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EU referendum: David Cameron to warn leaders over reforms

EU referendum: David Cameron to warn leaders over reforms

David Cameron is to warn European leaders Britain will vote to leave the EU unless they agree to his reforms, the foreign secretary has said. Philip Hammond said the PM was confident of securing “substantive” changes ahead of the UK’s referendum. And he did not rule out a vote next year if talks went well […]

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Result of votes from Wednesday (27 May) in Brussels plenary

Result of votes from Wednesday (27 May) in Brussels plenary

The result of all the votes from Wednesday (27 May) in the Brussels plenary can be found here. Ban Ki-moon on migration: ‘Saving lives should be the top priority’ Cyber-attacks: How to best protect the media and critical infrastructure Adopted texts Video recording of plenary sitting

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S&D MEPs call Commission migration proposals a ‘good first step towards solidarity’

S&D MEPs call Commission migration proposals a ‘good first step towards solidarity’

S&D MEPs welcomed the proposals presented by the European Commission on the resettlement and relocation of asylum seekers on 27 May. Birgit Sippel, S&D spokesperson for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, said:  “It is high time that we have a fair way of distributing asylum seekers between member states. Although some […]

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School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits

School milk and fruit: MEPs back measures to teach healthier eating habits

Healthy eating habits start young, so the EU and its member states should do and spend more to encourage kids to eat healthy and local foods, Parliament said on Wednesday (27 May). To ensure that they get healthy eating lessons, as well as school milk, fruit, and vegetables from EU schemes, Parliament amended draft rules […]

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Ombudsman opens investigation to promote transparency of ‘trilogues’

Ombudsman opens investigation to promote transparency of ‘trilogues’

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly (pictured) has opened an investigation into the transparency of trilogues, with a view to boosting transparent law-making in the EU. Trilogues are informal negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission aimed at reaching early agreements on new EU legislation. The Ombudsman has asked the three institutions for information […]

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IRU Projects to help improve animal transport conditions

IRU Projects to help improve animal transport conditions

IRU Projects has embarked on new joint project with 15 partners to develop guidelines ensuring well-being of different animal species during transport. Together with 15 partners from the transport industry sector and animal welfare, IRU Projects launched a new project on 27 May to develop best practice guidelines for the transport of different animal species, […]

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Why personalised medicine needs incentives to match ‘value’

Why personalised medicine needs incentives to match ‘value’

By European Alliance of Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan Personalised medicine is on the rise, there’s no doubt. Mainly through the use of advancing developments in genetics, it has the ability to give the right treatment to the right patient at the right time, often work in a preventative way, improve quality of […]

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