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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 )


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 )


Parlamentets miljøudvalg støtter reformen af EU-emissionshandelsordningen (ETS), der vil reducere udledningen af drivhusgasser og bekæmpe klimaændringerne. Udkast til lovforslaget, der blev vedtaget af Miljøudvalgets medlemmer den 24. februar, vil tackle de ubalancer i udbud og efterspørgsel af emissionskvoter, der hindrer incitamenter til grønne investeringer. (Læs mere: Reformen af EU-emissionshandelsordningen )


Det er dem, der gør Europa til et bedre sted: 47 mennesker og organisationer fra hele EU modtog Den Europæiske Borgerpris ved en ceremoni i Bruxelles den 25. februar for deres bidrag til det europæiske samarbejde og fremme af fælles værdier. Dette omfattede alt fra at forsvare sårbare grupper i samfundet, til at arbejde for at forbedre kendskabet til EU-lovgivningen og politikker, bekæmpelse af ekstremisme og fremme af tolerance og dialog. (Læs mere: Den Europæiske Borgerpris: anerkendelse af menneskers bidrag til Europa )

Pressemeddelelser (anden del)

Some 3,000 workers made redundant in Belgium, Germany and Poland in 2013-2014 should receive EU aid worth €6.3million to help them find jobs, the Budgets Committee recommended on Thursday. The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid still has to be approved by Parliament as a whole and the Council of Ministers. (Read more: EU job-search aid for redundant workers in Belgium, Germany and Poland )


Hvordan skal finansielle ressourcer mobiliseres i de kommende 15 år for at skabe en bæredygtig global udvikling og udrydde fattigdom? I anledning af Det Europæiske år for Udvikling og Humanitær Bistand arrangerede Udviklingsudvalget en offentlig høring den 24. februar. Kommissæren for udvikling Neven Mimica deltog sammen med FN-organer, virksomheder og repræsentanter for civilsamfundet under høringen, der blev ledet af formanden for Udviklingsudvalget Linda McAvan. (Læs mere: Høring: Hvordan skal udviklingssamarbejdet finansieres i fremtiden? )


Next year’s EU budget priorities should be fostering growth by helping employment, enterprises and entrepreneurship, showing solidarity both within the EU and with countries outside it and putting EU finances in order by tackling the overdue payments backlog and reforming the EU revenue system, say Budgets Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: Growth, solidarity and paying the bills: budget MEPs vote 2016 budget priorities )


Parliament’s newly-established Special Committee on Tax Rulings elected Alain Lamassoure (EPP, FR) as its chair at its constituent meeting on Thursday morning. As vice-chairs, the committee elected Bernd Lucke (ECR, DE), Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL, PT) and Eva Joly (Greens/EFA, FR). Rapporteurs will be appointed on 9 March. (Read more: Alain Lamassoure elected chair of Special Committee on Tax Rulings )


Debating the activities of the ECB with MEPs, ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to work towards a genuine Economic Union. "Economic convergence has not been as sustainable as it was hoped for at the outset. This still puts at risk the long-term success of the monetary union when faced with an important shock", he said. (Read more: Draghi to Parliament: deeper Monetary Union needed to deal with important shocks )


Europa-Parlamentets formand Martin Schulz annoncerede, at vinderne af den Europæiske Borgerpris 2014 besøger Parlamentet og overværer plenarforsamlingen. Kl. 17.30 vil der blive afholdt en højtidelighed for dem i Paul-Henri Spaak bygningen. (Læs mere: Åbning af samlingen februar II: Den Europæiske Borgerpris, debat om Venezuela )

