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Amendments 1 – 90 – Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – PE 546.797v01-00 – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

AMENDMENTS 1 – 90 – Draft opinion on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Article – Berès and Rehn on EU economy: from structural reforms to quantitative easing

General : As parliamentarians across the EU discuss economic governance in the EP this week, we asked two closely involved MEPs what they think of the latest economic developments. French socialist Ms Pervenche Berès is responsible for an EP report evaluating the EU’s economic governance framework while EP vice president, Finnish liberal Olli Rehn, was behind many of the decisions now being debated when he was commissioner for economic affairs from 2010 to 2014. Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Draft report – Strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedings – PE 546.756v01-00 – Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

DRAFT REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the strengthening of certain aspects of the presumption of innocence and of the right to be present at trial in criminal proceedingsCommittee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home AffairsNathalie Griesbeck Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Article – European Parliamentary Week: Europe between austerity and growth

General : EU countries need to continue to cut their budgets, even though the lack of investment is hampering growth, said the European Commission in its Annual Growth Survey for this year. The publication of the document last December started the European Semester, the process of the EU coordinating economic policies for the member states. MEPs will meet their colleagues from the national parliaments on 3 and 4 February to discuss what needs to be done to get the EU out of the crisis. Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Article – TTIP: spotlight on the sensitive issues at EP public hearing

General : EU-US negotiations on the TTIP free trade agreement are continuing. The deal which is expected to create new jobs and boost economies on both sides of the Atlantic touches upon sensitive issues, not least rules for the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). On 27 January the international trade and legal affairs committees held a joint public hearing to shed light on the issues at play. Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Article – United by energy concerns

General : The EU is at constant risk of energy supply disruption. Too much energy is wasted and 10% of households in the Union cannot afford proper heating, the Commission vice-president for energy union told Parliament’s energy and environment committees this week. Maroš Šefčovič was presenting his vision for an energy union to tackle these and other challenges, and also listened to the priorities and concerns of MEPs. An inter-parliamentary seminar on energy security will be held in Turkey next month. Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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Press release – Parliament to debate practical details of Juncker Investment Plan on Wednesday

Plenary sessions : MEPs are to debate the details of the European Fund for Strategic Investments – also known as the “Juncker Plan” – this afternoon with Vice-President responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investments and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen. The debate is scheduled to start at around 16.30. Source : © European Union, 2015 –...

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