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To replace Martin Schulz

MEPs elect Parliaments new president

MEPs elect on Tuesday 17 January Parliaments new president to replace Martin Schulz who is stepping down after five years. Seven candidates have put themselves forward for the post so far ahead of the first ballot on Tuesday morning. In case the president is not elected during the first ballot, nominations can still be added or withdrawn before each subsequent round of voting. Leer ms

Donald Trump will become 5th President of the United States

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech

Barack Obama will deliver his final speech as US President later today in his adopted hometown of Chicago. In ten days, President-elect Donald Trump will swear the oath of office and become the 45th President of the United States. Leer ms

EU-Colombia relations

Europe offers unprecedented support to peace implementation in Colombia with almost 600 million

As Colombia is overcoming more than five decades of war, the European Union continues its unwavering support to the countries peace building efforts, by mobilising an overall support package of almost 600 million. Leer ms

Parlemeter" poll

Europe support stable, but outlook bleak, finds Eurobarometer poll

What brings EU citizens together is more important than what separates them, say 71% of Europeans, while 53% believe that being an EU member is good for their country, according to Eurobarometers latest "Parlemeter" poll, commissioned by the European Parliament and published on Friday. Leer ms

Six financing agreements

EU and Egypt to step up cooperation on socio-economic development

The European Union and Egypt signed a 129 million package of financial assistance to support socio-economic development in Egypt. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation, signed a 129 million package of financial assistance in support of Egypts socio-economic development. Leer ms

Plenary highlights

European Parliament discusses Paris agreement,and free rail travel for 18-year-old

MEPs formally endorsed the United Nations global climate agreement agreed during last Decembers COP21 Conference in Paris during this weeks plenary session, clearing the way for its ratification and implementation. They also endorsed a ban on exporting EU products that could be used for torture and the death penalty and approved financial assistance for laid-off workers. In addition they supported the idea of free rail passes for 18-year-olds to help them discover Europe. Leer ms

Economic, societal and environmental needs

Leading academics discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve need

During its final conference in Brussels from 27 to 28 September, the FESSUD project brought together leading academics, economists and financial experts to disseminate its key results and discuss how Europes financial system can be better structured to serve economic, societal and environmental needs. Leer ms


Colombia will sign a peace deal on October

Members of the Euro-Latin American parliamentary Assembly "expect and hope" that the "historic" peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will be approved in the referendum to be held on 2 October. Once the deal is approved and the definitive and irreversible laying down of weapons is confirmed, they add, the FARC should be removed from the EUs list of terrorist organisations. Leer ms


Schulz discusses challenges of EU-UK negotiations with Prime Minister Theresa May

nce Brexit negotiations begin the European Parliament will be a responsible and active partner, Martin Schulz told UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The Parliament President met her during a visit to London on 22-23 September. He said the greatest challenges would be trade and the issue of preserving the freedom of movement of goods, people, services and capital. He also discussed why the Parliament believes article 50 should be triggered as soon as possible. Leer ms

University of Tokyo

Major earthquakes may be caused by the Moon, study finds

A new study has argued that major earthquakes, such as those that devastated Chile in 2010 and Japan in 2011, are more likely to occur during full and new moons the two occassions during each month when tidal stresses are highest. Leer ms

Human rights and fundamental freedoms

Nominees for the Sakharov Prize 2016 announced

The Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize every year to honour exceptional individuals and organisations defending human rights and fundamental freedoms. The laureate is selected in late October. Fellow nominees for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought include Turkish journalist Can Dndar and colleagues, the Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzemilev, and Yazidi ISIS survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad Basee and Lamiya Aji Bashar. Leer ms

71st United Nations General Assembly Ministerial week

UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address movements of refugees and migrants

The UN General Assembly will host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach. A high level delegation of the European Union will travel to New York next week to participate in the UN Summit on refugees and migrants on 19 September, and take part in this years UN General Assembly Ministerial week, taking place from 20 to 29 September. Leer ms

348 million in humanitarian aid to refugees in Turkey

EU announces more projects under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey

