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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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UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

UK government could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’ in the face of Brexit challenge

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Without further resources Brexit could result in government falling “apart like a chocolate orange”, says Sir Amyas Morse. Morse, the UK’s Comptroller and Auditor General, is the chief official in the National Audit Office (NAO), has previously warned about the scale of the Brexit challenge, writes Catherine Feore. Morse’s comments come after the publication of a report […]

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#Ukraine: European Council adopts EU-Ukraine association agreement

#Ukraine: European Council adopts EU-Ukraine association agreement

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 July), the Council adopted a decision to conclude the Association Agreement with Ukraine on behalf of the European Union. The day before the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, on 12 and 13 July. This is the final step of the ratification process through which the EU and Ukraine commit to a close, long-term relationship […]

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#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

#LULUCF: Industry critical of comparing current forest use to historical management intensity

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament today adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policy is of utmost importance for the forest and agricultural sectors as it defines the climate benefits of forest management and the […]

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#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

#Aviation: European Parliament vote to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Today (11 July), the European Parliament’s environment committee voted to include international flights in Europe’s carbon market from 2021 onwards. Lawmakers also took small steps towards making the aviation industry pay more for its impact on the climate. The committee was voting on aviation’s future role under the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) following […]

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