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The House debated anti-dumping measures and sustainable initiatives to support the European base metals industry, including steel, with the Industry Commissioner, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, on Tuesday evening. It will vote in December on a draft resolution prepared by Edouard Martin (S&D, FR). (Read more: EU needs to boost its steel industry, say MEPs )


Climate change, inequality, ageing population, migration, terrorism... In a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and rapid change, the challenges the European Union, its citizens and Member States face are vast. (Read more: European Union: how to deal with the global challenges )


The terrorist attacks in Paris have highlighted once more the urgent need for coordinated action by the member states and the EU to prevent radicalisation and fight against terrorism, says Parliament in a non-binding resolution passed on Wednesday. The resolution sets out concrete proposals for a comprehensive strategy to tackle extremism, to be applied in particular in prisons, online and through education and social inclusion. (Read more: EP calls for joint EU strategy to fight radicalisation of young EU citizens )


"It is by effectively increasing cooperation between member states - from security apparatus to intelligence activities - that we, together, can defeat terrorism, make our citizens safer and preserve our way of life", President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella told MEPs during a formal sitting on Wednesday. Mr Mattarella spoke about the future of the EU, and in particular how EU countries should respond to the threat of terrorism and the challenges of migration. (Read more: “Tackle terrorism in the light of our values” says Italy’s President Mattarella )

Press releases (second part)

Multinationals should pay their taxes where they make their profits, according to one of the recommendations by the tax rulings committee, which were adopted by MEPs on 25 November. Report authors Elisa Ferreira (S&D, Portugal) and Michael Theurer (ALDE, Germany) told us it had been difficult for the committee to get answers from multinationals and member states during its nine-month investigation, but that its recommendations could lead to fairer tax competition. (Read more: Interview: how the tax rulings committee came up with plans for a fairer system )


The EU Commission should not authorise the recycling of plastics that contain the banned softener diethylhexyl phthalate (DHEP), to make soft PVC items such as footwear and floor coverings, because it poses a reproductive toxicity threat to exposed workers and could render their male foetuses sterile, says a non-binding resolution adopted by Parliament on Wednesday. (Read more: Don’t allow recycling of plastics that contain toxic phthalate DEHP, warn MEPs )


Parliament sets out its ideas on how to make corporate taxes fairer across Europe in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs urge EU member states to agree on mandatory country-by-country reporting by multinationals of profits and taxes, a common consolidated corporate tax base, common definitions for tax terms and more transparency and accountability with regard to their – so far secret - national tax “rulings” for companies. (Read more: Parliament calls for corporate tax makeover )


Parliament adopted the EU budget for 2016 on Wednesday, setting commitment appropriations at €155 billion and payment appropriations at €143.9 billion as agreed between Parliament and Council on 14 November. Parliament secured the maximum amount of funding possible for migration and refugees, small and medium sized enterprises, students, and the EU research programme Horizon2020. (Read more: Migration and jobs: Parliament adopts next year's EU budget )


“Political grandstanding” that equates refugees with terrorists only foments the hatred and disillusion that inspires those who join terrorist groups, argued many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate. Rather than allow Europe’s freedoms and tolerance to be eroded, EU countries must strive to strengthen security, by stepping up intelligence cooperation and data-sharing, and investing in the skills and technology needed to fight terrorism, MEPs urged. (Read more: Don’t equate refugees with terrorists – boost security instead, urge MEPs )


Mustang won the 2015 Lux Film Prize for its moving story of five Turkish sisters who, determined to live their own lives, break with tradition. "I wanted to say with quite a sense of urgency what it was to be a woman, something which was even more acute and urgent in the case of Turkey," said director Deniz Gamze Ergüven of her film. Describing herself as "immensely honoured" upon receiving the award, the French-Turkish director said Mustang was a film that promoted European ideals. (Read more: Lux Film Prize winner: Mustang is about aspiring to freedom )

