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"The EPP Group fully backs the procedure initiated by the European Commission. When Europe’s fundamental values are at stake, Europe must stand by its people and defend their fundamental rights. Further dismantling of the rule of law must be stopped. The independence of tribunals and journalists must be guaranteed”, said Manfred Weber MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, on the margins of the European Parliament’s debate on the situation in Poland.
Jarosław Wałęsa – makes it to the 10 most influential MEPs in the European Parliament- according to VoteWatch Europe.
PECH Newsletter: Trawler September 2016 prepared by the Secretariat of the Committee on Fisheries.
Thursday 8 September 2016 (09.00–12.30) in Brussels - Room: ASP 5G2 (Altiero Spinelli building)
Opening the extraordinary session, European Parliament President Martin Schulz noted that this was the first time that a plenary session had been convened at such short notice, but also that the UK citizens’ decision to leave the EU was equally unprecedented. He warmly welcomed Lord Hill and thanked him for his work in the EU Commission and deciding to step down, having campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU. His statement was followed by standing ovations from both MEPs and Commissioners.
The UK must respect the wish of a majority of its citizens, entirely, fully and as soon as possible, by officially withdrawing from the EU before any new relationship arrangements can be made, says the European Parliament in a resolution voted after an extraordinary plenary debate on Tuesday. MEPs also stress the urgent need for reforms to ensure that the EU lives up to its citizens’ expectations.
To follow up the UK’s EU membership referendum, Parliament's Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) decided on Friday morning, to convene an extraordinary plenary session for 28 June at 10:00. During this session, MEPs will vote a resolution analysing the outcome and ways forward. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Council representatives will take part.
The EU multiannual plan for managing Baltic Sea cod, sprat and herring stocks was approved in plenary on Thursday. This is the first new Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) regional plan that takes account of interactions between species. It aims to ensure the sustainability of fisheries and offer fishermen better economic conditions in the long run. Parliament and Council negotiators reached an informal agreement on it in March.