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Italian media in cynical attempt to block coverage of Pope’s visit to Strasbourg

Italian media in cynical attempt to block coverage of Pope’s visit to Strasbourg

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian broadcaster RAI and the TV distribution agency La7 were today discovered to have attempted to block TV coverage of the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg to all other European broadcast and online media, by claiming exclusive copyright over broadcast pictures provided by the European Parliament’s audio-visual service from inside the European Parliament and Council of […]

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Juncker investment package ‘shifts risk from private investors to EU taxpayers’

Juncker investment package ‘shifts risk from private investors to EU taxpayers’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Castor gas storage facility in Spain, which is said to have placed an additional debt burden on the Spanish economy Today (26 November) European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will present his widely anticipated €300 billion investment package aimed at stimulating growth in the European economy. Central to the InvestEU programme is a €21bn allocation […]

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Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee on Monday (25 November). MEPs nonetheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle. They also added provisions for the compulsory labelling of […]

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European Parliament to debate ‘highly symbolic’ Palestinian recognition

European Parliament to debate ‘highly symbolic’ Palestinian recognition

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The proposal for official recognition of Palestine as a state is being raised in parliaments across Europe and will be debated in the European Parliament today (26 November), when MEPs will hear a call for a co-ordinated European initiative. The debate will be led by Richard Howitt MEP, Labour’s European spokesperson on foreign affairs, who […]

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Pope Francis delivers message in Parliament ‘to all the citizens of Europe’

Pope Francis delivers message in Parliament ‘to all the citizens of Europe’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Safeguarding human dignity was a key theme of the formal address delivered by Pope Francis to Members of the European Parliament on Tuesday (25 November). Immigration, protecting the environment, and promoting human rights and democracy were among the topics stressed in a speech that enjoined ‘Europe to rediscover the best of itself’. Opening the formal […]

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Ombudsman: ‘Real progress for TTIP transparency’

Ombudsman: ‘Real progress for TTIP transparency’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured) has welcomed the decision of the European Commission to publish more EU negotiating texts and to give broader access to other documents in the context of the on-going Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the EU and the US. She opened an investigation in July 2014, asking the Commission […]

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FEANTSA: ‘Violence against women leads to homelessness and continues during homelessness’

FEANTSA: ‘Violence against women leads to homelessness and continues during homelessness’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The main reason women become homeless is violence. This is a fact, yet there is little awareness of this widespread and growing problem across Europe. 25 November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. To mark the occasion, FEANTSA wishes to draw attention to the increasing number of women who find […]

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