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Het Europees Parlement werkt aan haar positie over het EU-VS handelsakkoord. Deze stemmen vier parlementaire commissies over hun standpunt. De commissie Internationale handel stelt het verslag van het Parlement als geheel op. Hierover wordt voor de zomer in de plenaire vergadering gedebatteerd en gestemd. (Lees meer: EU-VS handelsakkoord: veertien parlementaire commissies betrokken )

 

"De veiligheidssituatie in Europa is drastisch veranderd in de afgelopen jaren", zegt Claude Moraes, voorzitter van de commissie Burgerlijke vrijheden na de hoorzitting over terrorismebestrijding en de uitdagingen voor de interne veiligheid van de EU. De hoorzitting bracht op 14 april EP-leden en deskundigen bijeen om de veranderende terroristische dreigingen, beleidsinstrumenten van de EU en de strijd tegen extremisme en radicalisering te bespreken. (Lees meer: EP-leden bespreken terrorismebestrijding )

 

Plans to improve and broaden the use of a simplified procedure for low-value cross-border claims to recover money from abroad, so as to cut costs and paperwork for both consumers and businesses, were backed by the legal affairs committee on Thursday. (Read more: Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small debts )

 

Naar schatting zijn twintig miljoen vrouwen, kinderen en mannen wereldwijd slachtoffers van mensenhandel. De subcommissie mensenrechten en vertegenwoordigers van internationale en non-gouvernementele organisaties debatteerden vandaag tijdens een hoorzitting over de strijd tegen de mensenhandel in de buitenlandse betrekkingen van de EU. Het debat zal dienen als basis voor een aankomend verslag over de kwestie. (Lees meer: Elena Valencio: "Mensenhandel is de slavernij van onze tijd" )

 
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Armenia and Turkey should use the centenary of the Armenian genocide to renew diplomatic relations, open the border and pave the way for economic integration, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs stress the need for Turkey to recognise the Armenian genocide, so as to pave way for “genuine reconciliation”. They also commend the statement by Pope Francis on 12 April honouring the centenary of the genocide. (Read more: Armenian genocide centenary: MEPs urge Turkey and Armenia to normalize relations )

 

Parliament agreed to changes to ceilings in the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020 on Wednesday, to help fund 300 state-managed programmes, in all EU member states, that started too late to qualify for EU funding in 2014. These changes would allow €21.1 billion in unused commitment appropriations to be carried over from 2014 to 2015-17. (Read more: EP backs carry-over of EU funding for late-starter national programmes )

 

Parliament called for more efforts to end discrimination, hate crime and hate speech against Roma people and for 2 August to be recognised as Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, to commemorate the Roma genocide in World War II, in a resolution passed on Wednesday. (Read more: MEPs urge end to Roma discrimination and recognition of Roma Genocide Day )

 

Koning Felipe VI van Spanje bezocht het Europees Parlement op woensdag 15 april. Hij had een ontmoeting met EP-voorzitter Martin Schulz en met de fractieleiders om verschillende politieke kwesties te bespreken. De koning ontmoette verder een aantal Spaanse Europarlementariërs. (Lees meer: Koning Felipe VI van Spanje bezoekt Parlement )

 

De plenaire zitting op woensdag begon met inachtneming van een minuut stilte voor de migranten die zijn verdronken in de Middellandse zee en de slachtoffers van de Al Shabab aanslag in Kenia. EP-voorzitter Martin Schulz drong ook aan op internationale steun voor vluchtelingen in Yarmouk, Syrië. (Lees meer: Opening plenaire zitting in Brussel )

 

The EU and its member states must invest more effort and money in promoting healthy eating and the consumption of local foodstuffs amongst children, said the agriculture committee said on Tuesday when it amended draft rules on schemes to provide fruit, vegetables and milk in schools. (Read more: Milk and fruit in schools: agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating )

 
 
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Programma per dag zondag 19 apr 2015
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (19-04-2015): 11:00
 
