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Op 26 februari hield de subcommissie Mensenrechten een gezamenlijke hoorzitting met de EP-delegatie voor betrekkingen met de Masjrak-landen (Egypte, Jordanië, Libanon en Syrië) over de vrijheid van godsdienst en overtuiging in het Midden-Oosten. De commissievoorzitter, Elena Valenciano, beschreef de vrijheid van godsdienst en overtuiging als "iets wat de mensheid nastreeft sinds onheuglijke tijden". (Lees meer: Benarde situatie religieuze minderheden in Midden-Oosten )

 

A new draft text on an EU system for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, tabled by lead MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK), was discussed in the civil liberties committee on Thursday morning. (Read more: Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs )

 

De milieucommissie heeft de hervorming van het EU-emissiehandelssysteem gesteund om de uitstoot van broeikasgassen te verminderen en klimaatverandering tegen te gaan. De wetsontwerpen moeten de onevenwichtigheden tussen vraag en aanbod op de emissierechtenmarkt aanpakken en zo de weg vrijmaken voor stimulering van groene investeringen. (Lees meer: De hervorming van de EU-emissiehandel in een notendop )

 

Op 25 februari ontvingen 47 personen of verenigingen uit 19 Europese landen de Europese Burgerschapsprijs tijdens een ceremonie in Brussel als onderscheiding voor hun bijdrage aan de Europese samenwerking en de bevordering van gemeenschappelijke waarden. Onder de laureaten waren mensen en organisaties die de rechten van kwetsbare groepen in de samenleving verdedigen, werken aan kennis over de EU-wetgeving- en beleid, extremisme bestrijden en ijveren voor tolerantie en dialoog. (Lees meer: Europese Burgerschapsprijs: erkenning van de bijdrage aan Europa )

 
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Ongeveer 2500 werknemers die in 2013 en 2014 ontslagen zijn in België moeten 5,1 miljoen euro EU-steun krijgen om een baan te vinden. Dat werd aanbevolen door de Begrotingscommissie op donderdag. De steun van het Europees Fonds voor aanpassing aan de Globalisering (EFG) moet nog worden goedgekeurd door het voltallige Parlement en de Raad van Ministers. (Lees meer: 5,1 miljoen Europese steun voor ontslagen werknemers in België )

 

In het kader van het Europees Jaar voor Ontwikkeling organiseerde de ontwikkelingscommissie op 24 februari een openbare hoorzitting over het mobiliseren van alle beschikbare middelen voor duurzame mondiale ontwikkeling en armoedebestrijding in de komende 15 jaar. De hoorzitting werd bijgewoond door Neven Mimica, Commissaris voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, VN-organisaties, het bedrijfsleven en vertegenwoordigers uit het maatschappelijk middenveld. (Lees meer: Financiering van ontwikkelingssamenwerking in de toekomst )

 

Next year’s EU budget priorities should be fostering growth by helping employment, enterprises and entrepreneurship, showing solidarity both within the EU and with countries outside it and putting EU finances in order by tackling the overdue payments backlog and reforming the EU revenue system, say Budgets Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: Growth, solidarity and paying the bills: budget MEPs vote 2016 budget priorities )

 

Parliament’s newly-established Special Committee on Tax Rulings elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as its chair at its constituent meeting on Thursday morning. As vice-chairs, the committee elected Bernd Lucke (ECR, DE), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL, PT) and Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR). Rapporteurs will be appointed on 9 March. (Read more: Alain Lamassoure elected chair of Special Committee on Tax Rulings )

 

Debating the activities of the ECB with MEPs, ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to work towards a genuine Economic Union. "Economic convergence has not been as sustainable as it was hoped for at the outset. This still puts at risk the long-term success of the monetary union when faced with an important shock", he said. (Read more: Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks )

 

The violations of the Minsk II Ukraine-Russia ceasefire agreement, the deal reached with Greece, a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system to fight terrorism and the worrying situation in Libya were among the issues addressed in a debate with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. (Read more: Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker )

 
 
