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Institucije29-05-2015 - 13:36

Center za obiskovalce Evropskega parlamenta je največji parlamentarni center za obiskovalce v Evropi in prvi, ki je v celoti pripravljen v 24 jezikih. Državljani, lokalni prebivalci in turisti imajo v njem preko številnih interaktivnih multimedijskih orodij možnost edinstvenega vpogleda v evropske institucije, zlasti v Evropski parlament. (Preberite več: Parlamentarium )


The European Parliament and the TTIP

Institutions / External/international trade24-02-2015 - 14:59
Flags of The United States and EU on banknotes  

Talks between the EU and US on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could lead to the world's largest bilateral free-trade area. Increased market access and trading opportunities and the removal of unnecessary regulation and red tapecould help boost economic growth and create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic. However, there are also concerns about possible adverse impacts. (Read more: The European Parliament and the TTIP )


EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal: what's at stake

Justice and home affairs26-01-2015 - 11:00

A draft law that would oblige airlines to hand EU countries the data of passengers entering or leaving the EU, in order to help the authorities to fight serious crime and terrorism, is currently under discussion in the European Parliament. The committee in charge of the so-called EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal is the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee. (Read more: EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal: what's at stake )


The 28th plenary session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly takes place in Strasbourg from 1 to 3 December 2014. The session will be opened formally by its co-presidents Louis Michel for the European Parliament and Fitz A. Jackson (Jamaica) for the ACP. (Read more: 28th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly session 1 - 3 December 2014, Strasbourg )


"This time it's different" - Parliamentary hearings

Institutions12-09-2014 - 11:41
Anointed as Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker lays out the EU's priorities and commitments for the coming years with a focus on energy, welfare and prosperity.  

Before the commissioners-designate as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker can take office and start work, members of the European Parliament will exercise their power of democratic scrutiny enshrined in the Treaty by holding hearings to quiz the 27 candidates on their skills and their qualifications for the posts proposed to them. (Read more: "This time it's different" - Parliamentary hearings )


The first act of the newly-elected European Parliament when it meets on 1 July will be to elect its President. The acting President, Gianni Pittella, who has been re-elected to Parliament, will preside over the election of the new President, under Rule 14 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure. (Read more: Election of new EP President, 14 Vice-Presidents and five Quaestors )


The 26-27 June European Council will discuss inter alia the nomination of a candidate President for the European Commission, on whom the European Parliament is to vote at its 14-17 July plenary session in Strasbourg. The Council will also discuss this issue with Parliament’s acting President Gianni Pittella on Friday morning in Brussels. (Read more: European Parliament press kit for the 26-27 June European Council )


MEPs’ plans to tighten up single market product safety rules and market surveillance include mandatory "made-in" labelling to improve the traceability of non-food goods, a sharper focus on goods that appeal to kids, an EU blacklist of firms that repeatedly breach EU safety rules and tougher penalties for selling dangerous goods. On 15 April, Parliament will put a mandate to negotiate these plans with member states to a first reading vote. (Read more: Tightening up product safety requirements and market surveillance rules - Q&A )


Q&A on Posting of Workers

Employment policy10-04-2014 - 14:48
The sector that most commonly uses posted workers is construction  

Workers posted abroad temporarily will get more protection under a draft law informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators and to be voted on Tuesday. Parliament's negotiators strengthened the draft to clarify the rules for companies, by distinguishing genuine postings from attempts to circumvent the law, but also gave EU member states some flexibility in carrying out inspections. (Read more: Q&A on Posting of Workers )


Background note on banking union and bank common rules

Economic and monetary union09-04-2014 - 16:59
Banking union and bank common rules  

The last plenary session of this legislature will see votes on three key deals to ensure that banks themselves, and not taxpayers, are first in line to pay the costs of their misfortunes. On Tuesday MEPs will vote to approve two laws dealing with restructuring and winding up troubled banks and an update to the scheme which guarantees deposits under €100,000. This note details these three pieces of legislation, which together move the EU many steps closer to completing banking union. (Read more: Background note on banking union and bank common rules )