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The EU needs to update its long-term spending plan to cope with unforeseen crises such as mass migration, terrorism and youth unemployment, says the Budgets Committee in a resolution voted on Wednesday. The text is intended as an input to the forthcoming EU Commission’s proposal to revise the EU’s multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2014-2020. The update should also tackle the recurring backlog of overdue EU payments, and look beyond 2020, add MEPs. (Read more: Update EU’s long-term spending plan to cope with crises, urges Budgets Committee )

 

Opening the extraordinary session, European Parliament President Martin Schulz noted that this was the first time that a plenary session had been convened at such short notice, but also that the UK citizens’ decision to leave the EU was equally unprecedented. He warmly welcomed Lord Hill and thanked him for his work in the EU Commission and deciding to step down, having campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU. His statement was followed by standing ovations from both MEPs and Commissioners. (Read more: Debate on Brexit and its consequences )

 

The UK must respect the wish of a majority of its citizens, entirely, fully and as soon as possible, by officially withdrawing from the EU before any new relationship arrangements can be made, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted after an extraordinary plenary debate on Tuesday. MEPs also stress the urgent need for reforms to ensure that the EU lives up to its citizens’ expectations. (Read more: MEPs call for swift Brexit to end uncertainty and for deep EU reform )

 

EP President Martin Schulz, European Council President Donald Tusk and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Friday morning in Brussels at the invitation of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. They discussed the outcome of the United Kingdom referendum and made the following joint statement: (Read more: Joint statement by Schulz, Tusk, Rutte and Juncker on UK referendum outcome )

 
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European Parliament President Martin Schulz and EP political group leaders made statements to the press on 24 June following an extraordinary meeting of Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) on the outcome of the UK's EU membership referendum on 23 June. (Read more: President Schulz and political leaders' statements on UK referendum outcome )

 

To follow up the UK’s EU membership referendum, Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) decided on Friday morning, to convene an extraordinary plenary session for 28 June at 10:00. During this session, MEPs will vote a resolution analysing the outcome and ways forward. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council representatives will take part. (Read more: Extraordinary plenary session Tuesday 28 June )

 

A new standard European travel document to speed the return of non-EU nationals staying "irregularly" in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards was informally agreed by MEPs and EU ministers on Thursday evening. A key goal during the talks has been to increase third countries’ acceptance of the document through improved technical details. To enter into force, this informal deal needs to be formally endorsed by the full Parliament and the Council of Ministers. (Read more: European travel document: MEPs and ministers strike informal deal )

 

The EU's renewable energy target - 20% of total consumption by 2020 - has already been hit by many EU member states. But others lag behind and must do more, MEPs urge in a resolution, voted on Thursday, on the EU Commission's “renewables progress report." To achieve the EU's energy efficiency target - a 20% gain by 2020 – member states need to implement EU legislation faster, and in full, says a second resolution, also voted on Thursday. (Read more: MEPs call for more ambitious and consumer-focused energy targets beyond 2020 )

 

“It is time for our people to live in freedom, without walls and checkpoints”, urged President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas in his address to MEPs on Thursday. He conveyed his people’s gratitude to the European Parliament for recognising a State of Palestine and criticised Israel for pursuing its occupation of Palestinian territories. (Read more: Palestinian President puts his state’s case to MEPs )

 

A proposal to grant Belgium €1,824,041 in EU aid to help find new jobs for 488 workers made redundant by construction machinery manufacturers in Wallonia was approved by MEPs on Thursday. A further 300 young unemployed people should also benefit from the aid, to come from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). (Read more: MEPs approve EU aid for 488 redundant construction machinery workers in Belgium )

 
 
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Skeda jum b'jum Il-Ħamis 30 Ġun 2016
Budgetary implications of the current refugee and migration crisis - Seduti ta' smigħ pubbliċi (30-06-2016): 08:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on International Trade - Kumitati parlamentari (30-06-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Jòzsef Antall
 
The use of drones and the fight against terrorism - the impact on human rights - Seduti ta' smigħ pubbliċi (30-06-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Subcommittee on Human Rights - Kumitati parlamentari (30-06-2016): 09:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Committee on Budgets - Kumitati parlamentari (30-06-2016): 13:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's Agenda - Id-djarju tal-President (30-06-2016):
 
 
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Pre-session briefing - Konferenzi stampa (01-07-2016): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
 
