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Martin Schulz  

A política de segurança, a Rússia e o crescimento económico como forma de combater o desemprego foram alguns do temas abordados pelo Presidente do Parlamento Europeu, Martin Schulz, durante um chat no Facebook esta quarta-feira, 11 de março. Durante o chat organizado pelo Parlamento, Schulz declarou ser “importante relançar o crescimento e a criação de emprego” e “encontrar uma forma de cooperar com a Rússia". (Ler mais: Presidente Schulz: Precisamos de uma política externa e de defesa comum )

 

Parliament demands binding human rights clauses in international agreements

Plenary Session External relations12-03-2015 - 13:22

MEPs called for binding human rights clauses in all EU international agreements in a vote on Thursday on the EU's report on human rights and democracy in 2013. Guaranteeing common standards for the reception of refugees, tackling Russia's "continuing slide towards authoritarian rule" and adopting a coherent approach to human rights in China were among the issues included in the resolution. (Read more: Parliament demands binding human rights clauses in international agreements )

 

Venezuela: MEPs deeply concerned about violent crackdown on protesters

Plenary Session External relations12-03-2015 - 13:00

The Venezuelan authorities must immediately release all peaceful protesters, students and opposition leaders arbitrarily detained for exercising their right to freedom of expression and fundamental rights, Parliament said in a vote on Thursday. The government must also put an end to the political persecution and repression of the democratic opposition, it added. (Read more: Venezuela: MEPs deeply concerned about violent crackdown on protesters )

 

Counter-terrorism cooperation with Arab League must respect fundamental rights

Plenary Session External relations12-03-2015 - 12:54

Parliament hailed counter-terrorism cooperation between the EU and the League of Arab States in a vote on Thursday, but stressed it must not compromise the rule of law, human and fundamental rights. The recently-signed memorandum of understanding between the two organisations must be made public, it added. (Read more: Counter-terrorism cooperation with Arab League must respect fundamental rights )

 

Rússia: PE apela a investigação internacional do assassínio de Boris Nemtsov

Sessão plenária Relações externas12-03-2015 - 12:37
People march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin  

O Parlamento Europeu solicitou hoje uma investigação internacional independente do assassínio do líder da oposição russo Boris Nemtsov. Este é "o assassínio político mais significativo na história recente da Rússia", dizem os eurodeputados numa resolução aprovada em plenário, notando que a propaganda do Kremlin está a transformar a Rússia num "Estado de repressão, discurso de ódio e medo". (Ler mais: Rússia: PE apela a investigação internacional do assassínio de Boris Nemtsov )

 

EU still not using its full potential to shape international politics, MEPs say

Plenary Session External relations12-03-2015 - 12:32

The EU has yet to exploit its full potential to shape the international and security environment, says Parliament in a resolution passed on Thursday. EU foreign policy must be proactive, credible and strategic and based on a shared vision of EU interests and values and a common perception of threats. It must seek to contain Russia and boost security and stabilisation in its southern neighbourhood. (Read more: EU still not using its full potential to shape international politics, MEPs say )

 

Human rights: Tanzania; attacks by Da’esh in the Middle East; South Sudan

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations12-03-2015 - 12:24

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday: strongly condemning the practice of land grabbing in Tanzania; asking member states to take proactive action to counter the expansion of Da’esh beyond Syria and Iraq; and calling on all sides in South Sudan to form a transitional government of national unity. (Read more: Human rights: Tanzania; attacks by Da’esh in the Middle East; South Sudan )

 

EP must have bigger role in new investment fund, say budget and economics MEPs

BUDG ECON Budget / Economic and monetary affairs12-03-2015 - 10:32

Parliament should have a bigger role in supervising the operations of the new European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), in selecting its top officials and in the decisions on how to feed the guarantee fund, says the draft report by the budgets and the economic and monetary affairs committees, presented and discussed on Thursday in Strasbourg. (Read more: EP must have bigger role in new investment fund, say budget and economics MEPs )

 

Energy Union and foreign policy: EP priorities ahead of the European Council

Plenary Session European Council / Economic and monetary affairs11-03-2015 - 17:37
EC President J.-C. Juncker, Latvian Secretary of State Z. Kalniņa-Lukaševica, M. Weber (EPP, DE), G. Pitella (S&D, IT), A. Duda (ECR, PL), G. Verhofstadt (ALDE, BE), G. Zimmer (GUE/NGL, DE), R. Harms (Greens/EFA, DE), N. Farage (EFDD, UK)  

MEPs gave their input to the upcoming summit in Wednesday’s debate with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica. (Read more: Energy Union and foreign policy: EP priorities ahead of the European Council )

 

MEPs to debate Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on Wednesday evening

Plenary Session Justice and home affairs11-03-2015 - 17:30

The worrying rise of Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and violent extremism in the European Union will be debated with Commissioner Johannes Hahn on Wednesday, starting at about 21.30. MEPs will discuss the threat to the EU's fundamental values and freedoms posed by recent attacks, in various member states, on religious and cultural minorities and on the freedom of speech. (Read more: MEPs to debate Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia on Wednesday evening )