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EP President Martin Schulz said: "The repeated and arbitrary denial of entrance onto Russian territory of elected parliamentarians, as testified by the latest case of MEP Sandra Kalniete, is a high affront to the EU-Russia relations and the work of democratic institutions. (Read more: Schulz on denial of entrance onto Russian territory of MEP Kalniete )

 

Due to works at the European Parliament accreditation centre in Brussels, journalists needing an access badge for one or more days should address themselves to a special desk in the entrance hall of the Altiero Spinelli building. The works will start on 3 March and will last until 12 April. (Read more: Information to the press: renovation work at the accreditation centre )

 

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 )

 

Il-Ħamis filgħodu, fil-Kumitat għal-Libertajiet Ċivili ġie diskuss abbozz ġdid dwar sistema Ewropea għall-użu ta' Reġistru tad-Dettalji tal-Passiġġier (PNR), imressaq mill-MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, Renju Unit). (Aqra iktar dwar dan: L-MEPs jiddiskutu tibdiliet fis-sistema Ewropea tad-Dettalji tal-Passiġġier -PNR )

 
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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 )

 

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 )

 

The violations of the Minsk II Ukraine-Russia ceasefire agreement, the deal reached with Greece, a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system to fight terrorism and the worrying situation in Libya were among the issues addressed in a debate with European Council and Commission presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday. (Read more: Ukraine, Greece, terrorism, Libya: highlights of debate with Tusk and Juncker )

 

Il-President Schulz ħabbar li r-rebbieħa tal-Premju Ewropew taċ-Ċittadin 2014 kienu qed iżuru l-Parlament biex jattendu għaċ-ċerimonja li se ssir fil-bini Paul-Henri Spaak fil-17:30. (Aqra iktar dwar dan: Ftuħ tas-sessjoni:il-Premju Ewropew taċ-Ċittadin u d-dibattitu dwar il-Venezwela )

 
 
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Skeda jum b'jum Il-Ġimgħa 06 Mar 2015
6th Inter-Parliamentary Conference on CFSP and CSDP - Delegazzjonijiet (06-03-2015): 09:00
 
Seminar for new journalists in Brussels - Avvenimenti speċjali (06-03-2015): 09:30, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
Pre-session briefing - Konferenzi stampa (06-03-2015): 11:00, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak
 
The President's diary - Id-djarju tal-President (06-03-2015):
 
