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In the eyes of a growing number of citizens, belonging to the EU is a good thing. According to the latest Eurobarometer survey of Europeans’ attitudes, figures are virtually back at their pre-crisis levels in 2007. (Read more: Belonging to the EU is a good thing, say a growing number of citizens )

 

Venezuela’s government must ensure the full restoration of the democratic order and immediately release all political prisoners, urged Parliament on Thursday. (Read more: EP urges Venezuela to restore democratic order and free all political prisoners )

 

The appointment of European Parliament Vice-President Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz as a member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) was endorsed in plenary on Thursday by 326 votes to 126, with 193 abstentions. (Read more: Court of Auditors: Parliament endorses Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz as member for Hungary )

 

Young fishermen and fish farmers in the EU’s outermost regions (ORs) need financial help and incentives, including money for new boats, said Parliament on Thursday. (Read more: EU’s farthest-flung fisheries need funding, say MEPs )

 
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The Commission managed the 2015 EU budget funds according to the rules, so MEPs granted it a “discharge” approval for that year, in a resolution voted on Thursday. (Read more: EU spending for 2015 approved )

 

EU rules are needed to oblige textile and clothing suppliers to respect workers’ rights, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on Thursday. (Read more: Textile imports: MEPs push for EU rules to curb worker exploitation )

 

MEPs from across the political spectrum urged Greece’s creditors on Thursday to swiftly conclude negotiations over the Greek bailout package, highlighting the pain that Greeks have endured. (Read more: Eurogroup Head expects agreement on Greek bailout by end May )

 

MEPs secured €8 million for cultural projects aiming to protect and promote Europe’s shared cultural heritage, as part of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. (Read more: Proper funding for 2018 - European Year of Cultural Heritage )

 

Loopholes used by some of the world’s multinationals to avoid paying tax were closed by Parliament in a vote on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs close multinationals’ tax loopholes )

 

An EU country facing an emergency gas shortage will be able to alert another member state of the impending supply crisis and trigger cross-border assistance to remedy it, under new cooperation rules informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators Wednesday night. (Read more: Security of gas supply through solidarity: EP and Council strike a deal )

 
 
