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New EU rules on data protection put the citizen back in the driving seat

LIBE Fundamental rights17-12-2015 - 12:27

New EU data protection legislation, informally agreed on Tuesday and backed by Civil Liberties MEPs on Thursday morning, will create a uniform set of rules across the EU fit for the digital era. It should also improve legal certainty and boost trust in the digital single market for citizens and businesses alike. Clear and affirmative consent to data processing, the right to be forgotten and strong fines for firms breaking the rules are some of the new features. (Read more: New EU rules on data protection put the citizen back in the driving seat )

 

Human rights: Maldives; Malaysia; the case of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations17-12-2015 - 12:20

Parliament calls for the immediate release of an Irish citizen, Ibrahim Halawa, detained in Egypt, the release of all political prisoners in Maldives, and the withdrawal of the anti-sodomy law in Malaysia, in three resolutions passed on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Maldives; Malaysia; the case of Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt )

 

At its constitutive meeting in Strasbourg on Thursday, members of the Special Committee on Tax Rulings - which will continue to function for 6 more months under a new mandate - have re-elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as their chairman by acclamation. (Read more: Alain Lamassoure re-elected chairman Special Tax Rulings Committee II )

 

MEPs voice concerns over detention and reception conditions for asylum seekers

Plenary Session Immigration / Asylum policy16-12-2015 - 19:18

No-one should ever be detained for the sole reason that he or she is an asylum seeker, said speakers in a debate on Wednesday evening. To apply for asylum is a basic human right, and detention can only be used as a measure of last resort, they insisted. Several MEPs criticised declarations by European Council President Donald Tusk about detaining migrants for up to 18 months in order to “screen” them. Other MEPs argued that such decisions are better taken at national level. (Read more: MEPs voice concerns over detention and reception conditions for asylum seekers )

 

Parliament to vote on "dieselgate" inquiry committee

Others Institutions16-12-2015 - 17:55

A request by 283 members of the European Parliament for the creation of an inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission measurements will be put to the vote by the full house on Thursday. (Read more: Parliament to vote on "dieselgate" inquiry committee )

 

EP Conference of Presidents reaches agreement on Better law-making

Others Institutions16-12-2015 - 17:24

EU laws must be as simple and clear as possible to ensure that citizens can easily understand their rights and obligations. The European Parliament Conference of Presidents endorsed on Wednesday, with a large majority, an agreement with the Council and the Commission to improve the quality of EU legislation, which needs to focus on areas where the EU has the greatest added value for its citizens. (Read more: EP Conference of Presidents reaches agreement on Better law-making )

 

Exportação de armas: "As armas que vendemos podem ser usadas contra nós"

Sessão plenária Livre circulação de mercadorias16-12-2015 - 17:09
armas e balas  

Com a ameaça do terrorismo na Europa houve um apelo a controlos mais rigorosos à venda de armas. Os eurodeputados votam, esta quarta-feira, um relatório que pede uma aplicação mais rigorosa do Código de Conduta da UE em matéria de exportação de armas. Em 2013, os Estados-Membros da UE exportaram para países terceiros armamento no valor de 26,7 mil milhões de euros. (Ler mais: Exportação de armas: "As armas que vendemos podem ser usadas contra nós" )

 

Prémio Sakharov: Badawi teve coragem para levantar a voz e dizer não à barbárie

Sessão plenária Direitos do Homem16-12-2015 - 14:57
Ensaf Haidar  

"Raif Badawi foi suficientemente corajoso para levantar a sua voz e dizer não à barbárie. É por isso que o chicotearam", afirmou Ensaf Haidar, mulher do blogger e ativista dos direitos humanos saudita Raif Badawi, ao receber o Prémio Sakharov 2015 para a Liberdade de Pensamento em seu nome, esta quarta-feira, 16 de dezembro, em Estrasburgo. Badawi, que se encontra atualmente preso, foi homenageado pelo Parlamento Europeu pelo seu combate a favor da liberdade de expressão na Arábia Saudita. (Ler mais: Prémio Sakharov: Badawi teve coragem para levantar a voz e dizer não à barbárie )

 

Hungary: MEPs call for threats to the rule of law to be monitored

Plenary Session Fundamental rights16-12-2015 - 13:43

The EU should start immediately to monitor threats to democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Wednesday. The EU Commission should assess whether the combined effect of government measures there has led to a “systemic deterioration”, which, if the Commission fails to address it, could trigger similar developments in other member states too, it adds. (Read more: Hungary: MEPs call for threats to the rule of law to be monitored )

 

Parliament calls for closer EU-China cooperation on global challenges

Plenary Session External relations16-12-2015 - 13:36

The EU and China must work more closely together to tackle global challenges and threats, such as terrorism, illegal migration, security, climate change and global financial and market governance, Parliament says in a resolution passed on Wednesday. It calls for talks to be accelerated on a new partnership and cooperation agreement "based on trust, transparency and respect for human rights." (Read more: Parliament calls for closer EU-China cooperation on global challenges )