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Aangezien de Europese Commissie een reeks onderzoeken naar fiscale rulings in alle 28 EU-lidstaten is gestart, heeft het Parlement het zijn eigen bijzondere commissie over deze vermeende gunstige fiscale behandelingen opgezet. De Franse christendemocraat Alain Lamassoure is voorzitter van deze commissie en vertrouwt ons in dit interview zijn visie en verwachtingen toe. (Lees meer: Lamassoure over commissie fiscale rulings "Verplicht om met resultaten te komen" )

 

Pierre Krähenbühl, het hoofd van UNRWA, het VN-agentschap dat verantwoordelijk is voor het verlenen van bijstand aan vijf miljoen Palestijnse vluchtelingen in Jordanië, Libanon, Syrië en de Palestijnse gebieden, sprak op 2 maart de commissie Buitenlandse zaken toe. Tijdens zijn bezoek vroegen wij hem naar de gevolgen van de vijandelijkheden in Gaza en Syrië op de activiteiten van de UNRWA. (Lees meer: Hoofd UNRWA over humanitaire crisis in Gaza: "in wezen een tijdbom" )

 

EP-voorzitter Martin Schulz verwelkomde vandaag de nieuwe Italiaanse President, Sergio Mattarella, in het Europees Parlement in Brussel. Schulz bedankte Mattarella voor het kiezen van het Europees Parlement en de Europese instellingen als onderdeel van zijn eerste buitenlandse bezoek. Ze wisselden van gedachten over de economische crisis, tragedies van migranten op de Middellandse Zee, de situatie in Libië en hoe het herstel van de economie te bespoedigen. (Lees meer: Italiaanse President Sergio Mattarella bezoekt het EP )

 

EP President Martin Schulz said: "The repeated and arbitrary denial of entrance onto Russian territory of elected parliamentarians, as testified by the latest case of MEP Sandra Kalniete, is a high affront to the EU-Russia relations and the work of democratic institutions. (Read more: Schulz on denial of entrance onto Russian territory of MEP Kalniete )

 
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Due to works at the European Parliament accreditation centre in Brussels, journalists needing an access badge for one or more days should address themselves to a special desk in the entrance hall of the Altiero Spinelli building. The works will start on 3 March and will last until 12 April. (Read more: Information to the press: renovation work at the accreditation centre )

 

The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) must focus on currently underfunded areas, so as to complement, not duplicate, other EU budget tools, said MEPs at Monday’s expert hearing on the Juncker investment plan proposals. The hearing was held by the Budgets and Economic and Monetary Affairs committees with a view to shaping legislation for the investment plan. (Read more: Juncker investment plan must complement other EU tools, say MEPs )

 

Onderwijs speelt een cruciale rol in het helpen van vrouwen en meisjes gelijkheid te bereiken. Het is dus logisch dat jaar dit als thema voor de Internationale Vrouwendag werd gekozen. In aanloop naar deze dag op 8 maart, organiseert het Parlement verschillende evenementen over vrouwen en onderwijs en om stil te staan bij de kloof tussen het hoge opleidingsniveau van vrouwen in de EU en de mogelijkheden daarna op de arbeidsmarkt. Volg de bijeenkomsten live op onze website. (Lees meer: Evenementen: vrouwen sterker maken door middel van onderwijs )

 

Het investeringsplan van € 315 miljard voor de stimulering van groei staat deze week in de schijnwerpers. De leden zullen het maandag met deskundigen bespreken. VN-Commissaris-generaal voor hulpverlening aan Palestijnse vluchtelingen, Pierre Krähenbüh,l bespreekt de vluchtelingsituatie in het Midden-Oosten. Ondertussen bereidt het EP zich voor op de plenaire vergadering van volgende week en op Internationale Vrouwendag. (Lees meer: Deze week: Investeringsplan Juncker, vluchtelingen en Internationale Vrouwendag )

 

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 )

 
 
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Programma per dag dinsdag 03 mrt 2015
The impunity of crimes against humanity in the Spanish State - Persconferenties (03-03-2015): 12:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Creation of the working group against the interference of the tobacco industry - Persconferenties (03-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (03-03-2015):
 
 
Programma per dag woensdag 04 mrt 2015
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegaties (04-03-2015): 09:00
 
The victims of terrorism in Spain and ETA's entourage - Persconferenties (04-03-2015): 09:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Seminar for journalists: Empowering women and girls through education - Speciale evenementen (04-03-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Human rights and penitentiary policy in the EU - Persconferenties (04-03-2015): 11:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The launch of MEP Group against Wildlife Crime - Persconferenties (04-03-2015): 13:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (04-03-2015):
 
Conference: “Political participation of women in the Western Balkans and Turkey” - Speciale evenementen (04-03-2015):
 
