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‘Our streets, our choice': EU launches 2014 European Mobility Week

‘Our streets, our choice': EU launches 2014 European Mobility Week

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than 2,000 European towns and cities are expected to participate in the 13th edition of European Mobility Week, an annual European campaign about getting around town in a sustainable way. Starting today (16 September), national and local campaigners are organising various events. The aim of this year’s European Mobility Week, with the slogan ‘Our streets, […]

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MEPs to quiz Commission on progress in freeing digital single market

MEPs to quiz Commission on progress in freeing digital single market

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commission will brief Parliament on Tuesday afternoon (16 September) on progress to date in unlocking the potential of the digital single market. Measures to remove obstacles to buying goods online and using e-signatures, or to ensure that internet giants do not abuse their dominant market positions, could well figure in the debate which is set […]

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IOM investigates reports of deliberate drowning of 500 migrants in Mediterranean

IOM investigates reports of deliberate drowning of 500 migrants in Mediterranean

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have obtained eyewitness testimony of a tragic incident in which as many as 500 migrants were drowned when their vessel was deliberately sunk in the Mediterranean. These reports point to a growing death toll off Europe’s shores which this year already approaches 3,000. That’s nearly four times the […]

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S&D: ‘Sweden chooses change. Europe must step up to stop far-right threat’

S&D: ‘Sweden chooses change. Europe must step up to stop far-right threat’

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Commenting on yesterday’s national elections in Sweden, in which the Social Democrats achieved 31.2% of the votes, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella (pictured) said: “Sweden has chosen change and they’ve chosen the Social Democrats to make this happen. “We extend our warmest congratulations to Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven and to our sister party. The country clearly needs […]

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International Day of Democracy: A wake-up call for Europe too

International Day of Democracy: A wake-up call for Europe too

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Speaking on today’s (16 September) International Day of Democracy – this year dedicated to young people and their contribution to democracy – S&D MEP and vice-president Tanja Fajon said: “Today is an opportunity to reflect on the state of democracy in the world but also in Europe. Democracy is not just about setting principles on the […]

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MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia

MEPs evaluate EU policy towards Russia

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

The EU should take a more proactive line on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and impose tougher sanctions on Russia, urged some political groups in Tuesday’s (16 September) debate with Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle. Others, however, stressed the need to “keep communication channels open”. “We want to see actions and not words […]

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