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Human Rights Without Frontiers - Exploitation of North Korean Workers in Poland.

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#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

#HumanRightsWithoutFrontiers – Exploitation of #NorthKorea workers in #Poland

Welcome to the second in our regular series discussing human rights, brought to you in partnership with Human Rights without Frontiers. In this programme we are looking at the exploitation of North Korean Workers in Poland.  A film dealing with the issue was screened at an event organized within the European Parliament by MEP Laszlo […]

| November 8, 2018

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€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

€17.7 million in EU aid after intense floods in #Latvia

MEPs have approved €17,730,519 in EU aid to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017, in a vote on Tuesday (13 November). The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the decision was approved […]

| November 13, 2018
MEP Karim persuades European Parliament to postpone debate on #AsiaBibi

MEP Karim persuades European Parliament to postpone debate on #AsiaBibi

British Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim (pictured) has had a debate on the case of Asia Bibi postponed to a later date. Karim made a request to the Parliament’s President, Antonio Tajani, to delay the discussion – that was due to take place later this week – in order to avoid disrupting the ongoing proceedings in […]

| November 13, 2018
Softly, softly for now, May’s enforcers gear up for big #Brexit vote

Softly, softly for now, May’s enforcers gear up for big #Brexit vote

Less than five months before Britain leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary enforcers are on the prowl, writes Elizabeth Piper. For now, the government “whips” whose job it is to ensure parliament backs whatever Brexit deal May agrees with Brussels are taking a softly-softly approach. But Chief Whip Julian Smith and his […]

| November 13, 2018
May cannot expect Labour to save her #Brexit vote – Thornberry

May cannot expect Labour to save her #Brexit vote – Thornberry

British Prime Minister Theresa May cannot expect the opposition Labour Party to save her in a parliamentary vote on any Brexit deal, Emily Thornberry (pictured), Labour’s foreign affairs policy chief, said on Sunday (11 November), writes Elizabeth Piper. “What we’ve said is that you cannot simply come to the House of Commons with a bit […]

| November 13, 2018
#DairyMarket – Skimmed milk powder stocks reduced by half

#DairyMarket – Skimmed milk powder stocks reduced by half

Half of the skimmed milk powder bought into public stock since 2015 (190,000 out of 380,000 tonnes) has been put back into the market without jeopardizing its functioning and the recovery of the sector. The latest tender sale of 30,000 tonnes took place on 8 November. The latest EU price report for the dairy market […]

| November 13, 2018
#HumanitarianVisas – ‘A right to be heard without risking your life’

#HumanitarianVisas – ‘A right to be heard without risking your life’

Juan Fernando López Aguilar  Humanitarian visas would allow asylum seekers to reach Europe without putting their lives at risk. MEPs vote on a resolution calling for this in the EU on 14 November. The proposal calls on the European Commission to table legislation allowing those seeking international protection to apply for a visa at an […]

| November 13, 2018
#SocialInnovation for the young: Commission announces winners of EU competition

#SocialInnovation for the young: Commission announces winners of EU competition

The Commission has selected three projects as winners of the 2018 European Social Innovation Competition, who will each receive a prize worth €50,000. The competition awards outstanding projects that foster and showcase social innovations and entrepreneurial ideas across Europe. Under the theme RE:THINK LOCAL, this year’s edition of the competition recognizes projects that turn local […]

| November 13, 2018
#EIT – Commission welcomes three new members to governing board of European Institute Of Innovation And Technology

#EIT – Commission welcomes three new members to governing board of European Institute Of Innovation And Technology

The Commission has appointed three new members to the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), based in Budapest: Sasha Bezuhanova from Bulgaria, Barbara Nowakowska from Poland and Laima Kauspadiene from Lithuania. The EIT Governing Board oversees the strategic direction of the EIT as well as the selection of its operating […]

| November 13, 2018
#DigitalSingleMarket – Council adopts new rules on free flow of non-personal data and on audiovisual media services

#DigitalSingleMarket – Council adopts new rules on free flow of non-personal data and on audiovisual media services

The Council of the European Union has adopted the Regulation on the free flow of non-personal data and the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive, signifying the successful accomplishment of two key legislations proposed by the European Commission as part of the Digital Single Market strategy, directly benefiting to citizens and EU businesses.  The Regulation on the free flow of non-personal […]

| November 13, 2018
#StateAid – Commission approves €15 million public support to promote shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in #Sweden

#StateAid – Commission approves €15 million public support to promote shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in #Sweden

The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a €15 million (SEK 150 million) support scheme to encourage the shift of freight traffic from road to waterways in Sweden. The Ecobonus scheme, which will run until 31 December 2020, will support the establishment of new maritime and inland waterway routes and the upgrade […]

| November 13, 2018

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Parents ‘need to put their phones in a box’, MPs told

Parents ‘need to put their phones in a box’, MPs told

MPs are told that parents should act as role models for children by putting their phones down.

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
End game?

End game?

Theresa May says we are entering the Brexit “end game”. What does she mean?

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker on orangutans TV advert

Iceland’s managing director Richard Walker on orangutans TV advert

Iceland’s Christmas advert has been banned from TV but has been a huge success online

| November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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