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Ideal of creating a better future still inspires EU, says Irish #Taoiseach

Ideal of creating a better future still inspires EU, says Irish #Taoiseach

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

     The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland Leo Varadkar began a series of Future of Europe debates between EU leaders and MEPs during the plenary session in Strasbourg. Welcoming the Taoiseach, Parliament’s President Antonio Tajani said: “I have insisted, from the day  I was elected exactly one year ago, on the importance of bringing […]

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Competition: Commission welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in processing of #CardPayments

Competition: Commission welcomes new rules that benefit consumers by promoting more competition in processing of #CardPayments

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has issued new requirements that ensure independence of payment card schemes and processing entities, to enhance competition in the card payment market. Retailers will be able to choose the most suitable processor for their card transactions, to the benefit of consumers. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Many consumers […]

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#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

#FutureofEurope: President Juncker appoints members to Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

On 18 January, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed six members to the ‘Task Force on Subsidiarity, Proportionality and ‘Doing Less More Efficiently’ that he announced in September in his State of the Union Address. The Task Force will work under the Chairmanship of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans and will report to the President by […]

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‘We must question our views’: Irish opposition leader backs #abortion reform

‘We must question our views’: Irish opposition leader backs #abortion reform

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The leader of Ireland’s main opposition party said on Thursday (18 January) that he had changed his views on Ireland’s strict abortion laws and would support their removal, in a potentially significant intervention ahead of a referendum in the coming months, writes Padraic Halpin. The government has pledged to hold the plebiscite as soon as […]

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Let’s build a bridge to Europe after we #Brexit, Johnson suggests

Let’s build a bridge to Europe after we #Brexit, Johnson suggests

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Britain’s most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph has reported, writes Guy Faulconbridge. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, told French President Emmanuel Macron that he […]

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#HumanRights: #DemocraticRepublicofCongo, #Nigeria and #Tibet

#HumanRights: #DemocraticRepublicofCongo, #Nigeria and #Tibet

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MEPs have called for elections in Democratic Republic of Congo, condemned violence in Nigeria and urged China to release human rights activists. Democratic Republic of Congo: Government must hold elections on 23 December 2018 The European Parliament regrets that the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) did not hold elections by the 2017 deadline and […]

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Better protection of #children in #InternationalDivorce disputes

Better protection of #children in #InternationalDivorce disputes

| January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

MEPs put children at the forefront of their concerns on Thursday (18 January) when adopting their proposals to change EU laws on resolving international divorce disputes. While acknowledging the quality of the Commission’s proposals to improve the regulation in place, MEPs propose strengthening the rights of children throughout the dispute resolution procedure between the divorcing […]

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