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Tessa Tumbrägel

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EP’s last plenary session: heating up for the summer

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Parliament is gearing up for the last plenary session before the summer recess, taking place in Strasbourg from 6-9 July. Items on the agenda include circular economy and green jobs, TTIP, the EU Emissions Trading System, copyright harmonisation, the 2016 budget and external affairs. MEPs will also have the opportunity to quiz … Continue reading

Tune in to the new EPRS plenary podcasts

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Starting today, you can tune in to the new ‘EPRS plenary podcast’ series and let us walk you through a selection of fresh briefing materials on Parliament’s monthly plenary sessions in Strasbourg, all in a few minute’s listening. Based on our ‘Plenary At A Glance’ notes, which are written by EPRS … Continue reading

Economic issues at the top of EP’s June II plenary agenda

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Economic and budgetary affairs will be the focus of Parliament’s next mini-plenary session taking place on Wednesday 24 June in Brussels. The preparations of the 25-26 June European Council meeting will be the first item on the agenda. During the meeting, leaders will discuss a variety of topics, ranging from migration and … Continue reading

Hot topics for debate on EP’s June plenary agenda

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel With climate and energy policy, TTIP, gender equality and more on the agenda, MEPs will have a variety of topics to debate during Parliament’s next plenary session, taking place from 8-11 June in Strasbourg. The debate starts on Monday, when Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) tables a … Continue reading

Promoting children’s health and safety [May II plenary session]

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel On Wednesday 27 May MEPs will meet for a mini-plenary session in Brussels. They will have a brief, but full agenda, beginning with a formal address by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon early in the afternoon. Parliament will then debate preparations for the 7-8 June G7 summit in Germany, which will again take … Continue reading

Migration pressure remains high [18-21 May EP Plenary Session]

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel There is plenty of legislative work on the agenda for Parliament’s next plenary session taking place in Strasbourg from 18-21 May. MEPs will address a variety of topics, with a focus on financial matters and external affairs. However, discussions on the European Agenda on Migration, adopted by the Commission on 13 … Continue reading

Launch of the Historical Archives of the European Parliament website

Written by Alexandra Devantier and Tessa Tumbrägel Interested in historical information about the European Parliament? Whether you are a researcher or simply curious, the Parliament’s historical archives can be now found on a new dedicated website within the Europarl portal. This new website presents the richness of the European Parliament holdings, illustrated with samples of … Continue reading

Our world, our future – Expo Milano and the European Year for Development 2015

Written by Astrid Klaver and Tessa Tumbrägel Nearly a billion people around the world live in extreme poverty and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) estimates that 805 million people are chronically undernourished. These pressing issues are addressed at Expo Milano – which opens today – and in the context of the European Year … Continue reading

‘EU can and must do more’ – April II plenary session

Written by Clare Ferguson and Tessa Tumbrägel MEPs will head to Strasbourg for Parliament’s next plenary session, from 27 to 30 April, with plenty of legislative work on environmental, financial and socio-cultural concerns on the agenda. Uppermost on the EU agenda this month is the issue of asylum and irregular migration, as the crisis in the … Continue reading

From external threats to taxes – March II plenary session

Written by Tessa Tumbrägel Parliament’s next plenary session takes place on Wednesday 25 March in Brussels. Even though the session is for one day only, the agenda will cover a wide range of subject areas from EU external relations to tax transparency to budget concerns. Whilst the 19-20 March European Council meeting will demonstrate what EU … Continue reading

EU must overcome reform fatigue – debate on OECD’s report

Written by Marcin Cesluk-Grajewski and Tessa Tumbrägel Many European Union Member States have lost their appetite for the reforms needed to lift them out of the stagnation that followed the 2008-2009 economic crisis. They now need a second wind to overhaul labour, product and services markets as well as fix their social security systems (a mix … Continue reading

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