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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 7-11 October 2019

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Press release - MEPs oppose EU Commission plans to authorise three herbicide-resistant GMOs

MEPs opposed the EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products containing three glyphosate and glufosinate ammonium-resistant GMOs, in non-binding resolutions on Thursday.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - MEPs call for decisive action to fight inequalities in the EU

Commission and EU countries have to beef up social rights by delivering on the EU Pillar of Social Rights with legislative proposals and adequate funding.
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


Press release - Delaying long-term EU investment plan would harm citizens and businesses

In a resolution adopted on Thursday, MEPs warn of a “clear risk” that the 2021-2027 EU investment plan will not be successfully agreed in time with Council.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Resumed hearing of Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard

The Internal Market and Industry committees on Thursday resumed the 2 October hearing of the French candidate for the Internal Market portfolio, Sylvie Goulard.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy


Article - Brexit: plans in place to mitigate impact of no deal

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the effects will be felt by people and companies across Europe. The EU has adopted measures to mitigate the impact of a disorderly withdrawal.


Article - The EU's position in world trade in figures (infographic)

Find key figures about the EU’s trade with the world in our infographic: exports, imports, number of related jobs in the EU and more.


Press release - MEPs express concern over budget, climate change and Brexit negotiations

Ahead of next week’s EU Summit, MEPs call for urgent action to safeguard EU programme funding, to tackle climate change and to avoid a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.


Press release - Opening of October I plenary session

President Sassoli led a minute of silence to remember the victims of the attacks in Halle, migrants who drowned off Lampedusa and the late Jacques Chirac.


Press release - Airbus case: MEPs to discuss US tariffs to be levied on European goods

The expected effects of a recent WTO decision to allow heavy US tariffs on European goods are up for a debate with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Wednesday.
Committee on International Trade

 


Press release - Debate with Mogherini on situation in northern Syria will be held this evening

MEPs will debate the latest developments in northern Syria with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday evening.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Article - Hearings: Sylvie Goulard faces more questions from MEPs on Thursday

Sylvie Goulard (France), the commissioner-designate for the internal market, is due to face more questions from MEPs in a resumed hearing on Thursday at 9.30 am CET.


Article - Deal or no deal: MEPs debate state of play on Brexit talks

Will it still be possible to reach an agreement before the UK leaves the EU? MEPs discussed challenges and consequences in a debate on the Brexit talks.


Press release - President David Sassoli meets Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow

Sassoli to Bercow: ‘Extension on Brexit is needed if there is an election or referendum”


Press release - Plenary debate: MEPs to press European Investment Bank to get greener

Shortly after 17.00 on Wednesday, MEPs will call on the EIB to better reflect climate and environment priorities, in the presence of its President Werner Hoyer.
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs


Article - MEPs demand Council starts talks on the EU's long-term budget

The European Commission should create a plan B to protect the recipients of EU funding, if talks on the EU’s long-term budget are further delayed, according to Parliament.


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