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Deadline for agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme nears as Tehran’s intransigence on nuclear sites inspection remains

Deadline for agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme nears as Tehran’s intransigence on nuclear sites inspection remains

By Yossi Lempkowicz As the 30 June deadline nears for an agreement between the world powers in the P5+1 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran over its nuclear program, it appears more and more that Iranian intransigence makes such a deal unlikely. Iran and the P5+1 agreed a framework to a comprehensive […]

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ARLEM calling for greater synergies and more democratic governance in European Neighbourhood Policy

ARLEM calling for greater synergies and more democratic governance in European Neighbourhood Policy

On Thursday (28 May), members of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) met with Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss the ongoing review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The exchange of views took place during the Bureau meeting of ARLEM in Brussels.  Markku Markkula, ARLEM co-president and president of the […]

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TTIP: More US market access, reform investment protection, retain EU standards

TTIP: More US market access, reform investment protection, retain EU standards

International Trade MEPs call for more US market access, reforming investment protection and retaining EU standards in the ongoing TTIP talks An EU-US trade deal should deepen EU access to the US market, but must not undermine EU standards or the right to regulate in the public interest, say Trade Committee MEPs in draft recommendations […]

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S&Ds push for labour and environmental protections in TTIP

S&Ds push for labour and environmental protections in TTIP

  Today (28 May)  the international trade committee in the European Parliament voted on its priorities for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the United States. Led by the Group of the Socialists and Democrats, the committee voted in favour of including strong protection of labour and environmental rules, as well as the […]

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EU Reporter: Why UK is better off in EU

EU Reporter: Why UK is better off in EU

| May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the Conservatives’ surprise majority victory in the 7 May 2015 UK general election, talk has inevitably turned to whether the UK will be a part of the EU following David Cameron’s promised 2017 ‘in-out’ referendum. At this juncture, and representing as it does the key EU policymakers, NGOs and lobbyists, and wishing to ensure […]

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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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