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Human rights: Yarmouk refugee camp, activists in Algeria and Nadiya Savchenko

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations30-04-2015 - 17:38

Parliament condemned IS/Daesh terror attacks on the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria, the harassment of labour and human rights activists in Algeria and the illegal detention of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko in Russia, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Yarmouk refugee camp, activists in Algeria and Nadiya Savchenko )

 

Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on the death penalty

Plenary Session External relations30-04-2015 - 16:27

Members of all European Parliament political groups condemned the recent execution of eight people in Indonesia, and called for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty there. In a debate on Thursday with international cooperation Commissioner Neven Mimica, MEPs stressed that even though they respect Indonesia's sovereignty and its fight against drug trafficking, the death penalty can never be justified. (Read more: Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on the death penalty )

 

Milan Expo 2015: EU must foster global food security, MEPs say

Plenary Session Agriculture30-04-2015 - 13:30
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The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by Parliament on Thursday, the eve of the official opening of the event. The ultimate aim of these efforts should be to strengthen global food security, it adds. (Read more: Milan Expo 2015: EU must foster global food security, MEPs say )

 

Kenya killings and persecution of Christians

Plenary Session External relations30-04-2015 - 13:18

The EU should launch a military training mission in Kenya and supply equipment to the Kenyan army and police to help halt the spread of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, say MEPs on a resolution voted on Tuesday. It should also make it a priority to address the persecution of Christians, they add. This follows Al-Shabaab’s 2 April attack on Kenya’s Garissa University, which killed 147 Christian students and injured 79 others. (Read more: Kenya killings and persecution of Christians )

 

Nigeria: MEPs call for international cooperation to stop Boko Haram

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations30-04-2015 - 13:02

The massacres perpetrated by the terrorist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria were vehemently condemned by the European Parliament in a vote on Thursday. MEPs urge the Nigerian authorities to do their utmost to end the violence and tackle the root causes of the terrorism, including corruption. Parliament also urges Nigeria’s neighbours and the international community to cooperate with efforts to starve Boko Haram of income and prevent it spreading terror abroad. (Read more: Nigeria: MEPs call for international cooperation to stop Boko Haram )

 

Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina need to resolve domestic differences, say MEPs

Plenary Session Enlargement30-04-2015 - 12:37

Political wrangling held back the progress of reform in Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2014, say MEPs in two separate resolutions voted on Thursday. Both countries need to strengthen their democratic processes, tackle corruption and put in place professional and depoliticised public administrations. By cooperating to achieve these aims, their political forces can move them closer to the EU, they add. (Read more: Albania and Bosnia & Herzegovina need to resolve domestic differences, say MEPs )

 

Olive trees: MEPs to demand answers on how to tackle spread of killer bacteria

Plenary Session Agriculture29-04-2015 - 16:30
The Parliament will debate on the outbreak of Xylella Fastidiosa affecting olive trees  

Parliament will quiz the Commission Thursday morning on plans to tackle the outbreak of Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which have infected several thousand hectares of olive plantations in Italy, and prevent it spreading to other EU regions. The Commission will also be asked how any growers whose trees have to be destroyed are to be compensated. (Read more: Olive trees: MEPs to demand answers on how to tackle spread of killer bacteria )

 

Il-Parlament jappella għal miżuri urġenti biex jiġu salvati l-ħajjiet

Seduta plenarja Immigrazzjoni29-04-2015 - 15:59
Refugees on a boat on the Mediterranean Sea between North Africa and Sicily who are being rescued by the Italian Navy  

L-UE għandha tagħmel dak kollu li hu possibbli biex tevita li jintilfu aktar ħajjiet fil-baħar billi fost oħrajn twessa' l-mandat tal-operazzjoni "Triton" fil-Mediterran biex din tkun tinkludi "operazzjonijiet ta' tiftix u salvataġġ fil-livell tal-UE". (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Il-Parlament jappella għal miżuri urġenti biex jiġu salvati l-ħajjiet )

 

More must be done to improve working conditions in Bangladesh, say MEPs

Plenary Session External relations29-04-2015 - 15:10
In this photograph taken on April 27, 2013 Bangladeshi relatives hold photos of the missing and dead workers three days after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.  ©BELGA_AFP_Munir Uz Zaman  

Parliament marked the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza textile factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 people, by welcoming progress made by the EU-led initiative to improve working conditions there. But much remains to be done, including tackling anti-union discrimination and allegedly endemic corruption of health and safety inspectors, it adds, in a resolution voted on Wednesday. (Read more: More must be done to improve working conditions in Bangladesh, say MEPs )

 

L-MEPs iridu li x-xorb alkoħoliku jkun jindika kemm fih kaloriji

Seduta plenarja Saħħa pubblika29-04-2015 - 14:36

Nhar l-Erbgħa l-MEPs talbu lill-Kummissjoni Ewropea biex sal-2016 tressaq proposta biex fuq ix-xorb alkoħoliku jkun indikat il-livell ta' kaloriji li fih. Ir-riżoluzzjoni tappella biex ikun hemm Strateġija tal-UE dwar l-Alkoħol li tiffoka fuq il-konsum tal-alkoħol miż-żgħażagħ u t-tikkettar fl-UE biex ikun skoraġġit ix-xorb mas-sewqan u x-xorb waqt it-tqala. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-MEPs iridu li x-xorb alkoħoliku jkun jindika kemm fih kaloriji )