 
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The week Ahead (20-26 Apr) incl: #ESIF,#development finance,#Consumersafety. & more.Agenda:http://t.co/cW3BR99QWu http://t.co/YM5IOk64VA
Press release: @EP_Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of small #debts: http://t.co/mPQ5IXTQy9 http://t.co/RbahpPpvrz
Press release: #Armeniangenocide centenary: MEPs urge #Turkey and #Armenia to normalize relations: http://t.co/FlFAlmA4Um #EPlenary
choice between EU & #Russia: a tough one for ex-#Soviet countries.a ground-breaking study by #EP suggests a 3rd way http://t.co/HUvim4Zwmc
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Immense challenges of #Turkey #Armenia reconciliation affect identity as well as history http://t.co/DaQFGixpnc @EP_Forei…
#ArmenianGenocide: #EPlenary debate to mark the 100th anniversary starts now http://t.co/hT1SiiONzN
Like films?Concerned about #humanrights & in Brussels?Check out the One World Film Festival.Read more & register here http://t.co/J8FAmWvepy
#Humantrafficking: prevention is better than a cure says @EP_HumanRights Press release http://t.co/HiPLK8BsQh http://t.co/MKNBFgnpKP
The situation in #Belarus is deteriorating says @EP_HumanRights Full press release: http://t.co/ALNLXgs1Jx
#EU military rapid response capabilities now discussed w/ Lt.Gen. #Wosolsobe, DG of EU Military Staff http://t.co/rlxqAwxy1W
Military situation in #BlackSea aft. #Crimea annexation: @EP_Defence now debates draft report by @ioanmirceapascu: http://t.co/Fae7r5HDZh
. @EP_Defence starts w/ debate on 2015 #NPT Review Conference with @eu_eeas special envoy Jacek #Bylica now live: http://t.co/rlxqAwxy1W
Debate on #EU - #Africa starts now. Follow live: http://t.co/NlxgDnKeKl
EU countries should stick to their commitment to Official Dev. Assistance says @EP_Development vote #ffd3 More info: http://t.co/CoTWZ0zVEW
TODAY from 16h: #EU-#Africa,#taxavoidance in #developingcountries Agenda: http://t.co/av98qnkxR4 Follow live: http://t.co/NlxgDnKeKl
choice btwn EU #DCFTA & #Russia is tough for ex-#Soviet states. a ground-breaking study by #EP suggests a 3rd way http://t.co/1sCAkEsDb8
Press release: @EP_Trade beefs up rules to stem flow of #conflictmineral money to armed groups http://t.co/zfZPbdFLqo
Press release: @EP_Trade beefs up rules to stem flow of #conflictmineral money to armed groups http://t.co/zfZPbdFLqo http://t.co/KuPIEr4x5k
20/04, 16:45 @EP_Budgets & @EP_Economics: vote on #JunckerPlan. Agenda, docs: http://t.co/HedXXoDqnN Press conf at 18:00.
.@EP_Budgets approves transfer of €16.4b to #EUbudget 2015 for late-starting programs. Plenary votes 29/04 Read more: http://t.co/njGQGXTR7M
Now @EP_Budgets: @KGeorgievaEU presents EC view on #EUbudget payments situation, debate to follow. http://t.co/B7ULEQ90lB
Hearing on #Romania #’Bulgaria justice reform, anti-corruption starts now, live: http://t.co/zYwjTsQHap @MonicaMacovei1
#Romania #Bulgaria justice reforms and fight against corruption to be discussed @EP_BudgControl Tue pm. Agenda: http://t.co/ztcWzG2CNq
.@EUauditorsECA reps on youth guarantee, natural disaster help, rural dvmt spending @EP_BudgControl next week. Agenda http://t.co/tcBNyrOkTA
.@EP_Economics @EU_Commission's econ. decisions should be more neutral, MEPs tell @VDombrovskis and @pierremoscovici: http://t.co/dBqqtZx77q
In @EP_Economics at 15.00 hearing w/ Wolf #Klinz #EFRAG Board President candidate, live: http://t.co/drlqPxdsXa
In @EP_Economics at 11am: debate om macro-economic developments in EU with @pierremoscovici and @VDombrovskis Live: http://t.co/WEjqPNRkFp
.@EPSocialAffairs next meeting tomorrow, Thursday 16 April. Follow EP Live 9.20 http://t.co/6ZWFe2qD6d 15.00 http://t.co/QFEwPUWULI
.@EPSocialAffairs meeting tomorrow, Thursday 16 April from 9.20-12.30 & 15.00-18.30 PHS 3C50. Agenda http://t.co/82NBcPVscg
.@EPSocialAffairs next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 1 April. Follow EP Live 9.00 http://t.co/lz8MDMmSzH 15.00 http://t.co/aNRLAkhRVa
