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#MEPs back new EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents

#MEPs back new EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents

The Commission’s proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay “irregularly” in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday (30 May). Members highlight that many EU countries are currently facing serious difficulties in returning […]

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Netanyahu and new Defence Minister Lieberman endorse peace talks based on revised Arab Peace Initiative

Netanyahu and new Defence Minister Lieberman endorse peace talks based on revised Arab Peace Initiative

Minutes after being sworn in as Israel’s new Defense Minister on Monday night (30 May), Avigdor Lieberman appeared at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said: “I remain committed to making peace with the Palestinians and with all our neighbours. The Arab Peace Initiative includes positive elements that can help revive […]

40 years of #EPP Group: ‘We must stand together in Europe’

40 years of #EPP Group: ‘We must stand together in Europe’

“Europe is on the defensive. Today, those who have simple and wrong answers are winning elections. We must defy them,” said EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber MEP, at the ceremony for the 40th anniversary of the European People’s Party in Luxembourg. “Of course, everyone has to bring their national concepts and fight for them. But […]

#Brexit and #health: What departure may mean

#Brexit and #health: What departure may mean

The in-out referendum in the UK on EU membership is getting close, now, with just a few weeks for those undecided citizens to make up their minds.  Britain joined what as then the EEC in 1973 (voting to stay in two years later) and, today, has 73 European Parliament seats (one less than France and […]

Minorities in #Iraq and #Syria: On the brink of destruction

Minorities in #Iraq and #Syria: On the brink of destruction

(From left) Sundus Abbas, Sam Andrews and Archimandrite Emanuel Youkhana Since taking over vast swathes of Iraq and Syria, ISIS has carried out a campaign of violence and subjugation against Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities. As mass killings and desperate attempts to flee put several of these groups at risk of extinction, the human-rights […]

#Maritime: 22,000 EU vessels fishing outside EU waters highlights need for greater transparency

#Maritime: 22,000 EU vessels fishing outside EU waters highlights need for greater transparency

As WhoFishesFar.org discloses vessels authorized to fish in non-EU waters since 2008, a lack of official data on those operating in Africa under private agreements raises alarm bells. The recently updated WhoFishesFar.org website has today revealed that 22,085 EU vessels have operated in non-EU waters since 2008. The list, however, falls short on European vessels […]

#EUUrbanAgenda: 7 out of 10 city dwellers aged 20 to 64 are employed, almost a quarter of all city dwellers at risk of poverty or social exclusion

#EUUrbanAgenda: 7 out of 10 city dwellers aged 20 to 64 are employed, almost a quarter of all city dwellers at risk of poverty or social exclusion

Home to a large share of the population aged 20 to 64 in the European Union, cities can be viewed as both the source of and solution to many of today’s economic, social and environmental challenges. Among EU city dwellers aged 20-64, 70% were in employment. The risk of poverty or social exclusion affected around […]

#MEPs back new EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents

#MEPs back new EU travel document to ease return of irregular non-EU residents

The Commission’s proposal for a standard EU travel document, to speed up the process of returning non-EU nationals who stay “irregularly” in EU member states without valid passports or identity cards, was endorsed by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Monday (30 May). Members highlight that many EU countries are currently facing serious difficulties in returning […]

Fighting #terrorism: Share criminal records of non-EU nationals, too, urge MEPs

Fighting #terrorism: Share criminal records of non-EU nationals, too, urge MEPs

The European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), which EU countries use to exchange information on the criminal convictions of EU citizens, should be extended to include non-EU nationals, Civil Liberties Committee MEPs said on Monday (30 May). MEPs also want the system to be used to check the criminal records of people seeking to work […]

#EBCG: Civil Liberties Committee backs new European Border and Coast Guard

#EBCG: Civil Liberties Committee backs new European Border and Coast Guard

Plans to set up an integrated EU border management system, with a flagship European Border and Coast Guard agency, bringing together Frontex and national border management authorities, were backed by the Civil Liberties Committee on Monday (30 May). They would enable extra border guard teams to be rapidly deployed to EU countries whose external borders […]

#EUUrbanAgenda: European cities get their say in EU policy-making

#EUUrbanAgenda: European cities get their say in EU policy-making

Today (30 May), the informal ministerial meeting on urban matters agreed on the Pact of Amsterdam, which sets out the principles of the Urban Agenda for the EU. The Commission is taking part in the informal meeting in Amsterdam of the 28 Ministers in charge of urban matters, along with representatives from other EU Institutions […]

#HNA: First five-star hotel in Brussels for 25 years launched

#HNA: First five-star hotel in Brussels for 25 years launched

The Chinese investment group, HNA, has launched the first five-star hotel to open in Brussels for 25 years, writes Martin Banks. HNA is a conglomerate that grew and prospered against the backdrop of China’s reform and opening up. The group was founded in 1993 and, in the past two decades, it has grown and prospered […]

#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements have been informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy […]

#DigitalSociety: Breaking down barriers – giving consumers equal access to online products

#DigitalSociety: Breaking down barriers – giving consumers equal access to online products

The internet is meant to give you unlimited access to knowledge, yet when you are shopping online, you could be prevented from purchasing a product or service because of where you live. The European Commission has proposed new rules to make an end to the unjustified use of the practice known as geo-blocking as well […]

#Japan: Joint statement on Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement, Ise-Shima

#Japan: Joint statement on Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement/Free Trade Agreement, Ise-Shima

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, made the following joint statement in the margins of the G7 Summit in Ise-Shima: “We, the leaders of Japan, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy and […]

#Housing protests at the EU urban ministers’ meeting

#Housing protests at the EU urban ministers’ meeting

Housing organizers from across Europe are coming together this weekend to protest against the adoption of the EU Urban Agenda by the 23 housing ministers of Europe in Amsterdam. A series of actions were planned by the European Action Coalition for the Right to Housing and to the City, a network of groups fighting for […]

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