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MEPs take up new fisheries policy powers

MEPs take up new fisheries policy powers

MEPs began acting on their new Lisbon Treaty power to co-decide fisheries policy with Member States on 1 December – the day the treaty took effect – with a Fisheries Committee indicative vote on three legislative proposals: a long-term management plan for Bay of Biscay anchovy, a multi-annual management plan for Atlantic horse mackerel and control and enforcement measures in the North-East Atlantic fisheries.

Lisbon Treaty: Parliament’s new budget powers must be respected from day one

Lisbon Treaty: Parliament’s new budget powers must be respected from day one

The European Parliament’s beefed-up powers over the EU budget should apply in full from the day the Lisbon Treaty enters into force, without waiting for detailed supplementary legislation, say MEPs.

Lisbon Treaty: Parliament’s new budget powers must be respected from day one

Lisbon Treaty: Parliament’s new budget powers must be respected from day one

The European Parliament’s beefed-up powers over the EU budget should apply in full from the day the Lisbon Treaty enters into force, without waiting for detailed supplementary legislation, say MEPs. On Thursday they voted to give the EP delegation on the 2010 budget a mandate to negotiate transitional rules to ensure Parliament can play its new budgetary role straight away