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Get connected: Discover the European Parliament on social media

Get connected: Discover the European Parliament on social media

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Statement from Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December)

Statement from Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos on occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December)

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, on the occasion of International Migrants Day'(18 December) made the following statement: “On International Migrants Day, we are reminded that migrants are an important part of our daily lives. Migration has helped us grow stronger economically, culturally and socially. “Legal migrants in the European Union have become […]

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Things we learned in plenary: EU’s 2015 budget, Palestine, CIA torture

Things we learned in plenary: EU’s 2015 budget, Palestine, CIA torture

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last plenary session of 2014 saw the European Parliament adopt a hard-fought compromise on the EU budget. Other topics on the agenda included Palestine statehood, the use of torture by the CIA and media freedom in Turkey. MEPs also reappointed Emily O’Reilly as European Ombudsman until 2019 and awarded the Lux Film Prize to […]

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Two major challenges for Europe: Investment and eastern neighbourhood

Two major challenges for Europe: Investment and eastern neighbourhood

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 18 December, EU leaders focused on Europe’s two most important challenges: boosting investment, and the situation at its eastern borders. European Council Conclusions – 18 December 2014  It was the first European Council chaired by Donald Tusk as president and it followed a shorter format, a ‘one day summit’. It allowed EU leaders to take […]

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European Council 18-19 December 2014

European Council 18-19 December 2014

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Schulz: ‘Investing is about building bridges to a successful future’

Schulz: ‘Investing is about building bridges to a successful future’

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Martin Schulz called on government leaders to back the €315 billion investment plan for the EU and help plug the investment gap with the US and China. Speaking at the opening of the EU summit in Brussels, the European Parliament President said: “The Investment Plan is a strong signal that we are committed to a […]

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European Economic and Social Committee launches third annual online video competition

European Economic and Social Committee launches third annual online video competition

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

This year’s challenge, organized in partnership with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is called Europe in Harmony and is open to amateur video-makers, choirs and singing groups from all 28 member states. Unlike the previous editions of the competition, this year’s EESC video challenge has an additional element to it […]

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