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D. 25 marts godkendte Europa-Parlamentet en finansiel hjælpepakke på €1,8 mia. til Ukraine. Pakken er den største nogensinde til et ikke-EU land. Forud for afstemningen mødtes vi med den litauiske ordfører Gabrielius Landsbergis fra EPP-gruppen. Vi talte med ham om, hvordan pengene skal fordeles, om sanktionerne mod Rusland samt hvilken rolle Europa-Parlamentet skal spille. (Læs mere: Gabrielius Landsbergis: "Sanktionerne mod Rusland er effektive" )

 

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 )

 

Energiunionen, Grækenland og hvordan man sætter skub i økonomien blev debatteret under en diskussion om sidste uges topmøde i Det Europæiske Råd på plenarforsamlingen den 25. marts. MEP'erne hilste planer for et tættere samarbejde om energispørgsmål velkommen, men gjorde også opmærksom på den alvorlige situation i Grækenland. (Læs mere: Rådets topmøde: MEP'er debatterer energiunion og situationen i Grækenland )

 

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 )

 
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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 )

 

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 )

 

EU member states must be more transparent about their national tax rulings, because unfair tax competition distorts competition among companies and could lead to a “race to the bottom”, warned many MEPs in Wednesday’s debate with taxation Commissioner Pierre Moscovici. (Read more: Moscovici debate: MEPs make the case for fairer taxation )

 

EU plans to lend Ukraine €1.8 billion to help plug its short-term balance of payments gap were approved by MEPs on Wednesday. The EU will borrow the money externally and lend it on to Ukraine with the same interest rate. The disbursement will be tied to Ukraine pledging structural reforms to tackle problems that contributed to the current crisis. (Read more: European Parliament approves €1.8 billion EU loan to Ukraine )

 

More than 2,000 workers made redundant in Greece and Ireland in 2014 will receive EU aid worth €11.3 million to help them find jobs, Parliament decided on Wednesday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid has already been approved by the EU Council of Ministers. (Read more: Parliament approves EU aid for redundant workers in Greece and Ireland )

 

The session opened with a minute’s silence for victims of the Germanwings air crash in the French Alps on 24 March and the terrorist attack on Tunisia’s Bardo museum on 18 March. President Schulz conveyed Parliament’s deepest sympathy to their families and friends. (Read more: Opening: minute’s silence for victims of Germanwings air crash and Tunis attacks )

 
 
Ugens dagsorden
 
Program for dag torsdag 26 mar 2015
The President's diary - Formandens aktiviteter (26-03-2015): 08:30
 
Subcommittee on Human Rights - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Towards a high degree of accountability, transparency and integrity in the EU Institutions - Offentlige høringer (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Legal Affairs - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Budgets - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Budgetary Control - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Regional Development - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Transport and Tourism - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Delegationer (26-03-2015): 09:00
 
Committee on Constitutional Affairs - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - EP-udvalg (26-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
 
Program for dag fredag 27 mar 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Delegationer (27-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
Program for dag lørdag 28 mar 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Delegationer (28-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
Program for dag søndag 29 mar 2015
Election observation delegation to Nigeria - Delegationer (29-03-2015): 09:00
 
 
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