Vice-Presidents McGuinness and Wieland represent President Schulz at Speakers Conference

20.05.2016 - European Parliament Vice-Presidents Mairead McGuinness and Rainer Wieland will represent President Martin Schulz at the Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments that takes place from 22 to 24 May in Luxembourg. On the agenda are discussions about managing migration flows, strengthening the European Union and the role of national Parliaments and interparliamentary cooperation, as well as an audience by HRH the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and a guided tour in Schengen.

National Parliaments and EP to tackle tax avoidance by multinational companies

Alain LAMASSOURE, Chair of the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2).

19.04.2016 - On Monday 18 April, MEPs and national Parliamentarians from across the EU discussed ways how to tackle tax avoidance by multinational companies. This exchange of views with the title "The anti-tax avoidance package and other EU and international developments: Scrutiny and democratic control by national Parliaments" was organised by the European Parliament's Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2) and was chaired by Alain Lamassoure.

MEPs and national MPs discussed the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU

29.02.2016 - On the occasion of the 2016 International Women's Day, the EP's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) invited Members of national Parliaments of the EU Member States, the candidate countries, Norway and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to an interparliamentary committee meeting on the theme "Women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU".

The meeting provided the opportunity to discuss experiences and best practices on how to guarantee the rights of and protect vulnerable people, such as women refugees and asylum seekers, when they arrive in the EU.


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