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An informal deal to remove the technical obstacles that differing national standards and procedures place in the way of rail operators and rolling stock manufacturers was struck by MEPs and EU and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. This deal, on the “technical pillar” of the 4th railway package should cut the time and cost involved in certifying that operators, locomotives and carriages meet safety and technical standards. (Read more: EP negotiators welcome informal deal on technical aspects of rail reform package )

 

Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs

ENVI AGRI Agriculture / Public health17-06-2015 - 17:22
World's first sheep clones. The faces of identical insMeganins and insMoragins, the world's first cloned sheep aged 9 months.  

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals, their descendants and products derived from them, including imports, in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on Wednesday. MEPs beefed up the European Commission’s initial proposal, citing high mortality rates at all development stages of cloning and EU citizens’ animal welfare and ethical concerns. (Read more: Ban not just animal cloning, but cloned food, feed and imports too, say MEPs )

 
Animal cloning process. Illustration of the stages in cloning an animal.  

O Parlamento Europeu quer proibir a clonagem de animais mantidos e reproduzidos para fins agropecuários na UE. A votação do projeto de relatório que analisa a proposta da Comissão Europeia tem lugar esta quarta-feira, 17 de junho. Os relatores apoiam a proibição da clonagem para fins agropecuários e querem incluir ainda medidas que proibam a comercialização de descendentes de clones e de produtos oriundos de países terceiros. (Ler mais: O Parlamento Europeu quer proibir a clonagem animal para fins agropecuários )

 

Binding waste-reduction targets, revamped ecodesign legislation and measures to break the link between growth and the use of natural resources are the chief demands set out in a resolution passed on Wednesday by environment MEPs,who call on the Commission to table new legislation by the end of 2015. (Read more: Circular economy: “systemic change” needed to address resource scarcity )

 

29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: problems of Pacific under spotlight

Others Delegations / External relations17-06-2015 - 12:41

The specific problems of the Pacific region, such as climate change, fisheries, maritime security and regional integration, as well as the generation of fiscal revenues in ACP countries, were discussed by the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly at its 29th session, which closed on Wednesday in Suva (Fiji). (Read more: 29th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: problems of Pacific under spotlight )

 

An informal deal on the wording of draft EU law on transmissible animal diseases, negotiated by MEPs, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, was backed by the Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. The law will merge and update many scattered items of old legislation, so as to help prevent and halt new outbreaks of animal diseases such as avian flu or African swine fever and keep pace with scientific progress. (Read more: Animal health law: Agriculture Committee backs informal deal with the Council )

 

Consumo de drogas em 2015: Cannabis continua popular entre os europeus

Outros Saúde pública16-06-2015 - 19:13
 

O cannabis continua a ser a droga mais consumida na Europa e o número de novos consumidores de heroína baixou para metade entre 2007 e 2013, revela o novo relatório do Observatório Europeu da Droga e da Toxicodependência, que será apresentado pelo diretor da agência Wolfgang Götz na Comissão das Liberdades Cívicas, Justiça e Assuntos Internos. Acompanhe a apresentação em direto esta quarta-feira, 17 de junho, às 9h CET, e saiba mais sobre o consumo de drogas na Europa através da infografia. (Ler mais: Consumo de drogas em 2015: Cannabis continua popular entre os europeus )

 

Venezuela: MEPs assess human rights situation

DROI Human rights16-06-2015 - 18:18

Human Rights subcommittee MEPs debated today the human rights situation in Venezuela with representatives of the political opposition, human rights activists and spokespersons of victims groups. (Read more: Venezuela: MEPs assess human rights situation )

 

Euro area economic governance: "Let's make things better", MEPs say

ECON Economic and monetary affairs16-06-2015 - 17:10

Today’s economic governance rules for the euro area are not working as well as they should. This is because they are too complex, lack ownership and are not consistently enforced, say Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Tuesday. This draft text, which assesses the record of the economic governance architecture so far and recommends improvements, will become Parliament’s input to the 25 June European Council. (Read more: Euro area economic governance: "Let's make things better", MEPs say )

 

EU copyright reform must balance rightholders’ and users’ interests, say MEPs

JURI Free movement of services16-06-2015 - 16:58
Pixelated Copyright icon on digital background ©BELGA_EASYPHOTOSTOCK  

Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era and EU digital single market must protect Europe’s cultural diversity and citizens’ access to it, whilst striking a fair balance between the rights and interests of rightholders and users, say Legal Affairs Committee MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday. (Read more: EU copyright reform must balance rightholders’ and users’ interests, say MEPs )