Yannick Jadot, head of the Greens/EFA delegation to COP23, comments on the outcome of the climate negotiation in Bonn. Full article…
Ahead of the fifth Eastern Partnership Summit, to be held in Brussels on the 24th of November, Lithuanian MEPs from several political groups requested in a letter sent to the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to include on the summit’s agenda the safety question of Ostrovets nuclear plant. Full article…
A statement from President Gabi Zimmer after a meeting between GUE/NGL MEPs and the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, in Strasbourg on Tuesday evening.
“The summit in Brussels should be forward-looking, injecting new dynamism providing a clear political vision for the future of our Eastern Partnership. Differentiation is key. As our resources are limited, the principle of ‘more for more and less for less’ should be implemented. We should focus our resources much more on those Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries who have made remarkable progress on their European path”, said Laima Andrikienė MEP, co-author of the European Parliament’s recommendations ahead of the EaP Summit on 24 November.
GUE/NGL MEPs are broadly supportive of the initiative for reform of road transport as many of the measures included in the Commission proposals are longstanding demands of the Left.
A press release by the ALDE Group.
An event organised by the S&D Group.
In order to further improve the EU’s security environment, the European Commission and the High Representative presented today a number of actions to further develop military mobility within the EU. The joint communication addresses the obstacles which are hindering the movement of military equipment and personnel across the EU at the moment and aims at maximising civil and military synergies also through the EU’s transport network in an efficient and sustainable manner.
The Group of the Socialists and Democrats has been very active since the preparations for the COP 21 in Paris and is closely following the implementation of the commitments made two years ago. This is why an S&D delegation is going to Bonn tomorrow to take part in meetings with world leaders and civil society representatives of the COP 23.
Hosted by ALDE Member Martina Dlabajová, EMPL rapporteur for the Posting of Drivers proposal. In the light of the ongoing review of the posting of workers directive and the forthcoming discussions of the Commission proposal on Mobility package, this event will discuss the posting of drivers and its implications on free movement of services and the protection of workers. The event will give an opportunity to debate in depth the ways in which the Posting of Workers Directive will be applicable to drivers and discuss whether the proposal of the Commission is proportionate and effective in achieving its goals.
“Today the Transport committee in the European Parliament rejected a lukewarm proposal on use of energy from renewable sources. The S&D Group could not support the opinion on the Industry and Energy committee’s final report, which was too limited in scope. The S&D group clearly opposed a conservative attempt to weaken the ambition of EU renewable targets, instead calling for national binding targets on renewables for all Member States”.
By the EPP Group.
Update: The reaction from the ECR Group has been published.
The reaction from the ECR group has been published.
As of Monday, the President of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, will be on mission in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile to support and strengthen the political ties with progressive sister parties and to exchange views on EU-MERCUSUR and EU-Chile trade agreements.
The European Parliament in Strasbourg today voted in favour of starting negotiations with the Council and Commission over new rules to give citizens control over how their confidential information can be used or shared online.
The European Parliament will vote today on recommendations for the trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand. The Socialists and Democrats are especially pushing for transparent negotiations and enforceable environmental and labor standards.
During a debate this evening, the EPP Group will denounce a practice by some airlines which is driving up prices of European air travel on booking sites. In a cross-party Oral Question to the European Commission initiated by Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar MEP, Members will ask the Commission to take action: “Airline companies, like Lufthansa, charge extra if you don’t book through their own online platform. We are very worried about this and want the Commission to clarify the legality of these charges. Other airlines announced that they are considering introducing similar surcharges, so the matter is urgent.”
Controversial new regulations for agricultural fertilisers ignore expert opinion and would raise costs for both farmers and producers across the EU, ECR MEPs argued today.
The EPP group joins the call for a Plenary vote on the mandate adopted by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on a new ePrivacy proposal.