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Press release: Update EU’s long-term spending plan to cope with crises, urges @EP_Budgets Committee: https://t.co/me4K9xj8L4
Press release: Heated debate on #Brexit and its consequences: https://t.co/WuqYLAinIv #EPlenary
Press release: MEPs call for swift #Brexit to end uncertainty & for deep EU reform: https://t.co/GoD6wj6tJz #EPlenary
MEPs and US law makers pledge to reinforce transatlantic ties on counterterrorism, trade. Concerns over #BREXIT More https://t.co/5iB222nEJ3
Due to extraordinary #EPlenary to take place on 28 June @EP_ForeignAff meeting on 27 June is cancelled
.@EP_HumanRights Chair condemns the killing #Guatemala human rights defender Brenda Marleni Estrada Tambito - MORE https://t.co/3FAbSJhqhG
RT @UN_News_Centre: In #Paris, #UNSG Ban calls for 'humane solution' for refugees and migrants https://t.co/lycW5LlCQB #migrantcrisis https…
Next @EP_Defence mtng 30 June: hearing on #drones; debate on #NATOsummit in Warsaw. Agenda https://t.co/8MFKZea2TE https://t.co/ipBWLifDod
RT @EUDefenceAgency: CE Jorge #Domecq & Gen Mercier @NATO_ACT briefed @EP_Defence on #capability development https://t.co/jcBRfEs1sa https:…
Thu 9am: Budgetary implications of the refugee crisis - hearing w/@EP_Budgets @EP_Justice @EP_ForeignAff LIVE: https://t.co/1s0tw8UJwW
RT @euobs: #EU leaders call for renewed push to use leverage against #African states to prevent irregular #migration. https://t.co/LS1cJqPN…
RT @WFP_Europe: The #EU & Member States contributed over €1.2 billion alone last year for #ZeroHunger 🌏 👏 https://t.co/PJCx15Y91X https://t…
tomorrow @MalmstromEU will join @EP_Trade for a "state of EU Trade" debate - #TISA #conflictminerals e.o. live 9am https://t.co/cACwzdfkKo
the problems for EU businesses caused by differing EU & US approaches to #Iran sanctions -live debate now https://t.co/9EiZF1MKEb
#Iran sanctions EU/US debate in #EPlenary now scheduled to start around 19.20 - webstream link https://t.co/9EiZF1MKEb
TOMORROW: Draft #EUBudget 2017 presentation & press points, and hearing with George #Soros - All info here: https://t.co/eKWBcUVOUa
.@EP_BudgControl unanimous vote on trialogue outcome: #Olaf Supervisory Committee secretariat to be independent & provided by @EU_Commission
.@EP_BudgControl meets 13 &14.06 discussions on reports from #AntiFraud Office & @EUAuditorsECA & w/ @EIB, agenda: https://t.co/jCGDH0Nq5V
Plenary backs LT candidate for @EUAuditorsECA Rimantas Šadžius w/ 498/120/53 after @EP_BudgControl recomendation https://t.co/cK7PNrtKvg
#EPlenary endorses deal ending EU citizens' bank secrecy in #Monaco. Press release: https://t.co/2HO8V2RTFn #TaxTransparency
#EPlenary names #PanamaPapers inquiry committee MEPs. Press release (full list and mandate): https://t.co/0gJDC80foH #TaxTransparency #PANA
Herewith the proposed MEPs for the #PanamaPapers inquiry committee (#PANA). Formal decision by #EPlenary tomorrow. https://t.co/DjsUNuEoAz
.@EPSocialAffairs Debate with @jyrkikatainen in Structured Dialogue starting NOW . follow LIVE https://t.co/mY8B1Ic6I9
Mark Pearson of @OECD_Social presenting historical data on trends of #inequality in the #EU
Reasons for economic inequality in EU: @EP_Economics @EPSocialAffairs debate starting NOW https://t.co/DvGOhDixcN
RT @Food_EU: Temporary extension for #glyphosate after #EU MS fail to take responsibility for decision https://t.co/ocMgvSE3rX https://t.co…
Article 50: Withdrawal of a Member State from the EU. Short explanation by @EP_Thinktank https://t.co/Q2ettOtyR1
RT @EUAuditorsECA: New audit report: EU support for public admin in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia https://t.co/Sjpq2DH5QR https…
.@EP_Industry meets on Monday July 4 in Strasbourg. Agenda here: https://t.co/55buHBS7zk
#EPlenary voted on #energyefficiency #renewableenergy; press release here: https://t.co/rtzLkcfmBL
#EPlenary debate on #energyefficiency #renewableenergy starts in 10 min: https://t.co/Pnn2fvqlei
RT @DSMeu: Bratislava will host top European digital forum. Here's #DA16EU programme https://t.co/UHykPcJcDx #eu2016sk https://t.co/xdL8F1S…
