The European Parliament is updating regulations for passenger ships and ferries to close loopholes in safety inspections and extend the scope to cover new types of ships. The rules also require digital transmission of passenger data to national authorities, so that the information can be passed on to rescue services and families in the event of an accident.
Aung San Suu Kyi will finally receive the Sakharov Prize she won in 1990 in Strasbourg as MEPs vote on a key crime report and medical device regulation.
MEPs to launch inquiry into US spying, and vote on controversial plans to dismantle toxic ships outside the EU and on the Tobacco Products Directive.
MEPs approve beefing up measures to end the overseas export of obsolete ships laden with toxic materials.
MEPs hear from the EU's new ambassador to Libya, scrutinise financial bailout instruments and review passenger safety on ships.
Miguel Portas is critical of the euro and the budgetary pact. Nathalie Griesbeck calls for measures to improve passenger safety after the Costa Concordia disaster.
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