The new Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2020 is being discussed in the European Parliament and the Socialists and Democrats Group want to use this opportunity to build a sustainable future for farmers, rural territories and consumers alike. This is an opportunity to support those who are really working for the well-being of all, instead of benefitting profit-oriented large businesses.
Political group reactions will be added when available.
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The last Trilogue negotiation on the “European Maritime Single Window environment”,(EMSWe) took place yesterday successfully.
“Although there are many factors contributing to rising house prices, including growing shared economies, the role played by money laundering should not be underestimated. It is for these reasons that the Greens/EFA group welcomed a hearing of the TAX 3 Special Committee on the Impact of tax evasion and money laundering on local real estate markets, which took place in the European parliament this week.”
Today, a new report from Corporate Europe Observatory: “Captured states: when EU governments are a channel for corporate interests” reveals that the complex and opaque nature of decisions made in the Council of Ministers often benefits corporate interests over those of citizens.
“The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe fully supports the new conditionalities required for the formation of a political group in the European Parliament. Voted in plenary session in Brussels today, this amendment of the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament will enter into force during the next legislature.”
“The European Parliament has just voted for binding rules for more transparency around MEPs’ meetings with lobbyists and seized the opportunity to the amended Rules of Procedure through the “Corbett Report”. The report calls for stricter rules around rapporteurs and other MEPs in other official positions to disclose their meetings with interest representatives on the Transparency Register. In an extremely unusual steps the EPP group had pushed through a secret ballot on the new transparency rules.”
The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal towards a more sustainable Europe.
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Galician MEP Ana Miranda has insisted that the opening of infringement procedures against the Spanish state for non-compliance with EU rules on rail safety, announced last Thursday by the European Commission, should have political consequences for former Spanish ministers José Blanco and Ana Pastor.
A report calling for stricter rules for transporting live animals has been approved today by the Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.