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13.09.2016

Poland: dismantling of the rule of law must be stopped

Poland: dismantling of the rule of law must be stopped

"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.

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From Brussels
05.09.2016

EP INFO - Committee on Fisheries - Highlights of this week's meeting

Thursday 8 September 2016 (09.00–12.30) in Brussels - Room: ASP 5G2 (Altiero Spinelli building)

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From Brussels
29.06.2016

Debate on Brexit and its consequences

UK referendum: European Parliament debate on outcome and consequences © European Union 2016 - EP

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.

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From Brussels
28.06.2016

MEPs call for swift Brexit to end uncertainty and for deep EU reform

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.

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From Brussels
27.06.2016

Extraordinary plenary session Tuesday 28 June

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.

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From Brussels
23.06.2016

“Baltic plan”: first long-term fishing plan under new Common Fisheries Policy

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.

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