Last Tuesday, members of the Special Committee on Terrorism (TERR) voted with a large majority on their report of findings and recommendations aiming to lower the terrorist threat in Europe. The next step is a Plenary vote in December.
Congratulations to our German members, Freie Wähler for their excellent results in Bavaria and their participation in the Bavarian Government with 3 Ministers.
On Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October, a high-level conference on the fight against terrorism and the role of the European Union in addressing this challenge was held in Metz with French MEP and Chair of the Special Commission on Terrorism Nathalie Griesbeck.
On Tuesday 23 October 2018, the European Parliament adopted a recast of the Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption.
On Saturday the 6th of October, the initiative of European Democratic Party "Idee proeuropee" which aimed at creating a platform of ideas, proposals and projects capable of refounding the European Union was held in Rome.
New rules to strengthen the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets in the EU were adopted in plenary on Thursday by 531 votes to 51 with 26 abstentions and as well as a reform of Eurojust by 515 votes to 64 against with 26 abstentions.
The European Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules today, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced on Wednesday 12 September, during his speech on the State of the Union, that the powers of the European Public Prosecutor's Office should be extended to include terrorism.
For the first time, the European Parliament calls on Member States to initiate the procedure set out in Article 7 against Hungary on the grounds of a risk of threat to EU values by a 448-197 majority vote.
A fundamental prerequisite of healthy ageing is the guarantee of a certain level of social security, writes EDP individual MEP and Vice-Chair of the Sub-Intergroup for Healthy Ageing in the European Parliament Ivo Vajgl in the Parliament Magazine.