The European Commission will propose legislation later this year and in 2021 that will force online platforms to undertake measures to stop the spread of online child abuse, the EU’s home affairs chief Ylva Johansson announced on Friday (24 July).
On 10 July 2020, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on a comprehensive pan-EU strategy for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, following the publication of the European Commission’s Action Plan in May.
Paul Tang, S&D member of the civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, said:
“The S&D Group has always been at the forefront in fighting money laundering and terrorist financing at the EU level. We cannot let criminals exploit the EU’s fragmented system to hide and spend the billions of euros they illegally gained. We need strong and uniform EU rules to claw back money from the hands of criminals and return it to Europeans who need it, now more than ever”
The EU Court of Justice has fined Ireland for delays and incomplete application of the EU’s rules against money laundering and terrorist financing.
The European Union’s top court ordered Ireland to pay to the European Commission a lump sum of €2 million, while Romania was fined €3m.
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“The EU is currently the second-largest arms supplier in the world, after the US and before Russia, and a new European Parliament report by MEP Hannah Neumann (Greens) is set to urge the Commission and member states to address concerns over the lack of transparency and common arms export rules across the bloc”
*FOR SOME OF OUR IRISH MEP’S THIS REPORT HASN’T GONE FAR ENOUGH (listen to the podcast to see who and why)
May 29th 2020
“Despite comparatively high overall levels of life satisfaction and optimism in Ireland, young Irish women report being the loneliest of any nationality in the European Union.
A new study says that young women in Ireland aged between 18 and 35 also report being among the most depressed in Europe.
The survey was carried out last month by the Dublin-based EU agency ‘Eurofound’ “.
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“Today, the 13th of May 2020, the European Commission issued an official recommendation on vouchers offered to passengers and travellers as an alternative to reimbursement for cancelled package travel and transport services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
This week we heard from our Irish MEP’s and we also had some news from our European Commission representatives here in Ireland
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