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Mobility package proposals will be returned to the EP’s Transport Committee for a vote before they will be put to the full House on 3rd and 4th April.

Plenary session  

The European Parliament made the case on Thursday for EU-wide data sharing on the registration of cats and dogs to tackle the illegal trade in pets that are often badly bred and at risk of spreading diseases. Trafficking of pets, including wild and exotic animals, is increasingly linked to organised crime and poses a public health risk, say MEPs.

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"China is not a market economy" on EU criteria, argued MEPs of all political colours in Tuesday morning's debate with the Council and Commission. The debate centred on how the EU should counter any unfair competition from China after 11 December 2016, when its World Trade Organization (WTO) access protocol foresees changes in its treatment in trade defence investigations.

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Parliament endorsed draft EU legislation establishing a “European platform” to enhance cooperation in combatting undeclared work in a vote on Tuesday. The platform would enhance cooperation among EU member states' labour ministries, trade unions and employers' associations about how best to tackle a problem that is damaging the EU economy and distorting the labour market. The undeclared economy accounts for 18% of EU GDP.

Plenary session  

Given concerns about the carcinogenicity and endocrine disruptive properties of the herbicide glyphosate, used in many farm and garden applications, the EU Commission should renew its marketing approval for just 7 years, instead of 15, and for professional uses only, Parliament says in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs call for an independent review and the publication of all the scientific evidence that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) used to assess glyphosate.


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