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Safeguarding the best interest of the child across the EU
It is children who pay the price when EU member states fail to cooperate and protect children’s best interests in legal proceedings such as cross-border parental custody disputes and adoption decisions, Parliament points out in a non-binding resolution voted today. MEPs want specialised chambers within EU countries' family courts to ensure that transnational cases are processed faster.

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Parliament in Session: Introductory remarks by Martin SCHULZ, EP President
In remembrance of the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago, EP President Martin Schulz urged that, although there are many different views on the use of nuclear power, we must bear this disaster in mind and agree together to make sure that nuclear power stations in Europe are safe.
"This is the warning and duty conferred on us with the melt down of Chernobyl 30 years ago and the more recent disaster of Fukushima," said President Schulz.

Brussels terror attacks: Belgian ministers brief civil liberties MEPs
The terrorist attacks that killed 32 people and injured over 300 in Brussels on 22 March are the focus of a Civil Liberties Committee debate today afternoon, with Belgian ministers for the interior, Jan Jambon, and justice, Koen Geens.The exchange is a follow-up to the extraordinary Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 24 March. MEPs will also welcome Commission officials to discuss the latest Commission communication on the European Agenda on Security to fight terrorism, presented last week.
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