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RT @europarlAV: Statement by @EP_President Tajani on latest #Eurobarometer results in EN. Download VIDEO/AUDIO https://t.co/iXBAdEG7nX
Press release: Belonging to the EU is a good thing, say a growing number of citizens: https://t.co/qLvpqnBSOd #Eurobarometer
The week ahead (2-7 May) in EP Committees incl:#Antimoneylaundering,#VAT on #ebooks, @NATO Sec Gen & more. Agenda: https://t.co/slC8zzndZc
EP mediators condemn attacks on Members of Macedonian Parliament.Also welcome the election of new Speaker. Statement https://t.co/zEAWIRdDvn
.@EP_ForeignAff to meet on 2-3 May: debates on Turkey, India, Latin America. Vote on Private security companies https://t.co/NbP6dH3xow
Press release: EP urges Venezuela to restore democratic order and free all political prisoners https://t.co/zNoNstj8KP #EPlenary
#Congo: @EP_HumanRights Chair condemns the execution of 2 members of @UNGeneva Group of Experts on the DRC: https://t.co/Du4Y2q25j6
Referendum, situation of democracy, #humanrights , #pressfreedom in Turkey to be debated this PM #EPlenary - LIVE:… https://t.co/fqmsMpfuh1
RT @pressfreedom: "Maldivian authorities should spare no effort to identify and prosecute Yameen Rasheed's killers." @StevenBButler https:/…
EU-NATO ties: don't miss @EP_Defence @EP_ForeignAff debate w/ NATO SG @jensstoltenberg on 3 May at 15.00. Live… https://t.co/oJZBKM31b2
.@EP_Defence delegation visited #DRC last week. Concerns over tense pol. & sec. situation. Read full statement https://t.co/sYGNe9VvHD
Want to know more on EU military planning upgrade? Follow now @EP_Defence debate w/ @eeas Deane & rear adm Gluszko https://t.co/gSLpMuIzjc
Wed, May 3. in @EP_Development: debate on topical issue with @StylianidesEU and @MimicaEU. Follow us live:… https://t.co/MYQtUe28mm
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Our favourite infosources on the new European consensus on #development https://t.co/80AANyhNLg @EP_Development @LindaMcA…
Textile imports: MEPs push for EU rules to curb worker exploitation. Press Release:https://t.co/crlbccJase… https://t.co/7sDujK0Tu8
What are the shortcomings of the current system and how to fix it? Join the debate on May 4! https://t.co/Vy47oDYUHA
Next week in @EP_Trade: vote on #Ukraine, #Moldova, #Bangladesh, debate on anti-dumping, dual-use. Agenda:… https://t.co/TA0teaJyO4
RT @HelmutScholzMEP: Mission @EP_Trade 2 Ghana & Ivory Coast met #fairtrade representatives & civil society structures 2 @FairTradeFTAO ht…
#EUBudget 2018 rapporteur @SMuresan tours all EP's committees, starting w/ @EP_Economics on Mon 10/04 @ 16:30 LIVE:… https://t.co/iACbiOA53J
€60 million in EU aid for UK, and €11m more for Cyprus & Portugal after natural disasters approved in #EPlenary https://t.co/vOkAaFqpUM
At 14:30 PRESS CONFERENCE with @JanOlbrycht & @Isabel_thomasEU on the vote on the #MFF revision package https://t.co/QbPQFBm3WO #EUBudget
#EPlenary endorses EP VP Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz as @EUauditors member for #Hungary https://t.co/NCNXOAByDl
#EUdischarge2015: EU spending for 2015 approved, but @EUCouncil discharge decision postponed https://t.co/TieIdYcqRT @joachimzeller
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Discharge for the 2015 #EUbudget – EU decentralised agencies and joint undertakings https://t.co/oS3SZc6xLq @IAyalaSender…
#EPlenary MEPs close multinationals' tax loopholes @olleludvigsson https://t.co/cv8iZn4vOU
#EPlenary Eurogroup Head @J_Dijsselbloem expects agreement on Greek bailout by the end of May https://t.co/Kzfez1GFwo
#EPlenary adopted annual report on the financial activities of @EIB w/ 431/134/34 @GiorgosKyrtsos
RT @EP_ThinkTank: EU support for social entrepreneurs https://t.co/MEjcEGy6UO @EPSocialAffairs
.@EPSocialAffairs April 2017 Newsletter with information on topics of EMPL meetings this month available here https://t.co/2IooOEiZrY
.@EPSocialAffairs Hearing on coordination of #socialsecurity systems 15.00-17.30 Info https://t.co/gZQFS50r3a LIVE https://t.co/qgfEdf8viZ
Implementation of the #mining #waste directive: #EPlenary adopts report by @HolvenyiGyorgy with 566 votes to 8, 20 abstentions
ENVI 24-25/04: debates on #fertilisers, #LULUCF, #shalegas, #EU's added benefits - Agenda and docs… https://t.co/71dLo17jYJ
