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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 23-26 September 2019

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Hearings of the Commissioners-designate
Today

Information on the election of the new Commission and the hearings of the Commissioners-designate, which start on 30 September.


Kövesi to become EU Chief Prosecutor
LIBE | 24-09-2019

Parliament and Council negotiators agreed on appointing Laura Codruta Kövesi, MEPs' preferred choice to be the first head of the new EU Public Prosecutor's Office.


Terrorist content online: MEPs agree to start negotiations with EU countries
LIBE | 24-09-2019

Civil Liberties MEPs agreed on Tuesday to begin discussions with EU ministers on new EU rules to tackle the dissemination of terrorist content on the internet.


Schengen: MEPs ready for negotiations on temporary checks at national borders
LIBE | 24-09-2019

Civil Liberties MEPs agreed to start negotiations with EU ministers to revise time limits and conditions for passport controls within the Schengen area.


Brexit: discussion on the state of play on Wednesday afternoon
Yesterday

The Constitutional Affairs Committee debated the state of play on Brexit with EP Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt.


2019 European elections: Record turnout driven by young people
24-09-2019

The high turnout in the 2019 European elections was driven by a surge in participation by young people, according to a Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament in June.


Sassoli: Migration agreement respects fundamental principles of Parliament's proposal
23-09-2019

"Finally we move in the direction outlined by the European Parliament." This was the first reaction by European Parliament President David Sassoli on the agreement reached today in Valletta between four EU countries: France, Germany, Italy and Malta, on the redistribution of asylum seekers arriving in Europe across the Mediterranean.


MEPs quiz ECB President Mario Draghi for last time
ECON | 23-09-2019

Mario Draghi appeared for the last time in the European Parliament on Monday in his tenure as President of the ECB, before stepping down on 31 October.


Finnish Presidency outlines priorities to EP committees
23-09-2019

Ministers are outlining the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU to parliamentary committees, in a series of meetings.

Finland holds the Presidency of the Council until the end of 2019.


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