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#EER2016: Search for Europe’s most entrepreneurial city or region begins

#EER2016: Search for Europe’s most entrepreneurial city or region begins

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Committee of the Regions (CoR) has launched the 2016 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award. Any EU region or city, regardless of their size or wealth, with outstanding, future-oriented entrepreneurial strategies can apply until 16 March 2015. The most successful, forward-looking and promising strategies will be rewarded and monitored over the coming […]

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European climate and energy policy ‘risks being undone’ say Greens

European climate and energy policy ‘risks being undone’ say Greens

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament will today (21 October) debate this week’s EU summit, at which EU climate and energy policy to 2030 will top the agenda. Commenting in the context of the debate, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “There is a real risk that this week’s summit could undo EU climate and energy policy if EU […]

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MEPs defend under-fire Sakharov Prize 2014

MEPs defend under-fire Sakharov Prize 2014

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MEPs have leapt to the defence of the European Parliament´s under-fire Sakharov Prize, awarded annually for human rights. This year’s award has been heavily criticized following the GUE group withdrawing its candidate, after it emerged he had made racist comments. Further controversy followed over the shortlisting of human rights activist Leyla Yunus who faces serious […]

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EuroMaidan closer to winning Sakharov Prize

EuroMaidan closer to winning Sakharov Prize

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Members of the European Parliament’s Committees on Foreign Affairs, on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights today (21 October) jointly shortlisted EuroMaidan, represented by Mustafa Nayem, Ruslana Lyzhychko, Yelyzaveta Schepetylnykova and Tetiana Chornovol, as one of the three final candidates nominated for the 2014 Sakharov Prize. “We want to honour this movement for […]

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Plenary opening: Schulz warns against attempts to disrupt Northern Ireland peace process

Plenary opening: Schulz warns against attempts to disrupt Northern Ireland peace process

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

All sides in the Northern Ireland peace process should refrain from “dangerous mutual provocation” urged European Parliament President Martin Schulz in his opening address at the October plenary session. Schulz urged all parties to the Northern Ireland peace process to continue contributing to a peaceful solution and thus to the new round of talks launched […]

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EFDD given lifeline by controversial Polish MEP

EFDD given lifeline by controversial Polish MEP

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament has been revived after controversial Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz (pictured) joined its ranks. The group was thrown into disarray last week after a Latvian MEP left but is “back with a bang” after welcoming Iwaszkiewicz to its ranks. The EFDD has 48 […]

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