RT @EUCouncilPress: #EUCO conclusions on #MigrationCrisis #digitalsinglemarket #InvestEU, relations w. #NATO, EU global strat. adopted: htt…
RT @EP_ThinkTank: What Think Tanks think of the UK referendum on the EU https://t.co/fIiIxLx9ab
EP and Council NL presidency negotiators reach agreement on ports regulation https://t.co/ik2PxwN81t
Starting now: Transport MEPs discuss draft report on promoting ferry transport https://t.co/2oAmMFC3jI webstreaming: https://t.co/W3YUMbljs2
Now @EP_Transport: MEPs discuss Motorways of the Sea work programme https://t.co/R8KcrQ4sCc webstreaming https://t.co/W3YUMbljs2
RT @EUAuditorsECA: Strengthening admin capacity in former Yug Rep of Macedonia: limited progress │audit report https://t.co/Pwrnya2g1q http…
RT @EU_Commission: New global initiative of cities & local govs to fight against climate change https://t.co/kiXILQtXkY #Cities4Climate htt…
RT @CorinaCretuEU: If you wonder what was achieved with EU investments from #ERDF & #CohesionFund in 2007-2013 https://t.co/Bfl2whdaNW
#Organics reform talks: Good progress so far, momentum must be kept, chief EP negotiator @MartinHaeusling says: https://t.co/fPilSJcEcO
RT @EP_ThinkTank: Medicated feed legislation - we follow the review of the legislation: https://t.co/YCqPvKLNml #animalwelfare https://t.c…
#ClimateChange: EU #farming must be part of solution but 2030 goals must be fair, @EP_Agriculture tells @MAC_europa: https://t.co/mLERURF52o
RT @EU_MARE: NEW infographic: Small-Scale Coastal Fleet in the EU, other key data: scroll down #SSF https://t.co/O6noKK3Iye https://t.co/dA…
RT @EU_MARE: How many offshore oil and gas installations are there in EU Waters? via @EMODnet https://t.co/eLQTwai0UW https://t.co/qbpQ3MO3…
#Balticplan: first long-term fishing plan under new Common Fisheries Policy #CFPreality @WalesaMEP https://t.co/J0KzpDHzOk
Free #portability of legally acquired #online services when abroad @EPCulture @sabineverheyen https://t.co/I2Do1GODpc
Votes @EPCulture: #portability of online content , use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band. First debate on #AVMSD https://t.co/sxBGMeD1c6
Barbara Lison, @fhuysmans @Dan_Mount on the role of #PublicLibraries in local communities,information literacy, e-lendind #EuroParlLibraries
Judiciary in #Ukraine: keep up reforms, say @1PavelSvoboda and @AndrejPlenkovic: https://t.co/BCdCyqE6as after yesterday's @EP_Legal hearing
STARTING SOON! PRESS CONF on #Ukraine judiciary reform https://t.co/zMZrz0AH6W https://t.co/82x46ygw89
RT @EUAuditorsECA: Audit report on Roma integration: siginificant progress, but obstacles & dilemmas remain https://t.co/fGGGMjUbUl https:/…
.@EP_Justice meeting on 7/07: vote on proposal to establish an EU list of safe countries of origin | @sylvieguillaume (2)
.@ep_justice to meet on 4/07: votes on EU Border Guard & counter terrorism directive | @Pabriks @MonikaHohlmeier (1) https://t.co/jT36IOZoDI
In 10 min: press conference w @EPInstitutional chair @danutahuebner on constitutional effects of UK's #EUref LIVE: https://t.co/ZabSLSe2qM
15h today: press conference w @EPInstitutional chair @danutahuebner on constitutional effects of UK's #EUref LIVE: https://t.co/ZabSLSvDik
.@EPInstitutional rejects @gannemans opinion to @EP_Legal on monitoring application of union law. https://t.co/xVypvhvoM0
Both #EU & Member States need to ratify #IstanbulConvention to maximise the imapct. Stop #violenceagainstwomen
Check which countries have signed/ratified the @coe’s #IstanbulConvention on #violenceagainstwomen https://t.co/jovKKieEM8
Hearing on ratifying #IstanbulConvention to fight #violenceagainstwomen today at 15.00 @EP_GenderEqual. Live: https://t.co/QVS7609vNa
From 15:00 @EP_Petitions meeting. Presentation of a study on #SolarEnergy and petitions on the same topic. Watch: https://t.co/LP24gv0SNO
Today at 09:00 - public hearing with @EP_Petitions on transparency within the EU institutions. Follow live: https://t.co/52wew6Dd9V
Today at 16:30 the #EUOmbudsman will present her annual report 2015 to @EP_Petitions. Follow live: https://t.co/QUGdIcPHcW
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