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The credibility of Europe 2020 is at risk: Make the social and employment targets binding, says S&D

The credibility of Europe 2020 is at risk: Make the social and employment targets binding, says S&D

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

S&D MEPs will call on the EU to set binding targets to fight poverty and social exclusion during a debate on the Europe 2020 strategy tomorrow morning (25 November) in Strasbourg. The European Parliament will set out its priorities on the mid-term review of the strategy in a resolution to be adopted the same day. […]

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No more plastic bags polluting our environment

No more plastic bags polluting our environment

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Life in plastic is not so fantastic after all. Plastic bags have been blamed for polluting the environment, especially aquatic ecosystems. Today (24 November) the environment committee votes on a proposal negotiated by the Parliament and the Council to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic carrier bags. Under the new rules […]

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European Parliament to discuss motion of censure against Juncker and his team

European Parliament to discuss motion of censure against Juncker and his team

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A motion of censure on the European Commission as a whole will be debated by MEPs on Monday (24 November) at 18h in the presence of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the college of Commissioners. Marco Zanni (EFDD, IT), one of the authors of the motion, will take the floor first, followed by Juncker and […]

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Open Dialog: Roza Tuletayeva, Kazakh leader of the strike movement in Zhanaozen, released from prison

Open Dialog: Roza Tuletayeva, Kazakh leader of the strike movement in Zhanaozen, released from prison

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to information provided by the daughter of Roza Tuletayeva, Aliya, on 19 November 2014, the Kazakh court of cassation has decided to release her mother from the penal colony, in the coming days. As informed, Tuletayeva feels good and thanked to all who have appealed to the authorities of Kazakhstan in her case.The decision of […]

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Iran nuclear talks extended to end of June

Iran nuclear talks extended to end of June

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Iran’s nuclear talks with the six world powers will carry on till the end of June, according to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, confirming earlier reports that negotiations would not reach a conclusion by the deadline of 24 November. An Iranian official confirmed Hammond’s comments shortly afterwards. The six world powers’ foreign ministers arrived in […]

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Joint statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014

Joint statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová and International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica made the following statement. “Discrimination and violence against women continues around the world, in all societies and regions. Women are […]

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Last-minute briefing on Pope Francis’s visit and other plenary topics

Last-minute briefing on Pope Francis’s visit and other plenary topics

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A briefing on last-minute details of Pope Francis’ visit and the plenary agenda will be held by the spokesman of the European Parliament, Jaume Duch, at 16h30 today (24 November). Briefing room: Strasbourg – LOW N-1/201 Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November. He will […]

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