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A proposal to grant Spain €856,800 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 250 former car workers who were made redundant by 29 firms making motor vehicle parts in the Valencia region was approved by the Budgets Committee on Thursday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still needs to be approved by the Council of Ministers on 12 December, and by a plenary vote in Parliament planned for 14 December. (Read more: MEPs approve €856,800 in job-search aid for 250 redundant workers in Spain )


The EU Commission and member states will be able to reimpose visa requirements faster and more easily under new rules agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators on Wednesday. (Read more: Visa suspension mechanism: Parliament and Council negotiators strike a deal )


Foreign fighters as well as “lone wolves” training and preparing terrorist attacks on European soil will be criminalised under new EU-rules to fight terrorism backed on Monday. (Read more: Clampdown on terrorism -new counter-terrorism law backed by civil liberties MEPs )


All EU citizens and third country nationals entering or leaving the EU will be checked against databases, e.g. of lost and stolen documents, under a draft law informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Monday. (Read more: Mandatory checks at EU external borders: deal done by MEPs and ministers )

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Easier access for all rail operators to domestic rail markets should give rail passengers more choice and better quality services under draft rules backed by Transport and Tourism Committee on Monday. (Read more: Transport MEPs back reform of domestic rail services )


MEPs approved €31.5 million in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria in a plenary vote on Thursday. Seven people died in the May and June 2016 floods, which affected more than 47,000 people in Lower Bavaria. Over 2,000 were still unable to return to their homes two months later. Hardest hit was the Rottal-Inn district in Lower Bavaria. The aid will come from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). (Read more: Parliament approves €31.5m in EU aid to repair flood damage in Bavaria )


The European Commission should revise its code of conduct for Commissioners, to ensure that their declarations of interests give a complete picture of the financial situation and activities of a Commissioner and his or her family, said MEPs in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. The “cooling off” period for ex-Commissioners should be prolonged to 36 months, they added. (Read more: Commission code of conduct: MEPs call for detailed declarations of interest )


For next year’s budget, MEPs have ensured better support for unemployed youngsters and additional funds to boost key initiatives supporting SMEs, transport infrastructure projects, research and Erasmus+ student mobility. Commitment appropriations for 2017 total €157.8578 billion, and payment appropriations €134.49 billion. (Read more: EU budget 2017 approved: better support for youth and growth initiatives )


The EU-US Umbrella Agreement on the protection of personal data exchanged for law enforcement purposes was backed by a broad majority of MEPs on Thursday. The deal will ensure high, binding data protection standards for data exchanged by police and law enforcement authorities across the Atlantic. (Read more: MEPs back EU-US data protection deal on exchanges for law enforcement purposes )


Small investors need better information about the possible risks and fees for investment products they might buy, say MEPs. They voted on Thursday, by 561 votes to 9 with 75 abstentions, to delay the introduction of a key explanatory document supplied by investment providers to consumers, while the EU Commission comes up with better proposals. (Read more: Parliament demands better protection for small investors )

