giovedì 9 marzo 2017

Segnalazione dal Parlamento Europeo

07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

Wide differences exist between Member States in the treatment of municipal waste (landfilling, incinerating, recycling and composting). As part of a shift towards a circular economy, in 2015 the European Commission put forward four legislative proposals intended to improve waste management in the European Union. First-reading votes on the reports adopted by the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety are scheduled for the March II plenary.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

International Women's Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to take stock of progress towards gender equality. Three own-initiative reports by the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), highlighting persistent gender inequalities and emerging issues in the European Union, are on the agenda for the plenary in March 2017.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

Controls undertaken by Member States to ensure the safety of our food are essential. The operating principals of the 'official controls' are to be updated and modernised. Parliament is expected to adopt during its March II plenary its second-reading position, following a trilogue agreement with the Council, on the proposal which aims to guarantee that food business operators are controlled with equal effectiveness in all Member States throughout the whole food chain.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

Fertilising products are used to improve plant growth, mainly in agriculture, enabling higher crop yields. However, they are associated with some challenges as regards security of supply, the environment and health. Although the 2003 Fertilisers Regulation, which aimed at ensuring an internal market in fertilisers, has been effective, it mainly addresses mineral fertilisers and deters the introduction of new types of fertilisers. In March 2016, the Commission put forward a legislative proposal on fertilising products, as announced in the circular economy action plan. The proposal modernises the conformity assessment and market surveillance in line with the ‘new legislative framework’ for product legislation, covers a wider range of fertilising products (including those manufactured from secondary raw materials), and sets limits for the presence of heavy metals and contaminants in fertilising products. Stakeholders’ reactions have been mixed. In the European Parliament, the proposal is being considered by the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee. Two further committees are associated: Environment and Public Health (ENVI) and Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI). The International Trade Committee (INTA) is also to prepare an opinion.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

This note gives an overview of the concept of lifelong guidance and the role of career guidance in relevant Council Recommendations and Resolutions adopted by the European Parliament in the fields of education and employment policies. It presents cooperation structures in the field of guidance (Europan Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, Euroguidance) and discusses possible implications of the New Skills Agenda for future European cooperation in lifelong guidance policies with a particular view to the revision of the Europass framework. The Note has been produced by Policy Department A for the Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

The European Council's role - to 'provide the Union with the necessary impetus for its development' and to define its 'general political directions and priorities' - has developed rapidly over the past seven years. Since June 2014, the European Council Oversight Unit within the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), the European Parliament's in-house research service and think-tank, has been monitoring and analysing the European Council's delivery of the various commitments made in the conclusions of its meetings. This overview, presented in the form of a regularly updated Rolling Check-List of Commitments to Date, is designed to review the degree of progress in realising the goals which the European Council has set itself since January 2010 and to assist the Parliament in exercising its important oversight role in this field.

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07-03-2017 12:00 AM CET

This report reviews the market trends for the development of digital networks and applications for 2020 and beyond and, on that basis, proposes a framework for an optimal regulation for telecommunications services in the European Union. Against that framework, the report then critically assesses the draft European Electronic Communications Code proposed by the Commission in September 2016. We submit that the Commission’s proposal goes in the right direction but in not ambitious enough to protect the EU consumers in the App economy and to stimulate the digital single market. We think that universal service should ensure an extensive availability of Wi-Fi connections throughout the EU and that citizens need to be protected by general consumer protection rules that are smarter and better enforced instead of detailed and complicated sector-specific rules. This paper was prepared at the request of Policy Department A and the IMCO Committee.

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08-03-2017 01:56 PM CET

General : Palm oil is extensively used in food, cosmetics and biofuels, however the unsustainable production of the cheap vegetable oil leads to deforestation, loss of nature habitats and greenhouse gas emissions. Czech GUE/NGL member Kateřina Konečná calls on the European Commission to take measure to promote the responsible cultivation of palm oil and phase out its use for biofuels. The environment committee votes on her report on 9 March.
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08-03-2017 01:05 PM CET

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Following the recently adopted report on civil law rules in robotics, the Committee on Legal Affairs has decided to launch a public consultation on the topic in cooperation with the EPRS. The consultation aims to encourage citizens and stakeholders alike to have a say on the future political thinking and legislation in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. Please note that the survey is available only in English. Translations will be available soon.


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08-03-2017 01:02 PM CET

Hearing
The main objective of the hearing is to discuss the existence of a "demos" which is typically European and which would thus allow for the construction of a supranational European democracy.

It should also allow to gather evidence from well-known experts on the existence of such an element as well as to hear contrasting theories.
The hearing will take place during the regular AFCO meeting of 20 March 2017, from 15.00 until 16:30.
Please see the draft agenda below, as well as the presentation received from one of the experts, Professor Daniel Innerarity.

Location : Brussels


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08-03-2017 04:29 PM CET

General : When it comes to gender equality, much remains to be done, be it at home, in the office, at school or in politics, according to MEPs Constance Le Grip and Anna Hedh. We talked to the two member of Parliament's gender equality committee on the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March, which this year focuses on economic empowerment. Watch our video to find out what they had to say on the subject.

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08-03-2017 07:10 PM CET

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
pursuant to Rule 216(2) of the Rules of Procedure
on obstacles to EU citizens’ freedom to move and work in the internal market
(2016/3042(RSP))
Cecilia Wikström
on behalf of the Committee on Petitions

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08-03-2017 08:25 PM CET

Question for written answer P-001509/2017
to the Commission
Rule 130
Andrea Cozzolino (S&D)

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