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#Eurobarometer poll: EU support stable, but outlook bleak

#Eurobarometer poll: EU support stable, but outlook bleak

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

What brings EU citizens together is more important than what separates them, say 71% of Europeans, while 53% believe that being an EU member is good for their country, according to Eurobarometer’s latest Parlemeter poll, commissioned by the European Parliament and published on Friday (18 November). A majority of Europeans interviewed in the poll believes […]

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#MoneyMarketFunds: Breakthrough agreement

#MoneyMarketFunds: Breakthrough agreement

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

An agreement on the EU money market funds regulation has been struck by the European Parliament, Council and Commission, after lengthy negotiations, more than three years after the Commission published the original proposal. Rapporteur Neena Gill (S&D, UK) said: “This is one of the most contentious and complex pieces of legislation that has been held […]

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#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

#EuropeanParliament: Migration, taxation and Turkey’s role on this week’s agenda

While heads of state and governments will try to work out the details of the EU-Turkey migration deal during the last European summit in Brussels on 17-18 March, parliamentary committees will also be dealing with migration issues this week. MEPs vote on proposals for relocation schemes for refugees and EU humanitarian visa and also asses […]

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#EuropeanParliament: This week’s plenary highlights

#EuropeanParliament: This week’s plenary highlights

MEPs debated the proposed EU-Turkey deal to manage the refugee crisis as well as the way in which European countries have been handling the issue during this week’s plenary session in Strasbourg. Women refugees and how to support them better was debated on Tuesday to mark International Women’s Day 2016. Read the story for more […]

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#Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

#Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said the European Parliament on Thursday (10 March). In a vote on draft plans to update an EU law on veterinary medicines, MEPs advocate banning collective and preventive antibiotic treatment […]

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#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

#EUTurkey: MEPs demand details of EU-Turkey deal and compliance with international law

MEPs demanded details on Wednesday (9 March) of the deal struck by EU leaders with Turkey on the management of migrant and refugee flows, underlining that the international asylum rules must be respected. In a plenary debate with the Council and the Commission, most political group leaders insisted that EU accession negotiations with Turkey and […]

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#Sweden: EU affairs debate with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

#Sweden: EU affairs debate with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will join MEPs on 9 March at 15.00 for a debate on the current situation in the EU. Mr Löfven, a Social Democrat, has led Sweden’s first-ever S&D-Green coalition government since October 2014. The plenary debate will be followed by a press point with Mr Löfven and EP President Martin […]

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