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Draghi to Parliament: Deeper monetary union needed to deal with important shocks

Draghi to Parliament: Deeper monetary union needed to deal with important shocks

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Debating the activities of the European Central Bank (ECB) with MEPs, ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to work towards a genuine economic union. “Economic convergence has not been as sustainable as it was hoped for at the outset. This still puts at risk the long-term success of the monetary union when faced with an important […]

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ETS reform: Everything you need to know in a nutshell

ETS reform: Everything you need to know in a nutshell

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, but it is not working as efficiently as it could. On 24 February MEPs approved draft legislation to tackle the imbalances of supply and demand of emission allowances, which is holding back investment in green technologies. Read on […]

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European Citizen’s Prize: Acknowledging people’s contributions to Europe

European Citizen’s Prize: Acknowledging people’s contributions to Europe

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

They are the ones who make Europe a better place: 47 people and organisations from all over the EU received the European Citizen’s Prize at a ceremony in Brussels on 25 February as an award for their contributions to European co-operation and the promotion of common values. This included anything from defending the rights of […]

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Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

Changes to planned European Passenger Name Record (PNR) system discussed by MEPs

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new draft text on an EU system for the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, tabled by lead MEP Timothy Kirkhope (ECR, UK), was discussed in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning (26 February). An evaluation of the necessity and proportionality of the proposal in the face of current security threats, its […]

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Juliette Binoche: Guest of honour of BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Juliette Binoche: Guest of honour of BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL 2015

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

    The 13th BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL will take place from 5 to 12 June 2015 in Flagey and Cinematek. After Peter Greenaway in 2012, Bertrand Tavernier in 2013 and Alan Parker last year, the festival – under guidance of Ivan Corbisier – will have the pleasure to welcome French actress Juliette Binoche as guest […]

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Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Religious minorities in the Middle East are increasingly under threat from jihadist groups such as the so-called Islamic State (IS). To call attention to the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the region, the human rights subcommittee and the EP’s Mashreq delegation held a joint hearing on 26 February. “Death has become something […]

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Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a ‘Regional Knowledge Platform’

Research and Innovation: CoR and European Commission to set up a ‘Regional Knowledge Platform’

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation have engaged to enhance the role of regions as drivers for research and innovation, thereby contributing to growth and job creation in Europe. Speaking at the CoR Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC), Research, Science […]

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