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Mitkä ovat kesäajan edut ja ongelmat? Eurooppa siirtyy kesäaikaan sunnuntaina, ja mepit keskustelivat asiantuntijoiden kanssa aiheesta 24. maaliskuuta. "Meidän täytyy vielä lainsäädäntöä eteenpäin ja suullisen kysymyksen tekeminen Euroopan komissiolle voisi olla yksi tapa vauhdittaa asian käsittelyä", oikeudellisten asioiden valiokunnan puheenjohtaja Pavel Svoboda (EPP, Tsekin tasavalta) totesi. (Lue lisää: Kesäaika: Helpotusta elämään? )

 

Kongolainen gynekologi, mielipiteenvapauden puolesta jaettavan parlamentin Saharov-palkinnon voittaja 2014 Denis Mukwege, oli parlamentissa torstaina 26. maaliskuuta puhumassa ihmisoikeuksien alivaliokunnassa. Kokouksessa keskusteltiin naisiin kohdistuvasta väkivallasta sekä Kongon demokraattisen tasavallan lähestyvistä vaaleista sekä maan tulevaisuudesta. Mukwege hoitaa maan sodissa seksuaalisen väkivallan uhreiksi joutuneita naisia. Puhuimme hänelle kokouksen jälkeen. (Lue lisää: Mukwege: Kun yhteiskunnassa pahuutta, ihmisten toimittava yhdessä sitä vastaan )

 

Euroopan parlamentin täysistunnossa hyväksyttiin Ukrainalle suunnattu apupaketti keskiviikkona 25. maaliskuuta. Tuen suuruus on 1,8 miljardia euroa ja sen on kaikkien aikojen suurin EU:n ulkopuoliselle maalle myönnetty rahoitus. Gabrielius Landsbergis (EPP, Liettua) kertoi siitä, miten apu tulee jakautumaan ja miten EU:n Venäjälle asettamien pakotteet ovat toimineet. Lisäksi keskusteltiin parlamentin roolista. (Lue lisää: Landsbergis: Tukipaketilla autetaan Ukrainaa )

 

Energiaunioni, Kreikka ja talouskasvun aikaansaaminen olivat kaikki viime viikolla olleen Eurooppa-neuvoston kokouksen agendalla. Mepit olivat tyytyväisiä suunnitelmiin, joilla tiivistetään energiayhteistyötä, ja vaativat, että Kreikan tilanteeseen kiinnitetään enemmän huomiota. (Lue lisää: Eurooppa-neuvoston kokouksen anti: Energiaunioni ja Kreikan tilanne )

 
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Dr Denis Mukwege, the 2014 Sakharov Prize laureate, described political problems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his difficulties in tackling the problem of sexual abuse of women and even small children, in a Human Rights Subcommittee debate on Thursday. MEPs discussed how the EU could best support Dr Mukwege’s work, and some called for legally-binding rules on trade in conflict minerals. (Read more: Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege )

 

The question of whether Germany’s minimum pay rules should apply to foreign lorry drivers using its roads divided MEPs evenly in a debate with transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Wednesday evening. The European Commission is still assessing the implications of these rules, which the Germany partially suspended (for transit drivers) early this year, but they must in any event comply with EU law, she said. (Read more: Commission to clarify whether minimum wage may apply to foreign lorry drivers )

 

The 18 March terrorist attacks on the Tunis Bardo museum were clearly directed against Tunisia’s transition to democracy, as the “lone success story of the ‘Arab Spring’”, said MEPs in a debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday evening. All speakers insisted on the need to maintain or beef up EU support for Tunisia, so to in encourage it to pursue its democratic transition and not be intimidated by attempts to cause anarchy and chaos. (Read more: Terror attacks targeted Tunisia's democratic path: MEPs call for more EU support )

 

EU-maiden on oltava avoimempia veropäätöstensä osalta, sillä epäreilu verokilpailu häiritsee yritysten välistä kilpailua ja voi johtaa ”kilpailuun kohti pohjatasoa”, varoittivat useat parlamentin jäsenet täysistuntokeskustelussa keskiviikkona. Mepit keskustelivat täysistunnossa verotuksesta vastaavan komissaarin Pierre Moscovicin kanssa. (Lue lisää: Keskustelu Moscovicin kanssa: Mepit peräänkuuluttivat reilumpaa verotusta )

