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Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon

LIBE Fundamental rights / Immigration / Asylum policy19-09-2016 - 11:11

A 7-strong delegation of Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will be in Lebanon this week to look into the situation of refugees and resettlement. MEPs will visit refugee camps and meet UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, international NGOs and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) staff working with the refugees. They will also meet representatives of the Lebanese Parliament and Minister for Social Affairs Mr Rashed Derbas (tbc). (Read more: Refugee resettlement - Civil Liberties MEPs in Lebanon )

 

Civil Liberties Committee MEPs will quiz UK candidate Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King in Strasbourg on Monday evening to assess his candidature. Based on the committee’s recommendation, Parliament’s Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) will then decide whether to close the hearing procedure after which the full House can take a vote on Thursday. (Read more: Civil liberties MEPs to assess UK candidate for Commissioner for Security Union )

 
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The European Parliament should give its consent to the ratification of the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, recommended Environment Committee MEPs on Thursday. They also urged all EU member states to conclude the ratification process, to ensure its rapid entry into force. In a separate resolution, they also called on the EU to upgrade its emission reduction pledges, so as to close the gap between the individual targets agreed by the Parties and the Paris goals. (Read more: Environment MEPs support Paris agreement ratification, push for entry into force )

 

The Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) met on Monday to hear former EU commissioners (from 2010 to 2014) for the environment Janez Potočnik, and for industry and entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani. (Read more: Car emissions: former commissioners Potočnik and Tajani reply on “dieselgate” )

 

Civil liberties MEPs back visa waivers for Kosovo and Georgia

LIBE Visa policy05-09-2016 - 18:43

Plans to grant citizens of Kosovo and Georgia the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa were backed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday. (Read more: Civil liberties MEPs back visa waivers for Kosovo and Georgia )

 

Future Financing of the European Union

BUDG Budget05-09-2016 - 17:12

A conference with national parliaments on the Future Financing of the European Union will take place in the European Parliament premises in Brussels on 7-8 September 2016. The Conference will be an important milestone in the work of the High Level Group on Own Resources, providing the forum for an in-depth discussion with national parliaments on how the EU should be financed in the future. (Read more: Future Financing of the European Union )

 

Parliament to assess UK candidate for Security Union Commissioner

LIBE Justice and home affairs02-09-2016 - 13:51

Parliament will evaluate Commissioner-designate Sir Julian King for the portfolio of the Security Union during its plenary session in Strasbourg. The Civil Liberties Committee will first hold a public hearing with the candidate on Monday 12 September in the evening. The full House will take a vote on Thursday. (Read more: Parliament to assess UK candidate for Security Union Commissioner )

 

ECON committee unanimously rejects Commission’s investor protection proposals

ECON Economic and monetary affairs01-09-2016 - 15:15

Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Committee rejected as “misleading” and flawed, proposals aimed at providing greater protection to consumers buying packaged financial products, and unanimously voted to send the proposals back to the European Commission for revision. (Read more: ECON committee unanimously rejects Commission’s investor protection proposals )

 

Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

TRAN REGI PECH JURI ITRE INTA AFET IMCO ENVI ECON DEVE CULT AGRI Institutions01-09-2016 - 12:26

The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. (Read more: Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee )

 

Verheugen: car emission rules could be more specific

EMIS Environment31-08-2016 - 12:24

The inquiry committee on Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) heard Günter Verheugen, Commissioner for enterprise and industry 2004-2010, on how the current legislation on car emissions was drafted during his tenure. MEPs also heard Peter Lakin, vice president of Faurecia, on emission control technologies. (Read more: Verheugen: car emission rules could be more specific )