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Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

Labour MEP defends ‘traffic light labelling’ as Commission launches proceedings against UK

On 1 October, a Labour MEP  attacked the European Commission’s “foolish plans” to launch proceedings against the UK for use of the traffic light food labelling system. Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s European spokesperson on health and food, said: “I am surprised and disappointed the Commission has ploughed ahead […]

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Martin Schulz on Russia’s restrictive measures against MEPs

Martin Schulz on Russia’s restrictive measures against MEPs

European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Wednesday (1 October) asked the Russian Federation to immediately disclose the full list of all members of the European Parliament who are affected by the restrictive measures of the Russian Federation, and to communicate the clear reasons why they are banned from entering the country. The request comes after […]

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Oxfam reaction to Jonathan Hill’s hearing at European Parliament

Oxfam reaction to Jonathan Hill’s hearing at European Parliament

On 1 October, the UK’s Jonathan Hill, European commissioner-designate for financial stability, financial services and capital markets union, faced a hearing at the European Parliament to assess his suitability for the job. Oxfam’s Deputy Director of Advocacy & Campaigns Natalia Alonso said: “It is disappointing that Hill didn’t put any concrete proposal on the table […]

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Hearings today (2 October): Hogan, Moscovici, Bieńkowska, Georgieva and Vestager

Hearings today (2 October): Hogan, Moscovici, Bieńkowska, Georgieva and Vestager

Phil Hogan, Pierre Moscovici, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Kristalina Georgieva and Margrethe Vestager are the next candidate commissioners to appear at the European Parliament for three-hour long interviews. Their competences and knowledge will be tested today (2 October) by the relevant parliamentary committees. Follow the meetings live and join the conversation on Parliament’s social media channels. The […]

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Cameron ‘furious’ at attempts to block UK commissioner appointment

Cameron ‘furious’ at attempts to block UK commissioner appointment

British Prime Minister David Cameron is said to be “apoplectic” at reports that the UK’s nominee as European Commissioner, Jonathan Hill may be rejected by members of the European Parliament, and that they may call him back for a second hearing. Jonathan Hill could be called back for a second hearing before the European Parliament, […]

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Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Level playing field ‘essential for future competitive taxi innovation’

Innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps highlighted to newly elected MEPs, Belgian politicians and industry stakeholders by IRU, which welcomes new technologies, but stresses that fair competition and clear regulations are essential. Presenting innovation in Europe’s taxi industry and recent challenges faced from so called ride-sharing apps […]

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