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The three films competing for the 2015 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July in Rome by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani and culture committee chair Silvia Costa, at the Venice Days press conference. The films are: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar) and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). (Read more: Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) shortlisted for the 2015 Lux Prize )


A draft EU law that would enable any member state to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved GMO food or feed on its territory was strongly opposed by MEPs from all political groups in a debate on Wednesday. Members were concerned that the draft did not include an impact assessment, that member state measures might not be compatible with single market or WTO rules and that the proposal might prove unworkable. (Read more: GMO imports: MEPs object to draft law allowing national bans, call for plan B )


The rescue package for Greece agreed at the 12-13 July Eurozone Summit on Greece was debated in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Thursday. Members gave their views on the deal struck by Greece and its creditors, the functioning of the Eurozone, the role played by the European Parliament and on Parliament’s future involvement in monitoring the implementation of the agreement. (Read more: Economic and Monetary Affairs MEPs debate Euro Summit deal with Greece )

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A binding emergency mechanism to relocate an initial total of 40,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other EU member states was backed by civil liberties MEPs on Thursday. An upcoming permanent scheme, on which Parliament will decide jointly with the Council, must be based "on a more substantial contribution to solidarity and responsibility-sharing among member states", MEPs say. (Read more: MEPs want a binding and permanent scheme to distribute asylum seekers in the EU )


As air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths in the EU yearly, Environment MEPs on Wednesday tightened up Commission plans and called for more ambitious national caps on emissions of six main pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides in order to cut emissions by 70% across the EU and save €40bn in air pollution costs by 2030. MEPs also want to include emissions reduction ceilings on mercury, and a midpoint target for most caps of 2025. (Read more: Air quality: Environment MEPs call for tougher new national caps on pollutants )


Draft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Europol to fight terrorism and serious transnational crime, were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Wednesday. This data must only be used to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute these crimes, said MEPs, inserting safeguards to ensure "the lawfulness of any storage, analysis, transfer and use of PNR data". (Read more: Passenger Name Records: MEPs back EU system with data protection safeguards )


Deliberately destroying and pillaging archaeological sites and trafficking art objects in war zones amount to « cultural genocide » and should be classified as war crimes, argued speakers in a public hearing held by the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee on Monday afternoon. MEPs and experts reiterated the need for harmonised international legislation in this area. (Read more: Pillage of cultural sites – how can Europe help to stop it? )


Ftehim kummerċjali bejn l-UE u l-Istati Uniti għandu jiftaħ l-aċċess għas-suq tal-Istati Uniti għall-kumpaniji tal-UE, iżda m’għandux idgħajjef l-istandards tal-UE, jistqarru l-Membri tal-Parlament Ewropew f’rakkomandazzjonijiet, ivvutati nhar l-Erbgħa, lin-negozjaturi kummerċjali tal-UE. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: TTIP )


Il-kumpaniji l-kbar u l-kumpaniji elenkati għandu jkollhom jiżvelaw informazzjoni, pajjiż b’pajjiż, dwar il-profitti li jsiru, it-taxxi mħallsa fuq il-profitti u s-sussidji pubbliċi li jingħataw, qalu l-MEPs nhar l-Erbgħa f’emendi għal abbozz ta’ regoli maħsuba biex iżidu t-trasparenza u jrawmu l-impenn fit-tul tal-azzjonisti tal-kumpaniji. Huma jixtiequ wkoll jagħtu s-setgħa lill-azzjonisti biex jivvotaw mill-inqas kull tliet snin dwar il-politika ta’ remunerazzjoni tad-diretturi. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Governanza korporattiva: l-MEPS jivvutaw biex jinfurzaw it-trasparenza fiskali )

