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Lates news and information from the European Parliament.

MEPs back association agreement for future EU-UK relations 14 March 2018, 23:35 CET
An association agreement between the EU and the UK could provide an appropriate framework for their future relationship, the European Parliament said Wednesday taking into the UK government's red lines.

MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency, denounce arrests 08 February 2018, 18:30 CET
MEPs denounced Thursday the arrests by the Turkish government as it attempts to censor criticism over its military assault of Afrin, and expressed serious concern about its humanitarian consequences.

Size of Euro-Parliament to shrink after Brexit 07 February 2018, 18:19 CET
The European Parliament should shrink from 751 to 705 MEPs when the UK leaves the EU, whilst leaving room for possible new countries joining in the future, following a vote by MEPs on Wednesday.

EU credibility on tax avoidance undermined: MEPs 01 February 2018, 19:29 CET
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 against tax evasion and avoidance.

MEPs demand controls on cyber-surveillance tools 17 January 2018, 23:47 CET
EU export controls should be extended to cyber-surveillance tools to avoid human rights violations, MEPs said in a vote Wednesday, setting the Parliament's position for negotiations with EU ministers.

MEPs demand ban on pulse fishing 16 January 2018, 23:12 CET
Members of the European Parliament voting Tuesday on new EU rules on how, where and when fish can be caught, demanded in an amendment a ban on the use of pulsed electric current for fishing.

EU legislative priorities for 2018-2019 - Joint Declaration 15 December 2017, 11:51 CET
The leaders of the three EU institutions, European Commission, Parliament and Council signed today on 14 December 2017 the new Joint Declaration on the EU's legislative priorities for 2018-2019.

MEPs move to ban use of phosphates in kebabs 29 November 2017, 14:16 CET
The European Parliament could veto a Commission proposal to allow phosphates in kebab meat, following serious concerns over a potential link between phosphates used as food additives and heart disease.

Euro-MPs back people-powered renewables 29 November 2017, 17:59 CET
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 produce and sell their own renewable electricity.

EU Parliament warns Poland on rule of law 16 November 2017, 23:29 CET
Poland is at "clear risk of a serious breach" of European values, including the rule of law, enshrined in the EU Treaty, MEPs said on Wednesday, warning of possible suspension of Poland's EU voting rights.

EU Parliament gives green light to new anti-dumping rules 15 November 2017, 18:19 CET
New EU rules will require trade partners outside the EU to meet international social and environmental standards, following a vote by Euro-MPs Wednesday to fight dumped and subsidised imports.

New rules to protect investors and EU economy from bad loans 26 October 2017, 23:41 CET
The EU gave the final approval Thursday to new rules which mean packaged loans converted into securities will have to be made less complex and more transparent before selling them on to investors.

MEPs want EU-wide protection for whistleblowers 24 October 2017, 23:20 CET
Whistleblowers acting in the public interest deserve proper protection and support, MEPs said Tuesday as they called for an EU-wide protection plan giving legal protection against retaliation.

MEPs demand phasing out of glyphosate weedkiller 25 October 2017, 23:04 CET
The European Parliament voted Tuesday for immediate restrictions on the use of controversial glyphosate-based herbicides, leading to a full ban on use of the substance by December 2022.

MEPs propose ban on glyphosate herbicide by 2020 19 October 2017, 14:06 CET
MEPs on the European Parliament's Environment Committee backed Wednesday a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on the use of the substance.

Over half of Britons see EU membership as a benefit: survey 19 October 2017, 13:38 CET
55 per cent of British people consider EU membership to have been of benefit to the country, according to a European Parliament survey published Wednesday, with only 26 per cent seeing no benefit.

MEPs demand fair protection for posted workers 18 October 2017, 18:32 CET
MEPs adopted new draft rules Tuesday to ensure that posted workers are better protected and fair competition for companies, with changes concerning remuneration, duration of posting and temporary agencies.

MEPs tackle unfair food practices 12 October 2017, 21:10 CET
Food companies are alleged to be selling lower quality food products in some EU countries. The European Parliament's internal market committee looked into the issue Wednesday.

Pesticides must be checked for harmful chemicals: MEPs 12 October 2017, 20:45 CET
MEPs at a public hearing Wednesday discussed the EU risk assessment of the herbicide glyphosate, demanding that pesticides be checked for endocrine disrupting chemicals.

MEPs back law for more energy-efficient buildings 11 October 2017, 15:45 CET
MEPs in committee gave their backing Wednesday to a revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aiming to ensure that all new buildings in the EU are as energy-efficient as possible by 2050.

MEPs put brake on pesticides plan 05 October 2017, 13:18 CET
The European Parliament blocked an EU Commission proposal Wednesday which would have exempted some chemicals in pesticides from being identified as endocrine disruptors.

MEPs seek cheaper intra-EU phone calls 04 October 2017, 13:43 CET
Long-distance intra-EU calls should cost the same as calling within the same country, according to a draft law approved by a European Parliament committee on Monday.

Not enough progress on Brexit: EU Parliament 03 October 2017, 20:37 CET
There was not enough progress on withdrawal terms, particularly on citizen's rights, to start talks on the United Kingdom's future relationship with the EU, the European Parliament said on Tuesday.

MEPs call for EU-wide minimum income 28 September 2017, 22:37 CET
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 Employment Committee said on Thursday.

'Free wifi for Europeans' plan gains MEPs backing 12 September 2017, 17:29 CET
A financial scheme for local wireless access points in the EU, free of charge and offered without discrimination, is on its way, following a vote by the European Parliament Tuesday.