Hello and welcome to EuroparlTV News. In the headlines today: Croatia will soon join the EU. The Foreign Affairs Committee's opinion looks encouraging for the Croats. Air safety is back on the agenda: after the bomb attempt on the flight to the US the use of body scanners in airports was subject to debate in the EP. EU Enlargement takes small steps: Croatia should be the next EU country. The two other candidates, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey will have to wait. Hugues Wajnsztok reports. The last step in Croatia’s EU accession process. MEPs took stock of the accession process. Greater effort is needed to improve the fight against corruption, or improve the judicial system. Croatia could be the 28th European Member State by 2012. The more the member countries put in the Croatian accession treaty, the more difficult it will be to finalise the ratification process in time to have Croatia inside by 2012. But I still hope and push for 2012 as the year when Croatia should be in the European Union. As for Turkey, it needs to step up efforts: Better protection of fundamental rights, as well as the issues of Cyprus and Armenia were also raised. We want to have everyone, every citizen in the Turkish society with equal rights. What we also did regret was last week’s decision of the Constitutional Court to annul the legislation which limits the jurisdiction of the military courts. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia became a candidate country in December 2005, but accession negotiations have not yet begun. Back in the headlines after another attempted attack last December: will body scanners be rolled out across EU airports, it's a divisive question. Three future Commissioners already said no. Arnaud Demolder reports. Are we really under threat from terrorist attacks in the EU’s airports? Since the failed Amsterdam-Detroit attack last December the question is back in the headlines. A 23-year-old Nigerian was arrested. He sailed past all the security controls in Amsterdam airport, while carrying a powerful explosive. The US wants its EU partners to use the much talked-about body scanners, supposedly capable of detecting any risk. MEPs are debating the issue. We have to try these scanners, see what they can do. The Commission must also produce a report on the results of their use and on the pros and cons. Once we have this data we can see if they’re useful. Using body scanners brings up the issue of fundamental rights. Member States are divided on the matter. Privacy guarantees may be imposed if they are adopted. It’s unreasonable as they’re costly. It’s new equipment and it's intrusive. It could be considered as indecent. Who would it benefit aside from the manufacturers? Carrying liquids in hand luggage still remains. This ban was supposed to end in April 2010. But the technology to detect explosives isn't ready so the ban will remain in force until 2013. The food on our plate: where does it come from and is it safe? MEPs are preparing an overhaul of EU food labelling laws. Patrick Delfosse met Marc Tarabella from the Agriculture Committee. Marc Tarabella hello. Is food labelling currently insufficient? If yes, what must change? There’s been a lot of progress in Europe, but we could do better. In terms of readability, it’s not easy to read, the letters are too small. But we have to be careful so as to avoid making the packaging bigger to compensate. That’s not the aim. There’s progress to make on the origin of products, especially for milk and meat. It will favour consumers who want to be better informed about the origin. So origin, which products are we talking about? Olives for example. That’s a basic product, so it’s not manufactured, even if we add spices, we need to say where the olives come from. So, that’s basic ingredients. Let’s talk cooking, I’m making a tapenade mixing olive, nuts oil etc. What happens then? So you can’t write everything down. If we have 15 elements in your tapenade you can’t put every product’s origin. It’s limited to monoingredients, so a single ingredient or a the principal product inside. So for a pizza, the mozzarella must have its origin indicated. I’ve brought a chocolate bar, which is a composite product with cocoa, nuts, oil etc. You have to look underneath, and there’s a lot to read, and it’s Belgian, so in 3 languages. So where will you put all this information? The principal ingredient is cocoa, so we must put the origin of it, not all the others. But what’s important is the basic information like calories, energy values, and they should be more visible on the packaging, on the front of it. Then there’s a series of other information, but not too much and now we have the technological means to put it on either websites or on stands in supermarkets. But it can't all be on the package. For public health: we talk a lot less about alcoholic products. Because there’s already a specific regulation covering them But I don’t want us to make an exception for alcopops, As they are sold by the industry as a sort of lemonade when in fact it contains more alcohol than beer it has 7-8% alcohol, and they market it like lemonade so I hope that they will have to indicate all information that we ask of a normal lemonade. Marc Tarabella, thank you. -Thank you. In conclusion, MEPs will decide upon food labelling on March 16 the debate will take place during the EP Committee before the plenary vote. Here's Gaelle Le Ficher with a round-up of today's stories. Controlling finance: MEPs worked on how to supervise financial services. The European Commission wants an EU financial supervision authority and three other authorities to watch over banks, insurance companies and markets. As co-decider, the EP has reservations. The compromise text proposed by Member States is not strict enough. They are organising a hearing for the sector. Humanitarian aid – where is the EU? The Commission wants to revive the idea of a rapid reaction force for humanitarian crises. It aims to improve Europe’s visibility. There was much criticism from the EP following the Haiti earthquake. Never again: 65 years ago the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was freed by the Red Army. The UN has dedicated January 27 to the memory of holocaust victims. Today survivors, soldiers and celebrities gathered, among them, the president of the EP, Jerzy Buzek who said: ‘All generations must remember what happened at Auschwitz-Birkenau’. And to end this edition, here's a guided visit of the EP's new contemporary art collection. Hugues Wajnsztok reports. The Parliament is transformed into an art gallery for the evening. The exhibition's opening celebrates ten new works by Polish artists. A piece by Anna Baumgart is on show. The Berlin Wall no longer exists, but people included in my artwork are fleeing. People who have to cross the border, hoping to get to a better world. People are still running away. My statues represent something that is still going on. The Parliament's art collection has 363 paintings and sculptures exhibited in the different EP sites. The general public will soon be able to admire them online. I'm going to open a gallery on the internet soon. You can see all the EP's works on our website. It's a magnificent collection with over 300 works. So we're going to open a digital gallery that everyone can visit. This year the spotlight is on artists from the new Member States. 59 works showcase their talent. In 2010, Maltese, Slovenian and Slovakian works will grace the collection. Thanks for watching.