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A draft EU law to make the benchmarks used to price EU citizens’ mortgages, loans and bonds more trustworthy was backed by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Tuesday. The text (lead MEP Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, ALDE, NL) aims to clean up the benchmark-setting process, by curbing conflicts of interest like those that led to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) rigging scandals of recent years. (Read more: Economic affairs MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting )

 

Draft EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is fully respected in member states were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs inserted amendments to prevent statements by public authorities that might suggest a suspect is guilty before a final conviction, ensure that the burden of proof stays with the prosecution and guarantee the rights to remain silent, not to incriminate oneself and to be present at trial. (Read more: Fair trials: MEPs beef up draft EU law on presumption of innocence )

 

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 )

 

ELi liikmesriigid peavad maksuotsustes olema rohkem läbipaistvad, sest ebaõiglane maksukonkurents võib ettevõtete vahelist konkurentsi moonutada, hoiatasid paljud saadikud. (Loe lähemalt: Arutelu Moscoviciga: saadikud toetavad õiglasemat maksupoliitikat )

 
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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 )

 

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 )

 

Kolmapäeval toetasid saadikud täiskogul ELi plaane laenata Ukrainale 1,8 miljardit eurot, et aidata vähendada lühiajalist maksebilansi puudujääki. Makromajandusliku finantsabi laene rahastatakse ELi poolt kapitaliturgudelt võetavate laenude abil. Vahendid laenatakse sama intressiga edasi abivajavatele riikidele. Abi andmise tingimuseks on struktuurireformide jätkamine. (Loe lähemalt: Euroopa Parlament kiitis heaks 1,8 miljardi eurose laenu Ukrainale )

 

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 )

 

Täiskogu istung avati leinaseisakuga 24. märtsil toimunud Germanwings lennuõnnetuse ja 18. märtsil Tuneesias toimunud terrorirünnaku ohvrite mälestuseks. Parlamendi president Martin Schulz avaldas parlamendi nimel sügavaimat kaashttp://www.engcont.europarl.europa.eu/eng-contribution/contribution#ongoingtunnet ohvrite peredele ja sõpradele. (Loe lähemalt: Täiskogu avamine: leinaseisak Germanwings lennuõnnetuse ohvrite mälestuseks )

 
 
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Kava päeva kaupa kolmapäev 01 Apr 2015
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Parlamendi komisjonid (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Parlamendi komisjonid (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Development - Parlamendi komisjonid (01-04-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
 
Committee on Budgets - Parlamendi komisjonid (01-04-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
 
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Press release: @EP_Economics MEPs target conflicts of interest in benchmark setting: http://t.co/hMAHnLMY17
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Cttee resolution for a new #EU #Alcohol strategy adopted 63/4/1 plenary vote April II
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New EU #ForestStrategy: Sustainable management of #forests could boost employment, MEPs say. Read more: http://t.co/4FTpuEeDrR
"EU lawmakers back plan to end overfishing in the #Baltic sea" http://t.co/RdO10gRC3I via @Reuters @WalesaMEP #BalticMAP #Fisheries
#Fisheries Cttee approves 1st multiannual plan to manage fishing since the new CFP has come into force http://t.co/Wyrj4rSkiX #BalticMAP
#EP Study on Religious fundamentalism and radicalisation http://t.co/oNaYVTfZnD
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.@EP_Justice newsletter nr 8 is now available online http://t.co/YfWMkwQMoI
#Frontex Director Leggeri discusses now w/ @EP_Justice MEPs the EU border agency work programme 2015 & risk analysis http://t.co/VxU9X1S3SX
Starting now @EP_Justice debate on feasibility of creation of European System of Border Guards w @EU_Commission. Live http://t.co/VxU9X1S3SX
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.@EP_GenderEqual meeting continues today. Live: http://t.co/0YFgbU4bh8
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Right of petition: how to exercise it and how to proceed. Read more on the European Parliament website: http://t.co/86L1mfhUmM
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