Ugens dagsorden
Program for dag mandag 02 mar 2015
Committee on Foreign Affairs - EP-udvalg (02-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Committee on Budgets - EP-udvalg (02-03-2015): 15:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - EP-udvalg (02-03-2015): 15:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Workshop on tax evasion in developing countries - Særlige begivenheder (02-03-2015): 16:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
The review of the european neighbourhood policy - Offentlige høringer (02-03-2015): 17:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Program for dag tirsdag 03 mar 2015
"The impunity of crimes against humanity in the Spanish State" - Pressemøder (03-03-2015): 12:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Creation of the working group against the interference of the tobacco industry - Pressemøder (03-03-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's diary - Formandens aktiviteter (03-03-2015):
Program for dag onsdag 04 mar 2015
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegationer (04-03-2015): 09:00
Seminar for journalists: Empowering women and girls through education - Særlige begivenheder (04-03-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
"Human rights and penitentiary policy in the EU" - Pressemøder (04-03-2015): 11:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The launch of MEP Group against Wildlife Crime - Pressemøder (04-03-2015): 13:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's diary - Formandens aktiviteter (04-03-2015):
Conference: “Political participation of women in the Western Balkans and Turkey” - Særlige begivenheder (04-03-2015):
Program for dag torsdag 05 mar 2015
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality - EP-udvalg (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Interparliamentary committee meeting on "empowering women and girls through education" - Særlige begivenheder (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegationer (05-03-2015): 09:00
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - EP-udvalg (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - EP-udvalg (05-03-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Workshop on the role of private sector in sustainable development - Særlige begivenheder (05-03-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
"TTIP: Benefits and costs" - Pressemøder (05-03-2015): 10:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
International Women Day - Pressemøder (05-03-2015): 12:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's diary - Formandens aktiviteter (05-03-2015):
Program for dag fredag 06 mar 2015
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegationer (06-03-2015): 09:00
Seminar for new journalists in Brussels - Særlige begivenheder (06-03-2015): 09:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Pre-session briefing - Pressemøder (06-03-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
The President's diary - Formandens aktiviteter (06-03-2015):
The Week Ahead (2-8 Mar) includes: #EFSI, #UNRWA, #IWD & more. Full Agenda: http://t.co/weSlucTApr #EP http://t.co/IkoAzX6C9N
The Week Ahead (2-8 Mar) includes: #EFSI, #UNRWA, #IWD & more. Full Agenda: http://t.co/weSlucBZxT #EP http://t.co/gKmbycZqBC
Seminar for journalists: 6/3 09:00(PHS 0A50):How the #EP works & what the Press service can do for you. Registration: http://t.co/QMMQMLQOF8
Press statement: @ElmarBrok_MEP & @AndrejPlenkovic deplore “politically motivated” detention of Nadya #Savchenko http://t.co/KXRclUihMv
Public hearing on Access to justice & rights in the #EasternPartnership zones affected by protracted conflicts LIVE http://t.co/G3zzdNSfH2
Speaker of @verkhovna_rada of #Ukraine calls for MEPs’ support for delivery of “defensive” weapons: http://t.co/Ohp45mvkpb
.@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
"Financing development: making every euro count", Debate w/ @WFPErtharin & @StylianidesEU Full article: http://t.co/YKjsdk5Y9d
.@EP_Development opinion on #TTIP adopted by 16/7/1 Press release: http://t.co/LN5iFkgXQx
Hearing on Financing for Development w/ @MimicaEU & others. Follow live http://t.co/MCNoLlb9fj #EYD2015 Programme: http://t.co/8fUA5SjZkf
#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
Next Mon 15:30-18:30 hearing w 6 experts on #JunckerPlan EFSI @EP_Economy @EP_Budgets. Agenda: http://t.co/RBB4193wS2
€6.3m #EU job-search aid #EGF for redundant workers in #Belgium, #Germany #Poland backed by budget MEPs. Read here: http://t.co/nYe5pJ3HeT
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
.@EP_SingleMarket working group on #DigitalSingleMarket to resume its work on 2nd March at 3 pm. Agenda http://t.co/5iaaFEIx6c @rozathun
RT @C_Stihler_MEP: Enjoyed discussions @EP_SingleMarket on my opinions on copyright and IPR and my report on gas appliances. Thank you. htt…
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 @europarlAV: #ZeroDiscrimination Day: today we celebrate #diversity & recognize that every person counts. Go here http://t.co/0ojn6SCnr9…
Discussions on the EU #Visa Code and the work of the @EURightsAgency in the agenda of @EP_Justice on 5 March http://t.co/9nJSH3ezRu
RT @EP_ThinkTank: How can EU governments ensure long-term IT innovation and protect #privacy? http://t.co/oeijue2Pi9
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
Average #maternityleave duration in #EU=23 weeks.Have a look at #EP study on #maternity,#paternity & #parental leave:http://t.co/tqBtzPr6hb
Last minute cancellation of Latvian Presidency participation to the debate with MEPs on maternity leave:...
.@EUCouncil did not come to exchange of views with @EP_GenderEqual #maternityleave. Live: http://t.co/Nhff3GKGS4.
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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