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MEPs to debate crisis in Ukraine with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

MEPs to debate crisis in Ukraine with Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin

MEPs in the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Enlarged Bureau will meet Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin (pictured) at 13h30 in Brussels today (22 July) to discuss developments in eastern Ukraine since the shooting down of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 on 17 July. The meeting is open to all members of the House and takes place in […]

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Parliament this week: Ukraine debate, discussions on Council presidency and US free-trade agreement

Parliament this week: Ukraine debate, discussions on Council presidency and US free-trade agreement

MEPs will be having committee meetings from 21 to 25 July, which will include discussing the priorities of the new Italian Presidency of the EU Council with Italian ministers. Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will discuss progress on the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations with the international trade committee. In […]

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Alstom to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia for the Umburanas complex

Alstom to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia for the Umburanas complex

Alstom has signed a contract totalling around €320 million1with Renova Energia – leader in wind power generation in Brazil – to deliver, erect and commission 127 wind turbines in the Umburanas complex, located in Bahia State. The wind turbines, composed of ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 models, will be delivered between January 2017 […]

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EFA denounces ‘carelessness’ with Costa Concordia rescue operation

EFA denounces ‘carelessness’ with Costa Concordia rescue operation

The European Free Alliance (EFA) has welcomed the determined mobilization of the authorities and civil society in Corsica to denounce the incredible carelessness and deficiencies in the decision to tow the wreck of the Costa Concordia from Giglio Island to Genoa passing near Corsican coasts. The EFA and its new President François Alfonsi fully shares […]

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EU-US trade: Latest round of talks on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ends in Brussels

EU-US trade: Latest round of talks on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ends in Brussels

The EU’s Chief TTIP Negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero made the following statement at the end of the round: “The fact that TTIP was one of the first political debates in the new Parliament illustrates the political importance attached to these negotiations. The Commission welcomes the public debate on TTIP and we will continue engaging intensively in this […]

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Ukraine: US assessment of the downing of flight MH17 and its  aftermath

Ukraine: US assessment of the downing of flight MH17 and its aftermath

The following is an assessment from the United States Embassy in Ukraine about the 17 July crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Donetsk Oblast, killing all 298 people on board. “We assess that Flight MH17 was likely downed by a SA-11 surface-to-air missile from separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine. We base this judgment […]

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