Cttee #MEPs debate on #cloning of animals for farming purposes with @EP_Agriculture: Webstream http://t.co/jghXl6yghw
Report by @PiernicolaM5S on #patientsafety adopted unanimously. Plenary vote in May
#TTIP opinion to @EP_Trade by @BartStaes adopted with 59 votes to 8 and 2 abs.
Now, time for exchanging views w/@JHillEU @EP_Industry live: http://t.co/Abdmx3dY0Z
Exchange of views on structured dialogue EP-EC w/@EBienkowskaEU @EP_Industry live: http://t.co/XbTle35ahV
.@EP_Industry meeting is resuming in 5 min. Live: http://t.co/HJ01h24b7n
Next @EP_SingleMarket to meet on 20&23 April: protective equipment, gas appliances. Doc http://t.co/Sf6G2xUYzT & http://t.co/e5ZFZ0g94h
RT @rozathun: Thank u4 engaged participation #DigitalSingleMarket Working Group. Continuation@ @EP_SingleMarket 23.04 w @Ansip_EU http://t…
RT @Ansip_EU: Strong message from the debate with @EP_SingleMarket - need a positive mindset for Europe, growing digital market the right …
15h @EP_Transport: hearing on tourism: challenges and responses, webstreaming http://t.co/cQyV9rkwM9 programme http://t.co/lwojBuy0GJ
CEF funds to be used for #EFSI only as a last resort, say @EP_Transport MEPs, summary of the opinion adopted today: http://t.co/3gdGNLn0ia
Starting now @EP_Transport: debate on the White Paper on Transport, webstreaming: http://t.co/k5kkiLjyYt
Rapporteurs, shadow rapporteurs and coordinators: all a jumble? We explain it all here! Click: http://t.co/PLBvD10IR2 http://t.co/Ahwne6Z1N6
.@JerzyBuzek: "Clusters are the backbone of the #EURegionalPolicy." https://t.co/JwyDY6hTdo
Missed @EP_Agriculture mtg this week? Watch it all again here: http://t.co/EGHsUR1XqY Next #ComAgri mtg 4-5 May
.@EP_Agriculture & @EP_Environment MEPs to debate now #cloning of animals for farming purposes. Live: http://t.co/tiaR2xXCyw
.@EP_Agriculture debate on #bees continues w/ Thierry Dufresne, French Apidology Office & Noa Simon Delso, Bee-Life: http://t.co/tiaR2yfdq4
#Fisheries multiannual plans deadlock: Will @EUCouncil block or split #BalticMAP? @eu2015lv http://t.co/aMmjiYnTHw http://t.co/hn4mXLzUSf
Now available: Consolidated report by @WalesaMEP on #BalticMAP proposal, tabled for #EPlenary vote on #28APR http://t.co/jb5X6CYHHP
All presentations from hearing on #discards now on @EP_Fisheries website http://t.co/FckribpuAa #fisheries
Correction: CULT opinion on #copyright was rejected 12/14/0
CULT opinion on #TTIP adopted with 24 votes to 2 and 4 abstentions
CULT opinion on #copyright was rejected 24/0/1
Legal affairs MEPs back plans to facilitate recovery of cross-border small debts, read more: http://t.co/9rUD2C4bJh
JURI opinion on #TTIP adopted by 12 votes to 11, with 2 abstentions.
RT @EP_ThinkTank: #Snowden accusations led to @EP_Justice enquiry confirming EU #right to privacy breached #STOA technology assessment http…
.@EP_Justice agenda 23/4: irregular #migration and JOT "Mare" @Europol_EU, #asylum, mass #surveillance of IT Users http://t.co/A4M5OYEpZo
RT @ckyenge: La presentazione del rapporto sull'immigrazione in Commissione Libe, alla presenza del Commissario... http://t.co/9RdezZSdoN
Missed the @EPInstitutional meeting today? see the recording here http://t.co/sFg1Qd0zeo
#AFCO discuss the draft opinion on the situation of fundamental rights in UE @EPInstitutional http://t.co/yt5V5JcVu6
#AFCO members discuss the draft report on #ECI by @schopflinMEP @EPInstitutional http://t.co/Oe9gRwqIPF
Free access to school is effective way of addressing gender inequalities in education. More in study:...
.@EP_GenderEqual meeting continues today. Live: http://t.co/0YFgbU4bh8
#femalepoverty, #equality between #women and men post 2015 and more…@EP_GenderEqual. Live: http://t.co/9DmiAnBUG4
Missed @EP_Petitions meeting yesterday? Video recording available here: http://t.co/oJvynlLYN6
.@EP_Petitions continues with petitions on financial services/consumer rights and mortgage practices in Spain. Live: http://t.co/oJvynlLYN6
.@EP_Petitions meeting starting now, vote on #TTIP opinion follow live: http://t.co/ui2TnJvEYU
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