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An EU-US trade deal should deepen EU access to the US market, but must not undermine EU standards or the right to regulate in the public interest, say Trade Committee MEPs in draft recommendations voted on Thursday. Tools for resolving disputes between investors and states should be reformed and improved, they add. (Read more: TTIP: more US market access, reform investment protection, retain EU standards )

 

De voorzitter van het Internationale Comité van het Rode Kruis (ICRC), Peter Maurer, heeft een beroep gedaan op de EU om haar inspanningen voor het stabiliseren van delen van het door crisissen geplaagde Midden-Oosten en Afrika te verhogen. Bij zijn ontmoeting met EP-Voorzitter Martin Schulz op 27 mei benadrukte hij de "enorm belangrijke bijdrage" van de EU aan de internationale activiteiten van het Rode Kruis. (Lees meer: Rode Kruis: "Het leven in Syrië is na jaren van conflict zeer moeilijk geworden" )

 

Een aantal grote westerse nieuwsorganisaties kreeg de afgelopen jaren te maken met politiek gemotiveerde cyberaanvallen, vooral als vergelding voor hun kritische verslaggeving van gebeurtenissen, landen of bewegingen zoals het Syrische regime of IS. Op woensdag besprak het EP of de EU bereid is om dergelijke aanvallen tegen te gaan. Bekijk onze tijdlijn voor meer informatie. (Lees meer: Cyberaanvallen: hoe kunnen we de media en belangrijke infrastructuur beschermen? )

 

Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid met the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Human Rights and Security and Defence subcommittees on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in his country. Security challenges, fighting terrorism and tackling migration flows were the key issues raised in the debate. (Read more: Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid on security and migration challenges )

 
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A deal struck by MEPs and Council of Ministers negotiators in the small hours of Thursday morning means the architecture of the Juncker plan to unlock €315 billion public and private investments in the real economy in 2015-2017 can now be put to a European Parliament vote on 24 June and the investment programme can kick off in the summer. (Read more: Juncker plan: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal to bridge investment gap )

 

De Europeanen stemden vorig jaar voor hun Europarlementsleden en de keuze was, voor de eerste keer, ook gebonden aan de keuze van de persoon die de Europese Commissie zou leiden. De Europese Volkspartij kwam als eerste uit de verkiezing en vervolgens werd hun kandidaat, Jean-Claude Juncker, verkozen tot Commissievoorzitter. In deze video vier kandidaten over deze historische verkiezingen. (Lees meer: Het verhaal van de ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ )

 

Europa moet zich richten op het redden van levens bij het migratievraagstuk, zei secretaris-generaal van de VN, Ban Ki-moon, in een toespraak op 27 mei. Hij vroeg aandacht voor de 1.800 mensen die verdronken tijdens het oversteken van de Middellandse Zee dit jaar: "Europa heeft een belangrijke rol te spelen en een collectieve verantwoordelijkheid om op te treden. Levens redden moet de topprioriteit zijn." Hij sprak ook over duurzame ontwikkeling en het voorkomen van gewelddadig extremisme. (Lees meer: Ban Ki-moon over migratie: "Levens redden moet topprioriteit zijn" )

 

Healthy eating habits start young, so the EU and its member states should do and spend more to encourage kids to eat healthy and local foods, Parliament said on Wednesday. To ensure that they get healthy eating lessons, as well as school milk, fruit, and vegetables from EU schemes, Parliament amended draft rules and approved a mandate for MEPs to negotiate their final form with EU member states. (Read more: School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits )

 

Budgets MEPs welcomed next year's "restricted" but well focused draft budget presented by Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday immediately after it was approved by the Commission. (Read more: Budgets MEPs welcome draft budget for 2016 )

 

"The Central African Republic is doing much better. There is a clear improvement even if it is still very fragile," CAR's interim president, Catherine Samba-Panza, told foreign affairs MEPs on Tuesday. CAR still needs the EU's "multi-dimensional aid", she stressed, calling on member states to redouble their efforts to help the CAR meet its electoral, budgetary and security challenges. (Read more: Still much to be done, CAR president tells foreign affairs committee )

 
 
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Programma per dag donderdag 28 mei 2015
Committee on Transport and Tourism - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Subcommittee on Human Rights - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Conference on the Democratic oversight of Intelligence services in the European Union - Speciale evenementen (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on International Trade - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
The agreement on the European Fund for Strategic Investments - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Subcommittee on Security and Defence - Parlementaire commissies (28-05-2015): 10:15, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
"German Secret Services spying in European Parliament" - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 10:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Libya: The Road towards Governance and Stability - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Recommendations to the European Commission on TTIP talks, following the vote in International Trade Committee - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 11:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
"How Saudi Arabia and other Nato allies are funding and arming ISIS" - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 14:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
''Europe in flames'' - Persconferenties (28-05-2015): 14:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Inter-Parliamentary Meeting with the Pan-African Parliament - Delegaties (28-05-2015):
 
