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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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#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

#EUReporter more influential and trusted than The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Le Monde

The annual survey of which are the most-read or watched media and social media for news on EU issues – and which are viewed as the most influential – was unveiled in the ComRes/Burson-Marsteller 2017 EU Media Survey on What Influences the Influencers. Burson-Marsteller CEO Karen Massin and ComRes Associate Director Meghan Oliver outlined the […]

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#EUJapan: Signed, sealed and nearly delivered – Europe shows its free-trade stripes

#EUJapan: Signed, sealed and nearly delivered – Europe shows its free-trade stripes

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Union and Japan have reached an agreement on the main elements of an EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (6 July). The bilateral trade agreement will be the largest ever concluded by the EU and for the first time include a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement and is an important signal to the […]

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Juncker tells near-empty #EuropeanParliament: ‘You are ridiculous’

Juncker tells near-empty #EuropeanParliament: ‘You are ridiculous’

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called European lawmakers “ridiculous” on Tuesday (4 July) for failing to turn up to an address by Malta’s prime minister, saying they should show more respect for smaller members of the bloc, writes Elizabeth Miles. Juncker, himself from the small Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, was visibly annoyed as he watched […]

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MEPs to pay tribute to Simone Veil

MEPs to pay tribute to Simone Veil

Tributes will be paid to Simone Veil, the Parliament’s first president since it was directly elected in 1979, on Tuesday  (4 July) at noon in Strasbourg’s plenary chamber. European Parliament President Antonio Tajani will lead the tribute with a statement about the French liberal politician’s life and work. This will be followed by a short […]

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