Proposals for cutting #Foodwaste https://t.co/LbY4x9HuGx
.@EP_Industry @JerzyBuzek: "Security of gas supply through solidarity: EP and Council strike a deal": https://t.co/yN90VQbNjR
.@EP_Industry: Provisional deal concluded w/ Council on security of gas supply @JerzyBuzek @EU2017MT #energysecurity
.@EP_Industry @bueti "Digitising European industry: competitiveness, less red tape, modern infrastructure" https://t.co/b1zkzN1YXS
.@EP_SingleMarket will meet on 2 and 3 May. Vote on the #collaborativeeconomy on the agenda https://t.co/tWz3Rh1Xs8
Timetable upcoming votes @EP_SingleMarket, updated on 26 April: https://t.co/dQ1T8F3vEK
Consequences of #Brexit in the area of the #PublicProcurement - study prepared for @EP_SingleMarket: https://t.co/2AKabvuWmM
Starting @EP_Transport: MEPs discuss draft opinion on A Space Strategy for Europe: https://t.co/p7OuW0423P https://t.co/bfQsjHy5O9
Now @EP_Transport: MEPs discuss ways to boost multimodal transport, short-sea shipping and maritime transport https://t.co/bfQsjHy5O9
Starting @EP_Transport: Hearing on Women and Transport, programme/speakers: https://t.co/ozs0A0uqPz webstreaming:… https://t.co/sQo4Cfw3RM
RT @Laura_Polverari: EP Study Building Blocks for Future Cohesion Policy – First Reflections rationale, challenges, delivery @regstud https…
RT @Parlimag: Can innovative #StructuralReforms help the EU shift to a higher gear? https://t.co/56qP6Kg5Pj @LvNistelrooij @ConstanzeKrehl…
RT @EU_Regional: #CohesionPolicy at work: key outcomes of EU investments in 2007-2013 + reflections on EU budget #post2020 https://t.co/2a7…
New EU #organics law: EP chief negotiator @MartinHaeusling briefs now @EP_Agriculture on state of play of trialogues https://t.co/4llT4ygGkt
.@EP_Agriculture debates w/Mr Wynn Owen @EUauditors report on #ClimateAction spending:https://t.co/4llT4ygGkt Report:https://t.co/yI5F2nXvaJ
Missed today's @EP_Agriculture debate w/ @jhuitema on marketing rules for #fertilisers? Watch it all again here: https://t.co/A8Mt4VWwzD
RT @EuropecheOrg: Useful leaflet explaining #EMFF funding opps for small-scale fishermen. Will it be available in other languages? https://…
RT @jyrkikatainen: Today's #InvestEU agreement provides €420m for #SMEs in #Greece to help them grow, innovate and create jobs #EFSI https:…
"EU’s farthest-flung fisheries need funding", says #EPlenary Read more: https://t.co/fpGSuOiJMX
#EPlenary designates 2018 Year of European Cultural Heritage #EYCH @M_DiaconuMEP
.@EP_Legal & @EP_Justice workshop on training judges and legal practitioners at 3pm. Follow live: https://t.co/D7tye2uGhf
On @EP_Legal agenda today: debate on 3D printing, hearing on environmental liability directive. Watch live: https://t.co/MqCbFZOvPh
#EPlenary gives a green light to cooperation agreement between Denmark and Europol - press release: https://t.co/YgmMTlONKk
Police cooperation: #EPlenary gives green light to cooperation agreement between Denmark and @Europol - 569/8/62 https://t.co/IM53rGtFVz
This afternoon, at 16h MEPs @EP_Justice will assess #EUTurkeyDeal on #migration and situation in the #WesternBalkans https://t.co/Cic9cNujfN
RT @Parlimag: .@EPInstitutional will have a crucial role to play in how #Brexit unfolds and beyond, writes @danutahuebner https://t.co/hlrh…
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Views diverge on whether EU #CitizensInitiative generated debate bridges citizen/decision-maker gap https://t.co/2EJPHBqs…
Missed yesterday's @EPInstitutional meeting? Watch it again https://t.co/bNEn9HIZYe #AFCO
RT @VeraJourova: We want to give families more choices & flexibility to improve their work-life balance #SocialRights. QA here: https://t.c…
.@EP_GenderEqual delighted to see @EUCouncil Ambassadors agree EU sign of #IstanbulConvention #endVAW @EU2017MT
.@EP_GenderEqual Chair reaction to the work-life balance proposal: https://t.co/6DHI1saimS
Second part of today's @EP_Petitions meeting between 15.00 and 18.30. Follow live: https://t.co/ZJY5j3rWxi
At 11.00: #PETI MEPs will hold annual debate with @TimmermansEU. Likely topics #Brexit & #migration. Read more: https://t.co/cYQq74Qo5g
From 09.00 - 12.30: follow first part of today's @EP_Petitions meeting: https://t.co/IkrEU8CmxN
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