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Lima Climate Summit ‘must be a success because the Earth is at risk’

Lima Climate Summit ‘must be a success because the Earth is at risk’

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 26 November, the European Parliament called for urgent and effective measures to curb global warming because “climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, biodiversity and the planet, and therefore, must be addressed at international level”.The Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the EU negotiators attending the upcoming UN climate […]

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EBU calls on member states not to delay on net neutrality

EBU calls on member states not to delay on net neutrality

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ahead of a meeting of EU Telecoms Ministers on 27 November, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is calling on member states to launch negotiations as soon as possible with the European Parliament on the net neutrality provisions in the Single Telecoms Market proposal. As highlighted in an open letter co-signed by the EBU last month, […]

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Lebrun welcomes Juncker’s plan as substantial step to revive private investment and start using flexibility in EU budget rules

Lebrun welcomes Juncker’s plan as substantial step to revive private investment and start using flexibility in EU budget rules

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Regions and cities hope that the quality of those projects funded by the new package, together with favourable market conditions, will allow the plan to succeed in mobilising private investors. Excluding member states’ contributions from the Growth and Stability Pact is a first step in the right direction and should be extended to all national […]

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European Parliament today (27 November)

European Parliament today (27 November)

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEPs to call for enforcing digital market competition rules The Commission should enforce EU competition rules in the online market and consider unbundling search engines from other commercial services, says a draft resolution to be voted at noon. @EP_SingleMarket, #DigitalSingleMarket Vote on a motion of censure on the Commission After Monday’s debate, Parliament will vote […]

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Italian media make cynical attempt to block coverage of Pope’s visit to Strasbourg

Italian media make cynical attempt to block coverage of Pope’s visit to Strasbourg

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian broadcaster RAI and the TV distribution agency LA7 were discovered to have attempted to block TV coverage of the Pope’s visit to Strasbourg to all other European broadcast and online media, by claiming exclusive copyright over broadcast pictures provided by the European Parliament’s audio-visual service from inside the European Parliament and Council of Europe. […]

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Juncker investment package ‘shifts risk from private investors to EU taxpayers’

Juncker investment package ‘shifts risk from private investors to EU taxpayers’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Castor gas storage facility in Spain, which is said to have placed an additional debt burden on the Spanish economy Today (26 November) European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will present his widely anticipated €300 billion investment package aimed at stimulating growth in the European economy. Central to the InvestEU programme is a €21bn allocation […]

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Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

Novel foods: MEPs call for moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee on Monday (25 November). MEPs nonetheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle. They also added provisions for the compulsory labelling of […]

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