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Vote results and news from 15 April midday in Strasbourg plenary

Vote results and news from 15 April midday in Strasbourg plenary

The results of all the votes at noon today (15 April) in Strasbourg plenary can be found here. Key things small investors should be told Small investors to be shielded against reckless risk taking by investment funds Basic bank accounts for all Parliament lifts bank bailout burden from taxpayers’ shoulders Adopted texts will be available […]

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New measures to encourage lobbyists to sign EU Transparency Register

New measures to encourage lobbyists to sign EU Transparency Register

Measures to encourage lobbyists working with the EU institutions to sign the EU Public Transparency Register were backed by Parliament on 15 April. MEPs also called again for the register to be made compulsory and approved new provisions to push interest groups to make their links with the EU clearer. Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT), responsible […]

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Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment says Commission

Improve road haulage rules for industry, drivers and the environment says Commission

European Commission Vice President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, has called for simplification and clarification of EU rules on road haulage. Kallas’s remarks follow the publication on 14 April of a report on integrating the internal market for road transport. The report concludes that while some progress has been made, removing the remaining restrictions would […]

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Co-ordinated enforcement action leads to greater compliance with consumer rights on travel websites

Co-ordinated enforcement action leads to greater compliance with consumer rights on travel websites

In a concerted action by national consumer authorities co-ordinated by the European Commission, 382 out of 552 websites checked in 2013 did not respect European consumer law. As a result of vigorous enforcement action, 62% of the websites checked are now treating consumers as they should. The remaining 38% can expect further action against them […]

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Fundamental rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit

Fundamental rights: Importance of EU Charter grows as citizens stand to benefit

4th annual report published on 14 April by the European Commission on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, shows that the importance and prominence of the EU Charter continues to rise: the Court of Justice of the EU increasingly applies the Charter in its decisions while national judges are more and more […]

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