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.@ElenaValenciano welcomes the release of B #Rugurika:"Gratifying to see our Feb resolution had an impact" Statement: http://t.co/g8aSrBRBBB
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.@EP_Defence @EP_Budgets debate CommonSecurity&DefencePolicy financing on Thu at9.00.Draft http://t.co/1lUC0LA3Bi @EduardKukan @indrektarand
"Financing development: making every euro count", Debate w/ @WFPErtharin & @StylianidesEU Full article: http://t.co/YKjsdk5Y9d
.@EP_Development opinion on #TTIP adopted by 16/7/1 Press release: http://t.co/LN5iFkgXQx
Hearing on Financing for Development w/ @MimicaEU & others. Follow live http://t.co/MCNoLlb9fj #EYD2015 Programme: http://t.co/8fUA5SjZkf
#TTIP in the EP: all dates, links, drafts, timelines & other details you've been asking about in one place http://t.co/leOYR7Evjh
#TTIP talks: MEPs work on their recommendations for negotiators/ @EP_trade debate & @EP_Development vote summarized http://t.co/KEyemJAw8Z
Debate on trade deal with #Vietnam, rapporteur @ZahradilJan live now http://t.co/jD8XTLpye9
€6.3m #EU job-search aid #EGF for redundant workers in #Belgium, #Germany #Poland backed by budget MEPs. Read here: http://t.co/nYe5pJ3HeT
Growth, solidarity and paying the bills: budget MEPs vote 2016 budget priorities. More: http://t.co/c2M0DECqfw @JMFernandesEU @EP_Budgets
Commission shld check spending of #EU funds better and claw back more lost money, says @EP_BudgControl. Read more: http://t.co/Nbcd3Z6Oyy
Fight against #EUbudget fraud vote @9, then debate continues on #discharge 2013 @r_czarnecki @AndersVistisen. Live: http://t.co/oC5jCnVenq
Vote on fight against fraud on #EUbudget, debate on #discharge 2013 to EU instits, agencies Tue @9:00. Docs, live: http://t.co/IaWZ0qfGgH
Chair new #tax rulings committee @ALamassoure : “This is about transparency and justice” #luxleaks Press release: http://t.co/tB1YFrL94B
.@EP_Economics adopted @NeenaGmep report on money market funds, check for details http://t.co/r8oAOoqdbF
.@ALamassoure elected chair spec. committee on #tax rulings. Vice chairs: @BerndLucke (ECR), @mmatias_ (GUE/NGL), @EvaJoly (S&D) #luxleaks
.@EPSocialAffairs & @EPCulture Joint Hearing on early school leaving Follow it on EP Live http://t.co/yBeUTqGeEO
.@EPSocialAffairs February 2015 Newsletter http://t.co/WQpr9uRftW
.@EPSocialAffairs & @EPCulture Joint Hearing on early school leaving: Thu, 26 Feb, 15.00-17.30 Follow on EP Live http://t.co/yBeUTqGeEO
#EUETS #MSR: report by @IvoBelet adopted 58/10/1 negotiations with @eu2015lv opened 57/10/1
#Biofuels: report by @NilsTorvalds adopted 39/26/4 negotiations opened 46/20/2 #ILUC
2/2 Lead #MEPs: @IvoBelet (@EPPGroup, Belgium) on #EUETS #MSR and @NilsTorvalds (@ALDEgroup, Finland) on #Biofuels #ILUC
In a few minutes, MEPs will give their first reactions to today's proposed #energyunion. Watch live: http://t.co/EdQLuZFBzD #EPlenary
"Energy union can help to boost economic growth and jobs." Interview with @EP_Industry chair @JerzyBuzek http://t.co/lIwviiAS35 #energyunion
.@MarosSefcovic & @MAC_europa just presented #energyunion. At 15h, MEPs will give first reactions. #EPlenary live: http://t.co/EdQLuZFBzD
.@EP_SingleMarket working group on #DigitalSingleMarket to resume its work on 2nd March at 3 pm. Agenda http://t.co/5iaaFEIx6c @rozathun
RT @C_Stihler_MEP: Enjoyed discussions @EP_SingleMarket on my opinions on copyright and IPR and my report on gas appliances. Thank you. htt…
Starting now @EP_Transport: debate on new financial schemes for European transport projects, streaming: http://t.co/pyTFPBE843
In 10min @EP_Transport: presentation of ECA report on effectiveness of EU-funded urban transport projects, streaming http://t.co/pyTFPBE843
In TRAN at 16h Christophersen-Bodewig-Secchi report on fin.instruments for transport http://t.co/O66ilGcVCT streaming http://t.co/pyTFPBE843
"Unacceptable that 1/3 of Operational Prgrms have not yet passed" says rapporteur on 6th #Cohesion rprt @dajcstomi http://t.co/xxAimHdTah
In-depth analysis: Economic, Social and Territorial Situation of the #Netherlands http://t.co/WdNlhUbARf #CohesionPolicy
Missed yesterday's joint hearing w/ @EP_Environment on #Cloning of animals for farming purposes? Watch it here: http://t.co/T24TJWbRpb
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Hearing on #MSY on 23/02 - Download the presentations: http://t.co/ElVFIB0Vpy #Fisheries #CFPreality
Extraordinary #Fisheries cttee meetg in #Strasbourg on 9/3 @ 19:00 to vote on "Omnibus" regulation http://t.co/bTDbVCFatI #discards
#Fisheries committee vote results from 24/02/2015: http://t.co/AZ0ClJzXZn
Joint hearing @EPCulture and @EPSocialAffairs on early school leaving, #child poverty and #youth #unemployment http://t.co/6pxvK6jhrY
Members @EPCulture have an exchange of views with @mariannethyssen http://t.co/48Vj6XmFdI
Workshop "Cross-border activities in the EU - Making life easier for citizens" starting now. LIVE: http://t.co/n2z6G9JBRU
Workshop "Cross-border activities in EU - Making life easier for citizens" today at 9:30. Live http://t.co/joS0O740bp http://t.co/5w3pMpjtkL
.@EP_Justice MEP @datirachida will be rapporteur on prevention of #radicalisation & recruitment of EU citizens by #terrorist organisations.
.@EP_Justice MEPs @RobertaMetsola & @ckyenge will be co-rapporteurs on the situation in #Mediterranean & holistic approach to #migration.
Discussion on #TTIP rapporteur Gonzales Ponz presents its draft opinion in @EPInstitutional
Meeting @EPinstitutional starting in ASP03G2 follow it live http://t.co/GZL3GeIKFq
Follow live the press conference on the European Citizens' Initiative here: http://t.co/SC6D1og0tb Starts at 13.00 #EPHearingonECI
Last minute cancellation of Latvian Presidency participation to the debate with MEPs on maternity leave:...
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.@EP_Petitions discussing now petition on the metro accident in Valencia #Spain on 3 July 2006. Live: http://t.co/9WSPyOoACJ
Follow discussion @EP_Petitions about opinion on #TTIP. Live: http://t.co/9WSPyOoACJ
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