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#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

#Brexit: ‘I will never allow Ireland to suffer by the British decision to leave the EU’ Verhofstadt

| September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, addressed both houses of the Irish Parliament (Oireachtas) today (20 September). Verhofstadt told members of parliament that the European Parliament will never allow Ireland to suffer because of the British decision to leave the EU. This, he said, was a firm commitment from the European Parliament, as well as one from the […]

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#Catalan assembly calls for peaceful resistance to police raids

#Catalan assembly calls for peaceful resistance to police raids

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

In an effort to prevent the Catalan independence vote proposed for 1 October, Spain’s Guardia Civil have detained a junior economy minister Josep Maria Jové and 14 others this morning. The Guardia Civil also raided several government offices, senior members of the Catalan government call for peaceful resistance, writes Catherine Feore. The action comes a week […]

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#ECB: Banks must be allowed to fail

#ECB: Banks must be allowed to fail

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Danièle Nouy, Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, says that great strides have been made towards achieving  the safety and soundness of banks. Nouy said the benefits of taking a European perspective is reaping benefits, allowing supervisors to spot common issues and risks earlier. She used the occasion was an opportunity for the […]

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#Brexit: ‘Ireland’s interests are the Union’s interests’

#Brexit: ‘Ireland’s interests are the Union’s interests’

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Michel Barnier, the European Commission Chief Negotiator for Brexit, made a statement following talks with Simon Coveney, Irish Minister for foreign Affairs and Trade. Barnier said: “Ireland’s interests will be the Union’s interests and vice versa; Ireland’s concerns are the Union’s concerns and all member states and the EU institutions are united on this.” Catherine […]

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#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

#Poland: ECR must speak up for the rule of law in Poland and sanction PiS

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Party for Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) have failed to condemn the introduction of draconian laws removing judicial independence in Poland. The changes were introduced by the ECR’s Polish member party PiS (Law and Justice); the ECR’s second largest member. The group has long hosted those with far-right views, is it time for the ECR and […]

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Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

Round two of #Brexit negotiations begins

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (17 July) Brexit negotiators will start to get their teeth into the substance of the discussions, in particular citizens’ rights, writes Catherine Feore The first round of Article 50 negotiations between the UK and the European Commission took place on 19 June. It was agreed to create working groups on citizens’ rights, the financial […]

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#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

#Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn goes to Brussels

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It may have been the early start, or maybe it was the absence of a large group of young people singing ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn’ to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, but the Labour team looked rather gloomy on their arrival at the Berlaymont building, writes Catherine Feore. Jeremy Corbyn, accompanied by […]

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