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The European Parliament gave its green light to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement on Thursday. The deal will establish deep political association and economic integration between the EU and Georgia, including the progressive opening up of their respective markets. (Read more: European Parliament approves EU-Georgia association deal )

 

Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling on the Venzuelan authorities to withdraw "unfounded" charges against the opposition leader; condemning the arrest of human rights activist Dr Amin Mekki Medani in Sudan; and demanding the immediate release of anti-slavery activist Biram Dah Abeid in Mauritania. (Read more: Human rights: Venezuela; Sudan and Mauritania )

 

The fees that banks charge retailers to process shoppers’ payments should be capped under uniform rules across in the EU following a deal struck by Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee and Council negotiators on Wednesday. The cap would apply to both cross-border and domestic card-based payments and should result in lower costs for consumers. (Read more: MEPs secure deal to cap card payment fees )

 

Waterboarding, at lænke folk til vægge, rektal fodring; den nyligt offentliggjorte amerikanske senats rapport om CIA’s forhørsmetoder giver alvorlige påstande om agenturets brug af tortur for at få oplysninger fra fanger. I en plenardebat om rapporten den 17. december sagde MEP'erne, at det er uacceptabelt at trampe på de grundlæggende værdier i kampen mod terror og de krævede, at EU-landenes eventuel medvirken i denne praksis undersøges. (Læs mere: MEP'er om CIA rapport: tortur uacceptabelt, EU’s meddelagtighed skal undersøges )

 
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Europa-Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz annoncerede onsdag middag vinderen af Europa-Parlamentets filmpris, LUX-prisen, 2014: "Ida" er fortællingen om en ung kvinde, der søger efter sin identitet; en følelsesmæssig, individuel historie fortalt på baggrund af Europas smertefulde fortid. (Læs mere: Den dansk-polske film "Ida" vinder LUX-prisen 2014 )

 

Parlamentet genvalgte den nuværende Europæiske Ombudsmand, Emily O'Reilly, for EP's mandatperiode 2014-2019 tirsdag den 16. december 2014. O'Reilly blev valgt med 569 stemmer ved en hemmelig afstemning. Irske Emily O'Reilly blev første gang valgt til Europæisk Ombudsmand den 3. juli 2013, da den tidligere ombudsmand gik på pension. Hun var eneste kandidat i dagens afstemning. (Læs mere: Emily O'Reilly genvalgt som Europæisk Ombudsmand )

 

Det tyrkiske politis nylige arrestationer af journalister på en avis og en TV station med tætte forbindelser til den USA-baserede islamiske gejstlige Fethullah Gulen bliver debatteret i plenarsalen med Kommissær Dimitris Avramopoulos og den italienske statssekretær for udenrigsanliggender Benedetto Della Vedova onsdag fra omkring kl. 16.30. (Læs mere: MEP'erne debatterer mediefrihed og anholdelser af journalister i Tyrkiet )

 

The EU should step up its efforts to help the steel industry out of the crisis, MEPs say in a non-binding resolution voted on Wednesday. They ask the European Commission to ensure that trade deals improve steel export conditions and check that EU competition and state aid rules do not lead to unfairness between EU countries. MEPs also call for investments in workers' education and training as well as in steel research. (Read more: MEPs urge EU to step up efforts to help steel industry out of the crisis )

 

Europa-Parlamentet støtter "i princippet anerkendelse af Palæstina som stat og tostatsløsningen, og mener, at disse to ting bør gå hånd i hånd med udviklingen af fredsforhandlinger, som bør fremskyndes", siger en resolution vedtaget onsdag. For at støtte EU's diplomatiske indsats i fredsprocessen i Mellemøsten besluttede Parlamentet også at iværksætte initiativet "Parlamentarikere for Fred", der skal samle medlemmer af Europa-Parlamentet og fra det israelske og palæstinensiske parlament. (Læs mere: Europa-Parlamentet vedtager resolution om anerkendelse af Palæstina som stat )

 

The new Internal Security Strategy for 2015-2019 should be "easily adaptable to evolving situations" with a joined-up approach across the Union to tackle foreign fighters, cyber-security, human trafficking, organised crime, money laundering and corruption, , says a resolution passed by Parliament on Wednesday. (Read more: New EU Security Strategy must tackle emerging threats, MEPs say )

 
 