Weekly agenda
Schedule by day Wednesday 25 Nov 2015
On behalf of the EPP Group "TAXE report: European Tax Policy after LuxLeaks" - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 09:30, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
"Presentation of the campaign 'We are all protected'" - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 10:30, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
International day for the elimination of violence against women - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 11:00, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
Prevention of radicalisation and recruitment of European citizens by terrorist organisations - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 11:30, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
Roundtable to prevent violation of women's rights - Special events (25-11-2015): 14:00, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
The 2016 Budget - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 14:30, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
Recommendations for fairer corporate tax competition in Europe - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 15:00, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
"LuxLeaks scandal and special committee on Tax rulings: what is the outcome?" - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 15:30, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
''EP tax investigation prolongation blocked by political groups'' - Press conferences (25-11-2015): 16:00, Strasbourg, Louise Weiss
The President's diary - The President's diary (25-11-2015):
Schedule by day Thursday 26 Nov 2015
The President's diary - The President's diary (26-11-2015):
Schedule by day Sunday 29 Nov 2015
The President's diary - The President's diary (29-11-2015):
#LuxPrize Press Conf at 15:00 with directors of films #Mustang,#Mediterranea & #Urok @SilviaCostaEU @Antonio_Tajani:
Press release: Make it easier for #migrants to complain about #Frontex border #guards, MEP say:
Press release: #EP backs deal on better information, advice and protection for #insurance buyers: #EPlenary
#EPlenary wants a stronger #EU role within a stronger @UN system: @kokokansanpaavo
.@UlrikeLunacek welcomes stopping of the violent protests in #Kosovo - statement
CORRIGENDUM PR link to @EP_ForeignAff MEPs telling that revised #ENP must focus on #security & #migration :
.@ElenaValenciano welcomes the release of #Azerbaijani #humanrights activist Arif #Yunus Full statement here;
.@ElenaValenciano on #Burundi : the situation is disastrous, catastrophic; we fear the country is spiraling into a situation of civil war
.@EP_HumanRights debate on #humanrights situation in #Burundi has just started. Follow live
Anna Fotyga, Chair of @EP_Defence calls for #unity of #Europeans following the #terroristattacks in #Paris
NOW @EP_Defence hearing on #cooperation w/ third countries & organisations in #CSDP - Watch
Now on @EP_Defence: EoV with H.E. Amb. Gabor Iklody Head of #CMPD @eu_eeas on #EUMAM RCA mission - Watch live:
"Access to #education is crucial for children in emergency situations" said @EP_Development in its resolution today
.@EP_Development adopted its report by Enrique Guerrero Salom MEP on @WHSummit Press release #WHSummit
The #EPlenary resolution on #Ecuador joining EU-#Peru and #Colombia trade agreement will be voted on Thursday, rapporteur @HelmutScholzMEP
MEPs debate #Ecuador accession to EU-#Peru/#Colombia trade agreement #EPlenary #banana imports
#Vietnam: How can EU improve human rights dialogue, what benchmarks will there be?- @berndlange to the @MalmstromEU
In #EPlenary around 16:00: debate on #EUbudget 2016 deal. Vote & press conf tmrw. Live: @JMFernandesEU @gerardeprez
.@EP_Budgets agreed to maximum use of #EUbudget flexibility for #migrationEU #refugeecrisis in 2016. #EPlenary vote: 25/11. @JMFernandesEU
.@EP_Budgets stance on DAB8/2015 adopted in ctee, #EPlenary vote on 25/11. Rapp: @EGardiazabal Text:
#EPlenary to discuss @EUAuditorsECA annual report on 26/11. Read more about @EP_BudgControl views: | #discharge2014
Debate today @EP_BudgControl with national Parliaments about use of #EUbudget by MS is CANCELLED due to #ParisAttacks
Management of #EUbudget by MS. Debate @EP_BudgControl with national Parliaments & @EUAuditorsECA on 16/11 at 16h| #discharge2014 @Mdlabajova