Din il-ġimgħa
Skeda jum b'jum Il-Ħamis 03 Set 2015
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Fisheries - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Committee on Budgets - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
Martin SCHULZ, President of the European Parliament and Viktor ORBÁN, Prime Minister of Hungary - Konferenzi stampa (03-09-2015): 10:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Regional Development - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 10:30, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
The President's Agenda - Id-djarju tal-President (03-09-2015): 11:00
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
"Refugees: Podemos/GUE MEP Miguel Urbán reports on his visit to the borders of FYROM, Serbia and Hungary" - Konferenzi stampa (03-09-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
"The impact of liberalization on Europe's dairy sector" - Konferenzi stampa (03-09-2015): 11:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Exceptional measures for a new start for jobs and growth in Greece - Konferenzi stampa (03-09-2015): 13:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Development - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 14:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Committee on Constitutional Affairs - Kumitati parlamentari (03-09-2015): 15:00, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli
Skeda jum b'jum Il-Ġimgħa 04 Set 2015
Pres-session briefing - Konferenzi stampa (04-09-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
Skeda jum b'jum Is-Sibt 05 Set 2015
The President's agenda - Id-djarju tal-President (05-09-2015): 09:30
.@JunckerEU 's first State of the Union address to the #EP in Strasbourg: 9 September 2015 at 09:00 (CET): https://t.co/dIdaj5E1y8 #SOTEU
The #EP Committees resume their business today from 15:00.Follow them LIVE at:http://t.co/ad6NUy7Pz5 @EP_ForeignAff @EP_Trade @EP_Transport
The week ahead 31 Aug- 6 Sept incl: #Greece,#migration,#eubudget & more. Full agenda: http://t.co/weSlucBZxT
.@ElmarBrok_MEP Brok & @AndrejPlenkovic: "Strong solidarity with those fighting for reforms in Ukraine" - statement: http://t.co/fyxhWv1cQ4
External dimension of #migrationEU crisis now debated in @EP_ForeignAff - watch live http://t.co/d9eWfCPVJF
.@EP_ForeignAff now debriefing on its July ad hoc delegation to #Ukraine & #Georgia LIVE now: http://t.co/n4nuCMGaee
DROI Chair @ElenaValenciano urges a #humanrights approach in dealing with the #refugeecrisis in Europe http://t.co/rFbwu7WMnT
DROi Chair #ElenaValenciano calls for immediate release of #LeylaYunus & #ArifYunus http://t.co/dLFavyQ2B9
.@EP_Defence chair Anna #Fotyga concludes the meeting:“We have to think about effective tools and ways to really deter #Russia in the East”
.@ChathamHouse J.#Sherr: frozen conflicts =tools of #Russia policy, often used as preludes to bigger conflicts. #Minsk meant to create one.
J. #Shea: @NATO must share cyber resilience w/ #Ukraine #Georgia #Moldova,who need to boost defce capacities & regional defence cooperation.
.@EP_Development votes tomorrow on #COP21 and #EU budget 2016. Meeting docs: http://t.co/xKwyMGcp0L Live @ 16.00 CET http://t.co/xpNEhzRIyf
#WHD2015: Statements by @EP_Development Chair @LindaMcAvanMEP & lead MEP on humanitarian aid Enrique Guerrero Salom: http://t.co/3hgS4pmQWx
Right to food and land: @EP_Development MEPs invite students to submit papers for @EUExpo2015 https://t.co/eLsFY169T3 http://t.co/su0pqt6gwU
RT @Trade_EU: What are the TOP #EUtrade destinations for its agricultural products? See the @EU_Agri report: http://t.co/UlsnlKnM3i http://…
next @EP_Trade meeting - September 21-22
#Vietnam trade deal & human rights: @EP_Trade to put forward an oral question. Debate now http://t.co/fZ5duGqzPS
#EUbudget 2016,EU aid to #Germany #Belgium #Bulgaria #Greece 2 b discussed @EPBudgets tmrw. Agenda, docs: http://t.co/DnfQ0tAVg1
.@EP_Budgets & @EP_Justice at #asylum seeker centre C.A.R.A. Mineo #Sicily. More: http://t.co/XRcoAWPQe3 #EUbudget #migration
.@JeanArthuis and @IIotova on #migration to #Italy: presser of @EP_Budget @EP_Justice delegation. Extracts here: http://t.co/fZa6IwtI8T
Follow debate now with Claus Sorensen of @eu_echo about EU funds for #Tindouf #Sahrawi camp @EP_BudgControl . Live: http://t.co/WHupkxPJQq
RT @petrisarvamaa: Sarvamaa report for #CAP controls that make better sense for farmers and all taxpayers adopted 23-1 by @EP_BudgControl
On 17/9 @JunckerEU and @pierremoscovici as well as @vestager will come to joint #TAXE/@EP_Economics meeting. #luxleaks #taxtransparancy
.@EP_Economics meets on 3 September (Thursday), meeting agenda: http://t.co/AYwsLehZj8
.@EP_Economics MEPs debate #EuroSummit deal with #Greece: http://t.co/cksMAxIXgj