 
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The March Newsletter is online & incl: #Nemtsov,#EuropeanSemester, #cardfees, #equality & more:http://t.co/vjrtqzRFSk http://t.co/W4tBQ0XhDL
Press briefing on March #EPlenary tomorrow at 11:00 at PHS0A50. LIVE: http://t.co/Y876o7o9s0 & http://t.co/L8OsPIQ1Ak
Information for the press: renovation work at the accreditation centre: http://t.co/kdPp1ZDYMb
.@petras_petras Chair of EP #Afghanistan delegation: Avalanches in #Panjshir province call for more EU engagement http://t.co/T7Bb6F4wz0
President E.Johnson #Sirleaf of #Liberia & @UN_UNOWA head M.Ibn #Chambas debate #Ebola w/ EP ACP-EU delegation on Wed 4 Mar 9.00,room A5G3
#ENP review now discussed w/ G.#Gromadzki &M.#Hassan http://t.co/XeTcol4LI8 @ISPThinkTank @CairoUniv #Neighbourhood Rapporteur @EduardKukan
.@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
The role of private sector in sustainable development: workshop starts in 15min Follow live: http://t.co/1FvB52a7OO http://t.co/e9OamI8GII
RT @EP_ThinkTank: .@CharlesGoerens Improving soc.progress & healthcare is a step towards preventing #Ebola alike outbreaks #EbolaSTOA #EYD2…
RT @CharlesGoerens: "We have to learn from the Ebola crisis to better manage future ones" STOA workshop on #Ebola
#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
#JunckerPlan shld be complementary, must help SMEs: 6 experts heard in @EP_Budgets @EP_Economics on EFSI. More: http://t.co/LZJCYO940A
Today 15:30-18:30 hearing w 6 experts on #JunckerPlan EFSI @ep_economy @EP_Budgets. Live: http://t.co/SwKLHhnEYT
Next Mon 15:30-18:30 hearing w 6 experts on #JunckerPlan EFSI @EP_Economy @EP_Budgets. Agenda: http://t.co/RBB4193wS2
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 next meeting on Thursday, 5 Mar @ 9.00 in JAN 4Q2. Agenda: http://t.co/pgE1mt8j4a Follow EP Live http://t.co/IRXxTFZLCe
.@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
#WorldWildlifeDay: MEP @Gerbrandy explains why EU should do more for protection of #endangered #animals: http://t.co/QRPVgHU71e
#EUETS #MSR, #Biofuels #ILUC: how did ENVI #MEPs vote on 24.02? Result of roll-call votes http://t.co/zCo20qTtIO
#EUETS #MSR: report by @IvoBelet adopted 58/10/1 negotiations with @eu2015lv opened 57/10/1
EP position on #telecoms package, incl #roaming & #NetNeutrality: Press release http://t.co/KRDK9LeHqB @EP_Industry #TSM
RT @rozathun: @EP_SingleMarket WG DSM: thank you all for comming, following, speaking, listening, commenting on tt! Next: April 14, I'll ke…
Today at 3 pm @EP_SingleMarket working group on #DigitalSingleMarket kicks-off. Webstreaming http://t.co/PfYhtQzuAJ @rozathun
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
Fight against Fraud: opinion of #REGI committee http://t.co/fwpcKVtsWI
Fraud ag. EU Budget: Fin. impact down, no. of cases up http://t.co/VZeOr82a0p #EPlenary Tue: http://t.co/HJjrnI1Rtu http://t.co/fRMvDdemMg
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
.@EU_Commission @EU_MARE publishes annual TACs & Quotas poster http://t.co/l3nnwkYwiB #Fisheries #CFPreality
On #9MAR #Fisheries cttee votes on compromise w/ @eu2015lv on landing obligation: http://t.co/XCGnxRvKLp #EPlenary vote in Apr. #Discards
Hearing on #MSY on 23/02 - Download the presentations: http://t.co/ElVFIB0Vpy #Fisheries #CFPreality
#IWD2015: Empowering #Women and #Girls through #education. Press conf. w/ @IratxeGarper & @VeraJourova: http://t.co/pKfCflVPjL
#Equality on the agenda as @EP_GenderEqual and @EPCulture meet national MPs. Watch live at 9: http://t.co/wbQPkqi54I #IWD2015
#IWD2015 on Sunday! Lots to do on #equality! Is #education the way? Check out our seminar now http://t.co/wD6yS7ENFT
Afternoon session of the workshop on private international law starting soon. Programme: http://t.co/JrTH2iaMog LIVE http://t.co/l4MoCGC4JK
Workshop "Cross-border activities in the EU - Making life easier for citizens" starting now. LIVE: http://t.co/n2z6G9JBRU
.@eu2015lv and @EP_Justice MEPs ready to start negotiations on #CEPOL. @EP_Justice position voted on 24 Feb http://t.co/z6loFAwtAP
RT @eu2015lv: COREPER just agreed General Approach on #CEPOL. Ready for trilogues with @EP_Justice of @Europarl_EN.
RT @EURightsAgency: FRA Director: European case law handbooks on #dataprotection, #asylum & #migration, #non-discrimination http://t.co/jMT…
Draft report @RCorbettMEP on lessons to be taken from the 2014 Commissioner hearings process available here: http://t.co/nR1ZMy9jIE
Discussion on #TTIP rapporteur Gonzales Ponz presents its draft opinion in @EPInstitutional
Meeting @EPinstitutional starting in ASP03G2 follow it live http://t.co/GZL3GeIKFq
#IWD2015: Empowering #Women and #Girls through #education. Press conf. w/ @IratxeGarper & @VeraJourova in 5 ': Live http://t.co/1QmRhCQxji
Follow live the press conference at 12.30 #IWD2015 @IratxeGarper @VeraJourova here: http://t.co/1QmRhCQxji
RT @EP_ThinkTank: More women than men get a degree but more men than women get a PhD http://t.co/tgKxkCQ3rZ #WDSD15 @HeforShe @EmWatson htt…
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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