.@EP_Economics negotiation team @CvNieuwenhuizen reached deal on #benchmarks after long and difficult negotiations tonight #LIBOR
Wrap-up of #EP #TAXE debate with 11 multinationals + video extracts + background here: #luxleaks #TaxTransparency
.@EP_Economics quizzes Chairs of #EBA, @eiopa_europa_eu, @ESMAComms today, live:
MEPs endorsed the @EPSocialAffairs resolution on long-term unemployment in the plenary. Press release
Video of recent debate with @gkatr in @EPSocialAffairs already available here
.@EPSocialAffairs Chair @thaendel supports the idea a of monitoring group to look at employment & social conditions in #Greece
RT @OECD: It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week: see our latest #stats & info on #AntibioticResistance…
RT @francediplo: .@LaurentFabius: la #COP21 est une action absolument indispensable contre le dérèglement climatique, elle se tiendra.https…
#EPlenary: debate on steel industry/base metals in Europe ongoing now:
Open&independent internet and non-discriminatory access to knowledge, asked MEPs #IFG2015 Full declaration:
#Eplenary just adopted ISA2 w 569 votes to 31 & 24 abstentions. More info @EP_Industry @czorrinho
RT @vickyford: Tonight we negotiate Network& Information Systems Directive - protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
Starting now - IMCO WG on #DigitalSingleMarket. Debate on online marketplaces & platforms. Webstr @rozathun
Today's 3 pm @EP_SingleMarket #DigitalSingleMarket WG focus - online marketplaces & platforms. Agenda
Starting now @EP_Transport cttee: contribution of transport to the EU climate and energy objectives, webstreaming:
Trilogue agreement on technical pillar of 4th railway package approved in @EP_Transport committee this morning
.@EP_Transport at 15h: debates on CEF and opinions on TiSA talks for INTA cttee, Digital Single Market, webstreaming
PR on "Cohesion policy & marginalized communities" resolution
Resolution #REGI drafted by @TerryReintke for better inclusion of marginalized communities in Cohesion Policy adopted in plenary 574-84-36
#TISA opinion drafted by @MonikaVana approved in #REGI (incl Compromise AMs 1-9) by 35 +, 3-, 1 abst.
Spanish farm minister in @EP_Agriculture: No doubt, EU needs a law to fight #unfairtrading in #foodchain. More in PR:
.@EP_Agriculture demands an EU law to fight #unfairtrading practices in #supplychain. More in PR: @MaireadMcGMEP
Missed press conf w/ @MartinHaeusling on #organic vote in @EP_Agriculture? Watch it all again (broadcast quality):
Agendas for 7&10 DEC @EP_Fisheries meetings here: Focus on External Dimension #cfpreality #Fisheries
Are #Fisheries Partnership Agreements well managed by @EU_MARE ? Answer on #7DEC in #PECH & by @EUAuditorsECA here:
New study: #Sardine #Fisheries: Resource Assessment and Social and Economic Situation
RT @europarlAV: LIVE REPLAY #LuxPrize 2015: VIDEO statement by @DGErguven, the winner #Mustang…
#Luxprize2015 Award ceremony at 12.00 Press conference with film Directors at 15.00 live
New EU rules to ease acceptance of #PublicDocuments backed by @EP_Legal MEPs. Read more: @mady_delvaux
Now @EP_Legal: Discussion on Interinstitutional agreement on #BetterRegulation with @GuyVerhofstadt . LIVE
Wednesday at 8.30 am #EPlenary debate on #terrorism #ParisAttacks: follow what is being said on @Storify #EPonTerror
RT @datirachida: Suivez en direct les débats au Parlement européen à propos de mon rapport sur la prévention de la radicalisation : https:/…
RT @Avramopoulos: Will very soon propose directive to strengthen framework on criminalisation of #terrorist offences: travel & financing. @…
Starting now: 2nd part of @EPinstitutional inter-parliamentary debate on future EU institutions. Watch live
RT @danutahuebner: Minister Schmidt at @EPInstitutional Inter-parliamentary calling today's meeting an example of how our cooperation could…
10:30 in @EPinstitutional: inter-parliamentary talks on future EU institutions. Live: @mercedesbresso @ElmarBrok_MEP
RT @unwomenEU: Tomorrow, orange your profile pic to end #violenceagainstwomen! #orangetheworld @SayNO_UNiTE https:/…
RT @UN: How will you #orangetheworld to end violence against women? Showcase @SayNO_UNiTE: #16days…
Make it easier for migrants to complain about #Frontex border guards, @EP_Justice & @EP_Petitions MEPs say. More:
Today at 19.20h @EP_Petitions & @EP_Justice vote on draft report on @frontex
.@EP_Petitions & @EP_Justice vote on draft report on @frontex on 23/11 at 19.20h
The Parliament is on...