 

Tackling tax evasion should be a top EU priority. EU countries and the European Commission should play a leading role in discussing how to fight tax fraud and aggressive tax planning in the OECD and other relevant fora, says Parliament in its resolution on tax, voted on Wednesday. (Read more: EP takes stance on tax transparency, burdens, avoidance and evasion )

 

Parlamentti hyväksyi EU:n suunnitelman lainata Ukrainalle 1,8 miljardia euroa. Lainalla on tarkoitus auttaa Ukrainaa selviämään sen maksutaseongelmista. Rahoitusapua varten EU lainaa pääomamarkkinoilta varoja, jotka se sitten lainaa edelleen samoin ehdoin Ukrainalle. Lainan edellytyksenä on, että Ukraina sitoutuu toteuttamaan rakenteellisia uudistuksia, joiden avulla on tarkoitus puuttua tämänhetkisen kriisin taustalla oleviin ongelmiin. (Lue lisää: Euroopan parlamentti hyväksyi 1,8 miljardin euron lainan Ukrainalle )

 
 
Viikon agenda
 
Päivän ohjelmat perjantai 27 maalis 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Valtuuskunnat (27-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
Päivän ohjelmat lauantai 28 maalis 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Valtuuskunnat (28-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
Päivän ohjelmat sunnuntai 29 maalis 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Valtuuskunnat (29-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
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#CSDP financing: @EP_Defence @EP_Budgets @EP_ForeignAff 2nd discussion on report by @EduardKukan @indrektarand LIVE awb://owl.li/KJxNb
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#Democracy and values are problematic in #DRC, says @DenisMukwege in today's debate @EP_HumanRights Press release: http://t.co/iXlFgwtMFT
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RT @EP_ThinkTank: 3 official aims of #EYD2015: inform EU citizens, foster direct involvement, raise awareness of global interdependence htt…
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Tax competition should be fair and transparent, says EP in vote on annual tax report by @EvaKaili. Press released http://t.co/jHLcpauYuN
Tax competition should be fair and transparent, says Parliament in annual #tax report by @EvaKaili . Press release: http://t.co/lVbMtVYsj6
.@EP_Economics adopted its position on @renatosoru securities financing transactions SFTs, check for details http://t.co/JvnzaZ6zFa
.@EPSocialAffairs meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 24 March - agenda http://t.co/vdxsTRoCtY
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.@EP_Industry in 5 min: debate on energy policy and #climate w/ @MAC_europa: http://t.co/QtZtFYehgi
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Green light for 2 last @EP_SingleMarket opinions today on #tradesecret (27+,4-,2abs) @comilara and on #EFSI (30+,6-,2abs) @DurandEELV
Now @EP_Transport: debate on employment conditions in aviation, webstreaming http://t.co/R7GLpXmF7E
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New EU #ForestStrategy: Sustainable management of #forests could boost employment, MEPs say. Read more: http://t.co/4FTpuEeDrR
Debate on prospects for EU #dairy sector after end of #milk quotas w/ rapporteur @JNicholsonMEP live now here: http://t.co/io6m7fZtFe
New study: small-scale #Fisheries and the zero discard target http://t.co/SlMzQ1hks9 #discards #CFPreality http://t.co/rDN3W15hMz
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Discard ban & Selectivity: Hearing on #13APR in @EP_Fisheries Details: http://t.co/S8GG4iU3w5 #discards #Fisheries http://t.co/xqfmBU3Qxl
#EP Study on Religious fundamentalism and radicalisation http://t.co/oNaYVTfZnD
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Hearing “Towards a high degree of accountability, transparency and integrity in the EU Institutions” on Thu 26/03: http://t.co/HOA3ctZ8gN
Public hearing on #summertime starts now! Watch live: http://t.co/ZkQgzFRQUq @EP_Industry @EP_Transport @EP_Legal
#Surveillance for intelligence & #nationalsecurity purposes. Art 29 WP document to be discussed @EP_Justice on 31/03 http://t.co/W7zEMtKDL4
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Women’s poverty rates vary greatly across EU: 7% in Denmark to 30% in Romania.Study on main causes of #femalepoverty: http://t.co/cc7ucTILCJ
30/3 @EP_GenderEqual Workshop: Main causes of #femalepoverty. More info: http://t.co/hgqzGEVsHl
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