Tag Archives: European Parliament

Anna Maria Corazza-Bildt MEP appointed as the European Parliament’s new coordinator for children’s rights

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “I am fully committed to putting children´s rights at the heart of the work of the European Parliament and bringing this house, the only democratically-elected EU Institution, closer to younger citizens,” commented European Parliament President, Antonio … Read the full press release

European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment

STRASBOURG, 12-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (11 December 2018), the European Parliament and the Council reached political agreement on the Commission’s proposal to strengthen rules to combat fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment – such as bank cards, … Read the full press release

European Parliament to host “The future of international election observation” conference, 10-11 October

BRUSSELS, 08-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A conference on “The future of international election observation” will be held in the European Parliament, in Brussels, on 10-11 October. Since 2000, the European Union has deployed more than 140 Election Observation Missions in more … Read the full press release

April 10th, Conference in the European Parliament, Brussels, themed: A FUTURE FOR DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

Highlevel conference 9:30 – 12:45 (EP, Room PHS1A002) and press-conference 13:30 – 14:00 (EP, press room) AMERSFOORT, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — WIth this high level conference, we would like to present to Europe and European decision makers, politicians and media … Read the full press release

European Parliament: draft law aims to make products and services in EU more accessible to people with disabilities

phones, ticketing machines, banking services to be more accessible rules to apply to new infrastructure 80 million people in the EU are affected by a disability BRUSSELS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Key products and services, like phones, ticketing machines and banking … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes European Parliament’s move to recognize the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness

The European Parliament has asked for the launch of a comprehensive and coherent industrial policy framework to support Europe’s cultural and creative sector. The EBU welcomes this move which recognizes the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness … Read the full press release

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, visited today the European Parliament in Brussels, where he was welcomed by Parliament President Martin Schulz. They had a meeting during which they discussed developments in Tunisia and EU-Tunisia relations. Essebsi called the visit is … Read the full press release

Conference on the Future Financing of EU will take place in European Parliament in Brussels on 7-8 September 2016

BRUSSELS, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A conference with national parliaments on the Future Financing of the European Union will take place in the European Parliament premises in Brussels on 7-8 September 2016. The Conference will be an important milestone in the … Read the full press release

Applications for Traineeship at the European Parliament now accepted through 15 May

Don’t miss your chance to do a traineeship at the Parliament BRUSSELS, 11-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A traineeship at the European Parliament offers a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in an international and multicultural environment. If you want to … Read the full press release

European Parliament: Civil liberties committee debates Schengen situation

BRUSSELS, 1-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The civil liberties committee will debate the current situation at the borders inside the Schengen area in the wake of the temporary reimposition of border controls by some member states with Commission representatives on Thursday … Read the full press release

European Parliament adopts new rules to help fight money laundering and terrorist financing in EU

BRUSSELS, 21-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (20 May 2015), members of the European Parliament adopted new rules to help fight money laundering and terrorist financing in the EU, one of the key actions in the European Security Agenda presented last … Read the full press release

Kimiko Ishizaka to perform Chopin for the European Parliament

Pianist Kimiko Ishizaka to perform for MEPs and the general public in the European Parliament as part of “Meet the new Authors”, an initiative sponsored by MEP Julia Reda in the context of the EU copyright evaluation report. BRUSSELS, 14-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EU IPO Report: Rebuilding IPOs in Europe; Creating jobs and growth in European capital markets

BRUSSELS, 26-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Following the release of the European Commission’s Green Paper on the Capital Markets Union, Philippe de Backer MEP and Chairman of the European IPO Task Force today announces the publication of the EU IPO Report: … Read the full press release

The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz welcomed the conclusion of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and the European Union

BRUSSELS, 19-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Internal Policies and EU Institutions “I warmly welcome today’s conclusion of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Georgia and the European Union. I would like to congratulate the people of Georgia on what is … Read the full press release

German member of Die Linke party Gabriele Zimmer re-elected as chair of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament

Strasbourg, France / Brussels, Belgium, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Gabriele Zimmer, a German member of Die Linke party, has been re-elected as the chair of the European United Left / Nordic Green Left group in the European Parliament. She already held the … Read the full press release

