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Irish farmers fire election warning shot with #DublinTractorProtest

Irish farmers fire election warning shot with #DublinTractorProtest

| January 17, 2020

Irish farmers paralyzed parts of central Dublin for the second time in as many months by parking more than 100 tractors in the streets on Wednesday (15 January) in a protest against the government on the first day of its re-election campaign, writes Conor Humphries. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar launched his party’s campaign for the […]

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#Asylum: European Parliament ready to start talks with EU governments on overhaul of #DublinSystem

#Asylum: European Parliament ready to start talks with EU governments on overhaul of #DublinSystem

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament is now ready to start talks on revamping the Dublin system to ensure that asylum seekers are fairly shared among EU member states. A broad majority of MEPs endorsed the mandate, drawn up by the Civil Liberties Committee, in a vote on Thursday (16 November) (390 to 175, with 44 abstentions). Parliament […]

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Parliament presents its proposals to revise European #asylum rules 

Parliament presents its proposals to revise European #asylum rules 

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament has today (19 October) adopted its position on the revision of the Dublin Regulation, after a vote by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Thursday morning. The position was approved with a vast majority. MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE/SWE) is leading the revision and urges the European Council to adopt […]

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#EAPM: Bucharest hosts key conference on personalised medicine

#EAPM: Bucharest hosts key conference on personalised medicine

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week (19 October) saw the Brussels-based European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) play a key role in a cutting-edge conference in the eastern-European city of Bucharest, writes EAPM Executive Director Denis Horgan.  The gathering followed in the wake of an earlier satellite symposium held on October 18th in the Romanian capital, also addressed by […]

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#Globalization: Stakeholder consultation on the European Globalization Adjustment Fund

#Globalization: Stakeholder consultation on the European Globalization Adjustment Fund

The EPIO Dublin and Marian Harkin MEP Rapporteur for the EGF, held a consultation in Dublin (Friday 1 April) with stakeholders from a cross section of Irish society to examine the operation of the European Globalization Adjustment Fund and to look at recommendations to improve it for the future. The consultation happened Friday in the offices […]

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Hungary’s treatment of refugees is against letter and spirit of EU law, warns Claude Moraes MEP

Hungary’s treatment of refugees is against letter and spirit of EU law, warns Claude Moraes MEP

| September 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The government of Viktor Orban (pictured) in Hungary is not enforcing EU law and stands outside of EU values over its treatment of refugees, a senior MEP has warned. Claude Moraes MEP, chairman of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, told MEPs: “It is very important in understanding the actions of […]

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Ireland overwhelmingly accepts same-sex marriage

Ireland overwhelmingly accepts same-sex marriage

The Republic of Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a historic referendum. More than 3.2 million people were asked whether they wanted to amend the country’s constitution to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. Government ministers have said they believe it will pass, while prominent ‘No’ campaigners have conceded defeat. Counting started […]

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