The European Union has signed its largest ever humanitarian programme using direct cash-transfers to cover the everyday needs of the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey. The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), financed with 348 million by the EU and its Member States under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, is the first social assistance scheme of its kind, marrying international humanitarian know-how and government services to reach out to one million refugees across Turkey. Leer ms


Nearly 160 billion lost in uncollected revenues in the EU in 2014

A staggering 159.5 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT) revenues were lost across the EU in 2014 according to figures released by the European Commission . Leer ms

End more than 50 years of conflict

Colombia and FARC announce a deal with the Colombian government

Colombias government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict, the two sides announced Wednesday, paving the way for an end in what has been one of the worlds longest-running armed conflicts. Leer ms

Until the end of the year

Migration, terrorism, taxation or digital market will be some of the European Parliament priorities

From Brexit to the migration crisis: 2016 has proved a very eventful year, but Parliaments work is far from finished. Until the end of the year MEPs will be working on a broad range of issues, from tackling the terrorism threat to improving the digital single market. Read on for an overview of the challenges MEPs will be dealing with the coming months. Leer ms

From Brexit to the migration

European Parliament priorities for 2016

From Brexit to the migration crisis: 2016 has proved a very eventful year, but Parliaments work is far from finished. Until the end of the year MEPs will be working on a broad range of issues, from tackling the terrorism threat to improving the digital single market.  Leer ms

Following the cancellation of the fine

Council sets recommendations on Spain and Portugal

The European Council has set a series of recommendation on Spain and Portugal in the context of the Stability and Growth Pact. These decisions follow entirely the Commissions recommendations of 27 July. Following its decision on 12 July that Spain and Portugal did not take effective action to correct their excessive deficits, the Council has now cancelled the fines for both countries and has set new fiscal paths to each of them, as recommended by the Commission. Leer ms

130,000 17-year-olds are expected to participate

Greece backs lowering voting age to 17

Greece has become the latest European country to lower its voting age in a bid to enhance the democratic participation of young people. As part of a larger revamp of Greeces electoral laws (which included a change to a more proportional system of allocating parliamentary seats), the Greek Parliament voted on July 21st to lower the minimum voting age from 18 to 17 years. Leer ms

State aid

Commission finds Spains support for private TV broadcasters in breach of EU rules

The European Commission has found that a Spanish scheme compensating terrestrial private broadcasters for carrying out parallel broadcasting during the digitisation of the terrestrial television signal is in breach of EU state aid rules. As no aid has been granted yet, no recovery will be required. Leer ms

74% of Europeans want EU to do more on migration policiesMigration crisis

74% of Europeans want EU to do more on migration policies

The EU has experienced an unprecedented influx of migrants over the last few years. 74% of Europeans want the EU to do more to manage the situation, according to the latest Eurobarometer poll commissioned by the European Parliament. In addition two thirds of respondents said EU action on migration was insufficient. Leer ms

MAN revealed the cartel existence

Truck producers fined 2.93 billion for participating in a cartel

Todays decision is the 21st settlement since the introduction of this procedure for cartels in June 2008. MAN was not fined as it revealed the existence of the cartel to the Commission. All companies acknowledged their involvement and agreed to settle the case. Leer ms

9 proposals selected for funding

EU invests 263 million in energy infrastructure

EU Member States agreed last week on the European Commissions proposal to invest 263 million in key European energy infrastructure projects. The lions share of the investment will support the building of gas infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region as well as supporting the electricity sector across Europe. Leer ms

SENSEI system

EU researchers saw Brexit coming

Following the United Kingdoms decision to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, the EU-funded SENSEI project has revealed that it accurately predicted the result of the referendum by analysing 6 million social media conversations in the weeks preceding the vote. Leer ms


Europe questions car industry and Commission representatives on emission measurements

Parliaments inquiry committee into car emissions measurements continues its investigation this week by questioning industry representatives as well as former Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas. Committee chair Kathleen Van Brempt, a Belgian member of the S&D group, also takes part in a Facebook live session on Thursday giving you the chance to ask her everything you wanted to know about this investigation. Leer ms
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