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (28-05-2015):
 
 
Programma per dag vrijdag 29 mei 2015
Conference on the Democratic oversight of Intelligence services in the European Union - Speciale evenementen (29-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Parlementaire commissies (29-05-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
 
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RT @Europarl_Photo: #UNSG Ban Ki-moon addresses #EPlenary. Check #UNatEP for tweets. Follow live-stream: http://t.co/j22Kf6icPy http://t.co…
Press release: @EP_Budgets MEPs welcome draft budget for 2016: http://t.co/fF32qb7oxg #EUbudget
PR:@EP_ForeignAff MEPs draw attention on #humanrights & #technology:Whistleblowers & activists should be protected: http://t.co/8OokrECxqU
AFET MEPs draw attention on human rights and technology: Whistleblowers and activists should be protected http://t.co/Ompm4dWljh
EU #China Strategic Partnership: watch @EP_ForeignAff hearing w/ experts debating challenges & perspectives live now http://t.co/C3Mk2RmnnC
Central African Republic: @EP_ForeignAff to debate with interim president Catherine #SambaPanza at 16.30 http://t.co/033UZMOA9a #CAR
AFET MEPs draw attention on human rights and technology: Whistleblowers and activists should be protected http://t.co/44QyG8T8R1
This week @EP_HumanRights: 28 May: Prime Minister of #Tunisia, #humanrights in #Egypt Agenda: http://t.co/bK47lFq9t9
#EPlenary adopts resolution on #Zimbabwe #Swaziland and #Thailand Full press release here: http://t.co/9d5NqPx7TU
#CSDP: Watch the press conference of EP rapporteurs @ArnaudDanjean @EduardKukan @indrektarand in 10 mins here http://t.co/iN5LwMp7jQ
Watch the rest of #Eplenary debate on Common Security and Defence Policy w/ @FedericaMog LIVE http://t.co/ofhySErnbO #CSDP
#EPlenary tomorrow: #BanKiMoon at 15:15 CET #UNSG @UN_Spokesperson #UN, Debate on #G7 #g7summit Agenda: http://t.co/IhJCviYIxc
RT @UNICEF: From #childmarriage to discrimination, girls too often face barriers to #education http://t.co/z66aooWoIl http://t.co/M3EdzBYz…
RT @UNICEF: #PhotooftheWeek: A girl in class in #Guinea. Schools there reopened in January after a 5-month break due to #Ebola http://t.co/…
#EPonTTIP vote in @EP_Trade : follow live from 11am http://t.co/GCp4FZl27j, right after - press conference here http://t.co/vD5PDBflJj
#EPonTTIP #INTA vote Thu is 11am.Bulk of 898 AM's & 13 com opinions condensed in 64 compromises but voting list 90pp stil & vote to last 1hr
Draft #EUbudget 2016 welcome, @EP_Budgets MEPs spot margin for #EFSI #JunckerPlan talks. Read more: http://t.co/GhoNP6fIyn
First look at 2016 #EUbudget draft, presented by @KGeorgievaEU @EP_Budgets, at 10. Live here: http://t.co/6zs2qiQeb1
Diagnosis on payment situ prior to #EUbudget 2016 negotiations start: @EP_Budgets endorses declaration. Read more: http://t.co/FWsGsCHlVE
RT @ep_budgets: First look at 2016 #EUbudget draft, presented by @KGeorgievaEU @EP_Budgets, at 10. Live here: http://t.co/F7EsQeSAkW
Follow debate with @KGeorgievaEU on #tobacco agreements at #EP plenary. From 19.25. Live: http://t.co/8xQ0WRqy4D
Issues to overcome in the #EUbudget own resources reform discussed @EP_Budgets @EP_BudgControl 5/5. Read more: http://t.co/jL0GPxvcAa
.@EP_Economics @ghokmark #banking sector reform report rejection, comments from the rapporteur & shadow MEPs http://t.co/BxsdGnKT9B
.@EP_Economics capital markets union #CMU vote postponed
.@EP_Economics @ghokmark #banking sector reform report rejected, back to the committee
.@EPSocialAffairs meeting tomorrow, Thursday 28 May 9.00-12.30 & 14.00-17.30 in JAN 6Q2 follow EP Live http://t.co/86IKZ6Xk6l
.@EPSocialAffairs meeting tomorrow, Thursday 28 May from 9.00-12.30 & 14.00-17.30 JAN 6Q2. Agenda http://t.co/YcvYEazaIq
Changes to ESF for frontloading #YEI approved http://t.co/7lJ2KWe6pl Press conference @emorinchartier @ 14:30 Live http://t.co/o5Rsjk4frS
#EUETS #MSR: Environment Committee #MEPs back deal with Council http://t.co/ipWzp8ER8o
