jirratifika l-Ftehim ta' Assoċjazzjoni UE-Ukrajna

Seduta plenarja Relazzjonijiet esterni16-09-2014 - 14:59
European Parliament ratifies EU-Ukraine Association Agreement  

It-Tlieta fi Strasburgu l-Parlament Ewropew ta l-kunsens tiegħu għall-ftehim ta' Assoċjazzjoni UE-Ukrajna, li jinkludi Ftehim ta' Kummerċ Ħieles Dettaljat u Komprensiv. Fl-istess ħin, il-Ftehim ġie rratifikat ukoll mill-Parlament Ukren f'Kiev. Il-ftehim ser jistabbilixxi assoċjazzjoni politika soda u integrazzjoni ekonomika bejn l-UE u l-Ukrajna u ser jipprovdi aċċess għal suq ħieles u reċiproku. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Il-Parlament Ewropew jirratifika l-Ftehim ta' Assoċjazzjoni UE-Ukrajna )

 
 

MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia

Plenary Session External relations16-09-2014 - 11:39

The EU should take a more proactive line on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and impose tougher sanctions on Russia, urged some political groups in Tuesday’s debate with EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle. Others, however, stressed the need to "keep communication channels open". (Read more: MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia )

 
 

Il-ftuħ tal-plenarja: Schulz jiddeplora l-għarqa tal-immigranti fil-Mediterran

Seduta plenarja Istituzzjonijiet16-09-2014 - 10:42
Il-President tal-PE Martin Schulz waqt id-diskors tal-ftuħ tas-sessjoni plenarja ta' Settembru  

L-UE għandha tagħmel li tista' biex ma jkunx hemm aktar imwiet fil-Mediterran - din hija katastrofi umanitarja. Dan qalu l-President tal-PE Schulz wara li sar magħruf li aktar minn 200 refuġjat kienu għerqu meta d-dgħajsa li kienu fuqha għerqet 'il barra mil-Libja u 500 oħra għerqu 'l barra minn Malta ftit jiem wara. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Il-ftuħ tal-plenarja: Schulz jiddeplora l-għarqa tal-immigranti fil-Mediterran )

 
 

L-UE trid tgħin lill-5.3 miljun żgħażugħ isib xogħol deċenti

Seduta plenarja Politika tax-xogħol18-07-2014 - 10:10
Applicants applying for an interview  

F'riżoluzzjoni adottata nhar il-Ħamis, il-Parlament Ewropew appella għal miżuri aktar b'saħħithom kontra l-qagħad fost iż-żgħażagħ, inkluż standards minimi komuni għat-taħriġ u salarji deċenti. Il-fondi tal-UE għal programmi relatati mal-impjiegi iridu jiżdiedu fil-baġits tal-futur, iżżid ir-riżoluzzjoni. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-UE trid tgħin lill-5.3 miljun żgħażugħ isib xogħol deċenti )