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Public hearings of commissioners-candidate: Format and schedule

Public hearings of commissioners-candidate: Format and schedule

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The candidate commissioners as presented by incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will be scrutinized by the European Parliament committees from 29 September to 7 October. Members will evaluate candidates’ suitability before the full house votes on the proposed Commission. The leaders of the political groups have agreed on Thursday (18 September) on the format and […]

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Getting the European Youth Initiative to deliver jobs

Getting the European Youth Initiative to deliver jobs

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

EU member states need to make more efficient use of €6 billon in EU funds to ease the transition from education to jobs for young people and foster entrepreneurship, urged MEPs in Wednesday’s (17 September) debate on the European Youth Initiative. Some advocated simplifying funding procedures, sharing best practices, and promoting apprenticeships, whilst others urged […]

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MEPs welcome signs of hope in Ukraine and urge the EU to stand up to Russia

MEPs welcome signs of hope in Ukraine and urge the EU to stand up to Russia

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has welcomed signs of hope in moves towards peace in Ukraine and in the newly-ratified EU-Ukraine association agreement, but worries about Russia’s real intentions in the undeclared “hybrid war” there. In a Resolution adopted on Thursday (18 September), it urges the EU to stand up to Russia and step up support for […]

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Islamic State: Step up EU and international efforts to end the killing MEPs say

Islamic State: Step up EU and international efforts to end the killing MEPs say

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The murders of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and aid worker David Haines by the so-called Islamic State (IS) were strongly condemned by the European Parliament in a resolution voted on Thursday. The EU must use all possible means to help the Iraqi national and local authorities combat the IS, including appropriate military assistance, […]

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West Africa’s Ebola outbreak ‘a global security issue’ says Parliament

West Africa’s Ebola outbreak ‘a global security issue’ says Parliament

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has been underrated by the international community and now constitutes a challenge to global security, say MEPs in a Resolution voted on Thursday (18 September). As the affected countries face socio-economic collapse, the deployment of military assets under the UN flag should be considered and access to existing […]

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7th Luxembourg-Taiwan Joint Business Council held in Luxembourg

7th Luxembourg-Taiwan Joint Business Council held in Luxembourg

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 7th Luxembourg-Taiwan Joint Business Council was held in Luxembourg from 11 to 12 September. ROC International Economic Cooperation Association and TECO Group President Theodore M.H. Huang headed a delegation of 26 Taiwan business people. During the Business Council, they discussed co-operation in finance, tourism, information technology, green energy and other industries. Kuo-yu Tung, said […]

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