Viikon agenda
Päivän ohjelmat torstai 08 joulu 2016
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 08:45, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Budgets - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Subcommittee on Human Rights - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Committee on Constitutional Affairs - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 09:00
“New study of tax avoidance” - Tiedotustilaisuudet (08-12-2016): 11:15, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Budgetary Control Committee - Valiokunnat (08-12-2016): 14:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Fundamental Rights Implications on Big Data - Julkiset kuulemistilaisuudet (08-12-2016): 14:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's Agenda - Puhemiehen päivyri (08-12-2016):
Päivän ohjelmat perjantai 09 joulu 2016
Pre-session briefing - Tiedotustilaisuudet (09-12-2016): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's Agenda - Puhemiehen päivyri (09-12-2016):
Press release: Clampdown on terrorism - new #counterterrorism law backed by @EP_Justice MEPs: https://t.co/98uw8U0GPZ
Press release: Mandatory checks at EU external borders: deal done by MEPs and ministers: https://t.co/2JGoGk3sIw @EP_Justice
Press release: @EP_Transport MEPs back reform of domestic #rail services: more choice for better services:https://t.co/fKWB0d1dce
.@EP_ForeignAff back EU partnership agreement with #Mongolia. Next: Feb 2017 #Eplenary. Read more https://t.co/YazQKbRvUJ @HelmutScholzMEP
.@EP_ForeignAff continues with a debate on #Syria w/ @SyriaCivilDef. Live https://t.co/BsSwjROs0q
NOW @EP_ForeignAff @EP_Development hearing on Great Lakes region w. Prof. Gérard Prunier & @eu_eeas Patrick Spirlet… https://t.co/T2Eqt4YWpe
.@EP_HumanRights Chair denounces consqces of Russia & China vetoing #UN Security Council Reso on #Aleppo ceasefire: https://t.co/LKuL105Fyu
Watch the interview of Abdulrahman Al Mawwas from @SyriaCivilDef calling for the creation of a humanitarian corrido… https://t.co/oruXu6rSM3
Tmrw from 10.00 @EP_HumanRights conf on Conflict areas in Eastern Partnership & situation of #humanrights - AGENDA: https://t.co/OBcdhMoiR7
8 Dec at 9 am. @EP_Defence to debate EU global strategy and transatlantic relations. Follow live https://t.co/TgxjF29vRh
.@EP_Defence to meet 8 Dec at 9 am: debates on #Syria, EU global strategy and transatlantic ties. Live https://t.co/TgxjF29vRh
The momentum to move towards a working European Defence Policy has come, say @Urmaspaet. Read full statement… https://t.co/EHmFAFt801
#WorldAIDSday2016: @EP_Development reaffirms its commitment in the fight against AIDS. Full support to patients & o… https://t.co/3qckvYuney
Starting now @EP_Development hearing on good governance & implementation of SDG16: https://t.co/s0rC1nvYsq - Agenda… https://t.co/Ci67butSyd
Starring NOW: @EP_Trade afternoon mtng on Sri Lanka GSP+, wildlife trafficking. Live https://t.co/CDk8DMsGtn Agenda https://t.co/j5dZY2OJjS
Next @EP_Trade to meet 5 Dec afternoon: Sri Lanka GSP+ application, wildlife trafficking. Agenda https://t.co/j5dZY2OJjS
IN 30MIN @EP_Trade @EP_Agriculture debate effects for agriculture of trade deals w/ @MalmstromEU & @PhilHoganEU https://t.co/CtlTMvR5N2
.@EP_President signs #EUBudget 2017 into law, framed by negotiating team @JeanArthuis @indrektarand @EuropaJens (fr… https://t.co/0jC6O4Gwji
#EUbudget 2017 approved: better support for youth and growth initiatives https://t.co/hS7BaEAOuz @EuropaJens @indrektarand
#EPlenary approves #EUBudget 2017 with 438 votes in favour, 194 against, 7 abstentions @EuropaJens @indrektarand
1/2 Tomorrow's @EP_BudgControl meeting: @CorinaCretuEU to be quizzed in view of #EUDischarge2015. Agenda pts 3&4 (v… https://t.co/jRWcfhS0fu
MEPs endorse former PM Juhan Parts as @EUauditors member for #Estonia with 15+/5-/1°. #EPlenary vote next Wed. https://t.co/maU6zvGEff
.@EP_Economics @JezekCZ deal reached w/ @eu2016sk & @EU_Commission on #prospectusregulation
EU list of tax havens likely by end 2017, @EU_Commission's @pierremoscovici tells #Pana Committee #PanamaLeaks https://t.co/Y8tkyuHzdW
.@EPSocialAffairs Public hearing on labour market reforms in #Greece ongoing -follow LIVE https://t.co/7nWR0Nu09Z
At 11.00 @EP_Trade @EPSocialAffairs debate social&labour aspects of trade deals w/ @MalmstromEU & @Michelservoz https://t.co/wIBe3hm9TR
.@EPSocialAffairs conference with @eurofound starts at 9.00. Programme https://t.co/j9JVz3la6E Follow LIVE https://t.co/ifRy3WNuY4 #6EWCS
#Wildlife trafficking: report by @catherinemep adopted with 567 votes in favour, 5 against, 39 abstentions #EPlenary
