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Lates news and information from the European Parliament.

Go-ahead for talks on mandatory EU lobby register 15 June 2017, 22:26 CET
Negotiations between MEPs, the Commission and Council on a mandatory Transparency Register for EU lobbyists were given the go-ahead by European Parliament political groups Thursday.

EU Parliament backs new carbon cuts 15 June 2017, 00:57 CET
The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to plans for new compulsory greenhouse gas cuts under the Paris agreement on climate change following a debate on the announced U.S. withdrawal.

Barnier urges transparency and trust in Brexit talks 17 May 2017, 23:43 CET
Speaking to a European Parliament plenary session which underlined the EU's united approach, chief negotiator Michel Barnier called for transparency and trust in the upcoming Brexit talks with the UK.

MEPs demand EU sanctions against Hungary 17 May 2017, 23:40 CET
The human rights situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of an 'Article 7' procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday.

MEPs call for blitz on EU food waste mountain 17 May 2017, 00:38 CET
MEPs called Tuesday for a halving of food waste in the EU by 2030, by lifting existing restrictions on food donations and eliminating confusion about 'best before' and 'use by' labels.

MEPs back lower VAT for e-books 10 May 2017, 15:46 CET
EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow EU Member States to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed by a European Parliament committee on Wednesday.

MEPs again reject blacklist of states at risk of money laundering 04 May 2017, 15:29 CET
The EU should have an autonomous process for judging whether countries are at high risk of money laundering, MEPs said after again rejecting in committee a country blacklist drawn up by the Commission.

MEPs call for EU rules on textile imports to curb worker exploitation 27 April 2017, 22:30 CET
EU rules are needed to force textile and clothing suppliers to respect the rights of workers around the world, who often suffer long working hours, low wages and hazardous conditions,’ MEPs said Thursday.

Internet rules to protect children should be same as TV 25 April 2017, 20:27 CET
Children should have the same protection whether they are watching television, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film on the Internet, a European Parliament committee urged on Tuesday.

MEPs call on EU to tackle food waste mountain 13 April 2017, 12:34 CET
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment committee put forward a number of possible measures Tuesday to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030.

EU Parliament sets out conditions for approving Brexit deal 06 April 2017, 18:44 CET
The European Parliament, whose approval is needed for any agreement for the UK to withdraw from the EU, adopted Wednesday its key principles and conditions for doing so.

MEPs vote in safer, more traceable medical devices 06 April 2017, 18:44 CET
The European Parliament gave its backing Wednesday to stricter rules on medical devices, to ensure that devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements.

Clean up act on car emissions, MEPs tell EU 04 April 2017, 17:08 CET
The European Commission and EU Member States need to act swiftly to improve car emissions tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, Euro-MPs said in recommendations voted on Tuesday.

Euro-MPs urge clampdown on EU palm oil imports 04 April 2017, 15:31 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a report calling on the EU to stop funding and contributing to deforestation, much of which is caused by agricultural expansion and the production of palm oil.

MEPs point to UK-EU association accord as way forward 30 March 2017, 23:34 CET
While the benefits of being an EU member cannot be the same for a country which leaves, MEPs said Wednesday that an association agreement could be the way forward, so long as the UK respected EU standards.

MEPs seek to deny entry to unregistered lobbyists 22 March 2017, 23:18 CET
EU lobbyists looking to influence legislation should be required to sign the EU's transparency register before being allowed to enter the European Parliament, MEPs in committee said on Tuesday.

MEPs vote to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts 18 March 2017, 00:41 CET
The EU Parliament approved Thursday new rules to ensure that minerals used by European industries are sourced responsibly, diverting revenues away from rebel groups, conflict, and terror.

Euro-MPs greenlight shareholder 'say on pay' 14 March 2017, 17:45 CET
The European Parliament gave its green light Tuesday to a revised EU shareholders' rights directive, giving shareholders a say on directors’ pay and making it easier for firms to identify their shareholders.

UK must obey free movement laws till Brexit, say MEPs 03 March 2017, 00:47 CET
Until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, it will have to obey EU laws on free movement, the European Parliament made clear in a plenary debate with the European Commission on Wednesday.

EU debates options for the future of Europe 02 March 2017, 12:52 CET
President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper to the European Parliament Wednesday outlining five possible paths for the EU to take in the coming years post-Brexit.

MEPs back reform of EU carbon trading scheme 16 February 2017, 00:30 CET
The EU Parliament approved plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions through the EU carbon market Wednesday, aiming to fulfil EU obligations under the Paris climate change agreement.

EU Parliament gives green light to trade deal with Canada 15 February 2017, 18:58 CET
The European Parliament gave its approval to the landmark EU-Canada free trade deal Wednesday, with the possibility that it could apply provisionally from as early as this April.

Dieselgate: MEPs tighten EU car 'type approval' rules 13 February 2017, 17:58 CET
The EU Parliament's Internal Market committee amended EU car 'type approval' rules Thursday, in a drive to prevent a recurrence of the VW emissions scandal and make environmental and safety testing more independent.

Recycling target should be 70 pct, say Euro-MPs 26 January 2017, 22:12 CET
70 per cent of waste should be recycled by 2030 - from 44% today - a European Parliament committee said Tuesday, with landfill, which has a big environmental impact, being limited to 5 per cent.

MEPs reject weak Commission money-laundering blacklist 22 January 2017, 12:33 CET
MEPs voted Thursday to reject the EU Commission's blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing, saying the list was too limited, and should be expanded.