#EUETS #MSR: ENVI supports agreement with @eu2015lv with 49 votes to 8 and 2 abstentions. Plenary vote July @IvoBelet
Cttee meeting to start 15h. Votes on #EUETS #MSR +/- 16h. Debate on #cloning 17.30 Webstr http://t.co/v8hKKOESKm Docs http://t.co/x9tlKxiJH6
.@EP_Industry meets on Thu: debate w/@GOettingerEU; #energy #digitalsinglemarket Agenda and Mtg docs: http://t.co/XnfNddxwDj
.@EP_Industry files this #EPlenary: green growth for #SMEs (@debackerphil Mon/Tue) & staff for ACER agency(Thu) Watch http://t.co/pO9mbmJam8
Starting now: #DigitalSingleMarket WG debate on #DSM strategy. Live http://t.co/yCGHryAHSl Agenda http://t.co/nb6hTutLqq @rozathun
Today at 3 pm @EP_SingleMarket #DigitalSingleMarket working group meeting.Agenda http://t.co/nb6hTucayS Webstreaming http://t.co/yCGHrySjgV
Next @EP_SingleMarket #DigitalSingleMarket WG to meet on 26 May 3 pm.Focus-DSM strategy. Live http://t.co/DviUjbb65q http://t.co/fxaDBhUKXD
Now @EP_Transport: discussion w/Commissioner @Bulc_EU on transport aspects of Commission Work Programme 2016 http://t.co/8jngQz0oYr
Starting now: @EP_Transport hearing on road haulage market and its social dimension http://t.co/8jngQz0oYr programme http://t.co/CBq5nPOWz6
TEN-T Coordinators' progress report presented @EP_Transport yesterday available here http://t.co/Jh3vTgKzLh debate: http://t.co/k2od3OMh99
What does an #AgeingEU mean for your region? See the @ecfin interactive map here http://t.co/oMb12ifwZo #euregions
Catch-the-eye, Urgent Procedure, Blue Card... What does it all mean? Our guide to #EPlenary: http://t.co/1UQEX0G1CH
Last day of #EPlenary in #Strasbourg: MEPs set to discuss #growth and #ECforecast. Live now: http://t.co/mSdH0z5Pyq
RT @EP_ThinkTank: EU funds €80m for milk & €150m for fruit & veg to fight child #obesity and poor health http://t.co/rdC7mqbSsY @marctarabe…
#Schools #fruit #vegetable & #milk: MEPs back measures to teach #healthyeating habits. Read more here: http://t.co/y5pLt6oNsc
.@EP_Agriculture & @EP_Environment debate on #cloning of animals for farming purposes now on. Watch it live: http://t.co/VVpVqaYZ3w
#Cod plan: @EUCouncil acted unlawfully, says #ECJ Advocate General http://t.co/gZqAEVYYVI @EUCourtPress #Fisheries
#BalticMAP: This is the text MEPs will defend in negotiations with @eu2015lv http://t.co/9fAhSgpPke @WalesaMEP #Fisheries
#Fisheries committee meeting continues this morning - watch live: http://t.co/2eSJ4sN9z5 Agenda: http://t.co/BnrDclrXqI
Ce soir à Strasbourg : le #PE reçoit le projet #Commenius "L'Europe est servie" http://t.co/ExJh7dTlJs http://t.co/jg3aktBZAl
Ce soir à Strasbourg : le #PE reçoit le projet #Commenius "L'Europe est servie" http://t.co/k6ytWUDLtg http://t.co/9fWVp5cwOu
#EPlenary adopted new rules on cross-border #insolvency proceedings. Read more: http://t.co/oxDyXp1Sae
#EPlenary debate on #insolvency proceedings starting now. Live: http://t.co/48njVucJWL
RT @ClaudeMoraesMEP: Tomorrow @EP_Justice co-hosts oversight of intelligence services conference with German,Belgian & Italian Parliaments …
RT @EU_Commission: First measures under the EU Agenda on Migration - Questions & Answers: http://t.co/enmcpEOMIa #migrationEU @Avramopoulos…
#UNSG Ban Ki-moon addresses #EPlenary at 15.15 CET. For tweets follow #UNatEP. Live: http://t.co/J5CPfZG3ER
Second panel @EPInstitutional debates democracy, accountability & instit set up of the EU #EUfuture hearing live http://t.co/QgUXqejUgr
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Ending child marriage, early marriage and #ForcedMarriage for #genderequality http://t.co/BeN1IAXCTt @EP_GenderEqual
MEPs to call for end to early and forced marriage of girls today evening #EPlenary: http://t.co/enlEnGfqNQ
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Recognising the human right to #water and universal access http://t.co/BKf0DYwHxC @EP_Petitions @CeciliaWikstrom
Hearing on #ECI #StopVivisection starting at 3pm: Follow via @EP_Agriculture, webstreaming: http://t.co/zulfKA3oB0
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