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Things we learnt in plenary: conflict minerals, migration, maternity leave

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22/05/2015

Institutional affairs

MEPs approved measures to prevent proceeds from conflict minerals being used to fund armed conflicts and called on governments to break the deadlock on plans to harmonise maternity leave across Europe. They also debated measures to tackle irregular migrants coming to the EU during the plenary in Strasbourg on 18-21 May as well as green-lit tougher rules to prevent money laundering.

 

Tougher rules on money laundering to fight tax evasion and terrorist financing

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20/05/2015

Economy, finance, tax and competition, Justice and citizens rights

The ultimate owners of companies will have to be listed in central registers in EU countries, open both to the authorities and to people with a "legitimate interest", such as investigative journalists, under new rules already agreed with the Council and endorsed by Parliament.

 
 

Special coverage

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EU response to Ebola

In response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the EU is contributing humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.

 
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EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

In response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and deliberate destabilisation of a neighbouring sovereign country, the EU has imposed restrictive measures against the Russian Federation.

 
The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The economic crisis – The EU’s response

The European Union has been responding to the global economic crisis through actions on different levels.

 
Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020

The multiannual financial framework (MFF, formerly ‘financial perspectives’) is a spending plan that translates the EU priorities into financial terms.

 
Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

Europe 2020 – Europe's growth strategy

The strategy should ensure that Europe’s high quality of life, underpinned by its unique social model, is sustained and further enhanced.

 
EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

EU Enlargement – State of play

 
 

Latest press releases and statements

Press release - CO2 market fix: Environment Committee MEPs back deal with Council -...

Environment, consumers and health, European Parliament | 26/05/2015 17:28

Article - TTIP: the Parliament takes another look at its position

External relations and foreign affairs, European Parliament | 26/05/2015 17:08

The donor co-ordination group for the Palestinian people meets in Brussels on 27 May

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 26/05/2015 16:53

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini upon arrival at the Foreign...

External relations and foreign affairs, European External Action Service (EEAS) | 26/05/2015 16:17

Article - Five a day: how the EU will help children to learn about healthy eating

Agriculture, fisheries and food, European Parliament | 26/05/2015 15:39

Speech by Commissioner Moscovici at the IIEA/Commission seminar on Consolidating Ireland's recovery - what next?Choose translations of the previous link 

Economy, finance, tax and competition, European Commission | 26/05/2015 15:12

Press release - Central African Republic: MEPs to debate with interim president - Committee...

External relations and foreign affairs, European Parliament | 26/05/2015 14:06

Article - EP this week: TTIP, Ban Ki Moon, banking, Tunisia

Institutional affairs, European Parliament | 26/05/2015 14:01

Adoption of a further 24 Rural Development Programmes to boost the EU farming sector and our countrysideChoose translations of the previous link 

Agriculture, fisheries and food, European Commission | 26/05/2015 12:00

Promoting Green and Efficient Energy for Europe's RegionsChoose translations of the previous link 

Culture, education and youth, European Commission | 26/05/2015 12:00

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Donald TUSK, President of the European Council receives Peter MAURER, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross: roundtable

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Handshake by Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC with BAN Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, prior to the Ministers of Development dinner roundtable:

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The situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration: extracts from the exchange of views on the strategy on cooperation with third countriesEP Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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27/05/2015 04:52

Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the EC, receives José Manuel BARROSO, former President of the EC: exterior, arrival, handshake and photo opportunity

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27/05/2015 04:52

BEKOU Conference on Central African Republic: extracts from the press point by Neven MIMICA, Member of the EC in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Christos STYLIANIDES, Member of the EC in charge of Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Catherine SAMBA-PANZA, interim President of the Central African Republic, and Kyung-Wha KANG, Assistant Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA

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Foreign Affairs Council (Development): extracts from the arrivals

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Foreign Affairs Council (Development): roundtable

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Presentation of the Annual report 2014 to Martin SCHULZ, EP President: by Emily O'REILLY, European Ombudsman

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Exchange of views with Catherine SAMBA-PANZA, interim President of the Central African Republic: extractsEP Committee on Foreign AffairsJointly with the Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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Foreign Affairs (Development) Council Highlights

26/05/2015 20:36

These are the highlights of the Foreign Affairs (Development) Council on 26 May 2015, in Brussels. Ministers discuss how to finance development aid in the light of the new global challenges.

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Competitiveness Council Preview

26/05/2015 20:11

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EU HR Mogherini meets UN SG Ban Ki-moon

26/05/2015 16:07

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President Tusk meets the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

26/05/2015 15:07

Donald TUSK, President of the European Council, meets Peter MAURER, President of International Committee of the Red Cross, on 26 May 2015, in Brussels.

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EP Press conference

26/05/2015 14:55

EU rules on banking structure reform ahead of committee vote: - press conference by Philippe LAMBERTS (BE), Greens/EFA co-chair, Fabio DE MASI (GUE/NGL, DE) and Marco ZANNI (EFDD, IT)

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Arrival and doorstep IT (Pistelli)

26/05/2015 14:42

Arrival and doorstep by Lapo PISTELLI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, at the Foreign Affairs Council on Development, on 26 May 2015, in Brussels.

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Arrival and doorstep AT (Kurz)

26/05/2015 14:42

Arrival and doorstep by Sebastian KURZ, Minister for European and International Affairs of Austria, at the Foreign Affairs Council on Development, on 26 May 2015, in Brussels.

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Arrival and doorstep SE (Lövin)

26/05/2015 14:42

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Departure and doorstep IT (Pistelli)

26/05/2015 14:42

Departure and doorstep by Lapo PISTELLI, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, following the Foreign Affairs Council on Development, on 26 May 2015, in Brussels.

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Arrival and doorstep LV (Kalniņa-Lukaševica)

26/05/2015 14:42

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Arrival and doorstep DK (Jensen)

26/05/2015 14:42

Arrival and doorstep Mogens JENSEN, Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation of Denmark, at the Foreign Affairs Council on Development, on 26 May 2015, in Brussels.

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