The European Council to adopt the 2014 country-specific recommendations for each EU member state

Strasbourg, France / Brussels, Belgium, 26-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — On Friday the European Council will adopt the 2014 country-specific recommendations for each EU member state. MEPs regularly point out that the member state governments have been slow to act on these recommendations. … Read the full press release

French Banking Federation welcomes EP’s passage of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and regulations pertaining to the single resolution mechanism

Paris, 17-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Banking Federation (FBF) is pleased to note that the European Parliament was able to pass several important bills at the last plenary session of the current parliament, prior to European elections. These passages are a … Read the full press release

European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) comments on MEPs support for 2030 renewables target

MEPs have today reaffirmed their support for an ambitious climate and energy policy and their commitment to renewable energy by supporting three binding 2030 targets for renewables, greenhouse gas reductions and energy efficiency. Brussels, Belgium, 14-1-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Members of the … Read the full press release

EU intelligence experts told MEPs EP should reconsider EU-US data transfer deals

The European Parliament should use its powers to reconsider EU-US data transfer deals and push for the creation of a European privacy cloud, EU-level protection for whistleblowers and a strong judicial authorisation of surveillance activities, data protection and intelligence experts … Read the full press release

The European Parliament boasts more than 1 million Facebook page fans

One million citizens from every corner of Europe and beyond now follow the European Parliament on Facebook, making our page the biggest Facebook page of any of the European institutions. But how did it all begin and what is it … Read the full press release

The 43 European Citizen’s Prize 2013 winners attended official event in Brussels at the European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium, 18-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The 43 winners of the European Citizen’s Prize 2013 attended an official event in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday at the European Parliament, where they met its President Martin Schulz. They had already received medals … Read the full press release

EU Commissioner Michel Barnier’s statement on the new Market Abuse Regulation endorsed by the European Parliament

11-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — I welcome the political agreement with Council on the Market Abuse Regulation that Parliament has endorsed today, which will establish tougher rules to better prevent, detect and punish market abuse. With this agreement, the European Parliament has made … Read the full press release

The European Medicines Agency published ‘First annual report on EudraVigilance for the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission’ 1 January – 31 December 2012

30-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published the ‘First annual report onEudraVigilance for the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission’, which covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2012. It is the third time the … Read the full press release

Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie criticizes EP proposal to introduce women’s quota for SMEs

“Out of touch, bureaucratic and harmful for medium-sized businesses”. The BDI criticizes the proposal by the European Parliament to introduce a women’s quota for small and medium-sized businesses. 17-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Holger Lösch, a member of the BDI General Directorate, … Read the full press release

Commissioner Šemeta welcomes the European Parliament vote on Intellectual Property Rights Regulation

Brussels, 12-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — I welcome today’s vote from the European Parliament on the new Regulation on the customs enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Innovation and creativity are the engines of our economy. It is important to give inventors the … Read the full press release

The European Parliament endorses clearer rules for food for infants, young children and food for specific medical purpose

Brussels, 11-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Today, the European Parliament gave its green light on a set of clearer rules protecting specific groups of consumers such as infants and young children. The aim is to better protect consumers on the content and … Read the full press release

The European Parliament voted to endorse EC’s proposal for EU-wide protection for victims of domestic violence

EU-wide protection for victims of domestic violence to become law Strasbourg, 23-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Victims of violence, in particular domestic violence, will soon be able to count on EU-wide protection, after the European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority (602 … Read the full press release

Giorgio Napolitano, personality that unites Italy, says the President of the EP Martin Schulz

25-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On the occasion of the re-election of Giorgio Napolitano as President of the Republic of Italy, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz stated: “On behalf of the European Parliament and on my own behalf, I … Read the full press release

Commissioner Connie Hedegaard comments on Parliament’s vote against the Commission’s backloading proposal

Brussels, 16-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Parliament today voted against the Commission’s backloading proposal. In response to the Parliament’s vote, European Commission for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard said: ”The Commission of course regrets that the European Parliament has not approved the … Read the full press release