RT @catherinemep: The paperwork is done. Now its time for action. EU governments must treat wildlife trafficking as a serious crime. https:…
#EPlenary opposes re-authorisation of #Bentazone #herbicide with 361 votes to 289, 28 abstentions
Energy agreements: informal deal on more support from the European Commission: https://t.co/Nl5l3BLw7s @EP_Industry
Video statement @JerzyBuzek @EP_Industry on Clean Energy Package: https://t.co/XIrjk6kyvx
Clean Energy Package – statement of @JerzyBuzek w/ @EP_Industry: https://t.co/iy78f3y2et
RT @EU_Growth: Business using online platforms?💻 We want to hear from you. Share your experiences here📝: https://t.co/HU1BOximAr #B2B #Digi…
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Does everyone get an equal share in the so-called ‘sharing economy’? https://t.co/7pBgzkUq8V #CollaborativeEconomy https:…
Watch now @EP_Transport: MEPs debate Commission work programme 2017 transport priorities with Commissioner Bulc https://t.co/uPvY979g3t
.@EP_Transport MEPs adopt opinion fo r the lead IMCO committee on type approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles: 34/6/1
.@EP_Transport committee approves own-initiative report on logistics in the EU and multimodal transport https://t.co/mCMg6yQpjs
RT @EU_Commission: D-1: EU Solidarity Corps to be launched 07 December. #EUSolidarityCorps to provide volunteering and job opportunities fo…
RT @KGeorgievaEU: #EUSolidarityCorps helps you give something back to those who most need it. Tomorrow I will launch the initiative: https:…
RT @jyrkikatainen: #OECDPISA results remind us that high quality education is one of the best investments any society can make. https://t.c…
.@EP_Agriculture debates now #CAP related Omnibus proposal w/rapporteurs Albert Dess (EPP,DE) & @paolodecastro. Live https://t.co/4euEmbvLxP
.@EP_Agriculture 5/12: #CAP related budget rules (Omnibus), farmland concentration & greenhouse gas emissions. Live https://t.co/4euEmbvLxP
.@EP_Agriculture 5/12: #CAP related budget rules (Omnibus), farmland concentration & greenhouse gas emissions.Agenda https://t.co/8FDufNICnZ
RT @EU_MARE: The Commission proposes additional catch limits for the #NorthSea and Atlantic for 2017 https://t.co/uOo2KuIrZx https://t.co/X…
RT @FishKnigge: 22:1 - Important step taken to improve transparency & accountability for EU vessels fishing outside the Union. https://t.co…
RT @EPinUK_edu: What's in 2017 for @EUErasmusPlus & @europe_creative? EC presents annual work programmes to @EPCulture. Live shortly https:…
.@TNavracsicsEU @EPCulture exchange of views with CULT MEPs https://t.co/H4vzc6tFd9
.@TNavracsicsEU @EPCulture exchange of viens with CULT MEPs https://t.co/H4vzc6tFd9
.@EP_Legal holds hearing on Intellectual Property Law/Biotech Directive on 29.11 at 15.00 @1PavelSvoboda https://t.co/5zMB9godQC
.@EP_Legal on 29.11 ,at 16.30 Workshop on Implementation of Mediation Directive @1PavelSvoboda https://t.co/uGnGIcCwb8
Reform of @EASO: vote @EP_Justice tomorrow at 11h. Check draft report by @NiedermullerMEP & amendments: https://t.co/yBFngRIlWD
.@EP_Justice votes tomorrow at 8.55 deal w/ @EUCouncil for mandatory checks at EU borders. Follow: https://t.co/JfmWUvx14u | @MonicaMacovei1
Implications of #bigdata on #fundamentalrights - follow the @EP_Justice hearing on 8/12 at 14.30. Read more: https://t.co/zWaZ0SXFiy
The agenda for Thursday's extraordinary @EPInstitutional meeting can be found here: https://t.co/4yBVHPGOPG
RT @CER_Grant: Was happy to give evidence to @EPInstitutional today. Said that I thought Brexit might end up a bit less hard than most in B…
Future constitutional relationship between #UnitedKingdom and #EU? Debate in @EPInstitutional at around 16:45 https://t.co/o0tDujs87j
RT @eurogender: #16days Find out what is being done to combat gender-based violence in your country #SayNoStopVAW https://t.co/hqgzg7kHuZ h…
RT @eurogender: More #Genderstatistics are needed: 31 % women & 29% men with disabilities are at risk of poverty/social exclusion in the EU…
RT @eurogender: More women and men are living on the edge of poverty & social exclusion today compared to 2010, according to EIGE's new stu…
Updated press release: environment and justice issues key priorities for EU petitioners in 2015: https://t.co/83uN0DAGck
.@EP_Petitions to investigate working conditions at @McDonalds, after hearing petitioners today from #France, #Belgium and #UnitedKingdom
RT @Jude_KD: Clear call from McDonald's workers for #fastfoodrights in @EP_Petitions & good to hear Commission say 0 hours workers have ful…
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