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#EuropeanElections2019 – What’s next?

#EuropeanElections2019 – What’s next?

| June 12, 2019

What happens now the new Parliament has been elected? Learn more about the next steps below. Between 23 and 26 May, Europeans voted to elect the 751 MEPs to represent them for the next five years. It will be up to those MEPs to elect the next European Commission President and approve the whole Commission […]

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EU parliament postpones #Farage hearing on funding to 13 June

EU parliament postpones #Farage hearing on funding to 13 June

| June 7, 2019

The European Parliament postponed on Wednesday (5 June) a hearing for British Brexit party leader Nigel Farage (pictured) to assess whether he broke funding rules by failing to declare expenses covered by Brexit backer Arron Banks, writes Daphne Psaledaki. Parliament’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Conduct delayed the hearing until June 13 after Farage refused […]

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#ENAR election analysis – Ethnic minorities in the new European Parliament 2019

#ENAR election analysis – Ethnic minorities in the new European Parliament 2019

| June 5, 2019

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) analysed racial and ethnic minority representation following the results of the 2019 European Parliament elections. This review encompasses (A) total racial, ethnic and religious minorities, or all of those racialised in their countries and (B) people of colour, all those racialised as ‘non-white’, with origins outside of Europe. Reviewing […]

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After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal #Brexit battle

After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal #Brexit battle

| May 29, 2019

Britain’s two main parties set the stage on Monday (28 May) for a battle over a no-deal Brexit, hoping to win back voters who abandoned them for a new movement led by Eurosceptic Nigel Farage and other smaller parties in European elections, write Elizabeth Piper and Elisabeth O’Leary. After a punishing night when acrimonious divisions […]

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Verhofstadt reiterates opposition to #Spitzenkandidaten process as long as system is not embedded in transnational lists

Verhofstadt reiterates opposition to #Spitzenkandidaten process as long as system is not embedded in transnational lists

| May 29, 2019

Guy Verhofstadt has voted against the declaration drafted by the EPP, S&D and Greens to claim that the next Commission President can only be a Spitzenkandidat, because as long as the Spitzenkandidaten-system is not embedded in transnational lists it is not serious, nor democratic. Verhofstadt said: “The EPP is pushing hard for the Spitzenkandidaten system, […]

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#MMVF – Mineral wool health risks likely to be raised by new MEPs

#MMVF – Mineral wool health risks likely to be raised by new MEPs

| May 29, 2019

Newly elected MEPs are being urged to raise awareness of the “potential hazards” of mineral wool, a building material commonly used throughout the construction trade. Mineral wool is a type of thermal insulation made from rocks and minerals. After asbestos was banned in most countries in the 1990s Man-Made Vitreous Fibres (MMVF), as mineral wool is also […]

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Nigel Farage demands a seat at #Brexit talks

Nigel Farage demands a seat at #Brexit talks

| May 27, 2019

Nigel Farage demanded a seat at Brexit negotiations on Monday (27 May) after his new party swept to victory in the United Kingdom’s European Parliament election, warning that he would turn British politics upside down if denied, writes William James. Farage, a bombastic 55-year-old commodities broker-turned anti-establishment supremo, won by riding a wave of anger […]

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