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Kazakhstan: Anticipating Expo-2017

Kazakhstan: Anticipating Expo-2017

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan is busy with preparations for ‘Expo-2017′. Astana – the new capital of Kazakhstan – has grown into a successful host of international forums. With its vibrant energy of a young state, neutral status and a climate of religious tolerance, it has attracted the representatives of states with varied religious and cultural backgrounds, which was one […]

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Debate on World War I centenary

Debate on World War I centenary

Political group leaders are discussing the legacy of World War I and the lessons to be learned for the future of Europe with Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Foreign Affairs  Minister Evangelos Venizelos for the Greek Presidency of the Council today (16 April) from 9h. Links EP Live EBS+ Speech by President Barroso: 100 […]

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MEPs demand tougher food inspections

MEPs demand tougher food inspections

Labour MEPs voted today (16 April) for stricter inspections across the food chain and stringent penalties for food fraud. The European Parliament voted through measures to ensure inspections on food businesses are independent, transparent and rigorous, with MEPs also voting for protection for whistleblowers and for financial penalties in cases of fraud to be at […]

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Low carbon energy projects to benefit from €2 billion funding

Low carbon energy projects to benefit from €2 billion funding

Innovative renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture schemes across Europe will benefit from more than €2 billion raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has successfully completed sales under the NER300 programme, one of the largest funding programmes for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects and innovative renewable […]

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Vote results and news from 15 April midday in Strasbourg plenary

Vote results and news from 15 April midday in Strasbourg plenary

The results of all the votes at noon today (15 April) in Strasbourg plenary can be found here. Key things small investors should be told Small investors to be shielded against reckless risk taking by investment funds Basic bank accounts for all Parliament lifts bank bailout burden from taxpayers’ shoulders Adopted texts will be available […]

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New measures to encourage lobbyists to sign EU Transparency Register

New measures to encourage lobbyists to sign EU Transparency Register

Measures to encourage lobbyists working with the EU institutions to sign the EU Public Transparency Register were backed by Parliament on 15 April. MEPs also called again for the register to be made compulsory and approved new provisions to push interest groups to make their links with the EU clearer. Roberto Gualtieri (S&D, IT), responsible […]

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