In the year’s final plenary session, the European Parliament awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, discusses the progress of Brexit negotiations, and votes on the extension of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI). Also on the cards is a vote on recommendations for countering money laundering, and a vote on whether to allow phosphates in kebab meat.
Venezuela is facing an economic and political crisis. The country's political opposition is fighting every day to regain freedom. The European Parliament awarded the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to all political prisoners in Venezuela and the democratic opposition, represented by the president of its National Assembly Julio Borges.
During the Christmas period, more and more citizens are turning to digital products. It is a new norm that need to be regulated to better protect citizens. From defective products, unjustified geo-blocking, cross-border deliveries, to online streaming and the end of roaming, the European Parliament is tackling the issues.
After the Paradise Papers leaks, members of the Parliament will most likely call for the creation of a special investigative committee, and ultimately of a permanent standing committee, to shed light on wrongdoings in the field of taxation. The final recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (PANA), are to be voted on at the December plenary session. They aim to accelerate the implementation of anti-money laundering laws.
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