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12-05-2016 05:44 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : In today's plenary session Vice President Ryszard Czarnecki announced that the President had received a motion of censure on the Commission, signed by the necessary number of MEPs, saying that the European Commission had failed to comply with its legal obligation to publish scientific criteria for defining endocrine disruptors. The debate on this motion of censure will take place during the next part-session.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 02:42 PM CEST

General : The second edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2016) takes place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 20-21 May. "Together we can make a change" is the motto of the event where 7,500 young Europeans (aged 16-30) will make their voices heard in debates and workshops with Members of the European Parliament and other political decision-makers and opinion-builders. The ideas discussed at the EYE will be presented to MEPs.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 01:24 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : EU member states should do more to protect victims of human trafficking, especially women, and take gender-specific prevention, assistance and support measures to help them, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday. The text points out that EU legislation to protect victims of trafficking is not being properly enforced.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 01:08 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : Country of origin labelling should be made mandatory for meat and milk, MEPs reiterate once again in a non-binding resolution voted on Thursday. Mandatory labelling would help improve consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain more transparent, they say.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:52 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : The EUs common rules on minimum parental leave should be better enforced EU-wide, says Parliament in a resolution voted on Thursday. Member states should guarantee working parents the right to take four months off, unpaid, regardless of where and how they are employed, and fathers in particular should be encouraged to apply for it, says the text.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:40 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : The European Commission's proposal for automatic exchange of corporate tax information among national tax authorities was welcomed by Parliament on Thursday as "a positive step in the fight against aggressive corporate tax planning". But MEPs also advocated adding further safeguards in the text to ensure that competition in the single market is not distorted by advantageous national tax deals with multinationals.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:36 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : Until China has fulfilled the EU's five criteria for market economy status, its exports to the EU must be treated in a "non-standard" way, say MEPs in a non-legislative resolution passed on Thursday. This non-standard methodology, for use in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, should assess whether China's costs and prices are market-based, so as to ensure a level playing field for EU industry and defend EU jobs, they add.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:33 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : A strong traceability system for all fishery products sold in EU restaurants and shops would help to prevent cases of mislabelling, said MEPs in a resolution approved on Thursday. A sound EU fish labelling policy would in turn boost consumer confidence and the economic development of the EU fishing industry, they added.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:28 PM CEST

General : A procedure to investigate whether the European political party Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) complies with the founding principles of the EU was launched on Thursday by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders).

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP
12-05-2016 12:16 PM CEST

Plenary sessions : Parliament condemns the banning of the Mejlis, the representative body of ethnic Crimean Tatars, urges the immediate release of all protestors arrested in an April electoral reform demonstration in The Gambia, and calls for a thorough investigation into the transparency of the re-election of President Ismal Omar Guelleh in Djibouti, in three resolutions voted on Thursday.

Source : European Union, 2016 - EP

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