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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
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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 )

 

Capital Markets Union: more investment across the EU and more funds for SMEs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs16-06-2015 - 13:42

The Capital Markets Union (CMU) should boost the efficient allocation of savings to fund businesses, protect cross-border investors and create a new channel to finance the real economy, said economic and monetary MEPs in a resolution on Tuesday. They want CMU building blocks such as diverse investment choices, risk mitigation and clear investment information across the EU to be in place by 2018 to complement bank financing (Read more: Capital Markets Union: more investment across the EU and more funds for SMEs )

 

Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs

JURI Citizens' rights / Competition16-06-2015 - 12:52

Plans to help businesses obtain legal redress against the theft or misuse of their trade secrets were backed by the legal affairs committee on Tuesday. The committee clarified the draft rules to ensure respect for freedom of expression and information, including media freedom, and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers. (Read more: Trade secrets: freedom of expression must be protected, say legal affairs MEPs )

 

New TTIP timeline: Trade Committee to decide fate of 116 amendments on 29 June

INTA External/international trade16-06-2015 - 11:21

Parliament's International Trade Committee will hold an extraordinary meeting on 29 June in Brussels to decide whether the 116 amendments tabled to Parliament's draft recommendations to Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators should be put to a vote by Parliament as a whole, the political groups represented in the committee decided on Monday. (Read more: New TTIP timeline: Trade Committee to decide fate of 116 amendments on 29 June )

 

"Ball now in Greek camp" Mario Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs

ECON Economic and monetary affairs15-06-2015 - 18:40
On Monday, 15 June, from ECON welcomed ECB's President Mario Draghi for the second Monetary Dialogue of this year.  

The European Central Bank is doing all it can to facilitate a successful outcome of the ongoing talks with Greece, ECB President Mario Draghi assured Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee MEPs on Monday. But he also made it crystal clear that ultimately, disbursing any further financial assistance to Greece is "a political decision that will have to be taken by elected policymakers, not by central bankers". (Read more: "Ball now in Greek camp" Mario Draghi tells economic and monetary affairs MEPs )

 

"There can be no cultural relativism where human rights are concerned," said Louis Michel (ALDE, BE) on Monday, at the start of the 29th meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, in Suva, Fiji. He said human rights could not be breached in the name of cultural diversity, adding that this issue was at the heart of discussions in Europe, as well as in the ACP states. (Read more: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: opening of the 29th session in Suva )

 

Em direto: direitos de autor em votação na Comissão dos Assuntos Jurídicos

Outros Justiça e assuntos internos / Comércio externo/internacional / Sociedade da informação15-06-2015 - 17:51
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Já tentou assistir aos seus programas favoritos na Internet durante as suas férias no estrangeiro? Metade das pessoas que tentaram aceder a serviços de transmissão de vídeo ou áudio do seu país no estrangeiro não o conseguem fazer e a razão encontra-se na proteção dos diretos de autor, imposta através do bloqueio geográfico. Julia Reda reviu a implementação da diretiva “InfoSoc” de 2001 que pretende harmonizar as regras dos direitos de autor na UE. O relatório é votado esta terça-feira. (Ler mais: Em direto: direitos de autor em votação na Comissão dos Assuntos Jurídicos )

 

Parliament looks forward to starting talks with ministers soon on reform to give the EU high common standards of data protection fit for the digital era, said its key negotiators on Monday, welcoming the Council's announcement that it had approved its negotiating mandate. The first meeting between the institutions is scheduled for 24 June and will be followed by a joint press conference. (Read more: Data protection: Parliament’s negotiators welcome Council negotiating brief )

 

Esta semana no PE: clonagem, mercado de capitais, direitos de autor

Outros Instituições15-06-2015 - 11:52
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A proibição da clonagem de animais de exploração, a proteção dos direitos de autor e os mercados de capital na União Europeia (UE) são alguns dos temas de destaque esta semana no Parlamento Europeu (PE). Uma delegação do PE participa na Assembleia Parlamentar Paritária ACP-UE. O Presidente Martin Schulz reúne-se com o Primeiro-ministro britânico David Cameron em Londres. A Comissão do Comércio Internacional decide os próximos passos da Parceria Transatlântica de Comércio e Investimento. (Ler mais: Esta semana no PE: clonagem, mercado de capitais, direitos de autor )