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Thursday, 18 May 2017

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Press release - The two-state solution is the only way to peace in the Middle East, say MEPs

Posted: 18 May 2017 03:38 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : The construction and expansion of Israeli settlements in the West Bank must stop to allow prospects for a viable two-state solution, urge MEPs.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - Audiovisual media: clear rules to protect children

Posted: 18 May 2017 03:35 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : Parliament has given the Culture committee a mandate to begin talks with the Council on a new directive on audiovisual media, which will include online platforms.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - EEA solidarity contributions and Norway, Iceland fisheries deals backed by MEPs

Posted: 18 May 2017 03:27 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : Financial solidarity contributions by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to the European Economic Area and fisheries trade deals with Norway and Iceland were backed by MEPs on Thursday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - Human rights: H. Hichilema in Zambia, Dr Gudina in Ethiopia, South Sudan

Posted: 18 May 2017 03:18 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : The European Parliament expresses concern about arrests of opposition leaders in Zambia and Ethiopia and calls for an end to the war in South Sudan, in three resolutions voted on Thursday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - MEPs welcome unity on Brexit and call for reform of the EU

Posted: 17 May 2017 09:26 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : MEPs welcomed the unity of the 27 Member States and the EU institutions with regard to Brexit and also called for a reform of the EU to benefit all its citizens.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Article - Streaming without borders: EU rules to allow using online subscriptions abroad

Posted: 17 May 2017 08:42 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : Online content is increasingly being accessed using portable devices, however when travelling abroad content might be blocked. This could all change due to MEPs voting on 18 May on new rules that would allow users to enjoy their online film subscriptions when traveling in the EU the same way they do at home. Also it not only applies to TV series and films, but also to other digital products such as e-books and songs.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Article - António Guterres: "A strong and united EU is fundamental to a strong UN"

Posted: 17 May 2017 06:30 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : "A strong and united Europe is an absolutely fundamental pillar of a strong and effective United Nations," said António Guterres, addressing MEPs in Strasbourg on 17 May. The Portueguese UN Secretary-General, the first European one since Austria's Kurt Waldheim in the early 1980s, said global challenges such as the multiplication of conflicts, a human rights violations, climate change and globalisation required the EU and the UN to work together.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - Calls to halt GM maize and cotton import

Posted: 17 May 2017 04:03 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : MEPs objected on Wednesday to EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton which are herbicide-resistant.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - Parliament again rejects blacklist of states at risk of money laundering

Posted: 17 May 2017 03:52 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : MEPs again reject as inadequate by 392 votes to 80, with 207 abstentions, a narrow list of countries at risk of money laundering.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - Fundamental rights in Hungary: MEPs call for triggering Article 7

Posted: 17 May 2017 03:48 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : The situation in Hungary justifies the triggering of the procedure which may result in sanctions for Hungary, MEPs say in a resolution adopted on Wednesday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP

Press release - EU job-search aid: €2.6 million for 821 former Nokia workers in Finland

Posted: 17 May 2017 03:43 AM PDT

Plenary sessions : EU job-search aid worth €2,641,800 for 821 former ICT workers in Finland was approved by the European Parliament in a vote on Wednesday.

Source : © European Union, 2017 - EP