Tag Archive: EU

European Parliament celebrates and debates the Euro’s 20th birthday

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Marking the Euro’s 20th anniversary, Members of the European Parliament noted how the single currency has been an anchor and shield for Europe’s economy. EPP Group MEPs also noted how the Euro has played a key role in creating Europe’s Single Market, the world’s largest.

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Schengen Information System reforms, preventing the misuse of personal data, Brexit

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At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, the European Parliament voted for more information sharing to boost the protection of the EU’s borders, tackle illegal migration and prevent crime and terrorism. In a resolution, MEPs urged Facebook and other social media to ensure that EU citizens’ data is protected and not misused for political purposes. And MEPs debated the latest on Brexit following a summit of EU leaders on 17 and 18 October.

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Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, EU Future

  5 months ago     84 Views     Comments Off on Copyright law, defending consumers, State of the Union, EU Future  

The European Parliament has approved legislation to help content creators earn their fair share through a stronger EU copyright law, and to stop companies from selling different quality goods under the same brand in different parts of Europe. Parliament also debated Europe’s State of the Union presented by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and the future of Europe by Greek Prime Minister Aléxis Tsípras.

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Time for tougher sanctions against Venezuela: Salafranca

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The European Parliament has voted for tougher sanctions against the Venezuelan regime as it prepares for early presidential elections seen as a sham. President Nicolás Maduro is running for re-election, after his bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy opposition. The suffering of the people must end, says the EPP Group’s José Ignacio Salafranca, who helped draft the Parliament Resolution.

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Boost innovation with updated laws, education and new funding

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Europe can close its innovation gap with other parts of the world by establishing better conditions for innovation. This means enacting flexible legislation and codes of conduct that give start-ups more freedom to create, says the EPP Group’s Michał Boni. The EU can also encourage innovation by supporting 5G Internet technology, financing for start-ups, and by supporting more education.

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Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters

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At its latest plenary session, the EPP Group backed the EU Brexit negotiators’ demand that the UK agrees on the divorce price tag before advancing to talks on trade and future relations. In the parliamentary debate, Group Chairman Manfred Weber said Catalonian independence would mean exiting the EU. Parliament approved a report calling for new measures on cybersecurity, and legislation establishing an EU Public Prosecutor with powers to track down fraudsters who steal hundreds of millions of Euros annually.

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Copyright rules fit for the digital age

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EU lawmakers want to ensure that new copyright rules based on European Commission legislative proposals are fit for the digital age. They want to ensure broad access to online content whilst protecting the rights of content creators. Preventing illegal downloads and finding ways to ensure access to copyrighted material for educational and scientific purposes were among the issues at an EPP Group hearing on this complex issue. There are nearly 1,000 amendments put forward by MEPs that they are sifting through ahead of votes on the law in the European Parliament later this year.  

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Brexit, portability of online content, globalisation

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At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations The EPP Group stressed that withdrawal discussions must come first and then partnership discussions afterwards. They also discussed a European Commission reflection paper on how to harness globalisation and passed a law allowing EU citizens to access online content they have bought in their home country in other EU countries.

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CETA approved, EU future, Fighting terrorism, Ukraine conflict

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The European Parliament finally approved the EU-Canada free-trade agreement CETA. The EPP Group faced off with Euroskeptics in a debate on the future of the EU, Parliament backed a report calling for stronger action to fight terrorism and radicalization. And Parliament debated what next steps to take in the worsening conflict in Ukraine.  

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