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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 11-15 February 2019
New forms of work: measures boosting workers' rights - cross-border payments outside Eurozone - closer scrutiny of foreign direct investment - Human Rights ...
A Safer, more Competitive and Responsible EU - WWF calls for a European Sustainability Pact ahead of EU elections
WWF has urged for election candidates and future EU leaders to put people's wellbeing in a thriving environment at the centre of their thinking as they shape ...
Car emissions: Fiat Chrysler grilled on 'defeat devices'
MEPs on the European Parliament's car emissions inquiry grilled Fiat Chrysler's Chief Technical Officer on possible 'defeat devices' in Fiat diesel engines ...
Derek Prag (1923-2010)
Derek Prag was the Conservative member of the European Parliament for Hertfordshire from 1979 to 1994.
EU credibility on tax avoidance undermined: MEPs
Leading MEPs hit out at EU finance ministers Thursday for removing eight countries from the EU's blacklist of tax havens, saying it will hamper the fight ...
MEPs adopt a common position on delegated legislation
On Tuesday, the European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee unanimously agreed its position on how the delegation of powers to the European Commission, ...
European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) - guide
The European Parliament and Council have today reached agreement on the European Citizens' Initiative, which will for the first time allow citizens to directly ...
MEPs suggest amendments to the Directive on falsified medicines
The European Parliament's Internal Market Committee published yesterday an Opinion suggesting improvements to the Directive on medicinal products, as regards ...
MEPs back reform of EU carbon trading scheme
The EU Parliament approved plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions through the EU carbon market Wednesday, aiming to fulfil EU obligations under the Paris ...
MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income
Introducing minimum income schemes in all EU Member States is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, Euro-MPs on the Parliament's ...
Euro-MPs back people-powered renewables
MEPs in committee voted Tuesday for new binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables, calling for recognition of the right of Europeans to ...
EU debates options for the future of Europe
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 ...
EU Parliament calls for swift UK exit
In a heated debate over the result of the UK's referendum on EU membership, MEPs called for a swift exit for the UK, by officially withdrawing from the EU ...
This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 18-22 February 2019
More life-saving technology to be mandatory in vehicles - MEPs urge EU to lead way to net-zero emissions by 2050 - New Erasmus: more opportunities for ...
Investigation: Majority of EU Parliament agriculture committee linked to industry
A majority of MEPs on the European Parliament's agriculture committee have strong links to the farming industry, Greenpeace research has revealed.
MEPs back new rules for funding of political parties
The European Parliament in plenary Tuesday approved new rules governing the public funding for European political parties and foundations, to ensure that this ...
MEPs veto alertness claims for energy drinks
Euro-MPs voted on Thursday to veto European Commission plans to allow claims that sugary drinks and energy drinks containing caffeine boost 'alertness' or ...
Euro-MPs opt for clearer food labelling rules
The European Parliament's Environment Committee on Tuesday approved draft legislation on clearer and more informative new food labelling rules which require ...
MEPs vote to stop trade in minerals financing armed conflicts
The EU Parliament approved Thursday new rules to ensure that minerals used by European industries are sourced responsibly, diverting revenues away from rebel ...
Reformed ethics rules lack bite - FoEE
Reformed ethics rules for European Parliamentarians lack bite, and will not do enough to build trust in European institutions, according to transparency ...
MEPs vote in new rules on property settlement in divorces
MEPs approved Thursday new rules for deciding which country’s courts should settle property disputes in divorce or death cases involving international couples ...
New MEP code of conduct a step forward: now MEPs must do their homework
A vote in the European Parliament today to introduce a new code of conduct for MEPs has been welcomed by The Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics ...
10 key facts on the European Parliament elections
Elections for a new European Parliament take place over four days from Thursday across the 28 European Union countries.
Energy Labelling Directive - Briefing
The European Parliament today adopted the Energy Labelling Directive, a recast of the existing Labelling Directive which introduced the energy label for ...
MEPs call for EU rules on textile imports to curb worker exploitation
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 ...
This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 14-19 May 2018
Environment Committee MEPs vote to upgrade EU civil protection capacity - Future EU farm policy: Agriculture MEPs urge fair funding, no renationalisation - Use ...
This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 21-25 January 2019
Measures to reconcile career and private life - Welfare of transported animals - EU-Singapore free trade deal - Consumers' rights against defective digital ...
The 27 candidates hoping to be part of the European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker start appearing at hearings at the European Parliament on 29 ...
MEPs back plans to tackle over-fishing in the North Sea
A European Parliament committee gave its backing Wednesday to plans to tackle overfishing and offer more security to local fishermen by introducing ...
MEPs back new regulation to limit animal testing
Legislation to regulate the use of animals for scientific experiments has moved a step closer after Parliament and Council representatives reached on Wednesday ...
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