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Local and regional governments ready to deliver EU 2030 climate and energy deal

Local and regional governments ready to deliver EU 2030 climate and energy deal

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) has cautiously welcomed the outcome of the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework. CoR President Michel Lebrun said: “Despite the wide ranging positions on the climate and energy package to 2030, we welcome the fact that a compromise has been reached. In this sense, the European Union has today […]

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Cameron: €2bn EU bill ‘completely unacceptable’

Cameron: €2bn EU bill ‘completely unacceptable’

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has angrily insisted that the UK will not pay the £1.7 billion (€2bn) being demanded by the European Union by December. “If people think I am paying that bill on 1 December, they have another thing coming,” the prime minister said in Brussels. “It is not going to happen.” He […]

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European Day of Justice 2014

European Day of Justice 2014

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Day of Justice will be celebrated on 25 October 2014. The initiative aims to bring justice closer to all European citizens, by informing them on their rights and of the available tools in place for facilitating access to cross-border justice, as well as raise awareness of EU law among legal professionals through communication […]

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Schulz: ‘We need targeted investment to stimulate the economy’

Schulz: ‘We need targeted investment to stimulate the economy’

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Europe needs an investment package to overcome low growth and high unemployment, European Parliament President Martin Schulz warned government leaders at the European Council summit on 23 October. Schulz also pointed out that investment levels were still below what they were before the crisis. “Our economy is slowing down, a clear warning to which we […]

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Things we learned in plenary: New Commission, Sakharov Prize and the EU’s 2015 budget

Things we learned in plenary: New Commission, Sakharov Prize and the EU’s 2015 budget

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The October plenary saw the new European Commission led byJean-Claude Juncker receive the Parliament’s approval to start its five-year term, while outgoing president José Manuel Barroso gave his farewell speech to MEPs. The Parliament also voted against cuts proposed by EU governments to the EU’s budget for next year, as MEPs want to preserve spending […]

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Human rights: Closing down of Russian Memorial NGO; Uzbekistan; Mexico

Human rights: Closing down of Russian Memorial NGO; Uzbekistan; Mexico

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday (23 October), calling on the Russian authorities not to close down the Memorial civil rights NGO; urging the Uzbek authorities to take immediate action to protect human rights; and calling for the immediate arrest of all those responsible for the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Closing […]

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