Tag: alde

Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

Enhancing European know-how and competitiveness through #Seafarers’ training

| February 13, 2019

The Trilogue on ‘Minimum level of training of seafarers’, took place on 11 February.  The importance of the human element when it comes to safety at sea and the protection of the marine environment is recognized at EU level. Improving the education, training and certification of seafarers has been considered particularly important with a view […]

Continue Reading

#ALDE welcomes modernized anti-dumping rules ‘to ensure highest trade standards’

#ALDE welcomes modernized anti-dumping rules ‘to ensure highest trade standards’

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, members of the European Parliament adopted new rules to counter unfair trade practices. The new legislation introduces a new methodology for calculating dumping margins for imports from third countries in case of significant market distortions or a pervasive state influence on the economy. It therefore contributes to a better protection of the […]

Continue Reading

#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

#Germany heading towards ‘Jamaica’ coalition

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Merkel’s CDU/CSU will – as predicted – form the next government. The SPD have already ruled themselves out of any future coalition, the so-called ‘Jamaica’ coalition looks like the most likely outcome, writes Catherine Feore. The result was disappointing for the mainstream centre right and social democratic parties. Today’s main winner was the Alternative für […]

Continue Reading

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

The European Parliament condemns the “crackdown on peaceful protesters” in mass demonstrations by thousands of citizens across Belarus, in particular on Freedom Day (25 March), when security forces violently attacked and beat protesters and arrested hundreds of people, including domestic and foreign journalists reporting on the events. The protests were directed against the adoption of […]

Continue Reading

#Belarus: EU must reconsider its relations following Lukashenko’s crackdown on civilians

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly condemns the massive crackdown launched by riot police on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Belarus. Almost a thousand people were arrested and many of them were beaten by police and needed medical attention over the weekend.  Protesters in Belarus took the streets in reaction […]

Continue Reading

EU countries that do not host #AsylumSeekers should not get EU solidarity funding, says lead MEP

EU countries that do not host #AsylumSeekers should not get EU solidarity funding, says lead MEP

All EU countries must share responsibility for hosting asylum seekers arriving in Europe. So it follows those that refuse to do so should not get solidarity funding from other EU member states, Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE), lead MEP on the reform the Dublin asylum system told the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday. Ms Wikström presented […]

Continue Reading

EU-#Mexico trade: #ALDE calls for lower tariffs and taxes

EU-#Mexico trade: #ALDE calls for lower tariffs and taxes

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The political crisis between the US and Mexico may also have a strong impact on commercial relations between the two countries. This could create a chain reaction affecting the agreements signed by Mexico with other states, including the EU; Mexico’s third-largest trading partner after the US and China. Last year the EU and Mexico launched […]

Continue Reading