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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 18-22 June 2018

22 June 2018, 01:08 CET
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Cultural heritage in Europe - high-level conference on 26 June
Yesterday

The challenges for European heritage will be debated in a conference on "Cultural heritage in Europe: linking past and future".

The conference takes place in the context of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, which aims to raise awareness and involve citizens more closely in cultural heritage at local, regional, national and European levels.


Superbugs: MEPs advocate further measures to curb use of antimicrobials
Yesterday

The growing threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be tackled through a "One Health" approach, MEPs said on Wednesday.

In their resolution Health Committee MEPs stress that the correct and prudent use of antimicrobials is essential to limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in human healthcare, animal husbandry and aquaculture. However, considerable differences remain in the way member states handle the issue, they say.


Future ACP-EU partnership: MEPs agree on concrete objectives
Yesterday

MEPs and African, Caribbean and Pacific MPs agreed on the future of their partnership at the 35th Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels.

During the 35th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA) from 18 to 20 June in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries adopted several resolutions on Wednesday afternoon.


Copyright: MEPs update rules for the digital age
JURI | Yesterday

Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today's online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.


Energy Union: deals on efficiency targets and governance
ITRE | Yesterday

A new 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030 and a new instrument to help member states deliver on energy and climate goals were agreed by the EP and Council.

A first informal agreement reached on Tuesday night by Parliament and Council negotiators sets a 32.5% energy efficiency headline target at EU level, to be reviewed by 2023 to take into account significant cost reductions resulting from economic or technological changes.


Asylum: deal to update EU fingerprinting database
LIBE | 19-06-2018

It will be easier for migration and asylum authorities to identify persons entering or staying irregularly in the EU, under new rules informally agreed with EU Council.

Updated rules aiming to reinforce the EURODAC system, designed to store and search data on asylum applicants and irregular migrants, were agreed on Tuesday by Parliament and Council negotiators.

The new system would help immigration and asylum authorities to better control irregular immigration to the EU, detect secondary movements (migrants moving from the country in which they first arrived to seek protection elsewhere) and facilitate their readmission and return to their countries of origin.


EU job-search aid worth €9.9m for 1,858 former Air France workers
BUDG | 19-06-2018

Former Air France workers should receive EU aid worth €9,894,483 to re-integrate them into the labour market, following a Budgets Committee vote on Tuesday.

Air France made 1,858 workers redundant due to "serious economic disruption", including a decline in the EU's international market share, slower growth in air traffic in Europe than in the rest of the world and the rise of airlines in the Persian Gulf, which receive state aid and subsidies, says the draft report.


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