The EU must do its utmost to prevent further deaths at sea of Mediterranean migrants - this is a humanitarian catastrophe, said President Schulz of breaking news that over 200 would-be migrants had drowned when their boat sank off Libya and over 500 had drowned when their boat sank off Malta the previous week.
European Ombudsman election
A new European Ombudsman will be elected in January 2015, announced Mr Schulz. He noted that the call for candidates had been issued in the EU Official Journal of 2 September, and that each candidate would need the backing of at least 40 MEPs from at least two EU member states.
October part-session cancelled
The 8 and 9 October part-session will be cancelled, to allow more time to prepare to vote on the next EU Commission, announced Mr Schulz.
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Updated: ( 15-09-2014 - 18:49)