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#Ukraine – Never forget the huge suffering in the centre of Europe

#Ukraine – Never forget the huge suffering in the centre of Europe

This week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Charles Tannock MEP hosted a reception to open an exhibition of original photographs entitled “Donbass and Civilians‚ÄĚ compiled by the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, writes James Wilson. The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is the largest personal charitable initiative in Ukraine. The reception was attended by more than 30 MEPs […]

| January 17, 2019

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EU Jewish chief challenges #Corbyn commitment to fight #AntiSemitism

EU Jewish chief challenges #Corbyn commitment to fight #AntiSemitism

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the European Jewish Association (EJA) this morning (18 January) wrote to Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn asking him to demand that one of his MEPs stand down from speaking at an anti-Israel event in the European Parliament on 22 January. Labour MEP Julie Ward (pictured) would be sharing the stage […]

| January 18, 2019
#Romania – Secret protocols between intelligence services and prosecutors ruled unconstitutional #SRI

#Romania – Secret protocols between intelligence services and prosecutors ruled unconstitutional #SRI

Secret protocols between prosecutors and the country’s intelligence service, the SRI, were ‚Äúunconstitutional‚ÄĚ, according to a ruling by Romania’s constitutional court, writes Martin Banks. The decision was reached earlier this week and comes just days after Romania assumed the EU presidency, the first time it has found itself at the helm of the EU since […]

| January 18, 2019
Promoting #RuleOfLaw and #FundamentalRights in EU

Promoting #RuleOfLaw and #FundamentalRights in EU

The EU should do more to promote democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights across the EU, including through support to civil society organizations. MEPs endorsed on Thursday the position of the Civil Liberties Committee to triple the funds allocated in the long-term EU budget (2021-2027) for the Rights and Values Programme, up to ‚ā¨1.834 […]

| January 18, 2019
#EuropeanGlobalizationAdjustmentFund – Helping redundant workers

#EuropeanGlobalizationAdjustmentFund – Helping redundant workers

Parliament supports updating the European Globalization Adjustment Fund to make it more accessible and better equipped to deal with digitalization and environmental changes. The European Globalization Adjustment Fund is one of the ways the EU is helping to create¬†a more social Europe. Globalisation can cause significant structural changes to world trade, which can lead to […]

| January 18, 2019
#EuropeanSocialFund – Fighting poverty and unemployment

#EuropeanSocialFund – Fighting poverty and unemployment

The European Social Fund plays a major role in fighting poverty and unemployment in Europe. MEPs wants to upgrade its role so that more people can be helped. Find out how. The European Parliament adopted its position for negotiating updated rules to tackle unemployment and high rates of poverty in the EU, by voting in […]

| January 18, 2019
#SocialEurope – What Parliament is doing on social policies

#SocialEurope – What Parliament is doing on social policies

¬†¬†¬† The EU is working to make Europe a better place to live and work ¬©AP Images/European Union-EP A wide range of challenges Compared to the rest of the world, Europe has the best levels of social protection and also ranks highly in terms of¬†quality of life¬†and wellbeing. However, it faces a wide range of […]

| January 18, 2019
#JunckerPlan – Commission welcomes European Parliament’s position on InvestEU

#JunckerPlan – Commission welcomes European Parliament’s position on InvestEU

The European Commission welcomes the vote by the European Parliament to agree its position on¬†InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget. The vote marks an important step towards the creation of the programme, which will bring together under one roof the EU’s financial instruments […]

| January 18, 2019
#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

The Commission welcomes member states’ commitments on the legal consequences of the¬†Achmea¬†judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018¬†Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these treaties as well […]

| January 18, 2019
#Ombudsman calls for ‚Äėblame Brussels‚Äô culture to end

#Ombudsman calls for ‚Äėblame Brussels‚Äô culture to end

European Ombudsman,¬†Emily O’Reilly, welcomes the European Parliament‚Äôs strong vote of support for her recommendations to improve the transparency and accountability of EU national governments‚Äô legislative work in Brussels. ‚ÄúThe lack of legislative transparency in the Council has allowed the ‚Äėblame Brussels‚Äô culture to endure for far too long. I hope today‚Äôs vote will help convince […]

| January 18, 2019
European Commission set to adopt definitive safeguard measures on imports on #Steel

European Commission set to adopt definitive safeguard measures on imports on #Steel

The European Commission welcomes the support received from member states to its plan to impose definitive safeguard measures on imports of steel. These measures are intended to shield European steel producers following the trade diversion of steel into the EU market from other producers around the world as a result of the unilateral US measures […]

| January 18, 2019

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Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

Sir John Major says MPs should be given a series of votes on different options to break the deadlock.

| January 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?

Brexit: Did Boris Johnson talk Turkey during referendum campaign?

The former Foreign Secretary says he didn’t say anything about the country during the referendum.

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
Reality Check: Has immigration held down wages?

Reality Check: Has immigration held down wages?

Boris Johnson says the availability of workers from overseas has helped some big firms hold down wages. Is he right?

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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#Ukraine - the tragedy of Donbass, and the excellent work of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation

#Ukraine - Donbass and Civilians

#Ukraine - The Rinat Akhmetov Foundation humanitarian aid

#Ukraine - 'People forget that on our own continent there is huge suffering' Tannock MEP

#EU2019 - Katainen says there are positives, but there are "man-made uncertainties" like Brexit

#Trade - The EU, US and Japan discuss reforms to the World Trade Organisation #WTO

#StateAid - 'It makes sense to support projects of common European interest' Vestager