#Competition Commissioner @vestager has exchange of views with @EP_Economics committee. Now: http://t.co/Xtb5r8NSrV
.@EPSocialAffairs next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 15 July 9.00-12.30 &15.00-18.30 in JAN 6Q2. Follow EP Live http://t.co/krh4LdXS57
.@EPSocialAffairs next meeting tomorrow, Wednesday15 July 9.00-12.30 &15.00-18.30 in JAN 6Q2. Agenda http://t.co/GTOkHrKY8Q
ENVI tmw: Lessons learnt from #Hungary red mud disaster, EU Budget, #WLTP test procedure for cars #CO2: agenda & docs http://t.co/OJLuNqLLCG
RT @EP_ThinkTank: 50% EU #waste paper generated by trade/industry: rest = 40% household & 10% offices http://t.co/p14IHfIt1I @EP_Environmen…
.@EP_Industry resumes in 5': debates #EnergyUnion w/ @MAC_europa and @eu2015lu Sec. State Marc Hansen. Live: http://t.co/keGPXBZDd5
.@EP_SingleMarket meets at 9 am 03/09 : #SingleMarket govnce, #tourism in Europe, fuel consumption of cars. Live http://t.co/RWJFh2WaeO
.@EP_SingleMarket back after summer break on 3rd Sept to debate #SingleMarket govnce & fuel consumption of cars. Docs http://t.co/mPEzoj9SpV
RT @vickyford: Final meeting of U.S. trip talking consumer choice & value & security in payments with @Dan_Schulman of @PayPal http://t.co/…
First meeting, first vote after summer recess in @EP_TRAN: opinion on #EPBudget2016 adopted 35 in favor, 3 against
Now in @EP_Transport: presentation of draft report on safe use of drones in civil aviation, webstreaming: http://t.co/741GefW5uc
Starting now @EP_Transport: presentation of Luxembourg presidency priorities in the field of transport, webstreaming http://t.co/741GefW5uc
RT @IngaCzerny: Ostrożnie z JOW-ami. O sytaucji w W. Brytanii i USA piszemy z @JakubKrupaFE dla @PAPinformacje . Przedukowane tutaj: http:/…
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Get a clearer picture of the issues outstanding and possible compromises in EU-US #TTIP negotiations http://t.co/nTQzXN2s…
#REGI MEPs want the EU #urban_policy measures to focus on a limited set of major challenges http://t.co/KASy2p0Mlz
#EU must strengthen & speed up actions to stabilise #milk #livestock #fruit & #vegetable markets, says @CzSiekierski: http://t.co/IzE0uUhOhU
Missed the @EP_Agriculture mtg this week? Watch it all again via VOD here: http://t.co/k2zM6oGNpP MEPs will meet again on 3/9.
.@EP_Agriculture to #eu2015lu: Stabilisation of #agriculture markets must be a top priority. More in the PR: http://t.co/MaLhBZnvu1
.@EU_Commission @EU_MARE publish #Baltic Sea fishing opportunities for 2016 http://t.co/jfT7WQHZAm #Fisheries #BalticMAP
RT @EU_MARE: NEW: Proposal on #BalticSea fishing opportunities for 2016, with more sustainable #fish stocks http://t.co/vcZnph3gU7 http://t…
Next wk #PECH MEPs vote position on #EUBudget 2016 http://t.co/gkReDkr2Eg &debate #Fisheries Partnership Agreemts in #EPlenary on #8SEP
RT @EUErasmusPlus: Make the best of the great outdoors to #BeActive! Check what's happening for the European Week of Sport! Take part! http…
RT @HorizonMagEU: Science is figuring out how to tackle ‘maths #dyslexia’. http://t.co/wb49dQ3qlD
Follow live now @EPCulture: debate with Commissioner @GOettinger on #digitalmarket and #copyright http://t.co/Ks508FAqUv
.@EP_Legal MEPs discussing now proposal to increase the number of judges at the General Court of #EU. Follow live: http://t.co/7yGextpA7A
Starting now – Discussion with @felix_braz and @EtienneSchneide on #eu2015lu priorities Live: http://t.co/7yGextpA7A
RT @ClaudeMoraesMEP: Hungary is trapping Syrian refugees who want to move elsewhere into camps run by them not by UNHCR - what would you do…
RT @europarltv: #MigrationEU: @EP_President meets #Hungary PM #Orbán tomorrow 09.30 CET to discuss crisis. Press point will follow: http://…
3 Sept: The debate with @FrontexEU chief Fabrice Leggeri on #migrationEU has been postponed to a future @EP_Justice meeting.
Debate w/experts on #Brexit at the agenda of 3/09 AFCO meeting http://t.co/IbAALH1bgt
Lessons to be taken from the 2014 #Hearings - @RCorbettMEP report in #EPplenary next week: http://t.co/SaSlCqXfzw
RT @EuroParlPress: Download and read the FAQ of the #EP Press service from: http://t.co/eK9QeIgfZu http://t.co/KQ7lf2ENyH
.@EP_GenderEqual follow live: http://t.co/5PbfLg9EmM
.@EP_GenderEqual #EU2015LU prioritiy. Follow live.
Report Women’s #careers in science&university & #glassceilings encountered @vozemberg adopted 30 vote in favour, 1 against @_GenderEqual.
Missed the @EP_Petitions meeting this week? Video recording is now available here: http://t.co/vbm39CI0JW Next meeting: 17 Sept.
.@EP_Petitions MEPs discuss petitions on alleged discrimination against EU citizens in Malta. Watch it live: http://t.co/7Pgp8crnI1
Press release: MEPs to quiz Commission on mortgage legislation and risky financial products. Read here: http://t.co/uDN7UAiBeC
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