Tag: EU Parliament

Security of #NaturalGas supply through solidarity: European Parliament and Council strike a deal

Security of #NaturalGas supply through solidarity: European Parliament and Council strike a deal

An EU country facing an emergency gas shortage will be able to alert another member state of the impending supply crisis and trigger cross-border assistance to remedy it, under new cooperation rules informally agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators Wednesday (26 April) night. “This is the second piece of legislation that shapes the Energy Union, […]

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European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament today (17 February), during the plenary session in Strasbourg, has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. By this initiative, MEPs have both expressed their concerns and acknowledged the work carried out by human rights defenders. For this reason, they urge the Guatemalan government to adopt […]

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#EuropeanParliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe

#EuropeanParliament sets out its vision for the future of Europe

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

If the EU is to boost its capacity to act, restore citizens’ trust and make the eurozone economy more resilient to outside shocks, it needs to make full use of the Lisbon Treaty. But to go further, it needs to reform itself more fundamentally. This was the key message of three resolutions exploring the future […]

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

Canadian Prime Minister Justin #Trudeau to address Parliament

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will deliver a formal speech to MEPs on the EU-Canada relationship on Thursday (16 February) at 11.00 in the Strasbourg chamber. Mr Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prime Minister to address the European Parliament. On Wednesday 15 February, Parliament approved the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). EP President […]

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Questions and answers: The Juncker Commission

Questions and answers: The Juncker Commission

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

President-elect Jean Claude Juncker today (10 September) announced the allocation of responsibilities in his team and the way work will be organised in the European Commission once it takes office(see IP/14/984 and SPEECH/14/585). Here are the main facts you should know. The Juncker Commission at a glance: A strong and experienced team, the proposed Juncker Commission includes five former prime […]

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Jean-Claude Juncker strives to win hearts and minds in Parliament

Jean-Claude Juncker strives to win hearts and minds in Parliament

European Parliament political groups quizzed Commission President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday (8 July) and Wednesday, ahead of the plenary vote on his candidature, scheduled for 15 July. Mr Juncker requested a series of meetings with MEPs to seek Parliament’s support for his election and build a majority behind his programme. On 15 July, MEPs will hold a […]

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Martin Schulz: Bringing Europe closer to the people

Martin Schulz: Bringing Europe closer to the people

“Isn’t it rather that Europe turns away from the people?” This question from a Danish woman during a debate on why people turn away from Europe got Martin Schulz thinking for months. “This sentence really touched me,” he told us a few months later in an interview. “Maybe it isn’t true, but we have to take this […]

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