 
Programma per dag donderdag 05 mrt 2015
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Parlementaire commissies (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Parlementaire commissies (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - Parlementaire commissies (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Interparliamentary committee meeting on "empowering women and girls through education" - Speciale evenementen (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegaties (05-03-2015): 09:00
 
Workshop on the role of private sector in sustainable development - Speciale evenementen (05-03-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
TTIP: Benefits and costs - Persconferenties (05-03-2015): 10:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Venezuela: attempts by the extreme right to destabilize the country - testimonies by the relatives of the victims of the Guarimba - Persconferenties (05-03-2015): 12:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
International Womens Day - Persconferenties (05-03-2015): 12:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (05-03-2015):
 
 
Programma per dag vrijdag 06 mrt 2015
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegaties (06-03-2015): 09:00
 
Seminar for new journalists in Brussels - Speciale evenementen (06-03-2015): 09:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Pre-session briefing - Persconferenties (06-03-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's diary - Werkzaamheden van de voorzitter (06-03-2015):
 
 
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.@ElenaValenciano:"#EU needs to urgently review its policies to protect minorities in #Syria & #Iraq" Full statement: http://t.co/gawEmElgbh
.@ElenaValenciano welcomes the release of B #Rugurika:"Gratifying to see our Feb resolution had an impact" Statement: http://t.co/g8aSrBRBBB
Hearing on Freedom of religion in the Middle East starts in 15 min. Watch live: http://t.co/6WPFMH6et2
#Eurocorps : use it or lose it! @EP_Defence debates with @HQEurocorps Commander LtGen Guy #Buchsenschmidt live http://t.co/cLYJg4WlJl
.@EP_Defence discussing Annual #CSDP report by @ArnaudDanjean live now http://t.co/3TdZARGZjb Draft text: http://t.co/k8BAcbrbbX
.@EP_Defence @EP_Budgets debate CommonSecurity&DefencePolicy financing on Thu at9.00.Draft http://t.co/1lUC0LA3Bi @EduardKukan @indrektarand
Tax evasion in developing countries: @EP_Development workshop starts now. Follow live: http://t.co/N6DlBN1k1N http://t.co/L5NMTiE0PF
Tax evasion in developing countries:@EP_Development workshop today @ 16h,Programme:http://t.co/vky5TDIURD Follow live:http://t.co/N6DlBN1k1N
"Financing development: making every euro count", Debate w/ @WFPErtharin & @StylianidesEU Full article: http://t.co/YKjsdk5Y9d
#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
#JunckerPlan shld be complementary, must help SMEs: 6 experts heard in @EP_Budgets @EP_Economics on EFSI. More: http://t.co/LZJCYO940A
Today 15:30-18:30 hearing w 6 experts on #JunckerPlan EFSI @ep_economy @EP_Budgets. Live: http://t.co/SwKLHhnEYT
Next Mon 15:30-18:30 hearing w 6 experts on #JunckerPlan EFSI @EP_Economy @EP_Budgets. Agenda: http://t.co/RBB4193wS2
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
.@EP_Economics meeting 5/3 is cancelled. Next week only hearing with BUDG on EU Fund for Strat. Investments. Agenda: http://t.co/9LMYSw6DER
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
.@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
Today at 3 pm @EP_SingleMarket working group on #DigitalSingleMarket kicks-off. Webstreaming http://t.co/PfYhtQzuAJ @rozathun
.@EP_SingleMarket working group on #DigitalSingleMarket to resume its work on 2nd March at 3 pm. Agenda http://t.co/5iaaFEIx6c @rozathun
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
Today in #AGRI: Debate on #TTIP http://t.co/chVRIEjNnu) & other topics. Watch live: http://t.co/DY0LoJzfIa Agenda: http://t.co/bw8hgi3BwZ
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
RT @EU_EDPS: #EDPS Strategy 2015-2019 official launch today @EU_Commission @EP_Justice @EUCouncil with @TimmermansEU @ClaudeMoraes http://t…
RT @Europol_EU: Massive changes in the criminal landscape – #Europol releases report on the future of #crime #FutureCrime https://t.co/3c7a…
RT @europarlAV: #ZeroDiscrimination Day: today we celebrate #diversity & recognize that every person counts. Go here http://t.co/0ojn6SCnr9…
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
Globally 28 million males and 30 million females of primary school age are out of school. http://t.co/FHCspyw8py #IWD2015
International women’s day “empowering women and girls through education” @EP_GenderEqual on 5/3. Programme: http://t.co/hgqzGEVsHl #IWD2015
Average #maternityleave duration in #EU=23 weeks.Have a look at #EP study on #maternity,#paternity & #parental leave:http://t.co/tqBtzPr6hb
Missed the hearing on #ECI @EP_Petitions & @EPInstitutional on 26/02? Video recording available here: http://t.co/QF4FMafDQg #EPhearingonECI
.@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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