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#Eurobarometer – Protecting human rights tops citizens’ list of EU values

#Eurobarometer – Protecting human rights tops citizens’ list of EU values

| December 10, 2019

The Eurobarometer survey, published today (10 December), asked citizens, among several topics, which political issue the Parliament should deal with as a matter of priority. Parliament’s autumn Eurobarometer survey traditionally asks citizens which political issue the European Parliament should deal with as a matter of priority. With regard to European values, a clear majority of […]

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#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

#WTO – US blocking of the appellate body is serious blow to the international rules-based trade system

| December 10, 2019

Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan (pictured) made a statement given that the WTO’s Appellate Body will stop functioning as of tomorrow (11 December) due to the US failure to appoint or reappointment of its members. Hogan described this as a regrettable & very serious blow to the international rules-based trade system. The #EU firmly believes that […]

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#EuroLat plenary in #Panama – control of trade talks and fight against crime

#EuroLat plenary in #Panama – control of trade talks and fight against crime

| December 10, 2019

The scrutiny role of parliaments in trade talks and EU-Latin American co-operation against organized crime will be debated this week in Panama. The 150 members of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat), 75 MEPs and 75 representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean parliaments, will gather in Panama City on 12 and 13 December for its […]

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#EuropeanGreenDeal to be presented in plenary by Commission president

#EuropeanGreenDeal to be presented in plenary by Commission president

| December 10, 2019

MEPs will debate the ‘European Green Deal’ to make the EU the first climate-neutral continent, on Wednesday (11 December) at 14h, in an extraordinary plenary sitting in Brussels. Following the Commission’s expected announcement of the “European Green Deal” on Wednesday 11 December, the European Parliament will have a first debate on it with Commission President […]

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MEPs push for high ambitions at the #COP25 in Madrid

MEPs push for high ambitions at the #COP25 in Madrid

| December 10, 2019

A delegation from the European Parliament has arrived to participate in the COP25, where they will meet with key stakeholders in the negotiations. An official delegation from the European Parliament will take part in the UN conference on climate change, the COP25, in Madrid in Spain this week from today until 14 December. The delegation is led […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

#StateAid – Commission approves €3.2 billion public support by seven member states for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the #BatteryValueChain

| December 10, 2019

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries. The seven member states will provide in the coming years up to approximately […]

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EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

EU ministers criticize recent memorandum between #Libya and #Turkey on the #EasternMediterranean

| December 9, 2019

Arriving at today’s (9 December) EU Foreign Affairs Council, Josep Borrell Fontelles, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission was asked about the recent memorandum between Turkey and Libya that would give access to a contested zone across the Mediterranean Sea. The memorandum of understanding on maritime […]

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