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The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a debate with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, today from 16.00 in room JAN 2Q2. Discussion is likely to focus on recent developments in Ukraine, relations with Russia, the security situation in the south and east of the Mediterranean and EU-NATO relations after NATO’s 2014 Wales summit. (Read more: Foreign Affairs Committee debate with NATO Secretary General on Monday )

 

Ska EU:s invånare fortsätta ställa om klockan till sommartid, såsom vi ska göra nu på söndag? Vad är nyttan och vilka nackdelar finns? Den 24 mars diskuterade ledamöter och experter dessa och andra frågor. ”Vi måste gå vidare med lagstiftningen, att lyfta frågan genom en muntlig fråga till Europeiska kommissionen kan vara ett sätt att snabba på det hela”, sade Pavel Svoboda (EPP, Tjeckien) som är ordförande för utskottet för rättsliga frågor. (Läs mer: Sommartid: Varför ställer vi om klockorna? )

 

Den kongolesiske gynekologen och vinnaren av Sacharovpriset 2014 Dr Denis Mukwege, besökte Europaparlamentet i Bryssel torsdagen den 26 mars för att tala i underutskottet för mänskliga rättigheter. De diskuterade såväl våld mot kvinnor som de kommande valen i Demokratiska republiken Kongo och landets framtid. Mukwege behandlar offer för sexuellt våld i landets krig. Vi mötte honom efter sammanträdet. (Läs mer: Mukwege: Samhället måste mobilisera för att bekämpa ondskan )

 

Finansiellt stöd värt 1,8 miljarder euro till Ukraina, det största någonsin till ett icke-medlemsland, godkändes av kammaren onsdagen den 25 mars. Inför omröstningen gav föredragande Gabrielius Landsbergis (EPP, Litauen), sin syn på hur stödet ska distribueras, effektiviteten i sanktionerna mot Ryssland och Europaparlamentets roll. (Läs mer: Gabrielius Landsbergis om finansiella stödpaketet till Ukraina )

 
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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 )

 

Frågan om Tysklands nyligen införda regler om minimilön även ska gälla lastbilsförare som kör genom landet splittrade ledamöterna i en debatt med EU:s transportkommissionär Violeta Bulc sent på onsdagkvällen. EU-kommissionen arbetar fortfarande för att utreda vilka konsekvenser reglerna får. För förare som bara kör igenom landet har Tyskland infört ett tillfälligt undantag från reglerna, men i slutändan, sa kommissionär Bulc, måste reglerna stämma överens med EU:s lagar. (Läs mer: Kommissionen bör klargöra om minimilön gäller för utländska lastbilsförare )

 

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-länderna behöver bli mer öppna med sina skattebeslut eftersom orättvis skattekonkurrens stör konkurrensen mellan företagen och kan leda till att lägsta bud vinner, varnade ledamöterna i onsdagens debatt med EU:s skattekommissionär Pierre Moscovici. (Läs mer: Skattedebatt: ledamöterna efterfrågar rättvisare beskattning )

 

På onsdagen röstade parlamentet ja till att EU ska låna 1,8 miljarder euro till Ukraina för att hjälpa landet ur dess akuta problem med betalningsbalansen. EU kommer att låna pengarna utifrån och sedan låna det vidare till Ukraina med samma ränta. Utbetalningen ska kopplas till att Ukraina uppfyller sina löften om strukturreformer för att ta itu med de problem som orsakade den nuvarande krisen. (Läs mer: Europaparlamentet godkänner EU-lån på 1,8 miljarder euro till Ukraina )

 
 
Parlamentet denna vecka
 
Program per dag måndag 30 mar 2015
Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union - Offentliga utfrågningar (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Fisheries - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Foreign Affairs - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Utskotten (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Workshop on main causes of female poverty - Särskilda evenemang (30-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
 
Program per dag tisdag 31 mar 2015
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Fisheries - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Foreign Affairs - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
"Youth and exile" - Presskonferenser (31-03-2015): 13:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Development - Utskotten (31-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
 
Program per dag onsdag 01 apr 2015
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Utskotten (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Utskotten (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Development - Utskotten (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Budgets - Utskotten (01-04-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
 
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