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EP TODAY: @EP_President Martin Schulz participates in the #euco meeting in Brussels in the afternoon. Press conference follows afterwards
EU-#Georgia Association Agreement + #DCFTA ratified in #EPlenary - 490 to 76 and 57 abstentions
President of #Georgia to speak in a pressconf w/EP VP @r_czarnecki & Association deal rapp #Mamikins 10am in EP. live http://t.co/zTn0CHSbfL
#Palestine statehood: draft joint resolution online now - follow the vote towards the end of today's voting session! http://t.co/Gj5sIdGQmz
Press release on persecution of opposition in #Venezuela; arrest of #Mauritanian #Abeid & of Dr. Medani in #Sudan: http://t.co/23MtjUBsqo
Our live Twitter coverage ends here, #EPlenary debate on #Turkey and #mediafreedom goes on: http://t.co/ktn5fZsf36 & http://t.co/KFAYXvJIJ3
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.@EP_Defence MEPs question plans of high-tech "VAT-free" military equipment & pool acquisitions, quizz #EDA chief on cyber-war,
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RT @LindaMcAvanMEP: As Chair of @EP_Development will push for EU development work to promote human rights. Tackling violence against women …
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#Ecuador goods treatment: #EPlenary takes over Commission proposal by 523 in favour, 39 against, 102 abst. Rapp #HelmutScholz from @GUENGL
duty-free access for #Moldova fruit backed by 551/67/23. "A demonstration of solidarity in the face of hardship", says rapp @sorinmoisa
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#Italy #Greece #Slovenia #Croatia #Bulgaria #Serbia gets €126.7m natural disaster aid, decided #EPlenary. More here: http://t.co/iaumOuJlfs
#EP resolution on 2014-2015 budgets by @EGardiazabal, Monika #Hohlmeier adopted 443/250/7. Read more: http://t.co/mnddSPI904
#EUbudget 2015 procedure ended with #EPlenary adopting the budget for 2015 and top-ups for 2014. Read more here: http://t.co/IeAd7fRVjt
#EUbudget 2015 procedure ended with #EPlenary adopting the budget for 2015 and top-ups for 2014. Read more here: http://t.co/ZcVe0WiFd7
#EUbudget 2015 adopted 27/3/0 in @EP_Budgets. @EGardiazabal #Hohlmeier More to come.
.@EP_Budgets supports €1.89m #EGF job search aid to Whirlpool #Italy. #EPlenary vote next week. Rapp: @danieleviotti
.@EP_Economics MEPs secure deal to cap card payment fees, details:http://t.co/7PLY9lfKUJ
.@EP_Economics @PabloZalba deal reached w/ Council on capping the card fees
.@EP_Economics @PabloZalba deal reached w/ @EUCouncil capping the card fees
.@EPSocialAffairs & @EP_Trade avec des experts sur le #TTIP - version française http://t.co/N39PS9Kp5p
RT @EP_YouthEvent: .@KajaDekleva Member states have not focused on long term solutions. I believe all measures taken so far are short term …
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Reform of #EU legislation on #Biofuels: draft recommendation for 2nd reading published http://t.co/KAKjf5zIvs #ILUC lead MEP Nils Torvalds
#GMO cultivation: agreement with @IT2014EU adopted w. 42 votes in favour, 17 against, 4 abstentions @Frederiqueries #EPlenary to vote 13.01
#tarsands : No qualified majority (376) for ENVI #FQD motion : 337 for, 325 ag, 48 abstentions
MEPs urge EU to step up efforts to help steel industry out of the crisis. Press release: http://t.co/eMyfQz6DZr #steel #ETS #trade
.@EP_Industry talks on #SME, #ETS, #Energycharter live in 15 min: http://t.co/hw9gx0GhOD
.@EP_Industry vote on PRISMA, visit by @Moedas live in 15 min: http://t.co/FNZZ14vR6Q
RT @C_Stihler_MEP: Congratulations to Liisa Jaakonsaari for the successful trilogue outcome this morning @IT2014EU @EP_SingleMarket http://…
.@EP_SingleMarket negotiators secured a provisional deal with @IT2014EU on fight against customs fraud. Read more http://t.co/Bca6IbfGuA
RT @C_Stihler_MEP: First meeting of the Working Group on IPR&Copyright Reform and honoured to represent @EP_SingleMarket Looking forward to…
Starting now: hearing on transport in Central and E.Europe @EP_Transport cttee: http://t.co/UcSeaJX5Oj agenda: http://t.co/6PZaZ96IZQ
Hearing on transport in Central and E.Europe @EP_Transport ctte 3pm WATCH LIVE http://t.co/UcSeaJX5Oj agenda/speakers http://t.co/6PZaZ96IZQ
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.@EP_Agriculture MEPs support @PhilHoganEU plans to simplify #CAP but call for more actions to help #milk farmers: http://t.co/PuygKKrisQ
.@EP_Agriculture debate w/ @PhilHoganEU starts now. Watch it live: http://t.co/1JTaJV561z http://t.co/mfWTngSQ7f
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Press conference w/ @SilviaCostaEU,Pawel #Pawlikowski, #Céline #Sciamma and Rok Biček on #luxprize 2014 live at 15.00 http://t.co/mGxZQDEC8X
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RT @EU_Justice: .@VeraJourova: We are now closer to qualified majority in Council on #WomenOnBoards. Latvian presidency to finalise. http:…
RT @EU_Justice: In 2013 the #EU co-funded #EUJustice training for 22 000 legal professionals; the number of trained notaries doubled. http:…
RT @EU_Eurostat: International Migrants Day: #Eurostat article on #migrant integration in the EU Member States http://t.co/KxWTg9tDCI #IAmA…
Happy New Year and Best wishes - next AFCO meeting will be end of January
Working document of rapporteur @RCorbettMEP on #EPhearings2014 http://t.co/Owf9zOE1jQ
Afco debate on evaluations #EPhearings2014 @RCorbettMEP rapporteur starting - follow live http://t.co/siIpHVg2dz
RT @ClaudeMoraesMEP: Chairing @EP_Justice @EP_GenderEqual mtg on #humantrafficking, victims should be at the heart of legislation also note…
.@EP_GenderEqual& @ EP_Justice discussing EU Strategy towards eradication #TraffickingHumanBeings w/@MyriaVass:LIVE: http://t.co/QQwRJKZj0X
2nd day of @EP_GenderEqual meeting. Starting with #equalitybetweenwomenandmen in 2013. LIVE: http://t.co/Ap2sJTsXKC
New @EP_Petitions vice-Chairs are Rosa Estarás (EPP, ES), @RobertaMetsola (EPP, MT), @MarleneMizzi (S&D, MT) & Pál Csaky (EPP, SK)
.@EP_Petitions to elect its Chair and 4 vice-Chairs today at 5.15pm - Follow it live http://t.co/oRCwtM8xzF
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