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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 335

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Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Bruxelles. Wednesday 2 December 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 18.30 Highlights of the next meeting Antall building, room 6Q2 Committee Members will be able to participate remotely. The meeting will be webstreamed here.(vote on amendments will be open from 13.50 to 15.20 and final vote from 16.50 to 17.20)- Strengthening the Single Market: the future of free movement of services – rapporteur: Morten Løkkegaard (Renew, DK) – vote on draft report Debates 13.45-15.45 – Implementation of rules on procurement in the fields of defence and security and on transfer of defence-related products – rapporteur: Kris Peeters (EPP, BE) – discussion on amendments – Harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products (implementation of the Construction Products Regulation) – rapporteur: Christian Doleschal (EPP, DE) – discussion on compromise amendments – A European strategy for data (lead committee: Industry) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Christel Schaldemose (S&D, DK) – discussion on amendments – Impacts of EU rules on the free movements of workers and services: intra-EU labour mobility as a tool to match labour market needs and skills (lead committee: Employment) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Morten Løkkegaard (Renew, DK) – discussion on amendments.

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Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 giugno 2020

Bruxelles Monday 8 June 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 and 16.45 – 18.45 The meeting will be with remote participation (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene).Debates with Commissioners
– Exchange of views with Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders on the adapted Work Programme of the Commission following the COVID-19 outbreak (16.45 – 18.45)
The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee will discuss with Commissioner Reynders the adjusted Commission Work Programme for 2020, following the COVID-19 outbreak, and the future Consumer Agenda. Contact tracing apps, as well as current issues faced by the tourism sector, are also likely to be raised by MEPs.The Commission announced that it will present a New Consumer Agenda in the last quarter of the year to align consumer protection with today’s realities, notably cross-border and online transactions. The planned initiatives also aim to empower consumers to play an active role in the ecological and digital transitions.
– Towards a more sustainable single market for business and consumers – rapporteur: David Cormand (Greens/EFA, FR) – discussion of the draft report (13.45 – 15.45)
– Strengthening the Single Market: the future of free movement of services – rapporteur: Morten Løkkegaard (Renew, DK) – discussion of the draft report (13.45 – 15.45)
– Digital Services Act: adapting commercial and civil law rules for commercial entities operating online (lead committee: Legal Affairs) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Dita Charanzová (Renew, CZ) – discussion of compromise amendments (13.45 – 15.45)
– Intellectual property rights for the development of artificial intelligence technologies (lead committee: Legal Affairs) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Adam Bielan (ECR, PL) – discussion of compromise amendments (13.45 – 15.45)
– Digital Services Act and fundamental rights issues posed (lead committee: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Adam Bielan (ECR, PL) – discussion of compromise amendments (13.45 – 15.45)
– Artificial intelligence in education, culture and the audiovisual sector (lead committee: Culture and Education) – rapporteur of the Internal Market Committee opinion: Kim Van Sparrentak (Greens/EFA, NL) – discussion of compromise amendments (16.45 – 18.45)

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Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 gennaio 2020

Bruxelles. Wednesday 22 January 2020, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 17.30 Thursday 23 January 2020, 9.00 – 11.00 Antall building, room 4Q1. The Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee will vote on a resolution addressing several challenges arising from the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and automated decision-making, in particular those related with consumer choice. Services and goods using AI bring with them the risk of consumers being misled, discriminated against or even harmed, for example in relation to differentiated pricing or to automated professional services carried out without human oversight.
MEPs want to ensure that only non-biased data is used in automated decision-making processes.The committee will also assess whether the existing EU product safety and liability rules need to be adapted to cover new AI-enabled products and services, in order to ensure free movement in the single market and that consumers are protected and receive compensation if harm occurs.- Competition policy – annual report 2019 – rapporteur from the lead Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee: Stéphanie Yon-Courtin (Renew, FR) – adoption of a draft opinion by the Internal Market Committee in letter form
The aim of the hearing is to hear the views of stakeholders (business and consumers associations) and academia on the need to review the Product Liability Directive and on related challenges in the new digital age. It would allow participants to present their views on whether the overall liability regime is adequate to facilitate the uptake of the new technologies, and to address the matter from different perspectives.It will also offer the opportunity to hear the Commission’s conclusions of its evaluation work and results achieved in the expert group on liability and new technologies together with a presentation of further plans in this regard.The implications and new challenges for liability legislation brought by digitisation, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity are among the issues to be addressed in the hearing. The Product Liability Directive, adopted in 1985, gives consumers the right to claim compensation for damage caused by defective products.

