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Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

Who’s who: Overview of people in charge of #EuropeanParliament

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs elected Antonio Tajani as Parliament president on 17 January and on 18 January voted for who they wanted as vice-presidents and quaestors for the second half of the parliamentary term. Together with the Parliament president, vice-presidents and quaestors make up the bureau, which takes decisions on matters of internal organisation for the institution. While […]

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#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

#DigitalSingleMarket: Commission presents all major initiatives

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

First, the Commission has worked to ensure a wider access to online content and services for Europeans. We have made a series of concrete proposals to boost e-commerce and modernize EU copyright rules. Second, we have designed the right framework for our digital economy to develop, with, for example, new telecoms rules which encourage investment […]

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MEPs reject Commission blacklist of states at risk of #MoneyLaundering

MEPs reject Commission blacklist of states at risk of #MoneyLaundering

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs have voted to return to the Commission its blacklist of countries deemed to be at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing. The list is too limited, and should be expanded, e.g. to include territories that facilitate tax crimes, they said before voting the resolution on Thursday (19 January). Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL) (pictured) […]

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Social rights ‘must be foundation of European Union’

Social rights ‘must be foundation of European Union’

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé (pictured) has called for social rights to be a cornerstone of the European Union. MEPs in Strasbourg have been debating plans to create a ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’. They insist that this must be more than well intentioned words, and call for a law to guarantee a core set of […]

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Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

Council President #Tusk on putting ‘Europe first’ in 2017

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Brexit, EU relations with the US and Russia, migration, economic and social progress, and the defence union were the key political challenges for 2017 debated by MEPs, Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen and Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday (18 January). Tusk briefed MEPs on the outcome of the December 2016 meeting of EU heads […]

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#Refugees: MEPs demand emergency winter aid and transfers to other EU countries

#Refugees: MEPs demand emergency winter aid and transfers to other EU countries

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

EU and national authorities should provide emergency aid to help migrants and refugees to cope with freezing temperatures and snow in several parts of Europe, MEPs urged on Wednesday. They also called on EU governments to keep their promises to transfer thousands of asylum-seekers, particularly from Greece, to other countries.  Several speakers called the plight […]

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Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without #IMF

Germany denies devising Greek rescue plan without #IMF

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Germany expects the International Monetary Fund to participate in Greece’s bailout programme, a finance ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday, rejecting a newspaper report that Berlin was preparing for a deal without the global lender, writes Gernot Heller. Divisions over labor reforms, fiscal targets and debt relief have prevented Greece and its foreign lenders from concluding […]

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