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Limitation periods for traffic accidents

27-06-2017

The Committee on Legal Affairs wants Parliament to call on the Commission to put forward a proposal for a directive to lay down common rules on limitation periods for civil claims arising from cross-border traffic accidents. Its report stresses the differences between Member States' rules, and the legal difficulties faced by victims of cross-border accidents.

The Committee on Legal Affairs wants Parliament to call on the Commission to put forward a proposal for a directive to lay down common rules on limitation periods for civil claims arising from cross-border traffic accidents. Its report stresses the differences between Member States' rules, and the legal difficulties faced by victims of cross-border accidents.

Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty

27-06-2017

The aim of the Marrakesh Treaty is to facilitate access to published works for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled. In May 2016, the European Commission proposed a regulation and a directive to implement the treaty in the European Union. In March 2017, the JURI Committee proposed a series of amendments. Agreement was reached in interinstitutional trilogue negotiations in May 2017 and the text agreed is due to be voted on at the July plenary session.

The aim of the Marrakesh Treaty is to facilitate access to published works for people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled. In May 2016, the European Commission proposed a regulation and a directive to implement the treaty in the European Union. In March 2017, the JURI Committee proposed a series of amendments. Agreement was reached in interinstitutional trilogue negotiations in May 2017 and the text agreed is due to be voted on at the July plenary session.

Double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the European Union

27-06-2017

Double taxation is a consequence of countries' individual rights to impose taxes. It arises when a taxpayer's situation crosses borders, and constitutes a tax obstacle generating costs and administrative burdens. The Commission's corporate tax reform package includes a proposal aimed at remedying the shortcomings of the current mechanism. A draft legislative resolution on the proposal is on the agenda of the Parliament's July plenary session.

Double taxation is a consequence of countries' individual rights to impose taxes. It arises when a taxpayer's situation crosses borders, and constitutes a tax obstacle generating costs and administrative burdens. The Commission's corporate tax reform package includes a proposal aimed at remedying the shortcomings of the current mechanism. A draft legislative resolution on the proposal is on the agenda of the Parliament's July plenary session.

EU action for sustainability

27-06-2017

In response to the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, the European Commission published a communication in November 2016 aimed at fully integrating the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for sustainable development into European Union policy. The European Parliament is expected to adopt an own-initiative resolution on the topic at its July plenary session.

In response to the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in September 2015, the European Commission published a communication in November 2016 aimed at fully integrating the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for sustainable development into European Union policy. The European Parliament is expected to adopt an own-initiative resolution on the topic at its July plenary session.

Promoting development in the outermost regions

27-06-2017

Located far from the European continent and with regional gross domestic product well below the EU average, the EU's outermost regions – the Azores, the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and Saint-Martin – face many challenges to development, owing to factors such as climate or economic dependence on a few products. A report on promoting cohesion and development in the outermost regions is due to be debated in Parliament's July session.

Located far from the European continent and with regional gross domestic product well below the EU average, the EU's outermost regions – the Azores, the Canary Islands, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and Saint-Martin – face many challenges to development, owing to factors such as climate or economic dependence on a few products. A report on promoting cohesion and development in the outermost regions is due to be debated in Parliament's July session.

EU-Cuba Agreement

27-06-2017

Until recently, Cuba was the only Latin American country to have no bilateral agreement with the EU. Since 1996, EU relations with Cuba had been governed by an EU Common Position, which made cooperation, and conclusion of any bilateral agreement, conditional on visible progress in terms of democracy and respect for human rights. The EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA), signed in 2016, provides a first legal and institutional framework to normalise EU-Cuba ties. The European ...

Until recently, Cuba was the only Latin American country to have no bilateral agreement with the EU. Since 1996, EU relations with Cuba had been governed by an EU Common Position, which made cooperation, and conclusion of any bilateral agreement, conditional on visible progress in terms of democracy and respect for human rights. The EU-Cuba Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA), signed in 2016, provides a first legal and institutional framework to normalise EU-Cuba ties. The European Parliament is due to vote on giving its consent to the PDCA in the July plenary session.

EU strategy for international cultural relations

27-06-2017

Culture as a tool of EU diplomacy aims at reinforcing cultural diversity, human rights, and social and economic cohesion based on cultural and creative industries as a driving force for growth. Yet, in the view of the European Parliament, EU action needs proper funding and a clearly defined programme. An own-initiative report on the communication 'Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations' is due to be voted during the July plenary session.

Culture as a tool of EU diplomacy aims at reinforcing cultural diversity, human rights, and social and economic cohesion based on cultural and creative industries as a driving force for growth. Yet, in the view of the European Parliament, EU action needs proper funding and a clearly defined programme. An own-initiative report on the communication 'Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations' is due to be voted during the July plenary session.

Macro-financial assistance to Moldova

27-06-2017

Amid persistent political and economic turmoil in Moldova, the European Parliament is expected to vote in July on the Commission's proposal for macro-financial assistance to the country, which aims to ease the immediate pressure on Moldova's public finances and stabilise its economy.

Amid persistent political and economic turmoil in Moldova, the European Parliament is expected to vote in July on the Commission's proposal for macro-financial assistance to the country, which aims to ease the immediate pressure on Moldova's public finances and stabilise its economy.

Common minimum standards of civil proceedings

27-06-2017

Since 2015, Member States must accept most civil judgments from other EU countries without reviewing their content (abolition of exequatur). This has raised concerns about the need for ensuring that civil proceedings across the EU conform to common minimum standards. The European Parliament is due to vote in July on a report requesting the Commission table a proposal for a directive on such standards, which might be a first step towards a European Code of Civil Procedure.

Since 2015, Member States must accept most civil judgments from other EU countries without reviewing their content (abolition of exequatur). This has raised concerns about the need for ensuring that civil proceedings across the EU conform to common minimum standards. The European Parliament is due to vote in July on a report requesting the Commission table a proposal for a directive on such standards, which might be a first step towards a European Code of Civil Procedure.

2016 report on Turkey

27-06-2017

During its July plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to vote on a resolution on the Commission's 2016 report on Turkey. Long-standing EU-Turkey relations, despite being a priority for both sides, have recently reached a low point, and accession talks risk being brought to a halt.

During its July plenary session, the European Parliament is expected to vote on a resolution on the Commission's 2016 report on Turkey. Long-standing EU-Turkey relations, despite being a priority for both sides, have recently reached a low point, and accession talks risk being brought to a halt.

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Joint public REGI-COTER hearing on implementation of the Urban Agenda
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REGI
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Statelessness
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LIBE PETI
11-07-2017
Reforming professional services
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IMCO

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