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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 17-21 April 2017

20 April 2017, 22:42 CET
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  • Article - Tajani in London: "People deserve certainty regarding their post-Brexit future"
    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT
    General : Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people's rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May this morning. "The European Parliament's message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our first priority," he said. The Parliament President was in London to discuss the institution's position on the Brexit negotiations, which was adopted in plenary on 6 April. He also invited May to address the Parliament.
  • Press release - Antonio TAJANI - EP President with Theresa MAY - British Prime Minister
    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:11:00 GMT
    General : Antonio TAJANI - EP President - following meeting with Theresa MAY - British Prime Minister - meeting 20/04/2017
  • Press release - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - meeting 25/04/2017 (PM) - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:37:00 GMT
    Committee on Employment and Social Affairs - meeting 25/04/2017 (PM)Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • National angle - My time as a trainee in the European Parliament Information Office in London
    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMT
    Since I began my Bachelor´s Degree I had been dreaming of participating in the Robert Schuman traineeship programme granted by the European Parliament.
  • Article - EU priorities for 2017: what Parliament has achieved so far
    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:04:00 GMT
    General : The European Union is focussing this year on delivering results in areas that matter to all Europeans. EU institutions have agreed on a set of priorities ranging from boosting e-commerce to protecting the environment and strengthening borders. Four months into the year, check out which major legislative proposals MEPs have already approved.
  • Article - E-privacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online
    Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:57:00 GMT
    General : The EU could soon have new privacy rules to take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings, especially when it comes to cookies. Parliament's civil liberties committee discussed the plans by the European Commission on 11 April. Marju Lauristin, the MEP responsible for steering the rules through Parliament, said that if companies providing communication services wanted to be trusted they needed to ensure confidentiality.
  • Article - Eggs: how the EU is keeping them safe and healthy
    Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:54:00 GMT
    General : Decorating eggs is one of Europe's most cherished Easter traditions, but are the eggs we buy safe? The European Parliament has worked on different laws to ensure hens and their eggs are healthy. This includes a ban on the use of battery cages for hens and the use of the egg code to inform shoppers how an egg was produced. Watch our video for more information.
  • Agenda - The Week Ahead 17 – 23 April 2017
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:52:00 GMT
  • Article - Child marriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge
    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:00:00 GMT
    General : One in every three girls in developing countries is married before turning 18, and one in nine before 15. Child marriages limit future prospects as children are usually forced to drop out of school. Girls also face dangerous complications from pregnancy and childbirth, the leading causes of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. They are also at great risk from suffering abuse. On 11 April Parliament's women's rights and human rights subcommittee discussed the issue with experts.
  • Press release - Proposals for cutting food waste - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
    Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:54:00 GMT
    Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by the "best before" and "use by" labelling.Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • Article - Fake news: how to counter misinformation
    Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:16:00 GMT
    Plenary sessions : Social media not only serves as a source of news for nearly half of Europeans, but it also has made spreading fake news easier and faster. Six out of ten news items are shared without actually being read. MEPs raised concerns about the spread of disinformation, political propaganda and hate speech in plenary on 5 April. However, they disagreed on the best way to respond to the problem. Watch our video above for an overview of the debate.

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