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Votes on EU Internal Security Strategy and EU approach to migration

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 30 novembre 2014

MAFIAWednesday 3 December – Committee of inquiry into mafia-related and other criminal organisations of the Italian Parliament – debate with the Chair, Rosy Bindi, and Members of the Parliamentary Antimafia Inquiry Committee (9.20 – 10.30, room PHS 3C050)
– Fundamental rights at airports (border checks at five international airports in the EU) and at land borders (findings from selected EU border crossing points) – presentation of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) studies by Friso Roscam Abbing, Head of Department Communication and Outreach (10.30 – 11.30)

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IS fighters returning to EU: MEPs debate how to prevent internal security threat

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 ottobre 2014

terroristiConcerns over the possible threats to the EU’s internal security posed by Europeans returning home after fighting for the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) were raised by MEPs in a debate on Wednesday. Some called for a swift approval of the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal to better detect potential terrorists entering or leaving the EU. Most stressed, however, that all measures taken by the EU to tackle this problem must respect fundamental rights.MEPs were divided on the possible withdrawal of EU citizenship from the foreign fighters of European origin, with some stressing that the priority should be prosecuting them as criminals.Some MEPs called for a swift approval of the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) proposal, which would oblige air carriers to provide EU countries with the data of passengers entering or leaving the EU to enable these countries to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute serious crime and terrorist offences.Most MEPs stressed, however, that all measures taken by the EU to tackle this problem must respect fundamental rights.The causes prompting young people to join the IS (including unemployment and poor working conditions) also need to be addressed, they added. The stigmatisation of certain groups should also be avoided.Kobane: MEPs criticise Turkey and urge EU to do more to prevent a massacre. In a separate debate, MEPs stressed that preventing a massacre of the civilian population of the Syrian city of Kobane must be the first priority in the international community’s fight against IS. They also criticised Turkey’s inaction in the face of the threat and deplored the lack of a genuine EU strategy for the region.Many MEPs insisted that Turkey, as an EU candidate country, should align its foreign policy much more closely with that of the EU. They regretted that Turkey’s decision to allow Kurdish Peshmergas to cross its territory in order to fight for Kobane was „too little too late“. While recognising Turkey’s positive attitude in welcoming thousands of refugees from Syria, the majority of MEPs who spoke called on the EU to step up pressure on Turkey to act to prevent a massacre in Kobane.Many also said that the EU lacks a joint vision and strategy to combat terrorist groups in the whole of the Middle East and deplored the failure of EU member states to coordinate their efforts more closely.

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Civil liberties MEPs back funds for asylum, migration and internal security

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 gennaio 2014

europe defenceEU countries will have to allocate more funds to improve their asylum systems and the integration of migrants under an EP-Council deal backed by the civil liberties committee on Thursday. The new Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund for the next 7 years sets minimum amounts to be spent on asylum and integration policies. MEPs also endorsed the new Internal Security Fund, aimed at improving police cooperation, border surveillance and crime prevention.The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) has a total budget for 2014-2020 of €3.1 billion. Parliament and Council negotiators agreed that €2.7 billion will go to national programmes (€360 million for resettlement) and €385 million to Union actions, emergency and technical assistance and the European Migration Network.At least 20% of the €2.4 billion that member states will draw from the AMIF will be spent in measures to support legal migration and promote the effective integration of migrants. Member states will also be obliged to allocate at least an additional 20% of the funds to asylum measures. EU countries will have to provide detailed explanations if they want to stay below these percentages and countries facing “structural deficiencies in the area of accommodation, infrastructure and service” will not be able to spend less in the field of asylum.

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Strengthen internal security while protecting fundamental rights, say MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 Maggio 2012

Fundamental rights should be respected in all instances when applying the EU’s Internal Security Strategy, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs also want proper funding for this strategy in the 2014-2020 financial framework.In November 2010, the Commission tabled a communication setting out guidelines for a new common EU Internal Security Strategy (ISS). The aim is to step up the fight against organised crime, terrorism and cybercrime, improve the management of external borders and respond better to natural or man-made disasters.
Protecting fundamental rights
All measures taken to implement the ISS “have to comply with the Union’s fundamental rights and obligations” and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, underlines the resolution. MEPs also stress that the EU must ensure respect for human rights in the fight against terrorism if it is to be a “credible” international player.
Terrorism and organised crime, key priorities
The fight against terrorism and organised crime – including mafias, white collar crime, fiscal fraud and corruption-, must remain a key priority, say MEPs, who also highlight the need to freeze the funds of suspected terrorists.
Furthermore, the EU must focus on targeted law enforcement and intelligence-driven operations to prevent terrorist attacks. Member States are urged to develop mechanisms to detect and prevent violent radicalisation and threats, especially in “vulnerable populations”.

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