SEMINAR: POSTING OF WORKERS - WHAT FUTURE FOR THE FREE MOVEMENT OF SERVICES? In March 2016, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Directive amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.
Since then the proposal has been subject to heated discussions in the Council and also triggered a yellow card from the Parliaments of 11 Member States.
With a view to the upcoming negotiations on the proposal in the European Parliament, this ALDE event will discuss the contents of the proposal and its implications on the free movement of services. Legal aspects as well as the views from employer and employee organisations will be put forward in order to enable a genuine discussion.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Czech.
SEMINAR: EUROPEAN DEFENCE UNION: BUILDING A SMART INTEGRATION PROCESS At a time of uncertainty and complexity within a fast-changing state of play at regional and global levels, Europe faces unprecedented security challenges. More than ever, the European citizens believe that the European Defence dimension should consequently be reinforced and without further delay.
The new Global Strategy of the European Union, the upcoming White Book on Defence, and the recent European Parliament’s Report on the European Defence Union, adopted in its Foreign Affairs Committee, are tangible steps towards a new European Defence dimension.
The ALDE Seminar "European Defence Union: Building a Smart Integration Process" will enable a high political-level discussion on the best and smartest ways to pursue a successful and sustainable European Defence Union.
Interpretation will be provided in English and French.
Dieselgate hearing: French minister Ségolène Royal denies any political responsibility Today, in a hearing of the European Parliament inquiry committee on “Dieselgate”, French minister Ségolène Royal denied any political responsibility for weakening and delaying the introduction of improved cars testing. The new test methods (the so called Real Driving Emissions test, RDE) could have reduced the possibilities for car manufacturers to cheat on emissions regulations.
EP follows ALDE's call to freeze accession negotiations with Turkey MEPs adopted today in plenary, with a large majority, a resolution initiated by the Liberal and Democrat Group in the European Parliament, calling on the European Commission and the Member States to temporarily freeze on-going accession negotiations with Turkey. This decision is a response to the repressive measures taken by Turkish authorities since the failed military coup attempt in July.
Syrian war: EU needs united position on Syria In a resolution today, the European Parliament strongly condemned the continuing atrocities and the violation of human rights and the international humanitarian law in Syria committed by the forces of Putin and Assad, backed by Iran and also condemned the terrorist acts of Da’esh.
BORIS NEMTSOV FORUM A constructive dialogue to develop new possibilities in the EU-Russia partnership