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08.02.2018
At its latest plenary, the European Parliament approved a limited ban on geo-blocking of cross-border online shopping within the EU, with a possible expansion after a two-year review. Ahead of next year’s European Elections, Parliament also voted to reduce its seats post-Brexit and redistribute some of the UK seats to other Member States. It also backed the ‘’Spitzenkandidat’’ process, where the major party groups nominate the Commission President candidates. And Parliament voted to remove Ryszard Czarnecki as Parliament Vice-President after comparing his Polish colleague Róża Thun to a Nazi collaborator. Thun had criticised the current Polish government, led by the Law and Justice Party of which Czarnecki is a member, of heading towards dictatorship.

Plenarne novice

Povzetek razprav in pomembnih zakonodajnih besedil, ki jih je sprejel Evropski parlament na plenarnih zasedanjih. Objavljeno na zadnji dan zasedanja.
EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal
19.04.2018

EU future, terror financing, journalist murders, Facebook scandal

The European Parliament debated the French President’s future-minded EU reform ideas with the EPP Group calling for greater security for Europeans. Parliament approved legislation to intensify efforts in cracking down on terrorist financing through money-laundering and organised crime. MEPs...
Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation
15.03.2018

Brexit, EU budget, US steel tariffs, digital company taxation

During the European Parliament’s March plenary session, MEPs approved a Resolution on future EU-UK relations after Brexit and debated the EU’s post-2020 budget ahead of formal Commission proposals due in May.The European Commission and MEPs also discussed the EU’s response to the...
EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy
18.01.2018

EPP Group Plenary Report: Future of Europe, Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, Russian disinformation, renewable energy

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Bulgarian EU Presidency’s priorities with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boïko Borissov, and the future of Europe with Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. The Parliament approved three reports on pieces of...
Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated
14.12.2017

Brexit, Sakharov Prize, EU investment, Kebab ban defeated

At its final plenary of 2017, the European Parliament approved a Resolution on the Brexit talks, backing the move to phase 2 but insisting on citizens’ rights and Irish border arrangements. Parliament awarded its Sakharov Prize to the Venezuelan Opposition as a message to the regime to end...
EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform
30.11.2017

EU budget, development security, pro-taxpayer financial reform

At the latest European Parliament plenary, MEPs approved the budget for 2018 that maintains funding for innovation, jobs, youth and Interrail for 18-year-olds. They green-lighted a €100m plan to train and equip security forces around development projects in Africa and beyond. And they gave...
Paradise Papers, rule of law in Malta and Poland, left and right populism
16.11.2017

Paradise Papers, rule of law in Malta and Poland, left and right populism

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, MEPs debated the Paradise Papers, media revelations about large-scale tax avoidance that may be depriving public budgets of billions of Euros in revenue. Rule of law and the independence of the judiciary dominated discussions about Poland....
Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers
27.10.2017

Brexit, Turkey, Interrail tickets, EU border Entry-Exit System, posted workers

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, following the latest round of Brexit talks, MEPs and EU officials discussed preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario. MEPs backed EU Member States’ decision to cut pre-accession funds to Turkey but want further cuts. In votes, they...
Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters
05.10.2017

Brexit, Catalonia, Cybersecurity, EU Fraudbusters

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...
State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela
14.09.2017

State of the Union, Fipronil scandal, Turkey, Venezuela

At the European Parliament’s latest plenary, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proposed plans to strengthen the EU27 as Brexit talks proceed. Parliament also debated action on the Fipronil tainted eggs scandal, and on anti-democratic governments in Turkey and Venezuela.
EU defence, Turkey criticised, New Digital Commissioner
06.07.2017

EU defence, Turkey criticised, New Digital Commissioner

At its latest plenary session, the European Parliament debated how to build a common defence, it approved a resolution calling on Turkey to reverse anti-democratic policies or face a suspension of EU accession talks, and it endorsed the nomination of EPP Group MEP Mariya Gabriel as the new Digital...

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Ioannis Zografos
Managing producer EPP TV; Communications Strategy