Teden v EU – Plenarka in Odbori v EP, Evropski svet in dogodki v Sloveniji

Calendar - MashableDobro jutro! Za tiste v Bruslju bo ta teden še prav posebej naporen oziroma zabaven in želimo jim srečno! Evropski parlament bo zasedal v Odborih, v svoj urnik pa bo vključil še mini plenarno zasedanje. Potekala bodo zasedanja Sveta za splošne zadeve in Sveta za zunanje zadeve ter Evropskega sveta, pa tudi  v Sloveniji se bodo zvrstili nekateri zanimivi dogodki.

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Good bye Italia, good luck Latvija!

With the presentation of the achievements during the plenary session of the EP in Strasbourg, Italy yesterday also formally finished its 12th presidency of the Council of the EU. Our western neighbour passes the relay to a “newcomer”, that entered into the EU with us – Latvia, who will aim to a “competitive, digital and engaged Europe.”

Logotip predsedovanja (Vir: eu2015.lv)
The presidency logo(Vir: eu2015.lv)

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Teden v EU – “Mini plenarka” v Bruslju, Svet za kmetijstvo in ekonomske zadeve in Vrh G20 v Avstraliji

V sredo in četrtek bo v Bruslju potekalo prvo kratko (dvodnevno) plenarno zasedanje tega parlamentarnega sklica. Na dnevnem redu so tokrat poročilo Evropskega računskega sodišča za leto 2013, mirovni proces na Cipru in Severnem Irskem, situacija v Južnem Sudanu in okrepitev sodelovanja z Moldavijo. Ob začetku zasedanja bodo poslanci počastili tudi 25. obletnico padca Berlinskega zidu. Pred zasedanjem se bodo  ponedeljek in torek sestali tudi parlamentarni odbori. Zaposleni bodo tudi ministri, ki se bodo ta teden srečali na zasedanjih Sveta EU, predsednik Komisije Juncker in odhajajoči predsednik Evropskega sveta pa se bosta konec tedna udeležila vrha držav skupine G20, ki bo potekal v avstralskem Brisabaneu.

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Vir: (c) Evropski parlament 2014

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Europe’s position on GMOs and what’s in store

Vir: modernfarmer.com
Vir: modernfarmer.com

The European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will vote today on the new rules regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Read more on what the new legislation has to offer, how long can a legislative procedure last if it drags into a second reading and when can a final decision be expected.

There are only two GMOs currently  allowed for cultivation in the European Union and only one of them is actually grown. The MON 810 maize, to which the genetic modification provides protection against parasites, has been confirmed for cultivation as early as 1998. Currently, it is grown in five Member States (Spain, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia) and represents 1.56% of all maize grown in the EU and 0 26% of all GM maize in the world. In 2010 cultivation and processing was also approved for a genetically modified potato called “Amflora”, but since 2011, it is no longer cultivated.

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