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On Saturday the 6th of October, the initiative of European Democratic Party "Idee proeuropee" which aimed at creating a platform of ideas, proposals and projects capable of refounding the European Union was held in Rome.
New rules to strengthen the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets in the EU were adopted in plenary on Thursday by 531 votes to 51 with 26 abstentions and as well as a reform of Eurojust by 515 votes to 64 against with 26 abstentions.
The European Parliament adopted its revised negotiating position on copyright rules today, adding safeguards to protect small firms and freedom of expression.
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced on Wednesday 12 September, during his speech on the State of the Union, that the powers of the European Public Prosecutor's Office should be extended to include terrorism. 
For the first time, the European Parliament calls on Member States to initiate the procedure set out in Article 7 against Hungary on the grounds of a risk of threat to EU values by a 448-197 majority vote.
A fundamental prerequisite of healthy ageing is the guarantee of a certain level of social security, writes EDP individual MEP and Vice-Chair of the Sub-Intergroup for Healthy Ageing in the European Parliament Ivo Vajgl in the Parliament Magazine.
During today's meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, Nathalie Griesbeck called for a stronger European Public Prosecutor's Office in an exchange of views with the European Commission on the creation of the latter, scheduled for the end of 2020. 
Last June, President of the Canarian Governamant and member of Coalicion Canaria, Fernando Clavijo Battle signed the Cohesion Alliance in name of the Outermost Regions as President of the Conference of Presidents of Outermost Regions.
EDP thanks to Basque MEP Izaskun Bilbao Barandica played a key and decisive role last year during the negotiations with the Council on the regulation to modernise and simplify safety rules for ships, and more especially on new rules to digitalise ship passenger registrations.

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