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Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

Fears of fresh violence ahead of MEP delegation visit to #Albania

| April 21, 2017 | 2 Comments

The European Union’s top diplomat has called on the Democratic Party-led opposition in Albania to end its ongoing parliamentary boycott and re-engage in the legislative process, writes Martin Banks. The demand, by Federica Mogherini (pictured), the EU’s High Representative/vice president, comes amid rising tensions in Albania and on the eve of a high level  EU […]

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#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

#Tajani in London: ‘Citizens deserve certainty’

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani stressed the importance of a deal to safeguard people’s rights in the wake of Brexit during a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (20 April) . “The European Parliament’s message is clear: strongly defending their interests is our first priority,” he said. The Parliament President was in […]

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EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

EU priorities for 2017: What #EuropeanParliament has achieved so far

The European Union is focusing this year on delivering results in areas that matter to all Europeans. EU institutions have agreed on a set of priorities ranging from boosting e-commerce to protecting the environment and strengthening borders. Four months into the year, check out which major legislative proposals MEPs have already approved. At the end […]

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EU’s #Tusk says Polish intelligence probe part of ‘smear campaign’

EU’s #Tusk says Polish intelligence probe part of ‘smear campaign’

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Council President Donald Tusk testified for eight hours on Wednesday (19 April) in a Polish intelligence probe by Warsaw’s right-wing government that he described as a smear campaign to discredit him, writes Marcin Goettig. Tusk was called as a witness in an investigation into former heads of military counter-intelligence (SKW) suspected of cooperating with […]

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#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

#EPrivacy: MEPs look at new rules to safeguard your personal details online

The EU could soon have new privacy rules to take account of new practices such as internet-based messaging and allow users better control of their privacy settings, especially when it comes to cookies. Parliament’s civil liberties committee discussed the plans by the European Commission on 11 April. Marju Lauristin, the MEP responsible for steering the […]

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#UK parliament backs May’s plan for June 8 snap election

#UK parliament backs May’s plan for June 8 snap election

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday (19 April), a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain, writes Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. May surprised allies and opponents on Tuesday when she announced her plan to […]

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